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American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Records (WUA00355)

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St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files

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Title: American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Records (WUA00355), 1930-2015Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1950-2000

ID: WUA/06/wua00355

Primary Creator: American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri (ACLU-EM)

Extent: 123.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is divided into series, further broken down into subseries, as described below:

Series 1: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee Files, 1935 – 1967

Subseries 1: Office Files, 1953-1959.

Subseries 2: Office Files and Cases, 1947-1957

Subseries 3: General Files of the Chairman, 1960-1961 (circa), and 1963-1965.

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous.

Series 2: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1953 – 1981

Subseries 1: Office Files, 1953-1980

Subseries 2: Executive Director files

Subseries 3: ACLU/EM Privacy Project, 1976

Subseries 4: News clippings, 1967-1985.

Subseries 5: Membership and recruitment, 1967-1980

Subseries 6: Publications and pamphlets

Series 3: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1940 – 1991

[not split into subseries] Case files and Subject files, arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1959 – 1995

Subseries 1: Administrative and Subject Files (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 2: Cases Files and Master Dockets (arranged alphabetically)

Series 5: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1960 – 2003

Subseries 01: Legal Cases (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 02: Subject Files  (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 03: Board of Director Files (arranged alphabetically)

Series 6: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1985 – 2005

Subseries 1: Subject Files (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 2: Case files (arranged alphabetically)

Series 7: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1984 – 2008

Subseries 1: Legal Cases (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 2: Subject Files (arranged alphabetically)

Series 8: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1994-2012

Subseries 1: Legal Cases (arranged alphabetically)

Series 9: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 2000-2015

Subseries 1: Legal Cases (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 2: Subject Files (arranged alphabetically)

Subseries 3: Websites (all digital content)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the records of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU-MO).  Items in the collection include office files, promotional materials, memos, reports, financial documents, articles, conference materials, and other materials that document the history and operations of the organization, previously known as the St. Louis Civil Liberties Commitee (SLCLC) 1920 - 1968, and American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri (ACLU/EM), 1968 – 2013.

Each series in this collection corresponds to an accession (or transfer) of records. Significant overlap in topics and dates is found in each series.

Collection Historical Note

The national American Civil Liberties Union was formed in January 1920 largely through the efforts of Roger Baldwin, who began his career in St. Louis. 

Baldwin moved to St. Louis from Boston in the fall of 1906 to be the first director of Self Culture Hall, a neighborhood settlement house founded by the Ethical Culture Society.  In addition to this position, Baldwin gave the first course in sociology at Washington University.  Along with his involvement in urban reform; he served as secretary of the St. Louis Civic League, an organization of urban progressives, Baldwin counseled pacifism at the outbreak of the First World War in Europe.  "When I read of the British conscientious objectors in the war", he recalled, "I knew I was one of them."  In 1916 he joined the St. Louis affiliate of the American Union Against Militarism (AUAM) and in the spring of 1917 Baldwin resigned his position with the Civic League and moved to New York in order to donate his services to the AUAM national directing committee.

In May, 1917 Baldwin organized the Bureau for Conscientious Objectors as a sub-agency of the AUAM to advise objectors about legal technicalities and in other ways provide legal or economic assistance.  Due to ideological differences, Baldwin's organization broke away from the AUAM and became the National Civil Liberties Bureau (NCLB) an independent association, in 1917.  In the fall of 1918, just as the war was about to end, Baldwin went to prison for eight months for violating the draft law.  Following his release from prison in late 1919, Baldwin began a reorganization of the NCLB.  Taking a broader scope than before, he sought to serve those directly involved in the labor struggle and those  who stood on general principles for freedom of expression. Baldwin's efforts resulted in the organization of the American Civil Liberties Union in January, 1920.

The St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee (SLCLC) was formed May 7, 1920  when Roger Baldwin visited St. Louis and  oganized a “branch of the American Civil Liberties Union” with a small group of St. Louisans.  The SLCLC's 1936 constitution lists its purposes as: the furtherance of the cause of freedom of speech, writing, publication, assembly and thought by all legitimate means; the protection of the legal rights of individuals in respect to such instances as may be deemed worthy; the promotion or opposition of legislation and other official action bearing upon civil liberties; and cooperation to the fullest extent possible with the American Civil Liberties Union in such of its activities as meet with the approval of the SLCLC.

The StLCLC changed its name to the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri (ACLU/EM) in 1968.  In 1971 the position of Executive Director was created to head up the workings of the ACLU/EM.  The Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the affiliate, and officers of the affiliate consisted of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. 

On Oct. 1, 2013, the ACLU-EM became the ACLU of Missouri and has responsibility for the entire state.

Background material from:

Johnson, Donald.  The Challenge to American Freedoms (University of Kentucky Press, 1963)

Donohue, William A. The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union.  (Transaction Books, 1985)

Lamson, Peggy. Roger Baldwin: Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union.  (Houghton Mifflin, 1976)

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are filed at the end as additional series.

Access Restrictions:

Series 1, 2, and 3 are open to researchers without restriction.

*Series 4 and beyond have additional restrictions.

*Files are closed to use for 25 years (after their creation), except with written permission of the Executive Director, ACLU of Eastern Missouri. Researchers should contact the Archives staff for further information regarding this process.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to the University Archives at various times.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives Staff; Updated by Miranda Rectenwald in 2007 and 2010. Series 7 processed by Lesley Zavediuk in Spring 2011. Finding aid updated by Meg Tuomala in November 2012. Series 8 processed by ACLU/EM staff in Summer 2013.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012. Updated by Miranda Rectenwald in 2017. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in February 2019.


