American Civil Liberties Union.
American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 2
1917-1946 ACLU Records, 1886 bound volumes and 12 archival boxes (on 288 reels
of microfilm) 1947-1995 ACLU Records, 899.37 linear feet, 2004 archival boxes, 20 half-size archival boxes, 21 archival shoeboxes, 20
16x20 photo boxes, 11 8x10 photo boxes, 9 film canisters, and 1 24x36 photo
The American Civil Liberties Union Records document the activities of the Union
in protecting individual rights from 1920 through 1995. The files contain materials on
freedom of speech, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the
law; legal case files; and organizational records. Within these categories files reflect
subject areas such as academic freedom, censorship, racial discrimination, aliens'
rights, privacy concerns, labor concerns, amnesty, and government loyalty and security.
The files reflect work on litigation, advocacy and public policy, and subject files on
various areas of interest connected with civil liberties. Materials include
correspondence, court documents, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, reports, briefs,
and legal files. Also included are materials from ACLU affiliate organizations, and the
Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee.