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Ragsdale v. Overholser: Automatic Committment Law, 1959-1961
Collection Description & Creator Information
Material in the two series includes correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, reports, legal briefs and pleadings, testimony, press releases, publications, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Series 1, Irving Ferman Records, contains more administrative documents than does Series 2, Lawrence Speiser Records, which consists largely of case files. Speiser's records also contain files that pre-date his position as director of the Washington, D.C. Office.
Both series contain similar headings and subheadings. For example, in each series the censorship heading has subheadings for "Books" (which includes books, magazines, journals and newspapers), "Radio/TV" (including licensing as well as programming restrictions), and "Post Office," while in each series the "Federal Agencies" heading is subdivided by executive office department, and the "Court Proceedings" headings document due process issues and are broken down by case name.
Throughout both series there is correspondence to and from members of Congress and their staffs and with various federal agencies.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- 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:
Ragsdale v. Overholser: Automatic Committment Law; American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. Office Records, MC190, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
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- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 29
- American broadcasting company
International telephone and telegraph corporation
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981
Bricker, John W. (John William), 1893-1936
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989
Levy, Herbert Monte, 1923-
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Speiser, Lawrence, 1923-1991