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[Series 1: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee Files, 1935 - 1968],
[Series 2: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1953 - 1985],
[Series 3: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1940 - 1991],
[Series 4: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1959 - 1995],
[Series 5: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1960 - 2003],
[Series 6: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1985 - 2005],
[Series 7: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1984 - 2008],
[Series 8: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1994 - 2012],
[Series 9: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 2000 - 2015],
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Series 1: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee Files, 1935 - 1968Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Original order, partially alphabetical
Sub-Series 1: Office Files, 1953-1959Add to your cart.
Includes years from 1941 to 1967, but the bulk of the material deals with the years 1953-1959. This first subseries is comprised of the St. Louis office files of the St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee: minutes of meetings; correspondence relating to membership, civil liberties issues and problems; budget and promotional material; memos and reports from the American Civil Liberties Union (New York Office); various pamphlets, reports, brochures, articles relating to Civil Liberties, some published by SLCLC, some by the national office, the rest by other institutions
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes of Meetings, 1950 - March 1954Add to your cart.
Bound notebook containing minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee; statements on rights of Communist Party members and other members of totalitarian groups; National ACLU Corporation Conference agenda and minutes; report on the "Broadcasting and Televising of Court Room Proceedings,, Legislative Sessions, and Legislative and Other Hearings,"; letter to President Truman regarding his allowance of all departments of government to classify information
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: instances of police brutality against African-Americans, ACLU Chairman Bruder involvement in police brutality case (April, 1954), housing discrimination/segregation, Public Housing Authority, public / parochial school budget allocation, an appeal by the membership sub-committee to the Executive Committee that a percentage of large donations to ACLU be allocated to the committee members themselves, Executive meetings held frequently at 48 Kingsbury Place, home of Mrs. Milton Landau
Folder 2: Minutes of Meetings, 1941 - 1950Add to your cart.
Includes SLCLC Constitution, minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee; "Recommended Readings on Civil Rights"; treasurer's reports; official policy statements on issues under consideration; "Proposed Resolution for Submission to the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union Regarding Relationship with Local Affiliates";  Letters between St. Louis Chairman Bishop and Roger Baldwin about affiliating with the "International League for the Rights of Man" and Communists as "anti-civil liberties"; Statement to "Equal Rights Committee of Missouri House of Representatives" from Eugene Buder regarding unequal education in Missouri; Negro Education Bills, Program for ACLU National Conference; "The Civil Rights Ordinance of the City of St. Louis", Proposal to add a preamble and a Bill of Rights to the Charter of St. Louis,
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: involvement in a case on behalf of ten Hollywood writers in a suit against them for contempt of Congress; the expected Supreme Court decision on Shelley v. Kraemer (restrictive housing covenants); Mundt-Nixon Bill (exposure of American Communists); Educational segregation and reform of African American students; ACLU Resolution of 1940: anyone who supports a totalitarian dictatorship cannot be elected to any governing committee of the ACLU; Police brutality (summary of case of Frank C. Hood and defense of offending officers in another case); Urban vs. Suburban governing
Folder 3: Minutes of Meetings, August 1935 - May 1948Add to your cart.
Un-bound notebook labeled, "St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee - Executive Committee Minutes, Treasury reports/finance summaries." Includes Constitution for the St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee, June 1936. The "Civil Rights Ordinance of the City of St. Louis",
Folder 4: American Civil Liberties Union - Memoranda on Legislation, 17-May-54Add to your cart.
Memorandum on equal air time of radio and television facilities for individuals who were attacked on the air to be able to respond in equal air time (ACLU suggests they not adopt this equal time rule).
Folder 5: Letters from National relating to Membership and Finances, Januray 1954 - June 1955Add to your cart.
Includes ACLU membership report (and fiscal reports) 1954-1955; correspondence between national ACLU and affiliates; minutes of affiliates conference, March 12-13, 1955 in Chicago; surveys to public about their civil rights. Reports include which legislation has been passed/defeated, ACLU rejection of wire tapping bill approval, outline of Affiliate-National operating relations, membership fees; celebration of "Bill of Rights Day"
Folder 6: Publications - ACLU - Various brochures, 1952 - 1955Add to your cart.
ACLU Publication, weekly Press Bulletin, membership pamphlets/brochures, Supreme Court brief (ACLU urge the supreme court to reverse a ruling for "un-American propaganda activities" due to a violation of the first amendment), Statement on constitutional amendment to limit treaties, Senate Resolution- Code of Fair Procedure, Academic Freedom Committee statement and brochure
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Church social / economic power; foreign affairs; McCarthyism, call for the abolition of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (anti-communist), government news suppression
Folder 7: Publications - SLCLC - Newsletter, March-August, 1954Add to your cart.
Newsletters regarding ACLU position on various legal cases and committee activities, correspondence with National ACLU about budgeting
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Freedom of religion / religious speech; separation of Church and State
Folder 8: Publications - other, November 1953 - 1958Add to your cart.
Pamphlets on civil liberties, bound book of speeches on the 5th amendment, reprinted newspaper articles, "Handbook for Conscientious Objectors"; 1957 Report on the Bricker Amendment, book: Selected List of Human Relations Films, NBC Television scripts, Pamphlet on Juvenile Court of St. Louis
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: School desegregation in St. Louis, conscientious objectors , The Bricker Amendment, international treaties, responsibilities of lawyers (discussed in NBC television script regarding lawyers who have taken "unpopular cases or causes"), juvenile court; television and information
Folder 9: Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW) - Legislative News, November 1953 -  June 1955Add to your cart.
Includes legislative news and memoranda on Bills regarding issues of heath and social welfare, letters to members, MASW programs, pamphlet on school, segregation, SLCLC membership materials for MASW, program from the MASW Annual Meeting
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include:Children and family welfare, funding for mental hospitals, Bill passed prohibiting employment discrimination due to "race, creed, or color", film suggestions "for better human relations"; public school segregation; Aid to Dependent Children.
Folder 10: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee - Correspondence and Information, 1941-1953Add to your cart.
Includes Constitution of the SLCLC, Committee lists, response letters from U.S. Senate regarding a Fair Employment Practices Bill, correspondence between SLCLC and Senators, correspondences between National ACLU and SLCLC, Civil liberties round table event flyer, report of school conditions, unofficial poll of senators regarding a Bill to reduce employment discrimination, financial expenditure report.  Many correspondences addressed to Mrs. Dorothy Moore (referred to often as Mrs. Carl Moore) regarding anti-poll tax legislature.  Newspaper clippings about America First Party protests by SLCLC and also anti-poll tax clippings, Committee Bulletin, copy of speech delivered at the America First Party meeting, correspondence with Roger Baldwin regarding the speech given at America First Party meeting, analysis of proposals for drafting the Charter of a World Security Organization, Statement of SLCLC on the Hilsman Bill, Copy of Hilsman Bill (No. 117),
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Fair employment practice, labor relations, furnishment of schools bordering "the colored district", America First protests, freedom of speech issues (Gerald L. K. Smith), police brutality against African Americans, loyalty tests for federal employment, third party voter rights (Senate Bill No. 117).
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1954Add to your cart.
Includes: Financial statement and membership correspondences, SLCLC Committee member list, income statements, Memos from National ACLU, Member list of the National Committee. Withdrawal of "The Nation" and "The Christian Century" from school libraries. Farmers writing about the poor educational system of rural Missouri.  An account of brutal police violence from Evelyn Hayes, an African American female victim, election poll for National ACLU Board members; candidate list for membership on the Executive Committee of the SLCLC; letter from prisoner addressed to Baldwin concerning lack of due process, other prisoner correspondence;
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: wiretapping, the Smith Act, Police brutality, unjust sentencing, lack of due process.
Folder 12: Correspondence - Adult Education Council, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Pamphlet on Adult Education in St. Louis (including statistics), Letter to agencies teaching classes about revisions to class directory, a handwritten note referring to the power of the "Elmer Davis" name
Folder 13: Correspondence - Material from Other Affiliates, September 1954 - May 1955Add to your cart.
Minutes from Executive Committee meetings, minutes / bulletins / correspondences from ACLU branches across the U.S. (Iowa, Southern CA, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, Colorado).  Membership and advertisement materials from Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. Loyalty-Security Committee mission statement and case examples, treasury report and meeting program from Iowa affiliate
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: censorship bills, monitoring federal, state, and local governments for laws that may infringe on individual freedoms, immigration / deportation, diminishing ACLU membership,
Folder 14: Correspondence- Civil Liberties Committee, BR and EHB #47, 1953Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of Benjamin Roth and Eugene H. Buder; "Statement of St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee on the Hilsman Bill (1953)." Appeals to Buder by civilians needing legal representation. Courtroom and case notes, newspaper clipping regarding the McClarren-Walter Immigration Act, newspaper clippings of court cases dropping charges against wrongfully charged African American men. The Hillsman Bill, "McCarran-Walter Immigration Act"
Folder 15: Constitution and Official Papers, March 1945 - November 1954Add to your cart.
Ballots of candidates for Board of Director election, board nominees, names and addresses of state and national representatives, Statement on civil liberties by the "American Friends Service Committee, suggestions for Board of Directors / National Committee regulations,
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Quakers
Folder 16: Miscellaneous - Names of representatives, November 1954 - January 1955Add to your cart.
Missouri "Voter's Key" with names of all local, state, and national representatives, Legislative News bulletin including names and addresses of the Missouri House of Representatives
Folder 17: Miscellaneous - Film, March 1954 - January 1955Add to your cart.
List of selected films of interest to the Committee (selected by the Film Division of the America Jewish Committee), "Freedom to Learn" public relations film pamphlet; American Film Forum discussion manual,
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Teachers, freedom of education,
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes of SLCLC Meetings, March 1954 -Add to your cart.
Includes information on the Morton Sobell case, the Missouri Smith Act, police brutality, tensions with the national office,
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: McCarthyism of the 1950's, police brutality, and race relations in St. Louis (especially in the context of education integration). Frequent discussion of the Morton Sobell case and the Missouri Smith Act.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Includes information on the Morton Sobell case (1953) and correspondence with the St. Louis Sobell Committee, renegotiations of the financial agreement between the local branch and the national office, membership renewals,
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Includes local office files regarding membership, contributions, meetings, committees
Folder 4: Membership Card Changes, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Administrative documents regarding membership
Folder 5: Local Correspondence, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: "Wire tap" and "school bus" bills, internal security
Folder 6: Special Contributions, Local, 1956Add to your cart.
Correspondence concerning "special fund" used to pay SLCLC secretary
Folder 7: Committees - SLCLC, 1955Add to your cart.
