The Academic Freedom subseries (10.92 linear feet) contains numerous documents relating to the rights of teachers to instruct according to personal conviction and the right of students to learn and inquire fully without fear of hindrance or other reprisals. The subseries is arranged chronologically and alphabetically within each year using consistent headings throughout. Headings include Miscellaneous Academic Freedom issues, Campus Unrest, Cases, Communists, Education, Legislation, Loyalty Oaths, Students, and Teachers. The files contain examples of both collegiate and secondary school violations of educational freedom. The case files are reference files, most representative of the issues considered noteworthy by the Academic Freedom Committee of the ACLU. Materials are primarily composed of correspondence, memoranda, internal reports, and newspaper clippings.