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ORGANIZATION DEPARTMENT FILES

Box 1.

Charles A. Lindbergh

 

America First Club Plan - general correspondence

 

America First Club plan of organization

 

Club plan mailings for North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Indiana

 

Congressional Districts for 48 states

 

Neutrality vote and miscellaneous materials

 

College chapters, all states

Box 2.

Samples of form letters and releases (partial holdings)

Box 3.

Samples of form letters and releases (remainder)

 

Folders on field and organization men:

 

Robert L. Bliss

 

Page Hufty

Box 4.

Sprague - Spencer

 

Charles L. Smith

 

Joseph R. Boldt, Jr.

 

Arthur Brooks, Jr.

 

Earl Jeffrey

 

Jessamine Hoagland (Women's Clubs)

 

Letters to Senators and Congressmen

 

Pettengill's file to Congressmen

Box 5.

March on Washington, D.C.

 

Foreign correspondence

 

Chapter reactions to C. A. Lindergh's Des Moines speech

 

Report on membership and membership drive

 

Methods of organization: state, district, county, chapter

 

Special campaign - Neutrality Act fight

 

Poster response

 

Report on sound slide film

 

Window display contest

 

Chapter letters - re political set-up and dissolution

Box 6.

Chapter chairmen meetings

 

American Legion VFW miscellany

 

Billboards

 

Bishops and Archbishops letters

 

Chapter accountings for General Wood's contribution of $25.00

 

Draft extension and draft questions

 

Congressional hearings (8) (missing 12/68)

 

CORRESPONDENCE BY STATES

Box 7.

Alabama - Florida

Box 8.

Florida (contd.) - Illinois

Box 9.

Illinois (contd.) - Indiana

Box 10.

Indiana (contd.) - Iowa

Box 11.

Kansas - Massachusetts

Box 12.

Massachusetts (contd.) - Michigan

Box 13.

Michigan (contd.) - Minnesota

Box 14.

Minnesota (contd.) - Missouri

Box 15.

Missouri (contd.) - New Mexico

Box 16.

Massachusetts, New York

Box 17.

New York (contd.) - North Dakota

Box 18.

Ohio

Box 19.

Ohio (contd.) - Oregon

Box 20.

Oregon (contd.) - Pennsylvania

Box 21.

Rhode Island - Vermont

Box 22.

Virginia - West Virginia

Box 23.

Wisconsin

Box 24.

Wisconsin (contd.) - Wyoming

 

PUBLICITY AND RESEARCH FILES

Box 25.

Africa

 

Agriculture

 

Aiken, Senator George D.

 

Aircraft

 

Alaska

 

America - Britain Defenders

 

America Friends

 

American Peace Mobilization

 

American Youth Congress

 

Appreciate America

 

Army

 

Articles Unused

 

Balkans

 

Bullitt

 

Canada

 

Cartoons

Box 26.

Carlson, Anton J.

 

Clark, Senator and Mrs. Bennett Champ

 

Clark, Senator D. Worth

 

College Men for Defense First

 

Committee of 100 - St. Louis

 

CDAAA literature

 

Washington News-Letter and literature

 

Congressional lists

Box 27.

Convoys

 

Cost of war

 

Council for Democracy

 

Day, Stephen A.

 

Domestic production

 

Far East

 

Feeding Europe

 

Fever Chart

 

Fight for Freedom Committee

 

Fish, Hamilton

Box 28.

Flynn, John T.

 

Foreign policy

 

Foreign trade

 

Friends of Democracy

 

Gallup Poll

 

Gallup Poll - general

 

Germany

 

Grass Roots Movement

 

Greece

 

Greenland

 

Halifax, Lord

 

Hammond, General Thomas

 

Hemisphere Defense

 

Hoover, Herbert

 

Hull, Cordell

 

Hutchins, Robert M.

 

Invasion

 

Johnson, Senator Ed C.

 

Johnson, Hugh

Box 29.

