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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

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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]

Series 4: ACLU of Eastern Missouri Files, 1959 - 1995Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically
Use Restrictions: Series 4, Subseries 2 files closed for 25 years (after their creation), except with written permission of the Executive Director,
Sub-Series 1: Administrative and Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Abortion, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
St. Louis Newspaper Clippings; "Key Reproductive Freedom Issues"
Folder 2: Abortion (Anti Terrorism), 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings; press releases; memos
Folder 3: Abortion (Court Decisions), 1986-1990Add to your cart.
Includes press clippings for Hodgson v. Minnesota and Turnock v. Ragsdale; "Current Status of the Supreme Court and Abortion law; Memos
Folder 4: Abortion (Federal Legislation and D.C.), 1989Add to your cart.
Inlcudes flyers; memos; newspaper clippings
Folder 5: Abortion (Missouri House Bill 1596), 1986Add to your cart.
Press release; newsletters; newspaper clippings
Folder 6: Abortion (Webster Case, 1986-1992Add to your cart.
Includes: Court documents; Press releases; Newspaper clippings; List of abortion related cases 1988; roll call vote Missouri House.
Folder 7: Academic Freedom 1 of 3, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Includes: ACLU National working papers 1968; ACLU National Academic Freedom Committee memos and minutes; Handbook of police conduct; newspaper clippings; press release
Folder 8: Academic Freedom, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Abortion policy memo;
Folder 9: Academic Freedom 3 of 3, 1967Add to your cart.
Academic Freedom Committee memos and minutes; Newspaper clippings; St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee Academic Freedom Flyer; National ACLU Flyers; National Board of Directors Memo;
Folder 10: Archives Committee, 1985-1993Add to your cart.
Includes: Newspaper clippings; ACLU Eastern Missouri Memos; Outline of Washington University Archives
Folder 11: ACLU Bicentennial Events, 1991Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings; ACLU of Eastern Missouri Memos.
Folder 12: ACLU Criticism, 1974-1996Add to your cart.
Letters from critics to ACLU of Estern Missouri and National ACLU; Newspaper clippings; magazine articles
Folder 13: ACLU Mid-Missouri Chapter Minutes, 1981-1994Add to your cart.
Includes: minutes; memos; newspaper clippings; budgets; "Mid-Missouri Chapter Long-Range Plan"
Folder 14: ACLU National Annual Reports, 1970-1977, 1992, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Annual Meeting, 1992Add to your cart.
Flyer; memos; newspaper clippings; itinerary;
Access Restriction: Nadine Strossen speaker
Folder 16: Annual Meeting, 1993Add to your cart.
Flyers; memos
Folder 17: Armstrong, Joyce (CV, Awards and Honors), 1972-1986Add to your cart.
Includes: newspaper clippings; photograph of Joyce Armstrong; personal corespondence; resumes; biographies.
Folder 18: Armstrong, Joyce (15th Anniversary), 1987Add to your cart.
Includes: correspondence and TV script
Folder 19: Armstrong, Joyce (Newspaper Clippings), 1984-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Armstrong, Joyce (Public Perception and Media), 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Includes: newspaper clippings; resume; correspondence; certificate; photograph; press releases; employee list (handwritten)
Folder 21: Articles of Incorporation, 1966-1979Add to your cart.
Tax filings; By-laws; minutes; Articles of incorporation
Folder 22: Baldwin, Roger, 1953-1991Add to your cart.
Includes: newspaper clippings; obituaries; medal of freedom and memorial remarks; magazine; speeches; press releases; minutes
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bicentennial Planning Committee (1989-92)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board Correspondence (1986-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board Elections and QualificationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Board Rosters (1959-78)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board Rosters (1979-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Trustees Minutes (1952-84)Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Trustees Minutes (1985-1990, 1992-1993)Add to your cart.
missing 1991
Folder 2: Budget Planning (1987-91)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Campaign PlanningAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Campaign and Publicity Prospectuses for RecruitmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Carter, Jimmy (Presidency and Human Rights)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Censorship (Books and Literature)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Censorship (Movies and Film)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Child Abuse Committee Minutes (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church and State (Misc.)Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Church and State (Parochial Schools)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civil RightsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Civil Liberties and the PoorAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee to Preserve the Constitution Press Kits (1982)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Criminal Justice Committee Minutes (1983-89 and 93)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Development Committee Reports (1975-76)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Due ProcessAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Employment (Loyalty and Security Policies)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Employment (Whistle blowers)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Executive Committee Minutes (1975-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: FBIAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Financial Reports (1978-87)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: First Amendment Conference (1978)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Free SpeechAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of ACLU EMAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Homelessness and TransientsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal Steering Committee (1992-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legislative Committee Minutes (1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters to the Editor and Media PerceptionAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Living Constitution Conference (1985-93)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Long Range Planning Committee (1970-95)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Media Coverage (1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Media Coverage (Public Radio)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Midwest Affiliates Conference (1973-94)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Military Rights, the Draft and Racial DiscriminationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Missouri Coalition Against Censorship (1986-88)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Missouri Prisons (National Prison Project)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: National Security (Iran gate)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Security (Nuclear Power)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: National Security (Security Clearances)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nominating Committee (1993-94)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Police RelationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Police Relations Committee (1992-94)Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PornographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Press Releases (1986-90)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Privacy (Bank Records)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Privacy Committee (1989-90)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Privacy (Employee Polygraph Protection Act)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Privacy (Government Surveillance [Armed Forces])Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Privacy (Government Surveillance [FBI])Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Privacy (Government Surveillance [General]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Privacy (Government Surveillance [House Internal Security Committee])Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Privacy (Law Enforcement Assistance Act)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Privacy (Patient Locator)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Privacy (Privacy Act of 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Privacy (Public Utilities Records)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Privacy (Social Security Numbers)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Privacy (Tax Records)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Public Programs and Events (1973-83)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Publication ("Civil Liberties" [1966-85])Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publication ("Liberties" [1961-96])Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Reagan, Ronald (Censorship)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reagan, Ronald (Impeachment)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Search and Seizure (Turn in Pusher [TIP]  Program)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Speaker Engagements (1986-92)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Student Internships and Practicums (1973-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Student Press AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Press Rights HandbooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Study of Federal District Court Decisions War (Draft)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Washington University Civil Liberties UnionAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: U.S. Supreme Court Terms (1986-88)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Voting, Elections, and Absentee BallotAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Cases Files and Master DocketsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appleberry v. Dotson (1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anheuser-Busch v. Balducci (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Anti-Apartheid Demonstrators v. University of  Missouri at Columbia (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Areaco Investment Co. v. Linderer (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Carr v. Missouri Division of Revenue (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Child Care Assoc. of St. Louis v. O'Hara (1987-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cline v. Oregon County (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Coalition for the Environment v. Jennings (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Davis v. Jewel (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: D.C. v. City of St. Louis (1987)Add to your cart.
Legal case challenging city's masquerading ordinance criminalizing cross-dressing.
Biographical/Historical Note: Topcis: Gay rights, Trans rights.
Folder 11: Dicandia v. St. Louis County (1988-91)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Edwards v. Franklin County (1991)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ellisville v. O'Reilly (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Epple v. Boehm (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Feast v. Robinson (1990)Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Free Speech Pornography Committee v. U.S. AFT (1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Gesslings v. Privacy (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Gideon v. Wainright (1984)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Gilleo v. Ladue (1993)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Iron Eyes v. Dowd (1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Jacobs v. St. Louis Lambert Airport (1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Jamison (Wurm) v. City of St. Louis (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Kancijanic v. Skelly (1986)Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Kemp v. Moore (1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kendrick v. Heckler (1983-88)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kennet v. Pulliam and White (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kitchell v. Jones (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: K.M.H. v. T.C.H. (1988-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Koeting v. Moore (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lang v. St. Louis Police Department (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lewis v. Pearson (1990)Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Liddell v. Board of Education (1983)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Manifold v. Blunt (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: McCulloch v. Cain (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Meramec Community College v. Cornillon (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Obendorfer v. City of Lakeshire (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Oberkramer v. Eureka (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pagedale v. Surtin (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Parisi v. U.S. National Park Service (1991)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Quinn v. Millsap (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reed v. Orton (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Reproductive Health Services v. Webster (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Roberts v. Wamser (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Roddy v. Creve Couer (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ryan, John v. Prolife Direct Action League (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Saint Louis v. Gonzales (1993)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Serio v. Hartsburg School District (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Socialist Workers Party v. University City (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sonfist v. St. Louis (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: State of Missouri v. Badran (1991)Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: State of Missouri v. Blunt (1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: State of Missouri v. Burrell (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Swope v. Delo (1990)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Thames Enterprises v. City of St. Louis (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Trudeau v. Wyrick (1984)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Tyler v. Murphy (1991)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: United States v. Ramsey (1986-89)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: U.S. Dept. of Justice v. Black Jack, City of (1994)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Video v. Webster (1989)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Voelker v. U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Wagner v. O'Hara (1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Webster Groves v. Reid (1987)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Wilder v. Bernstein (1984)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Wimberly v. JC Penney (1985)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Yow v. Elsberry (1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Master Dockets for ACLU EM (1981-91)Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]


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