Paperwork concerning subcommittee membership, includes documents of interest to specific subcommittees
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Academic freedom, academic responsibility committee, McCarthyism in schools
Folder 8: Meetings, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Ephemera from
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: McCarthyism of the 1950's and race relations
Folder 9: Meetings, 1955Add to your cart.
Announcements and flyers regarding April
Folder 10: Mr. Malin Meeting, 1955Add to your cart.
Biographical information on Patrick Malin, travel plans to St. Louis, and documents regarding his talk titled "Civil Liberties and National Security in Britain and America"
Folder 11: Newspaper clippings and other files, 1954-1957Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings from the St. Louis Post Dispatch from 1954, covering McCarthyism, labor and union issues.
Folder 12: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee -  Leslie Hill CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Leslie Hill Case, 1955Add to your cart.
Leslie Hill, Springfield, Missouri high school teacher, fired for "teaching irreligion."
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Religion in schools, academic freedom,
Folder 14: Penitentiary Cases, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Includes letters from those in prison seeking aid through Civil Liberties Committee, letters from ACLU (mostly denials, includes an explanation of the SLCLC's policy on penitentiary cases), newspaper clipping from 1955
Folder 15: Memos from New York Ofice - ACLU, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Letters to ACLU affiliates, mostly from Patrick Murphy Malin, Alan Reitman, Louis Joughin, Jeffrey Fuller, and Herbert Monte Levy, includes copies of the open letter to Senate and Congress, drafted by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, dated 1955. Includes statements of ACLU
Biographical/Historical Note: References murder of Emmet Till
Folder 16: Memos from New York Ofice - ACLU, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Memos and letters to ACLU affiliates, mostly from Louis Joughin, Jeffrey Fuller, Patrick Malin. Concerning 1957 civil rights bill, ACLU finances, "IF YOU ARE ARRESTED" pamphlets (national edition of the NYCLU pamphlet published in January, 1956), and "school bus bill" in Stamford, MA
Folder 17: Weekly Bulletin - ACLU, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
National ACLU bulletins, concerning issues of political asylum for refugees, anti-communism, racism and segregation in the US Navy, prosecution of "conscientious objectors", union and labor issues, censorship, Emmett Till
Folder 18: News Releases, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Press releases
Folder 19: Minutes of Meetings - ACLU, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Minutes from ACLU meetings at the New York office. Concerning issues of censorship, FBI surveillance/harassment, television and radio accessibility, academic freedom, 1954 Federal Immunity Law, Smith Act cases, labor and unions, accessibility of pubic information, racism and segregation (and how the ACLU can play a helpful role), immigration and wrongful deportation, and women's rights
Folder 20: ACLU Publications and Misc., 1955Add to your cart.
Issue of the ACLU
Folder 21: St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee, St. Louis School Board, 1952Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Committee and St. Louis School Board, concerning the development of a procedure in the cases of teachers without tenure who are "accused of indiscrete or improper activities of a political or social nature", following the Schumacher case
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Academic freedom
Folder 22: Ohio Civil Liberties Union material, no dateAdd to your cart.
Includes: Fundraising and membership drive documents, American Film Forum pamphlets and programs,
Folder 23: ACLU "Survey of National Office Organization and Procedures and Its Relations with the Affiliates", 1955Add to your cart.
Survey conducted by Cresap, McCormick and Paget, Management Consultants
Folder 24: Bills and Literature about them, no dateAdd to your cart.
Legislation and documents regarding
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mailing Addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
index cards listing member names and address, in alphabetical order; 3 rolls of names and addresses. See also Box 3a
Folder 2: Membership Receipts, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Carbon copies documenting membership, including name, mailing address and year.
Folder 3: SLCLC Checking Register, 1955Add to your cart.
Check stubs and receipts
Folder 4: SLCLC Postage Expenses, 1956 - 1957Add to your cart.
receipts for postage and mailings to members
Folder 5: Bulletin - SLCLC, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Copies of "Liberty" (Newsletter published by the SLCLC), General Correspondence, newspaper clippings regarding SLCLC TV program on injustice,
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: housing segregation, SLCLC TV program on police brutality, political and racial dsicrimination,
Folder 6: Correspondence - SLCLC, May 1957 - September 1959Add to your cart.
Invitation to SLCLC speaker event, letter to elected Chairman of the Executive Committee (Mr. H. Hadley Grimm), Case Briefing for SLCLC  criminal cases, State of MO Division of Employment Security "Report on Employment Experience" form, Correspondences between SLCLC and senators, clients, and guest speakers (including Harry S. Truman in 1957)
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: labor, constitutional rights committee proposal
Folder 7: Mailing Lists, April 1954 - July 1959Add to your cart.
Includes: 1955 list of all St. Louis County Municipalitie's elected and appointed officials (including home address); mailing addresses for SLCLC members, 1955; map to Chairman Guze's Home; Voter's Key with all Missouri Representatives; list of superintendents for each High School district; programs for Adult Education opportunities (class listings); National ACLU list of affiliates
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Adult Education Council of St. Louis; League of Women Voters.
Folder 8: Civil Liberties - TV Committee KETC Channel 9, February 1956 - May 1956Add to your cart.
Material regarding programs produced by the SLCLC with KETC Channel 9; possible civil liberty issues to include in programs; newspaper clippings regarding the program and specific issues including wire tapping.
Biographical/Historical Note: Note: KETC is a public television, and in 1956 was located on the campus of Washington University.
Folder 9: Committees, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Committee lists for 1957-58 year, very brief minutes from committee meetings
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Minority Rights Committee, Freedom of Expression, Due Process Committee
Folder 10: Membership, Local, June 1956 - September 1956Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from SLCLC to members or potential members; family members (and SLCLC members) who have died
Folder 11: Public Relations Committee, September 1957 - Feb 1959Add to your cart.
Includes 1957-58 Program recommendations for the Public Relations Committee; budget proposal; copy of Recommendations to the Executive Committee by the Public Relations and Membership Committee; Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting; PR Committee responses to Supreme Court decisions, general correspondence; Chapter Guide for the formation of ACLU affiliates from the Southern California branch, conference program for ACLU Southern California.
Folder 12: Isadore Londe Case, November 1956 - December 1956Add to your cart.
Includes record of Londe's arrests, correspondence between SLCLC Chairman Guze and Londe's attorney, general correspondence with St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners; timeline of the case with case details; a TV script of The Londe Case, KETC, 1956; newspaper clippings regarding the case.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: police brutality; vagrancy arrests.
Folder 13: Finances, SLCL, 1957 - September 1959Add to your cart.
SLCLC 1957-58 income breakdown, budget proposal for 1958-59 year, National ACLU Joint Finance Committee report, ACLU membership report; National membership income broken down by affiliates, "Employer's Tax Guide"; SLCLC statement of income and expenditures (1956-57), National ACLU membership receipts,
Folder 14: Fuller, October 1957 - April 1958Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence from Jeffrey Fuller, Assistant Director of ACLU to SLCLC regarding membership, requests for certain literature, membership income report (Feb-Aug, 1957)
Folder 15: New York Office (ACLU) Correspondence, August 1957 - April 1958Add to your cart.
Correspondence with defendant seeking legal help, Norman Thomas' resignation letter from the Board of Directors
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: travel passport to Communist China
Folder 16: Press Releases, Information Reports - ACLU, November 1956 - May 1958Add to your cart.
Various reports from the ACLU office: List of cases that the ACLU is actively involved in; ACLU Staff Counsel Information Reports, Staff Counsel Report on their Southern trip, list of southern organizations involved in civil liberty defense, Press releases from ACLU; Statement from Senator Roosevelt on the admission of Alaska into the Union,
Folder 17: Minutes of Meetings - ACLU, December 1957 - May 1958Add to your cart.
Includes: Minutes from: ACLU Radio-Television Panel meeting, Board of Directors meeting, Due Process Committee, Academic Freedom Committee, Censorship Panel Meeting, Joint meeting of Freedom of Speech and Association Committee and Special New York Civil Liberties Union Committee on Reporter's Privilege, Labor Committee Meeting, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCU); Board of Directors meeting agenda, ACLU membership income report (Feb-March 1958), List of National Committee members with addresses.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: censorship in broadcasting, passport policy
Folder 18: Memos from New York Office (ACLU), September 1957 - April 1958Add to your cart.
Various memos from ACLU office to affiliates; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania case brief for ACLU (Kingsley International Pictures Co. v. Blanc, DA of Philadelphia; Guide to ACLU Cooperating Attorneys; ACLU Memoranda to affiliates; ACLU Biennial Conference Bulletin #1; List of ACLU publications currently available as of September, 1957, Memorandum on Press Relations, Membership Income Report; NYCLU Statement of Suspension of Pupils in New York City public schools; Statement of Ernst Angell, Chairman of the Board of ACLU, before the Internal Security Sub-Committee of the U.S. Senate;
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: film censorship by city of Philadelphia,  proposals for internal security deemed appropriate for the "Un-American Activities Committee", regulating relationships with the media, Government employee loyalty and secury program, suspension and violence in public schools, Church-State issues, anti-totalitarian statement to Senate,
Folder 19: Constitution and By-Laws, SLCL, December 1956Add to your cart.
By-Laws of SLCLC
Folder 20: Comic Book Ordinance, September 1956 - July 1957Add to your cart.
Includes: List of Committee to Advise the Mayor Regarding Juvenile Literature members, copy of Harper's Magazine (October, 1956), American Book Publishers Council Censorship Bulletins
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: refusal to sell minors comic books, censorship, juvenile literature
Folder 21: Civil Liberties: Censorship of Comic Books, December 1955- March 1956Add to your cart.
Material dealing with local efforts to censor juvenile literature: newspaper clippings of censorship stories, correspondence between SLCLC, Board of Alderman, American Book Publishers Council, and St. Louis County Council, ACLU Censorship of Comic Books pamphlet; Copy of Comic Book censorship bill; ACLU press bulletin on Religious services in county jail; American Book Publishers Council censorship bulletin; flyer for event at Washington University.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: censorship of comic books and juvenile literature, barring of religious services outside of chapel in county jail,
Folder 22: ACLU Publications, September 1956 - February 1958Add to your cart.
ACLU Labor Union "Bill of Rights"; US Court of Appeals Petition for review of a decision made by D.C. Tax court, ACLU report on the 84th Congress and Civil Liberties regarding Government security program; ACLU report of Subcommittee on Motion Picture Censorship; ACLU Statement on Features of Federal Government Employee Loyalty-Security program , Wall Street Journal article on Government secrets and science.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: union and labor rights, internal security and security threats, film censorship, government loyalty-security program
Folder 23: Constitution Revisions (National), March 1956 - October 1956Add to your cart.
Constitution of the ACLU, ACLU memo on Voting Methods for Board Members, Suggested amendments to the constitution; responses from other state affiliates regarding constitutional amendments; copy of 1954 ACLU constitution
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: discontent with National ACLU ammendments and revisions to the organization's constitution; national ACLU and affiliate voices/opinions
Folder 24: Bills, October 1957 - December 1957Add to your cart.
Copies of bills in the House of Representatives and Senate; House bill to amend the Internal Security Act of 1950, Motion and brief from Supreme Court case (NAACP vs State of Alabama), ACLU pamphlet on civil liberties and the Marine Corps; Senate Bill to promote foreign policy and protection of U.S. citizens abroad ("United States Travel Act"),