Johnson Act

 

Keep America Out of War Congress

 

Kennedy, Ambassador Joseph

 

Knox

 

Knudson

 

Lamont

 

LaFollette, Philip and Bob

 

Landon, Alfred M.

 

Latin America

Box 30.

Lend-Lease Bill (partial holdings)

Box 31.

Lend-Lease Bill (remainder)

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Lindbergh, Charles A.

 

Longworth, Alice

 

Luce, Henry R.

 

MacNider, Hanford

 

Marquand, Mrs. John P.

 

Ministers' No War Committee

Box 32.

Mothers' Groups

 

Mundt, Karl E.

 

McEnerney, Garret W. (copies of Releases)

 

Mckaig, Ray

 

Various Mothers' Groups

 

National emergency

 

National Council for Prevention of War publications

 

National Committee members biographies, etc.

 

Negotiated peace

 

Navy

Box 33.

Neutrality

 

No Foreign War Committee

 

Nye, Senator

 

O'Brien, Reverend Dr. J. A.

 

1/3 of a Nation

 

Peek, George N.

 

Pinchot

 

Propaganda

 

Religion

 

Moor, Robin

Box 34.

Norris, Kathleen

 

Roll Call of American Women

 

Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt

 

Rankin, Jeannette

 

Russia

 

Research

 

Sarles, Ruth (see "A History of America First," Ms. D753, A5S24)

 

Torell, A. E.

 

Villard Letter to President

 

Wilkie, Leighton

 

Songs

Box 35.

Miscellaneous correspondence

 

Wood, General Robert

 

Womens groups

 

Youth Committee Against War

 

Speaker - speaker schedule

 

"Pilgrimage to Washington"

 

Referendum

 

Sargent, Porter

Box 36.

Stefan, Honorable Karl

 

Stimson

 

Student Defenders of Democracy

 

Taft, Robert A.

 

American Economic Foundation

 

Citizens No Foreign War Coalition

 

Turkey

 

Thompson, Dorothy

 

Tinkham, Honorable George Holden

 

Tobey, Senator

 

Thomas, Norman

 

Union Now

 

War Aims

 

War Resisters League

 

War Referendum

 

Washington, George

 

Wheeler, Senator Burton K.

Box 37.

Willkie, Wendell L.

 

Uncensored (folder #1)

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU FILES

Box 37.

State Correspondence

 

Alabama - Colorado

Box 38.

Florida - Maryland

Box 39.

Missouri - North Dakota

Box 40.

Ohio - Vermont

Box 41.

Washington - Wisconsin

 

Expenses - speakers bureau

 

"Thank you" letters sent to all speakers

 

Radio scripts for chapter use

 

Congratulatory telegram sent to chapter chairmen at time of meeting or rally

 

Book wire urging Armistice Day sermons

 

General name and address book for Speakers Bureau

Box 42.

Speakers Bureau Inventory Form, letter to all chapter chairmen

 

Speakers Bureau chart

 

Bulletins pertaining to Speakers Bureau

 

American Forum of Democracy

 

List of speakers

 

Meetings - chapters - general

 

Chapters' financial classification letter

 

Young Democrats' Convention

 

Your rally

 

Foulis, William S.

 

Suggested letter to clergy

 

Meetings scheduled, concluded

 

Speakers Bureau report file, reports

 

Speakers - miscellaneous

 

Speakers unable to appear

 

Study material for speeches; the speeches

Box 43.

Speakers' material

 

Second tours

 

Congratulations

 

Cartoons

 

Teletype

 

Memos

 

Special memo from Speakers Bureau

 

Financial procedure

 

Adams, Senator

 

Adair, Dr. Fred L.

 

Aiken, George D.

 

Armstrong, O. K.

 

Beal, Howard K.

 

Bolt, Don

 

Bolton, Congressman

 

Barnes, Henry Elmer

 

Baumhart, Jr., Congressman

 

Bazinet

 

Bone, Congressman Homer T.

