Series 1, Subseries 2, Working Papers
10 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room
Collection Creator: Fund for the Republic..
Extent: 10 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 1, Subseries 2, Working Papers, 1952-1961, is arranged chronologically, and supplements the minutes of the Board of Directors by providing detailed information on various grants, fellowships, projects and policy issues raised at meetings. The officers of the Fund reviewed and discussed all grant and fellowship applications received, and then submitted detailed reports of their recommendations for the board's approval or rejection. Every grant and fellowship application, and its relevance, is described within these abstracts. Each member also received mailings of informational material concerning items to be raised at the next meeting, correspondence with active politicos, project progress reports, clippings, and occasional position papers on civil rights and civil liberties.
Early on, the Fund determined that keeping board members informed of the organization's publicity was imperative. It mailed articles from major newspapers to its directors on a regular basis. This collection has a seemingly comprehensive list of every newspaper article mentioning the Fund, between 1955 and 1959. Due to the accessibility of the articles elsewhere, the clippings were discarded. For periods where there are no lists, the clippings have been retained.
Series 1, Subseries 2, Working Papers; 1952-1961; Fund for the Republic Records, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.