American Civil Liberties
American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup
1864-2006 (mostly 1970-1995)
2,471 linear feet, 2,471 boxes
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.