American Civil Liberties Union.
American Civil Liberties Union Records
1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)
4,207.37 linear feet, 5,097 boxes, 1886 volumes, and 288 reels of microfilm
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the pre-eminent civil liberties
organization in the United States, utilizing litigation, lobbying, and public
education to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by
the U.S. Constitution. These records document the administration and work of the
ACLU's national office, regional offices, and legal projects, with particular
emphasis on the areas of civil rights, children and women's rights, freedom of
speech (and all First Amendment questions), and due process, among many others. The
records include case files, correspondence, meeting minutes, research files, and
files of staff members.