- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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Collection Description & Creator Information
Materials are physically arranged in the volumes first by format (correspondence or newspaper clippings), and then chronologically. The microfilm is a direct copy of the volumes. Several volumes appear on one reel of microfilm. For example, Reel 1 contains Volumes 1-8. The Reel Contents list provides a list of reels and the volumes they contain. In addition to the Reel Contents list, the Clippings Series and Correspondence Series provides a list of the same material organized by format and topic.
- Custodial History
The initial donation to the New York Public Library consisted of 10 volumes of canvas-backed post-bound original documents and clippings pasted on paper that were numbered starting with 1 for each year. NYPL removed the originals from the post-bindings, and pasted them into scrapbooks. This process increased the number of volumes and split materials that were originally described as a single volume. Volumes were renumbered with a combination of volume and letter designations (for example, 595A and 595B).
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Subgroup 1 is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Correspondence--General; American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 1, The Roger Baldwin Years, MC001-01, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Existence and Location of Copies
Microfilm of these volumes is available at the Mudd Manuscript Library. Additionally, digital images of volumes 1-71, 73-125, 127-135, and 138-141 are available online as downloadable PDFs. Please see the Reel Contents List for access to electronic copies.
FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Subgroup 1 has been digitized in its entirety and is available for members of the Princeton community to view here.
- Other Finding Aids
The ACLU Card Index (1917-1946) lists materials in this collection first chronologically and then by subject or name (original index cards are now located in AC123, Library Records). Please use the linked Card Index Subjects list and Names list (individuals are found under the heading "people" in the index) to identify relevant index terms and the years in which they appear. The cards provide reel (r), volume, and page numbers for each subject. This index has several limitations. Names are not indexed exhaustively, and material from 1946-1950 is not included. To gain access to these years, please use the Reel Contents and Series lists.
This finding aid describes a portion of the American Civil Liberties Union Records held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. For an overview of the entire collection, instructions on searching the collection and requesting materials, and other information, please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.