Subseries 1C: Board Committees, 1941-1990
Scope and Contents
The Board Committee files (42 linear feet) contain minutes, correspondence, and occasionally committee rosters. The Board Committees themselves fall into two categories: Standing Committees and Special Committees. Standing committees meet regularly to discuss broad topics in civil liberties (Academic Freedom Committee, Church and State Committee, etc.), while special committees are created to deal with some specific incident related to a civil liberties concern or the workings of the board or committee themselves. The records are arranged chronologically with standing committees in alphabetical order within each year followed by the special committees. The researcher should note that committee names often change, and that committees are created or disbanded over time.
The minutes of the ACLU board committees record the organizational decisions relating to policies, procedures, and operations of each individual committee. The files contain correspondence between board committee members, as well as miscellaneous material concerning the board committees, including memoranda, pamphlets, background material on members. For a complete listing of all the committees please consult the folder listing. The Board of Directors files also provide information on Board Committees.
- Creation: 1941-1990
Conditions Governing Access
Subgroup 2 is open for research use.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English