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   Bill of Rights Fund Papers 1954-1966.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bill of Rights Fund Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains financial documents pertaining to grants awarded and refused by the Bill of Rights Fund in addition to correspondence, minutes, reports and printed matter.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0120
Bib ID:4078389 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bill of Rights Fund.
Title:Bill of Rights Fund Papers 1954-1966.
Physical description:6.5 linear ft (ca.7000 items in 15 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, reports, financial documents, clippings, and pamphlets of the Bill of Rights Fund.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bill of Rights Fund Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Records Processed 10/--/81 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-21 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Civil rights.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Philanthropists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Piel, Eleanor Jackson.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wittenberg, Philip, 1895-1987.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Bill of Rights Fund was founded in New York in 1954 to provide financial aid in civil liberties court cases that raised important constitutional issues. The officers were: Corliss Lamont, President; Eleanor Jackson Piel, Secretary; Palmer Weber, treasurer; and Philip Wittenberg, Counsel. During its more than 11 years of existence, the Bill of Rights Fund made grants in excess of $160,000 to more than 165 individuals and organizations. The Fund suspended operations in 1966 because contributions to it had steadily decreased and it was never able to obtain tax exemption for gifts.

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