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Guide to the Chicago Historical Society Collection on the New York Council to Abolish HUAC TAM 431

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Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Motley, Archie
Title: Chicago Historical Society Collection on the New York Council to Abolish HUAC
Dates [inclusive]: 1946-1970
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 431

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Historical/Biographical Note

The New York Council to Abolish HUAC circulated literature and staged rallies and protests to try to abolish the United States Congress's House Committee on Un-American Activities.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes press releases, newsletters, flyers and memoranda. The collection also contains flyers, leaflets and outreach collected from the National Lawyers Guild and other organizations on the left interested in law reform. The documents date from 1946 to 1970.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Motley, Archie

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Congress. House. |b Committee on Un-American Activities
  • New York Council to Abolish HUAC
  • United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Chicago Historical Society

Subject Topics

  • Anti-communist movements -- United States.
  • Civil rights -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

In 1994, the Chicago Historical Society donated to Tamiment material that had been separated from their civil liberties and civil rights collections. The accession number associated with this gift is 1994.018.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1946-1970, are expected to enter the public domain in 2090.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Archie Motley, Curator of Archives and Manuscripts, on behalf of the Chicago Historical Society in 1994. The accession number associated with this collection is 1994.018.

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