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American Civil Liberties Union. Cincinnati Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: US-89-03

Scope and Content

This collection contains records of the Cincinnati chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), including minutes, chapter newsletters, office files, chapter handbooks, organizational material, and ACLU publications.

Dates

  • 1968-1986

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research, but is held in offsite storage. Please contact the Archives and Rare Books Library at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

History of American Civil Liberties Union. Cincinnati Chapter

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

10 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains records of the Cincinnati chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), including minutes, chapter newsletters, office files, chapter handbooks, organizational material, and ACLU publications.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into series by topic.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage - Please contact the Archives and Rare Books Library at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Title
Finding aid for the American Civil Liberties Union. Cincinnati Chapter records,
Status
Completed
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
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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