 

Bradley, Congressman Fred

 

Brooks, C. Wayland

 

Brown, Congressman Clarence J.

 

Burdick, Congressman Usher L.

 

Bushfield, Harlan J.

 

Butler, Congressman John C.

 

Capper, Senator

 

Carroll, Reverend Patrick J.

 

Chavez, Senator Dennis

 

Chenoweth, Congressman

 

Clark, Honorable B. C.

 

Clark, D. Worth

Box 44.

Clevenger, Congressman Cliff

 

Cobb, Irvin S.

 

Coogan, Gertrude

 

Cramm, Fred

 

Crowther, Congressman Frank

 

Danaher, Senator John A.

 

Dancey, Captain S. N.

 

Day, Congressman Stephen A.

 

Donnell, Captain Cushing

 

Durant, Will

 

Dworshak, Congressman Henry C.

 

Elston, Congressman Charles H.

 

Engel, Congressman Albert J.

 

Fish, Hamilton

 

Gillett, Senator Guy M.

 

Gillie, Congressman George W.

 

Gillis

 

Grant, Congressman Robert A.

 

Grau, Phil A.

 

Greeley, Major Horace, Jr.

 

Harness, Congressman Forest A.

 

Helm, Wilbur

 

Hess, Congressman William E.

 

Hill, Knute

 

Hill, Congressman William S.

 

Hillyer, Mary

 

Hoffman, Congressman Clare E.

 

Holt, Honorable Rush D.

 

Hoover, Honorable Herbert R.

 

Houser, Reverend

 

Howard, James Irving

 

Hunter, Congressman John H.

 

Jenkins, Congressman Thomas A.

 

Jensen, Honorable Ben F.

 

Johns, Congressman Joshua L.

 

Johnson, Senator Edwin C.

 

Johnson, Senator Hiram

 

Johnson, General Hugh S.

 

Johnson, Congressman Noble J.

 

Jones, Congressman Robert F.

 

Keefe, Congressman Frank B.

 

Kennedy, Congressman Martin J.

 

Kinzer, Congressman J. Roland

 

Klotsche, J. M.

 

Knutson, Congressman Harold

 

Kohl, Edith E.

 

LaFollette, Philip F.

 

LaFollette, Robert M.

 

Langer, Senator William

 

Lindbergh, Charles A.

 

Lischner, Doctor Hyman

 

Lists...

 

Luckey, Henry C.

Box 45.

McAllister, Frank E.

 

McCarran, Senator Pat

 

MacCracken, Henry Noble

 

McGregor, Congressman J. Harry

 

McLaughlin, Irene Castle

 

MacNider, Colonel

 

Manion, Dean Clarence (North Dakota University)

 

Meetings covered - miscellaneous

 

Monaghan, Reverend Monsignor Hugh J.

 

Morrison, Reverend Charles C.

 

Mundt, Congressman Karl

 

Murray, Frank J.

 

Murray, William H. ("Alfalfa Bill")

 

Norris, Kathleen

 

Nye, Senator Gerald P.

 

O'Brien, Father John A.

 

O'Brien, Congressman Joseph J.

 

O'Connor, Congressman James F.

 

O'Daniel, Senator Lee

 

Olson, W. W.

 

Outstanding letters to Senators, Congressmen

 

Parker, Reverend Louis A.

 

Patterson, Kellogg M.

 

Peek, George N.

 

Pencovic, Dr. F. H.

 

Peterson, Hjalmar

 

Pettengill, Samuel B.

 

Rankin, Jeannette

 

Reed, David A.

 

Reynolds, Senator Robert R.

 

Richards, Congressman James P.

 

Rizley, Congressman Ross

 

Robertson, Congressman Charles

 

Rolph, Congressman Thomas

 

Ross, Robert D.

 

Sauthoff, Congressman Harry

 

Scott, Congressman Hugh D.

 

Scott, Joseph

 

Secrest, Congressman Robert T.

 

Shafer, Paul W.

