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American Civil Liberties Union. Cincinnati Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: US-86-20

Scope and Content

This collection of records of the Cincinnati Chapter of the ACLU contain publications and newsletters, office files, and other various chapter records.

Dates

  • 1976-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union

The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union began in Cincinnati in 1950 with James Paradise as its primary founding member and first president. The chapter began small, but in the late 1950s it had 250 members. In 1960, the chapter open its first office in Cincinnati and hired its first full-time worker, Marjorie Wright.

One of the chapter's first battles was against The Cincinnati Enquirer, which published a list of people suspected of "subversive" activities in May of 1950. The group continued working through the 1950s and 1960s with cases such as the censorship of the book Lolita, integrating Coney Island, and assisting individuals fired from their jobs under the Industrial Security Act.

Extent

20 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection of records of the Cincinnati Chapter of the ACLU contain publications and newsletters, office files, and other various chapter records.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into series by type of material. The series are then organized topically and in chronological order.

Physical Location

ARB - SWORD
Title
Finding aid for the American Civil Liberties Union. Cincinnati Chapter records, 1976-1983
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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