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   National Emercency Civil Liberties Committee Records 1951-1985.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.) Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078837 View CLIO record
Creator(s):National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.)
Title:National Emercency Civil Liberties Committee Records 1951-1985.
Physical description:ca. 82,500 items (178 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-178. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged. The collection is arranged in four series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, case files and printed materials. Both incoming and outgoing correspondence is included. The correspondence is primarily addressed to Clark Foreman, Edith Tiger, Leonard Boudin, and Victor Rabinowitz. The subject files include records of the "Bill of Rights Journal" published by the NECLC along with dinners and the annual Tom Paine Award presentations. Recipients in the past have been Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Shirley Chisolm, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Tom Smothers, Pete Hamill, and NECLC officers Edith Tiger, Leonard Boudin, and Clark Foreman.

The case files consist of records on Alger Hiss, the draft, various war suits (Viet Nam), House Un-American Activities Committee, and Indian Point/Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Among the cataloged correspondence are Rockwell Kent, Albert Einstein, Linus Pauling, John and Robert Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bertrand Russell, and W. E. B. DuBois.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-178. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

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); National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.) Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid available in repository and online.

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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

Series 1 Processed 06/27/89

Series 2 Processed 06/27/89 GO

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 25, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-03-25 File created.
    2011-03-08 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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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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Additional Creators

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Boudin, Leonard, 1912-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edwrad Burqhardt), 1868-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tiger, Edith.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Civil rights--Committees.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hiss, Alger.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States.--Congress.--House.--Committee on Un-American Activities.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

The NECLC was formed in 1951 by more than 150 persons for the purpose of mobilizing public opinion in support of the traditional American constitutional guarantees of civil liberties and of aiding victims of abridgement of these liberties in politics, education and the professions. The Committee has concerned itself with civil rights, academic freedom and denials of passports and the right to travel.

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