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Internal securtity, social security, due process laws for certain security offenses, freedom to associate, civil liberties and mistreatment in the Millitary, foreign policy and international protection of U.S. citizens
Folder 25: Films and Movies, October 1956 - December 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: films available, scripts of film produced, and newsletters from the Freedom Agenda Program; ACLU list of films concerning civil liberties, Center for Mass Communication rental catalog; Center for Mass Communication review of "Man's right to knowledge and the free use thereof" recording series, Freedom Agenda Program guidelines and informational materials
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: "The Constitution Series" TV programs, Freedom Agenda Program, communist commentary
Folder 26: Legislative News, MASW, February 1958 - April 1958Add to your cart.
Copies of "Legislative News" publications of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare, organization newsletter
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Allocation of funds to insitutions, child welfare, state welfare, mental health initiatives, Aid to Dependent Children
Folder 27: Missouri Association for Social Welfare (MASW), July 1957 - August 1957Add to your cart.
SLCLC membership card and check for MASW, membership correspondence, and MASW newsletter
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: unemployment, status ofsenate bills regarding social welfare
Folder 28: American Jewish Congress (1 of 2), February 1958 - May 1958Add to your cart.
Includes various reports and studies done by the American Jewish Congress; correspondences; hearings, briefs; memos, including: analysis of pending bills regarding the right to travel abroad; Report on anti-discrimination agencies across U.S. and their respective laws; Reports from the Commission on Law and Social Action; Summary and Analysis of Fair Housing Bill; Memorandum on display of crosses, crucifixes cr
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Leo Pfeffer (Director of American Jewish Congress), employment discrimination and statistics regarding employment discrimination in Manhattan, right to display religious symbols on public property, psychological aspects of school desegregation, African American participation in union activities, Industrial Security Manual
Folder 29: American Jewish Congress (2 of 2), February 1958 - May 1958Add to your cart.
continuation of previous folder
Box 3aAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Mailing Addresses, 1957Add to your cart.
index cards listing member names and address, in alphabetical order, with notation "corrected 8-15-57"
Folder 2: Mailing Addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
index cards listing member names and address, in alphabetical order.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes of Meetings, 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Includes Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meeting minutes, touching on due process, free press/free speech, police-community relations, civil liberties education program (the Bill of Rights at the high school level), gun control, conscientious objectors, police arrests of peaceful protestors and police brutality, fair housing, discussion of poverty as a civil liberties issue, informal meetings with Roger Baldwin, and collaboration with Washington University chapter
Folder 2: Minutes of Meetings - SLCLC, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes of the SLCLC concerning issues of police brutality, censorship, integration of public spaces, due process of law (unlawful detainment), separation of church and state, discrimination, Smith Act cases, education programs for the public, Leslie Hill case, Isadore Londe case, defense of people subpoenaed before the Subcommittee of the Un-American Activity Committee
Folder 3: SLCLC - Correspondence, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence with local organizations, military (homosexuality cases),
Folder 4: SLCLC - Budgets, 1967Add to your cart.
budget reports
Folder 5: SLCLC - Business, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Includes general membership list from Dec 1964, broadening of SLCLC jurisdiction to include Eastern Missouri, SLCLC bylaws, and Executive Committee membership lists
Folder 6: SLCLC - Publications, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Issues of Liberties from 1961-1967, covering topics: membership drives, death of Mrs. Milton Landau, police brutality, anti-communism, and Roger Baldwin
Folder 7: ACLU Publications, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Includes copies of Civil Liberties, monthly publication of ACLU; ACLU Biennial Conference Joint Committee Report, 1968; ACLU Biennial Conference Summary Report, 1964; ACLU Policy Guide, October 1967; memo from Roger N. Baldwin, June 1965, re proposal by Southern California Union for a new statement of qualifications for governing councils and staff; typescript, "The American Civil Liberties Union Today and Tomorrow." December 1963; statement of the ACLU on "Civil Aspects of the Lee Harvey Oswald Case... . December 1963"; list of ACLU publications available, October 1964; ACLU Policy Guides
Folder 8: ACLU - Reprints of articles, Miscellaneous Publishers, 1918-1964Add to your cart.
Includes: Booklet "The Individual and the State: The Problem as Presented by the Sentencing of Roger N. Baldwin", Nov 1918; Membership recruitment pamphlets, no date; Booklet "Combating Undemocratic Pressures on Schools and Libraries: A Guide for Local Communities", Feb 1964; Booklet "Academic Freedom And Civil Liberties Of Students In Colleges And Universities", Nov 1961; Booklet  "some questions and answers on the civil rights bill", circa 1964; Pamphlet "what is the American civil liberties union?", Oct 1964; "Timid Lawyers and Neglected Clients", an article by Daniel H. Pollitt, reprinted from Harper
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SLCLC - Executive Committee Minutes and Budget Reports, 1956Add to your cart.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Due process, employment discrimination, Smith Act, police brutality
Folder 2: SLCLC - Executive Committee, 1957 - 1958Add to your cart.
Includes minutes and coorespondence
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: high school equivalency exams
Folder 3: SLCLC - Meeting Correspondence, 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Biographical/Historical Note: Anti-lynching bill, corrections system budget allocation, budget breakdown for state institutions
Folder 4: SLCLC - Membership Recruitment Cards, 1953Add to your cart.
listing names of members, dues paid, and dues forwarded to national office
Biographical/Historical Note: television, media, and civil liberties (topics include public housing, minority discrimination, wire tapping, and academic freedom)
Folder 5: SLCLC - Membership Lists, 1953 - 1955Add to your cart.
Address updates and corrections for mailings to members; letters to former members, now deceased.
Biographical/Historical Note: Freedom of religion, freedom of speech
Folder 6: SLCLC - Membership Cards, 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes membership materials
Folder 7: SLCLC - Membership notes, Mother's Club Committee, undatedAdd to your cart.
handwritten notes of potential members
Folder 8: SLCLC - Television Programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
handwritten notes of ideas for TV shows on civil liberty topics
Folder 9: SLCLC - Membership, Event Flyers, Corespondence, 1951 - 1958Add to your cart.
Includes: Membership drive cards, programs and flyers for Lon Hocker speaking engagement on
Folder 11: SLCLC - Correspondence, 1956Add to your cart.
Includes comunications with: ACLU NY (national) office, local memebrs, St. Louis League of Women Voters, Harland Bartholomew. Also survey of arrests and time served in city jail, and communication to city attorney regarding excessive detention times.
Folder 12: SLCLC - Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.
Includes comunications with: ACLU NY (national) office, St. Louis residents.
Biographical/Historical Note: Discussion of ACLU as "pro-communist"
Folder 13: SLCLC - Correspondence, 1954Add to your cart.
Includes comunications with: ACLU NY (national) office, St. Louis residents.
Biographical/Historical Note: McCarthyism
Folder 14: SLCLC - Correspondence, 1953Add to your cart.
Includes comunications with: ACLU NY (national) office, St. Louis residents.Includes comunications with: ACLU NY (national) office, St. Louis residents, public school boards, St. Louis newspapers, other affiliates, and incarcerated individuals in Missouri.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Hilsman Bill (would bar minor parties from the ballot); voting rights; Roger Baldwin to speak on "Civil Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy" at Washington University in St. Louis; immigration and deportation; opposition to Senate appointments (Governor Byrnes); Targeting "subversive groups" in Universities; St. Louis Emergency Defense Committee; Self-incrimination, membership in the Communist Party; Franklin County Separation of Church and State case;
Folder 15: Summary of Missouri Statues related to Civil Liberties, undatedAdd to your cart.
memoradums and text of state law
Folder 16: Affiliate - Illinois, 1954 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: meeting minutes and publications from the Illinois (Chicago) ACLU.  Topics include: materials about Jones case (East St. Louis ACLU attorneys involved in case, a negro sharecropper indicted with taking money under false pretenses, leaving the state of MS to IL.); police and criminal law; immigration; Illinois state representation and voting laws; police brutality / negligence; use of FBI data in state investigations; the Broyles Bill (anti-communist) participation in "subversive groups" made illegal with Broyles Bill; minority housing projects (Trumbull Park)
Folder 17: Affiliates - other states, 1955 - 1956, 1964Add to your cart.
Includes booklet "The Case Against The House Un-American Activities Committee", dated Dec 1964; Introduction and by-laws of the Hunter College chapter of the NYCLU; Communists in academia (discussed by UCLA professor in "The Open Forum"); student civil liberties and academic freedom; the Smith Act,
Folder 18: ACLU (national) - memos, meeting minutes, reports, 1952 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: Memos from national ACLU to affiliates, including: officer nominations, income and expenditure reports, memos from Due Process Committee, Report on the denial of Parole to Persons Convicted of Smith Act Violations, memo on "equal time for replies to personal attacks", memo to Board of Directors from Due Process Committee regarding Supreme Court case, Free Speech Association committee memo on film censorship, Memo of "Project for Civil Liberties research in Law Schools"; report commissioned by ACLU for release regarding the suppression of news and information of public interest by government organizations; "Possibility for Distribution of 1956-57 Membership Income"; Affiliate suggestions referred to Constitutional Committee; Memo on the 1956 Biennial Conference; Report by Roger Baldwin to ACLU on Puerto Rico and Virgin Island autonomy; Membership bulletins and membership income reports; publications from San Francisco newspapers on civil liberties; Biennial Conference memos and agenda; ACLU proposed Constitutional revision; letter from Harvard Law Professors to Harvard Crimson newspaper regarding the 5th amendment; Academic Freedom Committee materials.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: Suppression of public interest information in the news by governmental organizations, denial of such actions by said government organizations as a threat to civil liberties; parole denial to Smith Act violators; budget allocation from national to affiliates, Fifth Amendment
Folder 19: ACLU (national) - memos, meeting minutes, reports (1 of 2), 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: Various memos on Civil Liberties; includes ACLU report on freedom of expression and suppression of public information, minutes from Board of Directors meeting, memo on Political Spending by Organizations, memo "Concerning Equal Time for Political Candidates", memo concerning the dissemination of foreign propaganda; NBC television proposal; New York Times articles regarding the Bricker Amendment, Senate Internal Security sub-committee hearing regarding University of Chicago Jury Project, minutes from the Radio Television Panel meeting, minutes from Due Process committee meeting; "Some Aspects of National-Affiliate Relations, a Report by the Committee of Three Appointed at the Chicago Conference"; Income and Expenditure reports; List of National Committee members; ACLU testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on voting rights and racial discrimination; "Academic Freedom and Political Scientists" talk given at annual New York Political Science Association meeting; letter to Pat Malin (National ACLU) regarding the exclusion of women from a meeting regarding the Equal Rights Amendment; ACLU newsletters and pamphlets
Folder 20: ACLU (national) - memos, meeting minutes, reports (2 of 2), 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: Minutes, agendas of meetings, and memorandums from: national ACLU Board of Directors, Academic Freedom Committee, Due Process Committee, Labor Committee, Free Speech Committee, New York Civil Liberties Union, Radio/Television Panel; Remarks from J.W. Love on an ACLU memo to Free Speech Committee; Leadership Conference on Civil Rights "Plans for the Bill of Rights Day Rallies"; Roger Baldwin Employment Agreement; ACLU News Release; Academic Freedom and Civil Liberties for Students: "A Policy Proposal for Schools and Colleges"; Minutes from Due Process Committee on equality for women; ACLU statement on position in favor of women's rights; Proposed Television Code, Recommendation for re-evaluation of Radio-TV spectrum and responses to recommendation; List of ACLU Board of Directors; Right to Work Legislation (Statement of Labor Subcommittee)
