Skip to main content

Borchardt, Selma Munter (1895–1968)

Borchardt, Selma Munter (1895–1968)

American educator and labor lobbyist. Born Selma Munter Borchardt, Dec 1, 1895, in Washington, DC; died Jan 30, 1968, in Washington, DC; dau. of Newman and Sara (Munter) Borchardt; Syracuse University, AM, 1922, BS in education, 1923.

Activist who worked for legislation to raise teachers' salaries, promote adult literacy, and provide health care for children and financial aid for students; joined public schools' faculty in Washington, DC (1922) and local of American Federation of Teachers (AFT); served as vice president of AFT (1924–35, 1942–62); served as director of World Federation of Education Associations (1927–46), until it disbanded; served as secretary of Education Committee of American Federation of Labor (1929–55); was a delegate to White House Conferences on Children and Youth (1930, 1940, 1950) and to White House Conference on Education (1955); was consultant on education for American Association of University Women (1931–60); retired from teaching (1960); appointed to National Advisory board of National Youth Administration by Franklin Roosevelt (1935); served on Wartime Education Commission (1941–45); served as legislative representative of AFT (1942–62); was a member and director of Educational Planning Committee of Institute of World Studies (1946–48); named to US Commission on UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and served on committee drafting UNESCO charter (1946–51).

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Borchardt, Selma Munter (1895–1968)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. 14 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Borchardt, Selma Munter (1895–1968)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/borchardt-selma-munter-1895-1968

"Borchardt, Selma Munter (1895–1968)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. . Retrieved November 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/borchardt-selma-munter-1895-1968

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.