Contents and Arrangement

Series 4: Legal Case Files, 1864-2001 (mostly 1965-1995)

1 item

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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. A large portion of the records are related to the numerous cases that the ACLU was involved in on a wide range of civil liberties issues. Records are included from the national office, ACLU projects, notably the Arts Censorship Project, Capital Punishment Project, Children's Rights Project, Reproductive Freedom Project, and Women's Rights Project, and the Mountain States Regional Office, Southern Regional Office, and Washington Regional Office.


The boxes are arranged alphabetically by case.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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).

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 for Reproduction and 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.

Credit this material:

Series 4: Legal Case Files; American Civil Liberties Union Records: Subgroup 3, MC001-03, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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