Folder 21: ACLU (national) - Bulletins and Press Releases, 1955 - 1956Add to your cart.
Includes releases and memorandums regarding civil liberties news, organization news, and current organization activities such as McCarthy dispute and its effect on civil liberties, restriction on foreign observers entering the US, ACLU opposition of anti-communist policy by government, violation of due process, Gwinn Amendment (no person part of a "subversive group" may occupy a government housing project), film censorship, wiretapping
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Filmstrip "SOAPBOX 'Security Hearing' " KETC, AprilAdd to your cart.
Script for KETC St. Louis Public Television program titled "SOAP Box"
Folder 2: Publications - SLCLC, Wiretapping, undatedAdd to your cart.
two copies of flyer produced by SLCLC
Folder 3: ACLU (national) - News Releases, 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: ACLU (national) - Publications, 1951 - 1959Add to your cart.
booklets and pamphlets produced by the ACLU in New York on many topics
Folder 5: Publications - Adult Education Council, 1956Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC
Folder 6: Publications - Bibliography on Academic Freedom, 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; prepared by The Fund for Research and Education, May 1959
Folder 7: Publications - Civil Liberties, general, 1957 - 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC
Folder 8: Publications - Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, NY, 1958Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC
Folder 9: Publications - FCC and media censorship, 1957 - 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; newspaper clippings and articles about the Federal Communications Commission and equal time radio-TV ruling.
Folder 10: Publications - Immigration, Refugees, Passports, 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; includes "Hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations U.S. Senate, 852 Congress on Bills Relating to the Issuance of Passports"
Folder 11: Publications - Legislative News, 1956Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC with summary comments by SLCLC
Folder 12: Publications - Missouri Commission on Human Rights, 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; includes correspondence and "Preliminary Report of the Missouri Commission and Human Rights, July 1958 - February 1959";
Folder 13: Publications - other state's civil liberties organizations, 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
materials published by ACLU affiliates in Minnesora, Lousiana, New York, New Jersey and collected by SLCLC
Folder 14: Publications - Recruit Schedule of Instructions St. Louis Police Academy, circa 1958Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; bound report
Folder 15: Publications - US Congress, 1958Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; inlcudes "Hearing before Subcommittee No. 3 of the Committee on the Judiciary H. of R. on Bills Prohibiting Certain Acts Involving the Use of Explosives, 1958";
Folder 16: Publications - US Supreme Court (briefs), 1958 - 1959Add to your cart.
non-ACLU published materials collected by SLCLC; includes "The Role of the Supreme Court in the American Constitutional System," Notre Dame Lawyer, August 1958;
Folder 17: Publications - AJC, Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco), 1959Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes: ; Memorandum of Law on Application for Reconsideration in the case of the American Jewish Congress v. Arabian American Oil Company, Nov 1958; Letter from Shad Polier (Chairman of the Commission on Law and Social Action) to Governor Nelson Rockefeller, May 1959
Folder 18: Publications - AJC, Bombings of Jewish Centers, 1958Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "Southern Bombings: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress", May 14-19, 1958;  "The Southern Jewish Community: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress", May 14-19, 1958;  "Statement of the American Jewish Congress on Anti-Bombing Bills submitted to Subcommittee No. 3 of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary", May 1959;
Folder 19: Publications - AJC, Civil Rights and Human Relations, 1956 - 1958Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes: "Major Civil Rights Proposals Pending in the United States Congress: Summary and Analysis", released by the Commission on Law and Social Action , February 1959; "The People Take The Lead: A Record of Progress in Civil Rights 1948 to 1959," January 1959; "The Civil Rights Story...1956", by Theodore Leskes, April 1957;  "The Second Session of the 85th Congress: A Summary of Federal Legislative Activity in 1958 on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Issue", released by the Stephen Wise Congress House; "Summary of Actions of New York State Legislature During Its 1958 Session in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties", released by the Commission on Law and Social Action AJC; "NAACP and Freedom of Association: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress", May 14-18, 1958; "Civil Rights and Federal Responsibility: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress", May 14-19, 1958;  Correspondence with Community Relations Councils and Group Relations Agencies, 1958-1959; "Statement of the American Jewish Congress submitted to Subcommittee #5 of the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary holding hearings on HR 10672, HR 12896, and HR 13189, relating to Civil Rights", released by the Stephen Wise Congress House, July 1958; "Civil Liberties: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress",  May 14-19, 1958
Folder 20: Publications - AJC, Civil Services and Labor, 1958Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "Statement of the AJC on HR 1161, 1870, and 1989 Bills to Extend The Federal Employees Security Program to Non-Sensitive Positions submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on Post Office and Civil Service", May 1959; "Statement of the American Jewish Congress on S. 819: A Bill to Repeal the Loyalty Oath Requirement in the National Defense Education Act of 1958 submitted to the Subcommittee on Education of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare", May 1959;
Folder 21: Publications - AJC, Church and State, undated and 1966Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; inlcudes "Litigation Docket of Pending Cases Affecting Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State", released by the Commission on Law and Social Action American Jewish Congress, December 1966; "Observations on Church-State Problems in America and the Interest of the American Jewish Committee", by Shad Polier, no date;
Folder 22: Publications - AJC, Higher Education, 1959Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "A Survey of the Experiences of 1235 New York State High School Graduates In Seeking Admission to College" July 1959; "Federal Aid to Education: A resolution adopted by the Biennial Convention of the American Jewish Congress", May 14-19, 1958
Folder 23: Publications - AJC, Passports, 1958Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "Statement of the American Jewish Congress submitted to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on American Passport Policy", released by the Stephen Wise Congress House, July 1958.
Folder 24: Publications - US Supreme Court, 1958, 1963Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Decisions of the United States Supreme Court for the 1963-1964 Term: A Summary and Analysis"; "The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Decisions of the United States Supreme Court for the 1957-1958 Term: A Summary and Analysis";
Folder 25: Publications - AJC, Wiretapping, 1959Add to your cart.
publications by the American Jewish Congress (AJC) collected by SLCLC; includes "Statement of the American Jewish Congress to the Constitutional Rights Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Hearings on Bills Concerning Wiretapping", released by the Stephen Wise Congress House, June 1959
Sub-Series 2: Office Files and Cases, 1947-1957Add to your cart.
Spans the years 1947-1957, but most of the material is concentrated in the years 1948-1955. Much of the same type of files which comprise subseries 1 are contained in subseries 2, but in this second grouping there are more files of cases which the SLCLC supported.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 10: SLCLC - Corespondence, Leslie Hill Case, 1955Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shelley vs Kraemer #1, December 1945 - May 1962Add to your cart.
Includes petition for certiorari (motion for rehearing) to the Supreme Court of Missouri, draft of petition and proposed changes to the draft, and a brief supporting the final petition (October, 1946); brief of ACLU, amicus curiae; copy of original suit to enforce housing covenant; SLCLC brief, amicus curai on the petition for certiorari; Eugene Buder's notes on case; drafts of ACLU statements on the case; correspondence with lawyers, counselors, other affiliates; ACLU argument in support of certiorari; correspondence with New York office re their filing a joint brief for the Shelley and another restrictive covenant case (from Michigan); two newspaper articles regarding  case; correspondence re SLCLC brief; case decisions; League of Women Voters of Missouri publication, "'Housing': Background for Study, May 1962."; ACLU bulletin regarding their support for the right to vote for Indians on reservations.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Restrictive housing covenants, housing segregation, Shelley v Kraemer, history of housing covenants
Folder 2: Shelley vs Kraemer #2, 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Includes "U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawing enforcement of restrictive covenants"; "People vs Property: Race Restrictive Covenants in Housing." by Herman H. Long and Charles S. Johnson (1947);  United States brief as Amicus Curiae by the Attorney General; petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Missouri; Reply brief for petitioners from the U.S. Supreme Court; statement, brief and argument for respondents; printed brief of Amicus Curiae of SLCLC, brief of amicus curiae of ACLU for Shelley v Kraemer and an Ohio restrictive covenant case.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Restrictive covenants, housing segregation, Shelley v Kraemer
Folder 3: Shelley vs Kraemer #3, June 1946 - November 1946Add to your cart.
Includes bound transcript of record from Circuit Court Submission; Opinion, and Judgement in Supreme Court, and other court decisions and proceedings.
Folder 4: Lechner vs Brown et al., Jul-48Add to your cart.
Petition for Writ of Mandamus by Lechner (State ex rel) vs. Brown et al, 1948 regarding Lechner's filed nomination for office of State Representative for the Fifth district that had been returned by the Board of Election Commissioners.  Lechner's filing was returned because the Board of Election Commissioners said he failed to comply with the provisions of the election laws of Missouri pertaining to such filing
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Missouri State Representative elections.
Folder 5: Balazs vs Board of Education, March 1948 - February 1949Add to your cart.
Material relating to a suit filed by Karl Balasz to compel the Board of Education to stop the released-time program of religious instruction in the public schools. Includes statement of Eugene H. Buder for "Wake-Up St. Louis" (radio program on KWK, April 20, 1948) on the practice of released time; court order of injunction filed by Karl Balazs; memo of Judge William K. Koerner; Plaintiff's reply brief; list of Board of Education Members (1947-48); Statement of Harold C. Hanke for KWK Radio regarding released-time program; Buder's notes on case; letter to Baldwin from Buder explaining situation in St. Louis regarding released time; letter from Baldwin congratulating Buder on his work on the released time case; petition of Balazs to Circuit Court regarding released time program (case was won by Buder in favor of Balasz; correspondence between Buder and Laclede Insurance Company regarding Balasz case; Return of Defendants (Board of Education); newspaper clippings regarding case; Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts pamphlet "What is Your Liberty Worth to You?"
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Separation of Church and State, religion in public schools,
Folder 6: #1 Correspondence, Spring 1948 SLCLC, November 1947 - March 1948Add to your cart.
Includes general correspondence between SLCLC and other St. Louis community organizations, as well as National ACLU; SLCLC "Institute on the Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights" and a correspondence with American Council on Race Relations regarding the President's Committee on Civil Rights Report; SLCLC Bulletins; Treasury report; outline of speech, "Recent Trends in Civil Liberties," delivered to United Christian Missionary Society by Eugene Buder; letters from persons requesting advice and counsel; copies of Senate Bills (including Missouri Civil Rights Act), Senate Bill No. 469; correspondence regarding various Senate bills, including correspondence with congressman and senators; letter to Senator Forrest Donnell from Eugene Buder stating SLCLC's opposition to Mundt-Nixon Bill (crackdown on Communists); correspondence between Buder and Roger Baldwin regarding the Mund-Nixon bill; ACLU questionnaire on local civil liberties, answers filled out by Buder; petition and copy of Board Bill No. 62 (Civil Rights Ordinance of the City of St. Louis); Letter from the Urban League of St. Louis regarding their efforts to integrate assembly-line jobs in automobile factories; Public Opinion Polls regarding the Marshall Plan; list of Executive Committee members; copy of War Department circular regarding the "Discharge of Subversive Civil Service Personnel"; Amendment of National Labor Relations Act; Correspondence regarding union blacklisting of Louis Beasley (a plant worker in Illinois) and his appeal to the SLCLC and ACLU for legal assistance; anti-discrimination literature; Condensation of ACLU's Statement on Loyalty Tests for Federal Employers; instruction booklet for "Use by Agencies in Reporting Information for Publication in 1948 Directory of Health, Welfare and Recreation Services in St. Louis and St. Louis City; Copy of "Model State Civil Rights Bill Proposed by the ACLU" to be used as a civil rights act in any state; Christian church conference programs; Worker's Defense League Bulletin "Slave Labor Issue";