 

Shanley, Congressman James A.

 

Shipstead, Senator Henrik H.

 

Short, Dewey

 

Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick

 

Smith, Senator Ellison D.

 

Smith, Congressman Fred C.

 

South, Mr.

Box 46.

Speakers, potential - speeches

 

Springer, Congressman Raymond S.

 

Strange, Michael

 

Stratton, William G.

 

Sumner, Congressman Jessie

 

Swann, Howard G. - publicity for

 

Sweeney, Congressman Martin L.

 

Taft, Senator Robert A.

 

Taft, Mrs. Robert A.

 

Thomas, Norman

 

Toben, Senator Charles W.

 

Van Nuys, Frederick

 

Vorys, Congressman John M.

 

Wade, Bishop R. T.

 

Walker, De Loss

 

Walsh, Senator David I.

 

Wheeler, Senator Burton K.

Box 47.

White, Congressman Compton I.

 

Wheeler's western trip

 

White, Charles Gorwin

 

Williams, Major Alfred J.

 

Willis, Senator Raymond E.

 

Winter, Congressman Thomas D.

 

Wolfenden, Congressman James

 

Woodruff, Congressman Roy O.

 

CLIPPINGS FROM CHAPTERS

Box 48.-50.

Clippings from Chapters

 

CLIPPINGS FROM NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Box 51.-54.

Clippings from National Headquarters

 

CORRESPONDENCE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. WOOD

Box 55.-57.

Correspondence of General Robert E. Wood

 

FILES OF NATIONAL DIRECTOR, R. DOUGLAS STUART

Box 58.-69.

Files of National Director, R. Douglas Stuart

 

CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS

Box 70.

March and April 1941

Box 71.

March 1941

Box 72.

March, February and January 1941

Box 73.

January and July 1941

Box 74.

October and November 1941

Box 75.

November and December 1941

Box 76.

January 1942

 

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE-major contributors

Box 76.

A-B

Box 77.

B-E

Box 78.

F-K

Box 79.

K-M

Box 80.

N-S

Box 81.

S-Z

 

MAILINGS, BULLETINS

Box 81.-83.

Mailings (Mr. Camphausen's lists)

Box 84.-87.

Sample mailings and letters of criticism

Box 88.-95.

Material furnished the Dies Committee: bulletins, literature and releases

 

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE-general contributors

Box 96.

B-All

Box 97.

Bm-Bad

Box 98.

Bah-Bau

Box 99.

Be-Beu

Box 100.

Bi-Bog

Box 101.

Bol-Bre

Box 102.

Bren-Bu

Box 103.

Bue-Cal

Box 104.

Cam-Chi

Box 105.

Chr-Conr

Box 106.

Coo-Cur

Box 107.

Da-Dem

Box 108.

Den-Dor

Box 109.

Dou-Ed

Box 110.

Eh-Et

Box 111.

Fab-Fing

Box 112.

Fis-Fra

Box 113.

Frank-Gar

Box 114.

Gart-Gla

Box 115.

Gli-Greg

Box 116.

Gren-Hae

Box 117.

Hag-Harr

Box 118.

Hart-Helm

Box 119.

Hen-Hin

Box 120.

Ho-Hos

Box 121.

How-Jaco

Box 122.

Jacobsen-Johnson

Box 123.

Johnst-Kelb

Box 124.

Kelli-Kl

Box 125.

Klein-Koh

Box 126.

Kon-Kur

Box 127.

La-Led

Box 128.

Lef-Lo

Box 129.

Lof-Macl

Box 130.

Mag-Mau

Box 131.

May-McM

Box 132.

Me-Mik

Box 133.

Miller-Mora

Box 134.

Mork-Na

Box 135.

Ne-Nu

Box 136.

O-Ov

Box 137.

Pa-Peterson

Box 138.

Peti-Pos

Box 139.

Pr-Rau

Box 140.

Re-Ri

Box 141.

Riche-Rog

Box 142.

Rol-San

Box 143.

