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   Commission on Freedom of the Press Papers 1927-1946.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Commission on Freedom of the Press Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains reports, memoranda, statements, drafts, notes, correspondence and clippings of the Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1943-1946, as well as historical notes and related material on the Federal Communications Commission, 1927-1946.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0272
Bib ID:4078646 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Commission on Freedom of the Press.
Title:Commission on Freedom of the Press Papers 1927-1946.
Physical description:5.5 linear ft (ca. 2,600 in 13 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

Mimeographed documents and office papers of the Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1943-1946, whose investigations and researches led ultimately to the publication of its general report, A FREE AND RESPONSIBLE PRESS , 1947, and six subsidiary reports. The documents primarily include reports of the deliberations of the commission, memoranda prepared by its members, statements by informants at meetings and interviews, and drafts for the books which it eventually published. The Office papers consist of personal notes, correspondence, and clippings. In addition there are notes on the history of the Federal Communications Commission, 1927-1946, and some related notes and other materials.

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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); Commission on Freedom of the Press 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

Cataloged 05/08/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-04-17 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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Subjects

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Freedom of the press.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Federal Communications Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1943-1946, led to the publication of its general report, A Free and Responsible Press (1947) and six subsidiary reports.

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