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Anti-communist literature and legislature; Mundt-Nixon Bill, Marshall Plan, American Council on Race Relations; Army discharge of subversive / disloyal personnel; Taft-Hartley Law issues (union issues); House Un-American Activities Committee; anti-discrimination literature; international slavery (Soviet Russian labor camps)
Folder 7: #2 Spring 1948 ACLU, January 1948 -  May 1948Add to your cart.
Includes bulletins; memos; minutes of Board of Directors meetings, statements of ACLU; "Proposed Civil Rights Program for AVC"; ACLU statements on selective service; ACLU "Summary of Subversive Activities Control Bill"; copy of Union's proposals for a code of procedure for legislative investigating committees; Model State Civil Rights Bill proposed by ACLU; Report and statement on Presidential order of loyalty tests for federal employment by National ACLU and by opposing branches; Position of ACLU on Mayflower decision of the Federal Communications Commission ("Should Radio Have an Editorial Policy?"); Majority and Minority Reports on Policy regarding Enforced Disclosure by Groups Influencing Public Opinion; ACLU legal memorandum on the subversive activities control bill (opposed); ACLU "Fair Hearing Procedures for Congressional Investigating Committees"; Nominating Committee reports; Report of Committee on Hollywood Writers Contempt of Congress Case;  ACLU Special Finance Committee Report; Report on the Taft-Hartlet Injunctions; Analysis of the "Towe Bill for Compulsory Military Action";
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Free speech in radio, communist affiliation disclosure, Taft-Hartley injunctions, military conscriptions, federal loyalty tests for employees
Folder 8: #3 Spring 1948 Miscellaneous Publications, January 1947 -  March 1948Add to your cart.
Includes brochures, newspaper clippings regarding President's Commission on Civil Rights; mimeographed letters regarding displaced persons in Europe, report of program launch by Church World Service for the resettlement of displaced persons in the U.S., and statements regarding displaced persons from the Citizens Committee on Displaces Persons; ACLU "Suggested Resolution to Amnesty" regarding selective service violators; literature on Freedom of Information; articles on southern education; copy of the "Civil Liberties Quarterly" newspaper
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: President's Commission on Civil Rights (proposed federal and state legislation "requiring all groups which attempt to influence public opinion to disclose pertinent facts about themselves through systematic registration procedures." ACLU's  position on disclosure was not consistent. Majority Position: only those organizations engaged in substantial distribution or to which substantial contributions are made should be forced to disclose. Minority Position: opposed to Majority position; feels that proposed legislation would curb free speech.); segregation in education, amnesty for selective service violators; displaced persons post- World War 2
Folder 9: CL Fall 1948 #3 Misc. Publications, September 1948 -Add to your cart.
Includes: booklet from the United Nations Conference on Freedom of Information, a booklet from the Social Planning Council of St. Louis and St. Louis City, and the "Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court" from the Michigan Law Review; Memos from the Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons regarding the Displaced Persons Act; New York Times article regarding the integration of displaced persons
Folder 10: Fall 1948 #1 SLCLC, April 1948 - December 1948, 1949Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence between National ACLU and members, Buder and those seeking legal advice; Buder and the War Department, Roger Baldwin to affiliates regarding an invitation to affiliate with the International League for the Rights of Man, correspondence between Buder and St. Louis community organizations; ACLU resolution not to allow those affiliated with political groups that support totalitarian governments abroad to serve on the governing committees of the ACLU, responses to Resolution from other branches; newspaper articles regarding a gun fight where two people died after battling a 50-person posse; letter to Mayor Kaufman from the Board of Alderman regarding their position on housing redevelopment plans; newspaper clippings regarding civil rights court cases;
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Selective Service Act, housing redevelopment and city planning, discrimination in housing, Eugene Buder, anti-communist resolution
Folder 11: Fall 1948 #2 ACLU Publications and Memos, July 1948 - December 1948Add to your cart.
Memos from National ACLU to local affiliates, to Board of Directors; minutes of Board of Directors meeting; ACLU memo on "the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the use of sound trucks" [vehicles with speakers attached to the outside]; Pamphlet from National Institute of Social Relations, Inc. regarding civil rights in the U.S., specifically regarding race and lynching;
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: Anti-Poll tax bill, anti-lynching bill, civil rights for African Americans, communist teachers in public schools, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee,
Folder 12: #1 SLCLC, September 1948 - March 1953Add to your cart.
Includes Constitution of the SLCLC, Bulletins, and memos; correspondence and court brief regarding a case on censorship; memo from United States Civil Service Commission including a list of subversive groups classified by the Attorney General;
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics Include: Mundt-Ferguson-Johnson anti-subversive groups bill; censorship; ethnic identity cards used by St. Louis police, and Jews not falling into "white American" category on the identification cards; inclusion of communism in school curriculum to "strengthen democracy"
Folder 13: #2 ACLU, March 1947 -July 1953Add to your cart.
Includes memos from New York office, news releases, bulletins, principally regarding loyalty oaths, the Gwinn Amendment, and anti-subversive laws; news release and memos regarding an ACLU test case of New Jersey public housing residents challenging the consitutionality of the loyalty oath they had to sign to live in the housing project (Lawrence et al v. Newark Housing Authority); minutes from a New york City housing authority case; Amicus Curiae memo from ACLU on NYC housting authority case; ACLU position on the (New York) Helman Act; ACLU Report on Censorship; Summary of Police Investigation of Frank C. Hood case; ACLU Statement on the Consitutional Amendment to Limit Treaties (Bricker Amendment); ACLU list of Board of Directors and National Committee; list of ACLU affiliates; ACLU Report "Government Personnel Security Measures in Relation to Civil Liberties"; Preamble and proceedings of the Third Annual Confrence on Civil Liberties; Speech given at annual conference titled "Civil RIghts at the Half Century Mark"; remarks on "Loyalty Tests in Government and Education"; Statement of ACLU position regarding the government's indictment of 12 leaders of the Communist Party (Comunist Sedition Case); letter from ACLU to Clark regarding Comunist Sedition Case with indictment attached; ACLU Procedures for Handling Loyalty Cases; statement on loyalty tests for federal employees adopted by ACLU Board of Directors (November 1947); Statement on the Civil Liberties of Teachers and Students; "Our Uncertain Liberties: A Record of Principal Speeches and Discussion at the 29th Annual Conference of the ACLU" (March, 1949); Memo on U.S. National Agencies in the Civil Liberties Field; Memo on the Commussion on Human Rights; ACLU statement on International Civil Liberties.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: New Jersey / New York City public housing project, Gwinn Amendment test case, anti-subversive laws, loyalty oaths, censorship, police brutality (Frank C. Hood case), the Bricker Amendment, civil liberties of teachers and students in colleges and schools
Folder 14: #3 Misc. Publications, April 1948 - July 1953Add to your cart.
Includes two New Yorker articles about Roger Baldwin and his work in the defense of civil liberties; Copy of Lawyers Guild Review (Winter 1950) with article regarding Smith Act; Transcript of decision of Bantam Books, Inc., vs. New Jersey censorship case; Excerpts from Opinion of Judge regarding the banning of the sale of "obscene" books";
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics: book censorship, Gwinn Amendment, discrimination against subversive groups in public housing, race bias in housing,
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SLCLC, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Materials appears to be materials from Eugene Buder, during the time that he was executive secretary and acting treasurer of the SLCLC, including personal correspondence pertaining to issues of civil liberties.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: German civil liberties, HUAC, free speech, student activism and rights, and efforts to develop an international Bill of Rights and individual states' bills of rights.
Folder 2: ACLU, 1944-1949Add to your cart.
Includes report on Civil Liberties in Germany by Roger Baldwin (November 1948), memo on civil liberties in Germany (January 1949); memos from New York office; Report of the Second National Conference on Intergroup Relations (Chicago, November 1948); memo and correspondence re proposed changes in voting rights of ACLU; minutes of some meetings of ACLU; memo in support of draft of a state civil rights law, copies of proposed bill.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous Publications, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
ACLU publications
Folder 4: SLCLC, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Includes Kansas loyalty bill, Benjamin Youngdahl
Folder 5: ACLU, 1949Add to your cart.
Includes bills and projects which ACLU supports; announcements of meetings and agendas; ACLU formulation of clear and present danger test; ACLU weekly newsletter; news releases, memos, brochures sent to E. Buder, Secretary, Missouri Civil Liberties Committee; correspondence rearguing Kansas law on loyalty oaths; correspondence regarding bills in the House of Representatives and Senate and ACLU's stand on them; correspondence regarding separation of Church and State and public funds for private or sectarian schools; memorandum on the Feinberg Law (1949).
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Publications, Fall 1949Add to your cart.
Correspondence of Eugene Buder and materials regarding
Folder 7: Criminal Cases, 1949Add to your cart.
Includes information memos; correspondence regarding various bills in the House of Representatives and Senate; correspondence with people regarding their court cases and or prison sentences.
Folder 8: Criminal Cases, 1949Add to your cart.
Includes ACLU bulletins regarding House Un-American Activities Committee, habeas corpus and war crimes, right to counsel, wrongfully obtained confessions, search and seizures, and parole procedure; letter from the Committee of 100 to Mrs. Ernst Jones, and "Corrections and Social Work Bibliography of Works Owned by the Missouri League for Reduction of Delinquency and Crime"
Folder 9: SLCLC, 1950Add to your cart.
Includes report of the Treasurer, 1949; correspondence with New York Office answering questions they have regarding St. Louis and Missouri; letter to Herbert Levy regarding segregation in St. Louis public recreational facilities (May 1950); letter from SLCLC endorsing Kutcher Civil Rights Committee (January 1950); list of SLCLC Executive Committee, 1949-50; letter from Buder to Homer C. Bishop, past chairman of SLCLC (February 1950); letter from Pat Malin to St. Louis Globe-Democrat (March 1950) regarding their editorial on the ACLU (November 1949); letter from Buder to ACLU supporting them in favoring the referendum on bill penalizing obstructive picketing of federal courts (October 1949).
Biographical/Historical Note: Note: Kutcher's case was key test of the restrictions on democratic rights involved in the loyalty purge procedures
Folder 10: ACLU, Fall 1950Add to your cart.
Includes weekly newsletters; monthly publications of ACLU; news releases; Minutes of ACLU Alien Civil Rights Committee Special Meeting, July 27, 1950; NAACP Annual Report, 1949.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Publications, 1950Add to your cart.
Include Eugene Buder's correspondence with National ACLU office; compiled news clippings and articles on Europe
Folder 12: SLCLC, Fall 1950Add to your cart.
Includes Eugene Buder's correspondence, materials related to the case of a man stealing six Roger Baldwin letters from the SLCLC, correspondence about a report on St. Louis public schools, personal contributions of Buder to civil liberties issues in St. Louis, comic book ordinance, election issue of the Missouri Progressive, published by the Progressive Party of St. Louis, Antonia Sentner case (St. Louis immigration case), and transcripts of radio broadcasts sponsored by the Christian Nationalist Party of MO
Biographical/Historical Note: Background: Antonia Sentner was the wife of William (Bill) Sentner, active labor organizer. She faced deportation for her past membership in the communist party.
Folder 13: ACLU, Fall 1950Add to your cart.
