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Finding Aid for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California records, ca. 1935-
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Description
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), established in 1920, originally began as the American Union Against Militarism in 1915, later becoming the National Civil Liberties Bureau in 1917. The ACLU of Southern California was established in Los Angeles in 1924. Collection consists of legal, educational, and organizational files of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, case files, and briefs. Topics covered in case files include the right to counsel, women's rights, Japanese-American relocation during WWII, blacklisting in the film industry, and Crawford vs. LA Unified School District. Also contains materials related to the local and national organizations of the ACLU.
Background
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), established in 1920, originally began as the American Union Against Militarism in 1915, later becoming the National Civil Liberties Bureau in 1917. The ACLU of Southern California was established in Los Angeles in 1924.
Extent
1522 boxes (736 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.