Sar-Schi

Box 144.

Schl-Schro

Box 145.

Schu-Sci

Box 146.

Sen-Smith, F.

Box 147.

Smith, K.-Spe

Box 148.

Spi-Sti

Box 149.

Sto-Sum

Box 150.

Sw-Tho

Box 151.

Thom-Tri

Box 152.

U-Vo

Box 153.

Voi-Warn

Box 154.

Was-Wel

Box 155.

Whi-Will

Box 156.

Williams-Wol

Box 157.

Wooda-Za

Box 158.

Zin-Anonymous

 

CHAPTER RECORDS

Box 159.

Notebook of maps of chapter locations

 

Notebook of chapter addresses

 

Files on chapter dissolutions:

 

Alabama-Connecticut

Box 160.

Cuba-Indiana

Box 161.

Iowa-New Mexico

Box 162.

New York-Pennsylvania

Box 163.

Philippines-Wyoming

 

List of chapter headquarters by state

 

October 20, 1941 meeting, Palmer House, Chicago

 

Miscellaneous correspondence before dissolution

 

Miscellaneous correspondence after dissolution

Box 164.

A.F.C. Corporations

 

September 15, 1941 news release

 

Miscellaneous ledgers and notebooks

 

Chapter records by state. (* Indicates that membership index cards are available for these cities and states, and are filed at the end of the collection, boxes 304-336.)

 

Maine

Box 165.-167.

Massachusetts : Springfield*, Boston, Worchester

 

Rhode Island

 

Vermont

 

Connecticut

Box 168.-169.

Connecticut (contd.): Hartford, Norwalk, Stamford

 

New York State: Buffalo*, Cedarhurst*, Hicksville*, Mt. Vernon*, Passaic Valley*, Queens*, Rego Park*, Rockville*

Box 170.-225.

New York City

Box 226.

New Jersey: Montclair, Passaic Valley

Box 227.-228.

Florida: Sarasota*, Miami*

Box 229.

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

Box 230.-235.

Pittsburgh

Box 236.

Maryland: Baltimore*

Box 237.

Virginia: Richmond*

Box 238.-242.

Washington, D.C.

Box 243.

Ohio: Dayton*, Columbus*, Warren*

Box 244.-245.

Indiana: Elkhart*, Gary*, Fort Wayne*, South Bend*

Box 246.-252.

Illinois: Hyde Park*, Loyola*, Mt. Morris*, Riverside*, Carthage*, Crystal Lake*, Rockford*, Evanston

Box 253.

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska: Des Moines*, Kansas City*, Omaha*

Box 254.-255.

Michigan: Niles, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids

Box 256.-257.

Wisconsin: Appleton, Beloit, Burlington, Bonduel, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Spencer, Seymour, Watertown

Box 258.-265.

Colorado*

Box 266.

Arizona, New Mexico: Phoenix, Glendale, Albuquerque

Box 267.

Utah: Salt Lake City

Box 268.

California: Fresno*

Box 269.

Southern California*

Box 270.-273.

Berkeley* (receipt books at the end of the collection)

Box 274.

Los Angeles*

Box 275.-276.

Washington: Seattle*

 

MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE FILES

Box 277.

Mailing lists

 

Membership lists

Box 278.-280.

A.F.C. Bulletins 550-700

 

Files on:

 

Neutrality Law

 

Ohio

 

American Legion

 

Publications

 

Oregon

Box 281.

News clippings

 

Letters to Congressmen about Lend-Lease

 

Speeches and articles

 

Article sent to Saturday Evening Post

 

List of committee members

 

Hatch Act

 

Agenda for meetings

 

Minutes of meetings

 

Open letter to President, 10/20/41

Box 282.

Tribute to General Wood

 

Certificate of dissolution

 

Corporate papers

 

Minutes of Directors Meeting on By-Laws

 

Final papers

 

List of committee members

 

Colonel Lindbergh's Des Moines speech

 

Organization of A.F.C. as political, nonincorporated committee

 

Letters about Jan. 29, 1942 meeting

 

William Regnery's advance of $40,000

 

Friends of Democracy, Inc.

