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Camp Midvale/Nature Friends of America: FOIA Files TAM.089

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Source - dnr: Lanset, Andy
Title: Camp Midvale/Nature Friends of America: FOIA Files
Dates: undated
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-2
Call Phrase: TAM.089

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Historical/Biographical Note

Camp Midvale was a recreation camp built in the 1920s by The Nature Friends of America (NFA) and owned by the Labor Lyceum (a progressive workers educational organization). NFA's goals were to provide workers with affordable outdoor recreation and to preserve wildlife. NFA was placed on the Attorney General's list of "subversive organizations" in 1947, and in 1968 Camp Midvale was given to the Ethical Culture Society in the hope that it would be preserved as an ecological retreat.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains documents of FBI investigations into the activities of the camp, Nature Friends Incorporated, The Labor Lyceum and other related organizations, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lanset, Andy

Subject Organizations

  • Camp Midvale (Ringwood, N.J.)
  • Nature Friends of America
  • Labor Lyceum (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Camps -- New Jersey.
  • Working class -x Recreation -- New Jersey.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it.

Related Materials

Camp Midvale/Nature Friends of America Oral History Collection (OH 015)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request made by Andy Lanset, 1989. The accession number associated with this request is 1988.018.

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