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Scope and Content

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Preliminary Guide to the Washington Committee for Academic Freedom Records
1947-1949



Manuscript Collection No.: 5120
Accession No.: 5120-001
Creator: Washington Committee for Academic Freedom , creator
Title: Washington Committee for Academic Freedom records
Date Span: 1947-1949
Quantity: .84 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

The Washington Committee for Academic Freedom was a state-wide group of citizens drawn from both ends of the political spectrum who formed the Committee in June 1948. Frances W. Herring was executive secretary for the organization.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, Executive Board records, reports, legal briefs, statements/commentaries, initiatives, resolutions, lists, newsletters, clippings and other related material; 1948-1949. Records document the efforts of the Committee to protect academic freedom in response to the Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities (Canwell Committee) hearings investigating possible Communist activities at the University of Washington and the firings of three professors by the University of Washington. Records were those of Ethelyn M. Hartwich, a member of the executive board.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Presume open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Seattle Public Library, 10/15/1998

Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Hartwich, Ethelyn Miller, creator.
Organizations:
Committee of One Thousand, creator.
University of Washington. President (1946-1951 : Allen), creator.
Washington (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities.
Washington Committee for Academic Freedom--Archives.
Washington State Grange, creator.
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