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Overview

Creator:

American Civil Liberties Union.

Title:

American Civil Liberties Union Records

Dates:

1864-2011 (mostly 1917-1995)

Size:

4,207.37 linear feet, 5,097 boxes, 1886 volumes, and 288 reels of microfilm

Call number:

MC001

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.
Public Policy Papers.
65 Olden Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

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.