Contents and Arrangement

Subseries 5C: Subject File, 1940 June-1941 July

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Subject File (1940 June-1941 July, and undated) contains files, arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically within, relating to the Fund Raising division. Those files pertinent to the organization of Fund Raising include: Financial reports and summaries (1940 October-1941 July) and Fundraising Plans (1940 July-1941 Jan), both of which present an overview of the Committee's financial situation and fund raising plans. The file, Star Spangled Ball, documents a fund raising ball sponsored by the Committee to Defend American in December 1940.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History


An attempt has been made to organize the records of the Committee in a way that reflects as closely as possible the original order and the way in which the Committee used the records, or when this was not possible, arranging the records in as usable an order as possible. Due to the short-term life of the Committee combined with the extremely large amount of paper work produced within this time a great deal of duplication occurred, and the files were not always kept in a consistently ordered fashion. All divisions of the Committee to Defend America worked closely with each other, and the intermingling of materials reflects this. This is especially true of the Administrative Management, which oversaw all of the divisions of the Committee and this series contains material from all divisions.

Processors discarded almost all of the financial files including all bank deposits, ledgers, checks, vouchers, and receipts. Related financial material can be found in the following series: Series 1: Administrative Management, Daily Reports; Series 2: Executive Committee minutes; and in Series 6: Fund Raising. Other discarded materials include 25 card file drawers containing membership cards and contribution receipts, duplicate materials, materials published by organizations other than the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies and organizations with which the Committee merged.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Melissa A. Johnson in May 1992. Finding aid written by Melissa A. Johnson in May 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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:

Subseries 5C: Subject File; Committee to Defend America By Aiding the Allies Records, MC011, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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