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Indiana Civil Liberties Union letter circa 1967

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1564 (Text) 00000106662372 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 item 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/13 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This undated letter was sent to ICLU members as a special appeal for financial support, because they were $5,000 short of the 1967 goal of $30,000. Martin Larner, Treasurer, and Robert Risk, President, enclosed a brochure giving "a birdseye view of ICLU activities." The letter states: "ICLU is preparing to go to court to open the World War Memorial on a non-discriminatory basis."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indiana Civil Liberties Union letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) was founded in 1953 and met at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, having been denied the use of the Indiana War Memorial auditorium. This refusal sparked a legal battle that lasted until 1973, when the ICLU was finally allowed to meet at the memorial. The organization fought numerous court battles to protect the rights of Hoosier citizens since its founding and was renamed the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on January 1, 2006.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division clipping files.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.
Civil rights > Indiana.
Fund raising.
Lawyers > Indiana.
War memorials.
Genre: Correspondence.

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