 

Lend-Lease Bill

 

Letters to Congressmen

 

1940 Presidential Election

 

Bad publicity about A.F.C.

Box 283.

Correspondence, Sept. 1940-April 1944

Box 284.

Meeting, 12/11/41

 

Chapter letters about dissolution

 

Milwaukee Chapter

 

A.F.C. chapter government

 

Washington News Letter

 

New York Chapter

 

Unanswered letters, 1941

 

Letters received since dissolution

Box 285.

Schnibbe, Mr.-correspondence

 

Bureau of Internal Revenue-correspondence

 

New York Chapter-correspondence

 

Washington, D.C. Research Division-correspondence

 

Organization of chapters-correspondence

 

Sarles, Ruth-correspondence regarding her book

 

Dissolution-correspondence regarding

 

Letters received since dissolution

Box 286.

Form letters to chapters

 

Los Angeles Chapter-correspondence

 

Wood, R. E.-correspondence

 

Sarles, Ruth-correspondence

 

Bliss, R. E.-correspondence

 

Indianapolis Chapter-correspondence

 

Chapters on policy-correspondence with

 

Chicago Chapter-correspondence

 

Material copied from R. E. Wood's file by Ruth Sarles for history

Box 287.

Despain, Donald-correspondence

 

Pugh, Clay-correspondence

 

Georgia Chapter Meetings

 

Washington Meeting, Feb. 24, 1941

 

Field Organization-correspondence

 

Gish, Lillian-correspondence

 

Louisville, Kentucky Meeting

 

Cartoon proofs

 

Telegrams

Box 288.

Jewelry, buttons, flags-acquisitions

 

Form letters

 

Armistice Day

 

List of radio broadcasts from Armistice Week Bulletins

 

Catholic hierarchy and Catholic Laymen's Committee

 

Cartoon service correspondence

 

California

 

Draft extension

 

Miscellaneous

 

Chapters-local and general

 

Internationalists

Box 289.

Form letters sent to newspapers

 

Case, Otto A.-correspondence

 

Farmers

 

Hertzberg, Syndey-correspondence

 

Hagood, General Johnson-correspondence

 

Hammond, General T. S.-correspondnece

 

Howell, G. O.-correspondence

 

College poll

 

Judson, Clay-correspondence

 

Minnesota

 

O'Brien, Reverend John A.-correspondence

 

Landon, Alfred M.-correspondence

 

Fraser, Willard E.-correspondence

 

Lisehner, Dr. Hayman-correspondence

 

New York Chapter

Box 290.

Publicity-Wheeler Trip

 

Radio broadcasts

 

Polls

 

Form letters

 

Cross-section of letters to chapters

 

National Committee correspondence

 

Material used in writing history

 

Old peace movement

Box 291.

Correspondence from interested supporters

 

College polls

 

Schnibbe, H. C.-correspondence

 

Letters on new principles

 

Sarles, Ruth-miscellaneous historical materials from

Box 292.

University & College

 

Telegrams

 

Historical material

Box 293.

Lend-Lease bill

 

Lindbergh, Charles-clippings

 

Radio complaints

 

Clippings

 

Roosevelt

 

Military incidents

 

Vote on war

 

Russian religion

 

General

 

Editorials

 

Catholic material

 

A.F.C. Bulletins reproduced

Box 294.

Clippings-cartoons

Box 295.

Clippings-miscellaneous

Box 296.

Newsletters, campaign literature, and clippings

Box 297.

Full page advertising

 

A.F.C. Newsletters

 

Impeachment of Roosevelt

 

Research Bureau newsletters

 

Impeachment of Secretaries Knox and Stimson

 

Against aid to Russia

 

For national referendum

 

For impregnable defense

 

Against sending postcards

 

Against Lend-Lease

 

Letters to Congressmen

 

LaFollettes and A.F.C.

