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Series 2: Project Files, 1877-2000 (mostly 1970-1995)
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Series finding aid: ACLU Records, Subgroup 3: Project Files Series.
The Project Files series contains the records of twelve of the ACLU's projects, which each addressed an area of civil liberties violations. Project records typically consist of case files, research files, and project publicity and correspondence. The best documented projects are the Children's Rights Project and Women's Rights Project, and to a lesser extent the Arts Censorship Project, Capital Punishment Project, and Reproductive Freedom Project.
This series is a continuation of ACLU Records: Subgroup 2, Project Files, 1964-1979. In Subgroup 2, see also Series 3: Subject Files, 1921-1990 for materials on the subjects covered by the projects.
Divided into twelve subseries: Access to Justice Project, Arts Censorship Project, Capital Punishment Project, Children's Rights Project, Immigrants' Rights Project, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender AIDS Project, Reproductive Freedom Project, Revenue Sharing Enforcement Project, Selective Service Litigation Project, Sexual Privacy Project, Voters' Rights Project, and Women's Rights Project.
Development records, personnel records, confidential legal records, and mold-damaged records were separated from this subgroup during processing.
These papers were processed with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson in 2010-2012 with the assistance of Special Collections Assistant David Gillespie and student assistants Alec Egan, Brandon Joseph, Abbie Kimbell, Jamie LaMontagne, and Emma Watt. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2011.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
A portion of this series is currently restricted. Please see the restriction notes in the inventory for further information.
- 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:
Series 2: Project Files; American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3, MC001-03, 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
FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Please see the Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union Records.
- Other Finding Aids
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.
Historical sketch based on In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU by Samuel Walker. See also Samuel Walker's The American Civil Liberties Union: An Annotated Bibliography.
- American civil liberties union
American Civil Liberties Union. Washington Office