Includes weekly newsletters; monthly publications of ACLU; news releases; Minutes of ACLU Alien Civil Rights Committee Special Meeting, July 27, 1950; NAACP Annual Report, 1949.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous Publications, Fall 1950Add to your cart.
Includes materials put out by the NAACP, the Progressive Party of Missouri, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis, the Christian Nationalist Party, the Missouri Association for Social Welfare, and the United Nations
Folder 15: Criminal Cases, August 1950Add to your cart.
Includes letters to Mr. Eugene Buder from persons (many in prisons) asking his advice and counsel.
Folder 16: James H. Sage, 1950Add to your cart.
Materials related to the City of St. Louis v. James Sage case, August 1950 (James Sage arrested for distributing leaflets for the Stockholm Peace Petition, nominally arrested for disturbing the peace, originally represented by Douglas MacLeod, represented during appeal by Benjamin Roth)
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Office Files and Cases, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Includes letter to Washington University from Genevieve Nations regarding admitting Negroes to Washington University and Arthur H. Compton's reply (June 1946 and September 1947); letters from persons seeking aid from SLCLC; letter from Harry S Truman (March 1953), unable to accept SLCLCs invitation to speak; memo from Buder on constitutionality of a Senate Bill  (February 1953), which sets up a state commission against discrimination; "Remarks in Support of House Bill #112" by Buder (February 1953). The Bill would provide that any otherwise qualified citizen of Missouri who complies with entrance requirements be admitted to any state-supported institution of higher learning without regard to race, color or religion. Statement also used before Senate Committee on Education (March 1953); "Remarks in Support of Bill #114" by Buder (March 1953). Bill would provide that any child of school age be admitted as a pupil in any free public school in the school district in which he resides and that school funds be used lawfully to provide for only such schools admitting as a pupil any child of school age residing in that school district; statement of SLCLC on the Hilsman Bill (no date). SLCW opposed the bill "which would in affect completely nullify all the protections and safeguards that our state (Missouri) has deemed wise and just to accord to all voters for parties other than the two dominant parties"; pending legislation on civil rights (February 1953).
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics included: education, desegregation
Folder 2: ACLU (national) Memos, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Includes memo from New York Office on Owen Lattimore Case (Lattimore was the primary target of McCarthyism, January 1953); copy of letter from H. William Filelson of ACLU to Pat Malin regarding Communism in the U.S. (February 1953); New York Office  reports on civil liberties problems; memo regarding Rosenberg [atomic espionage] case (November 1952); memo from Mr. Joughin regarding the broadcasting and televising of court room proceedings (March 1952); memo on literature coming from abroad (April 1953).
Folder 3: ACLU (national) minutes and publications, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Publications, various, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Includes copies of Missouri and US bills on: lynching, poll tax, reorganizing  Department of Justice for the protection of civil rights, discrimination in interstate transportation, right of political participation, convict labor, civil rights, Commission on Civil Rights - with marginal comments by Buder; "Lattimore the Scholar," edited by Gerry Boas and Harvey Wheeler, 1953, (Contains articles by other scholars attesting to Professor Lattimore's reputation); Program booklet, NAACP 1953 convention in St. Louis; Report of Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc. 1952; flyers in support of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg; flyer in support of five Missouri residents facing Smith Act charges for protesting war in Korea; affidavit of William Sentner; motion to dismiss indictment of James Frederick Forest; St. Louis Argus, pages 13 - 16 discussing events prior to Supreme Court ruling on school segregation;
Folder 5: Office Files and Cases, 1953Add to your cart.
Inlcudes coorespondence with national ACLU office and other affiliates; information about five Missouri residents held on Smith Act charges; publications of St. Louis Council on Human Relations; program for 5th St. Louis Insititute of Human Rights; booklet "St Louis Race Relations on the Air" Catholic Interracial Council of St. Louis; St. Louis American article on teatment of black residents by police, June 25, 1953; recruitment brocures from national ACLU; "Power of Arrest" text and drafts by Eugene Buder (on police actions following events in St. Louis and Kansas City), circa 1953; brochure "Films for Better HUman Relations"; "Up To Date with CORE" November 1953 newsletter listing desegregation work in St. Louis; amicus Curiae by SLCLC for Arnold et. al, vs Kirkwood School District.  // Includes memos, minutes of meetings, publications of ACLU and SLCLC;  ACLU: reply by ACLU to American Legion's resolution calling for the immediate investigation of the "questionable activities" of the ACLU; ACLU Board of Directors' meeting agenda and action, June 15, 1953, includes statements and comments on policies adopted by the Board; the Nature of the Communist Party; Allowable Considerations of Associations (in Educational and U.N. Employment); Propriety of Questions and Competency of Authority; Introduction to ACLU Report, January 1, 1951 to June 30, 1953; referendum on statements 1. 2. and 3, pro and con arguments included (policy statements on Communist Party, U.N. and educational employment, and propriety of questions and competency of authority as stated above); SLCLC: copy of proposed civil rights bill for the city of St. Louis; typescript entitled "Resistance to McCarthyism" by St. Louis Emergency Defense Committee and reprint of Post-Dispatch editorial on the first Smith Act convictions; "The Power of Arrest," by Eugene H. Buder, Chairman of the St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topics include: civil rights; school desegregation; Kirkwood and Meacham Park; police interactions with black residents;
Folder 6: ACLU (Nationla) Press Releases and Newsletters, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: SLCLC meeting minutes, 1953Add to your cart.
Minutes of June 30, 1953
Folder 8: ACLU (National) and Chicago affiliate meeting minutes, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 9: ACLU (national) memos from New York Office, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: ACLU California "Open Forum", 1953Add to your cart.
newsletters
Folder 11: ACLU (national) Press Releases and Newsletters, 1953 - 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Office Files, 1954Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence from Frankie Freeman and St. Louis NAACP; Emergency Civil Liberties Committee;  correspondence from Billie Ames and CORE St. Louis, with "Up To Date with CORE" newsletter February 1954; flyer F.E.P.C. Committee of Missouri; booklet "the story of Jesse Dukes"; program from St. Louis Council of National Council of Negro Women; SLCLC budgets;
Folder 13: ACLU (national) minutes and publications, 1954Add to your cart.
also includes "Rights" newsletter of Emergency Civil Liberties Committee
Folder 14: Publications, various organizations, 1954Add to your cart.
Includes New York and Chicago affiliate meeting minutes; Missouri Association for Social Work;
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SLCLC Correspondence, 1949; 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence with Ray H. Mills, incarcerated in Jefferson City, Missouri; Emergency Civil Liberties Committee.
Folder 2: SLCLC Minutes of meetings, publications, 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sentner Trial (1 of 2), 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Notes and background for William Sentner's trial including: transcript of trial; handwritten notes and drafts of ACLU brief for Sentner; final draft (copy) of amicus curiae brief; "The Informer," by Frank Donner, The Nation, April 10, 1954; "The Smith Act and the Supreme Court: An ACLU Analysis, Opinion and Statement of Policy," 1952; Supreme Court Reporter, July 1, 1951 conspiracy trial, Dennis et al. vs. U.S.; Federal Reporter, October 20, 1952 (conspiracy trial, Frankfeld et al. vs. U.S.); "Individual Freedom and the Common Defense," by Walter Millis (published by the Fund for the Republic),; article in Civil Liberties, January 1958 regaring Supreme Court's reversals of Smith Act convictions; transcript of trial U.S. vs. Silverman and Stone, 1956.
Biographical/Historical Note: Background:  Sentner was on the Communist Party's state board when it established a basic training school for Communists in St. Louis.  The Smith Act of 1940 made it unlawful to conspire to advocate a bringing about of forceful or violent overthrow of the government, and to organize a group so to teach. The Act is the chief federal sedition law. ACLU and SLCLC opposed this law. The Yates case (June 1957) decision stated that the belief in the forcible overthrow of the government, when divorced from an actual effort to overthrow, is not a violation of the Smith Act. It is on this basis that Sentner appealed; he did not participate in any conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government.
Folder 4: Sentner Trial (2 of 2), 1954-1958Add to your cart.
continuation of previous folder
Folder 5: ACLU (National), 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Includes some copies of Civil Liberties; Constitution and Bylaws of ACLU, revisions and memo on constitutional revisions.
Folder 6: Publications, various groups, 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Includes: "Rights" by Emergency Civil Rights Committee; Missouri Association for Social Workers; St. Louis Labor Tribune; "Free Assembly" televised town meeting sponsored by Bar Association of St. Louis at Old Courthouse; Nation reprints; Fund for the Republic; pro-segregation racist flyers and cartoons by St. Louis Tavern Owner's Association, 1956; Association of American Indian Affairs.
Folder 7: SLCLC Correspondence, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Includes telegram from NAACP May 17, 1954 announcing ruling in Brown v Board; correspondence regarding Morton Sobell; Freedom Agenda Committee (St. Louis); correspondence regarding Willis Sanders, held by FBI in St. Louis, 1955; "Committee of 100" organized by NAACP; Kutcher Civil Rights Commitee; Smith Act cases; letters from persons incarcerated in Jefferson CIty, Missouri.
Folder 8: SLCLC Minutes of meetings, publications, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Includes: 2 page brochure "have you ever talked on a wire tapped phone?"; "Liberties"; minutes (1955);
Folder 9: ACLU Publications, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Includes: tribute to Arthur Garfield Hays by Roger Baldwin; "Civil Liberties" newsletters; news releases; affiliate conferneces; incomes and amounts earned by affiliates, 1951-1955.
Folder 10: Publications, various, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Includes "Legislative News" by the Committee on Legislation, Missouri Association for Social Welfare; Bill to amend and revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, nationality and citizenship (February 1955); "Rights" by ECLC; "The Civil rights Story 1956" by Theodore Leskes; newspaper clippings; "Harvaed School Record"; Repeal The Walkter-McCarrin Law; St. Louis Commitee to Secure Justice for Morton Sobell; "The Peacemaker"; .
Folder 11: SLCLC newsletters, minutes, correspondence, 1956Add to your cart.
Includes: corerespondence from other organizations
Folder 12: ACLU and Emergency Civil Liberties Committee publications, 1956Add to your cart.
"Civil Liberties" and "Rights" newsletters
Sub-Series 3: General Files of the Chairman, 1958-1965Add to your cart.
General Files of the SLCL Chairman, 1960-1961 (circa), and 1963-1965.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SLCLC Correspondence, 1958Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of Hadley Grimm (Chairman, circa 1958-1960)
Folder 2: SLCLC Correspondence, 1959 - 1960Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of:  Hadley Grimm; Ethical Society; St. Louis Chapter Americans for Democratic Freedom, 1959; President, St. Louis Board of Education from Grimm; statement of Dr. O. Wagner, statement of Metropolitan Church Federation of Greater St. Louis regarding prayer in schools; newspaper clippings about prayer in schools; statements on screening of mail [post office]; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Fund for Public Uses Commitee, 8/27/1959 regarding Mill Creek Valley [referenced brochure not in file]; Leonor K. Sullivan, 6/29/1059 regarding vote against State's Rights Bill in Congress; St. Louis Urban League;
Folder 3: SLCLC Correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence of: Hadley Grimm; Harold Norman; regarding Barthel [police brutality] case with summary by Norman, 5/10/1960, statement of facts and arguments, 9/2/1960; regarding censorship in Missouri State Penitentiary;  Mill Creek Valley; World Affairs Council; draft of SLCLC 1959-1960 annual report addressing minority rights; draft of statement to West End Community Conference; SLCLC Certificate of Merit draft; Student Commitee for the Repeal of the Disclaimer Affidavit, Washington University (Eleanor Drosten), with newspaper clippings; Roger Baldwin visiting St. Louis; Delta Sigma Theta regarding St. Louis visit of Lucy Lameck; Irving Ferman; draft to Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter; St. Louis NAACP regarding sucessful protest action at department store; referal of inquiry about Charles C. Hamilton to national ACLU; National Committee to Abolish the Un-American Activities Commitee;
Folder 4: SLCLC Correspondence, 1961Add to your cart.