 

Political backing for isolationists

 

Neutrality debate in Senate

 

Connection with Nazis

 

Speakers' schedules

Box 298.

Newsletters & campaign literature

 

Reports on membership

 

Mail reports

 

Clippings from PM

Box 299.-301.

Campaign literature

Box 302.

Printed matter

 

Newsclippings from Colorado Chapter

 

Sample copies of the A.F.C. newspaper

Box 303.

Campaign literature and buttons

Box 304.

Card Indexes

 

Mailing and membership lists

 

College and individual contacts

Box 305.

California

 

Fresno, members

 

Glendale, members

Box 306.

Los Angeles

 

Subscription list of newspapers

 

Volunteer list

 

Mailing list, A-C

Box 307.

Mailing list, D-Z

Box 308.

Cancelled subscriptions

 

Subscription applications

 

Subscription list for individuals

 

Financial list

Box 309.

List of supporters by Congressional District

Box 310.

Master file of membership applications, A-G

Box 311.

Master file of membership applications, H-M

Box 312.

Master file of membership applications, N-S

Box 313.

Master file of membership applications, T-Z

Box 314.

San Francisco

 

Members

 

List of Governors and Congressmen

Box 315.

General, members

 

Colorado (general), members

Box 316.

Denver

 

Members, A-J

Box 317.

Members, K-Z

Box 318.

Western slope and unprocessed applicants

 

Connecticut, general

 

Connecticut

 

East Hartford, members

Box 319.

Norfolk, members

 

Norfolk, list of signers of petition to President, May, 1941

 

West Norfolk, members

 

Hartford, members

Box 320.

Stamford, signed membership cards

 

Hartford, new members

 

District of Columbia

 

Local mailing list

Box 321.

National and Congressional mailing list

 

Membership list

Box 322.

Florida, members

 

Illinois, members

 

Hyde Park, members

 

Riverside, members

Box 323.

Rockford

 

Contributors

 

Members

 

Indiana, members

Box 324.

Iowa, members

 

Maryland, members

Box 325.

Massachusetts

 

Springfield

 

Original membership applications

Box 326.

Members

 

General, members

 

New England, members

Box 327.

Michigan, members

Box 328.

New Mexico, members

 

New York

 

Buffalo

Box 329.

Jamaica

 

Long Island City

 

Astoria

Box 330.

Queen Village, Bellmire, Bellerose

 

Hollis

 

Maspeth

 

Forest Hills--Kew Gardens

 

Laurelton

 

Springfield Gardens

 

St. Albans

 

Corona

Box 331.

South Ozone Park

 

Richmond Hill

 

Woodhaven

 

Belle Harbor Bayshore

 

Howard Beach

 

Broad Channel

 

Arverne

 

Stewart Manor

 

Little Neck

 

Far Rockaway

 

Rockaway Park

 

Glendale

 

Ridgewood

Box 332.

Rockeville Center

 

Long Island, miscellaneous

 

Ozone Park

 

Brooklyn

 

Woodside

 

Sunnyside

Box 333.

Yonkers

 

Ardsley

 

Averill Park

 

Bedford Village

 

Bronxville

 

Crestwood

 

Dobbs Ferry

Box 334.

Jackson Heights

 

Elmhurst

 

Flushing

 

Bellevue

 

Bayside

Box 335.

Miscellaneous

 

Ohio, members

Box 336.

Virginia, members

 

Washington (state), members

 

Wisconsin, members

Box 337.

Maps of Congressional Districts in Southern California, 1941

 

Sheet Music of A.F.C. and other patriotic songs

 

Handbills and campaign material

 

Press release of A.F.C.

