Inventory of the Harry Clair Shriver collection

Finding aid prepared by Sarahi Zaldumbide
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Harry Clair Shriver collection
Date: 1939-1975
Collection Number: 78020
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes and 1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Clippings, pamphlets, writings, directives, and regulations, relating to government censorship, propaganda, and civil liberties in the United States during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collector: Shriver, Harry Clair, 1904-1986

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Clair Shriver collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical note

Harry C. Shriver (1904-1986) was born near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He received his J.D. from George Washington University, and went on to serve as a member of the bar of the District of Columbia and of the United States Supreme Court. Shriver was a government lawyer for a number of federal agencies, including the Library of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and the War Shipping Administration. He also served as General Counsel for the Navy Department, Hearing Examiner for the Federal Power Commission in 1963, and Administrative Law Judge in 1972.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains newspaper clippings, codes and regulations, press releases, speeches, pamphlets, reports, and bibliographies collected by Shriver during and after World War II. The contents of this collection focuses on the topics of wartime censorship, propaganda, free speech, and civil liberties. The clippings cover a large portion of the collection and describe the creation of the Office of Censorship and government activity concerning censorship and propaganda throughout the war years, from 1941 to 1947. Other notable documents in the collection include several pamphlets on censorship and war for the general public, wartime regulations for radio, TV broadcasters, and the press, and a copy of the presidential directive establishing the U.S. Office of Censorship. The collection also includes two books authored by Shriver, which are unrelated to World War II, but reflect Shriver's legal career.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights--United States.
Propaganda, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Censorship.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Correspondence, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Speeches 1941-1943

 

Printed Matter 1939-1947

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Bibliographies 1940

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Censorship and banned books, 1940-1941

Scope and Contents note

Comprised of article, correspondence, and a list of banned books
 

Clippings on government censorship, 1941-1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings on propaganda, free apeech, and civil rights.
Box/Folder 1 : 5

1941

Box/Folder 1 : 6

1941 September-October

Box/Folder 1 : 7

1941 November

Box/Folder 1 : 8

1941 December

Box/Folder 1 : 9

1941 December 10-17

Box/Folder 1 : 10

1941 December 18-27

Box/Folder 1 :11

1942 January

Box/Folder 1 : 12

1942 February

Box/Folder 2 : 1

1942 March

Box/Folder 2 : 2

1942 April

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1942 May

Box/Folder 2 : 4

1942 June

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1942 June 9-16

Box/Folder 2 : 6

1942 June 16-20

Box/Folder 2 : 7

1942 June 21-25

Box/Folder 2 : 8

1942 June 26-30

Box/Folder 3 : 1

1942 July

Box/Folder 3 : 2

1942 July 1-10

Box/Folder 3 : 3

1942 July 11-15

Box/Folder 3 : 4

1942 July 16-31

Box/Folder 3 : 5

1942 August

Box/Folder 3 : 6

1942 August 1-10

Box/Folder 3 : 7

1942 September-October

Box/Folder 3 : 8

1942 November

Box/Folder 3 : 9

1942 December

Box/Folder 3 : 10

1943 January

Box/Folder 3 : 11

1943 February

Box/Folder 3 : 12

1943 March

Box/Folder 3 : 13

1943 April

Box/Folder 3 : 14

1943 May

Box/Folder 3 : 15

1943 June

Box/Folder 3 : 16

1943 July

Box/Folder 4 : 1

1943 August

Box/Folder 4 : 2

1943 September

Box/Folder 4 : 3

1943 October

Box/Folder 4: 4

1943 November

Box/Folder 4 : 5

1943 December

Box/Folder 4 : 6

1944 January

Box/Folder 4 : 7

1944 February

Box/Folder 4 : 8

1944 March

Box/Folder 4 : 9

1944 April

Box/Folder 4 : 10

1944 May-August

Box/Folder 4 : 11

1945-1947

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Legislation 1940-1942

Box/Folder 4 : 13

U.S. Office of Censorship: Codes, Regulations, and Press Releases 1941-1944

Box/Folder 4 : 14

U.S. Office of War Information: Press Releases and Newsletters 1942

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Propaganda and Censorship: Articles, Press Releases, and Bibliographies 1941-1942

 

Pamphlets 1939-1943

Box/Folder 5 : 2

1939-1941

Box/Folder 5 : 3

1942-1943

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Press Releases 1942

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Reports 1941-1945

 

Books 1970-1975

Box/Folder 5 : 6

The Government Lawyer: Essays on Men, Books, and the Law

Box/Folder 5 : 7

What Gusto: Stories and Anecdotes about Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1970

Box/Folder 6 : 1

New York Times Magazine 1942 April 12

Box/Folder 6 : 2

"The Gestapo," pamphlet, 1941