Includes: Barthel case (St. Louis Police);  Constitution of the Washington University Civil Liberties Union;  Human Rights in Missouri; HUAC; Urban League of St. Louis; University City Human relations Council; list of members of the Executive Committee; St. Louis Council on Human Relations and public accomidations bill; St. Louis NAACP; CORE Congress of Racial Equality listing of desegregated resuraunts in St. Louis; newspaper clippings; John Birch Society; SLCLC budget;
Folder 5: SLCLC Correspondence, 1962Add to your cart.
Includes: nomminating committee; Humanist University regarding desegregation actions at Santoto restaurant in University City; Mayor Rayomnd Tucker regaridng 14th UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day;
Folder 6: SLCLC Correspondence, 1955; 1963Add to your cart.
2 documents: Greater St. Louis Committee for Freedom of Residence, 1963 and Hadley Grim to Missouri House Judiciary regarding House Bill 275, 1955.
Folder 7: SLCLC Minutes of meetings, 1958 - 1962Add to your cart.
Minutes of general and executive meetings, some with notations added. Also: Correspondence regarding Barthel case; listing of executive and other committee members; 1956 bylaws of SLCLC; "Grouch" Washington University student newsletter, 1962 regarding partial desegregation of Santoro Resturaunt.
Folder 8: SLCLC Publications, 1959-1962Add to your cart.
Includes: flyer for event was Washington University Medical School Auditorium, Irving Ferman speaker; "Civil Liberties" 1960, 1961, 1962.
Folder 9: ACLU (National) Publications, 1959-1966Add to your cart.
Includes: memos from national ACLU to affiliates, including personel changes, religious holiday observance, subject list of human-interest stories, suggestions for 40th anniversary, school bus funding, Brown v Board, "Operation Correction"; "Civil Liberties" newsletter; "Goals for 1961"; "Goals for 1962";
Folder 10: Publications, various groups (1 of 3), 1959 - 1961Add to your cart.
Includes: Americans for Democratic Action; 1961 report on civil rights from state advisory committee, Missouri; Anti-Defamation League; St. Louis newspaper clippings; "Freedom of Information Conference" University of MO Columbia, 1960; speech on housing discrimination, Missouri Association for Social Welfare; Urban League of St. Louis 1960 Annual Report; "America's Broken Mainspring" reprit from The Progressive;  Focus Midwest; "Freedom-To-Read" American Book Publishers Council; "School Desegregation the First Six Years" by Southern Regional Council, with fold out map including Missouri; First Missouri Governor's Conference on Human Rights; Missouri Senate Bill No. 257, fair employment practices; US Commitee for Refuges;
Folder 11: Publications, various groups (2 of 3), 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Includes: statement by US Senator Thomas C Hennings, Jr (D-MO); Youth to Abbolish Un-American Committee, large posters; I. F. Stone's Weekly; newspaper clippings; Citizen Committee to Preserve American Freedoms, for abolishing HUAC; "In Search of Truth: An Analysis of the HUAC Propaganda Film 'Operation Abolition'"; "Abolition News" [HUAC]; Civil Liberties Educational Foundation; CORE reprint of Florida State University paper regarding sit-down demonstrations; "police-community relations institute" East St. Louis, 1960; "The Truth About Desegregation in Washington's Schools" reprint from the Washington Post; Asbury Park Police Insititue on Community Relations, New Jersey 1960; Citizens for Educational Freedom, published in St. Louis regarding bussing for private or religious schools; "Sit-Ins The Student Report" booklet by CORE Congress of Racial Equality, 1960; Journal of The American Judicature Society, 1957, regarding "Justice for the Menally Ill"; Chicago Commitee to Defend Democratic Rights; "Southern Forum" ACLU of Southern California;
Folder 12: Publications, various groups (3 of 3), 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Includes: "Human Rights Sunday" Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1958; Chicago Committee to Defend Democratic Rights; Americans for Democratic Action; newspaper clippings; ACLU of Southern California, 1959; "Don't Knock the Door Off the Hinges!" St. Louis Chapter, Protestants and Other Americans United for Seperation of Church and State (regarding Mill Creek Valley); "Connecticut School Bus Law"; "Workshop in Democracy"; "The Road to Life and Liberty" by Roger Baldwin; "Feelings Run Strong on Immigration" reprint from National Catholic Weekly Review, 1958; transcript of Rev. Martin Luther King speaking at Washington University, 1957; "Operation Housing Intagration"; "Segregation versus the Space Age," Greater Atlanta Council on Human Relations; "From Cold Prison Walls Asbury Howard Haunts America," Chicago Committee to Win the Vote in The South; newspaper clippings; Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, including articles supporting "Operation Abolition"; "Report of the Fair Employment Practices Commitee" St. Louis Board of Aldermen, investigating charge of discrimination on Plaza Project 1959; Working Lawyers group and ACLU of Souther California, 1960.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publication - "Communism on the Map", 1961 - 1962Add to your cart.
complete text of the tape-film strip; and "The Greater St. Louis School of Anti-Communism, April 1961,  Selected Quotations" prepared by the St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee, St. Louis, 1962.
Folder 2: SLCLC Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Includes letter by William Landau to ACLU New York Office explaining why SLCLC does not wish to get involved in CORE's demonstration at Jefferson Bank,; Elmer Price's letter of resignation from the Executive Board of SLCLC [he resigned because of Landau's position on  the Decent Literature Commission]; letters to Congressmen from William H. Landau re various bills in the legislature.
Folder 3: SLCLC - minutes of meetings and publications, 1964 - 1965Add to your cart.
Inlcudes board minutes; flyers "Fair Employment" and "Civil Rights Act" by Urban League; bylaws; board nominations;
Folder 4: SLCLC Correspondence, 1964Add to your cart.
Correspondence re Lischner case. [Dr. Harold W. Lischner was denied a license to practice medicine in Missouri because of his pacifist beliefs. SLCLC supported him]. More material on: Lischner, including copy of Thomas F. Eagleton's letter to State Board of Registration; news clippings on case; copy of defendant's brief, Harold Lischner vs. the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts of Missouri, et al.; letter to Landau from Dr. Harold Lischner re his case, and enclosing State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts' Finding of Fact, Lischner's Petition, and First Amended Petition, Plaintiff's Brief, Plaintiff's Reply Brief, Plaintiff's Requested Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; Correspondence concerning Dr. Landau's joining the Decent Literature Commission. [Dr. Landau feels much is to be gained by participating in active discussion; however, the New York Office's policy is to refuse to participate in any way in decent literature commissions.]; letter, May 15, 1964 to Miss Shulamith Smith re May 12 resolution of the Decent Literature Commission, from William Landau, with his comments on the resolution;    Letter to editor, Globe-Democrat, My 1964, with summary of SLCLC's position on free speech; correspondence re arresting of portesters at Presidential pickets in Forest Park (February 1964). including  Dr. Landau's letter to the editor, Globe-Democrat; correspondence with New York Office, including letter from John de J. Pemberton, Jr. explaining the misunderstanding between the National Office and the St. Louis branch of ACLU; Recommendations Submitted to the Executive Committee by the Public Relations and Membership Committee, 1957; letters to Congressmen from Landau re various bills in the legislature; letter from Landau to New York Office nominating Arthur J. Freund for the Florina Lasker Award; SLCLC's comments on the National Office Staff Paper, "The ACLU: Today and Tomorrow," April 1964; statement of Benjamin Roth re Jefferson Bank demonstrations; preliminary proposal for a re-invigorating program [for SLCLC] presented by the program committee to the Executive Board, October 1964; Letter from William G. Lorenz, minister at Grade Presbyterian Church (Easton-Page neighborhood) regarding police mistreatment after calling police for a crime, 1964;
Folder 5: SLCLC Correspondence, 1965Add to your cart.
Includes memo on fair housing in UNiversity City; Dr. Landau's talk at the annual meeting of SLCLC; letter to Post-Dispatch by Landau re HUAC (February 16, 1965); letter (March 1, 1965) to John D. Pemberton, New York office, from Landau on local and national issues; letter to Senator Edward Long from Landau informing him that he has been awarded the 1965 Annual Civil Liberties Award; letter to editor, Post-Dispatch on their report of the church-state relations panel held at the SLCLC membership meeting, (February 1965); letter (February 1965) from Landau to Alan Reitman, New York office, on Decent Literature Commission; "St. Louis Police Department Annual Report," 1961 and 1962; flyers and brochures from Police-Community Relations; "Police Journal" Jan, Feb. March 1964; S LCLC minutes of meetings and publications. Includes copy of amended by-laws of SLCLC,  May 1961; memo listing Civil Rights legislation introduced in Missouri General Assembly, 1965; correspondence with Richard Lytle reagrding Washington University and the SLCLC's archives, 1965;
Folder 6: ACLU (National) materials, 1965Add to your cart.
Includes memos, publications of ACLU; minutes of a special meeting of the Board of Directors of ACLU, April 1965 - matters discussed: shared-time, national legislation, lawyers constitutional defense committee, libel, capital punishment; fifteen-page memo from New York office, May 1964, "National Committee and Affiliate Comment on 'The ACLU-Today and Tomorrow"; memo from Jack de J. Pemberton, May 1964, re "ACLU- Today and Tomorrow" memo of Alan Reitman, basis of discussion at Biennial Conference; "How Americans Protest: A Statement on the Civil Rights Demonstrations." published by ACLU, August 1963; Summary Report of 1964 ACLU Biennial Conference; copy of testimony of the ACLU on the President's Bill for Aid to Elementary and Secondary Education, February 1965.
Folder 7: University City Fair Housing, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Includes memo in support of fair housing legislation by the University City Civic Association.
Sub-Series 4: Additional Files, 1948 - 1968Add to your cart.
A small section of files transferred to the archives seperatly, with topics overlapping the earlier subseries.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: SLCLC Correspondence, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence pertaining to membership; master copy of revised by-laws ACLU of Eastern Missouri adopted January 1, 1968.
Folder 2: SLCLC Minutes of Meetings, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
included are some budget reports and policy statements
Folder 3: SLCLC Minutes of Meetings, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Includes executive committee lists 1966-67; minutes; budget reports
Folder 4: SLCLC Publications, 1962 -1968Add to your cart.
Includes issues of Liberties, various 1962-1968; postcards for events; press releases
Folder 5: ACLU (National) Publications, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Includes Biennial conference 1966; Civil Liberties 1967; available publications; affiliate lists;
Folder 6: ACLU (National) Publications, 1960 - 1968Add to your cart.
Includes national board minutes 1966; Roger Baldwin Foundation prospectus and newsletters; Annual reports of national ACLU 1955, 1956, 1957; literature lists; affiliate lists; "General Guide to ACLU Litigation Procedures and Practices" 1966; memo regarding 1940 memo concerning board membership, 1965; Civil Liberties, 1968; memos on "dial-a-smear" taped propaganda, conscientious objectors, church and state, circa 1965;
Folder 7: Publications - African Americans and Discrimination, 1948 - 1966Add to your cart.
Includes: article in "St. Louis Argus" July 8, 1966 by Evelyn Schreiber, executive secretary; "Operation Challenge" (story of Kinloch High School Class of 1963) by YMCA, 1963; "When a Negro Moves Next Door" reprint from Saturday Evening Post, 1959; "Questions and Answers Presidents Executive Order No. 11063 Equal Opportunity in Housing" 1963; "The Negro in St. Louis Today" Urban League, 1965; "Confessions of a Block-Buster" Saturday Evening Post July 14, 1962; "Survey of Negro Employment" Missouri Commission on Human Rights, 1964; "Minority Housing in Wisconsin" League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, 1965; Fifth Annual Report Missouri Commission on Human Rights, 1961-62; "Anti-Discrimination Legislation in the American States" Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, November 1948; "The Negro Speaks" booklet reprint of 1963 symposium with "prominent Negro Leaders" St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Folder 8: Publications - Civil Liberties, general, 1953 - 1965Add to your cart.
Includes: "State Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Bias Laws" American Jewish Congress, revised edition 1953; St. Louis Post-Dsipatch and St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper clippings; "Realities: St. Louis Bi-Weekly of Social and Political Analysis" November 5, 1965; reprints of news about Vietnam, 1966;"Focus Midwest" 1962 (Vol. 1, No. 1-7), 1963 (Vol. 2, No. 1-5);  Wall Street Journal reprints about ACLU, 1963 and 1965; "Progress" newsletter, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Nov-Dec 1967.

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[Series 6: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1985 - 2005],
[Series 7: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1984 - 2008],
[Series 8: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1994 - 2012],
[Series 9: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 2000 - 2015],
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