 

Notebook of founding documents and minutes of the directors' meetings

 

Financial Records

 

Lists of contributors by state

 

Lists of large contributors

 

List of contributors

 

Auditor's Report, September 1941-February 1942

 

Taxes

 

Gift tax returns

 

Federal Old Age Benefits

 

State of Illinois return

 

Bank statements and passbooks

 

Summary statement of cash receipts and disbursements inception to March 1941

 

Balance sheet statements, 1940-41

 

Trial balance draft, ledger

 

Day journal of receipts and disbursements, 1941-1942. 3 volumes

 

OVERSIZE FILE

Box 339.

Receipts for contributions, numbers 11-3342, 1941. 2 volumes

Box 340.

Receipts and disbursements, 1940-1941. 2 volumes

 

Bulletins sent to local chapters, January-June 1941

 

Newspaper clippings and campaign material, Chicago. 1 scrapbook

Box 341.

Receipt and disbursements, 1941-1942. 2 volumes

Box 342.

Newspaper clippings

 

South Bend, Indiana Chapter

 

Los Angeles, California Chapter

 

Hartford, Connecticut Chapter

 

New York Chapter

Box 343.

Form letters, pamphlets, and campaign buttons

 

Newspaper clippings, Rockford, Illinois Chapter

Box 344.

Accounts payable and accounts receivable, 1940-1942. 2 volumes

Box 345.

Newspaper clippings, Colorado Chapter

 

Newspaper clippings and campaign material, Chicago Chapter (gift of Fred L. Adair). 1 scrapbook

 

Sound recordings

Scope and Content Note

26 phonorecords, mostly undescribed
Record cabinet

Sound recording of Charles Lindbergh speech 1941 April 23

Note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0000144_a01

Scope and Content Note

This speech was delivered at Manhattan Center and broadcast by WMCA in New York. Disc reads "No. 2976."
Record cabinet

Sound recording of interview with Brigadier General Robert E. Wood 1941 July 25

Note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002839

Scope and Content Note

Wood describes the activities of the America First Committee. He says both the committee and its opponents credit it with keeping America out of war at least two times in the past. The conversation also touches on Charles Lindbergh, Secretary Knox, accusations of Nazi funding, Wood's prediction for the end of the war, America going off the gold standard, the stand of the committee on national defense, future American foreign policy, British ambassadors, and the American economy. The general believes America cannot be invaded. He says the committee members are doing their civic duty to try to keep America out of the war. The interview was recorded at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on 2 discs
Record cabinet

Sound recording of Senator Burton K. Wheeler speech undated

Note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002977

Scope and Content Note

A speech by the Montana senator in the lead-up to America's involvement in World War II. He criticizes the government for stockpiling war supplies such as caskets. He describes the war as Europe's war. Criticizing House Bill 1776, he says it will sever the independence America won from the United Kingdom in 1776 and will allow the president to wage an undeclared war in defense of a foreign entity. Following, Burton criticizes how the government has transferred military arms to Britain even without H.R. 1776. However, he feels private citizens' financial aid to other countries is each citizen's private right. He notes that the non-interventionalist foreign policy is not fashionable despite its root in the Founding Fathers' rhetoric. He cites a poll that over eighty percent of the American population opposes a declaration of war.
Record cabinet

Sound recording of Robert E. Wood speech: Our Foreign Policy 1940 October 26

Note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002978

Scope and Content Note

General Wood discusses American involvement in the war between the United Kingdom and Germany. Beginning by calling the terms interventionalist and isolationist non-descriptive, he mentions the issues on which the population is united. After analyzing the conflict between the two European countries, he believes there is no danger of invasion of the United States even if Germany is victorious. He argues this is true for a direct attack/invasion, attack from Central America, or from an air attack. He then criticizes some of the rhetoric used in the debate of American involvement, saying some of the "mudslinging...is no better than the Nazis." He believes American involvement in World War I was not worth the blood and money spent, and that the Treaty of Versailles laid the groundwork for Hitler's rise to power. Label reads: Oct. 26, 1940 CBS 10:15-10:30 P.M. E.S.T. "Our Foreign Policy" By General Robert E. Wood (Came up cut) Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn Chicago, Ill.