American Civil Liberties Union - Whatcom County Chapter Records, 1958-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington - Whatcom County Chapter
Title
American Civil Liberties Union - Whatcom County Chapter Records
Dates
1958-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 Linear Ft., ( )
Collection Number
XOE_CPNWS0035aclu (collection)
Summary
The collection encompasses material generated at the national, state, and local levels of the ACLU. Whatcom County Chapter materials include constitution and bylaws, correspondence and meeting minutes, as well as financial records. Subjects cover a range of topics including mandatory registration for the Selective Service, abortion rights, separation of church and state, sexual harassment, and criminal code reform.
Repository
Western Washington University, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Archives Building
808 25th St.
Bellingham, WA
98225
Telephone: 360-650-7534
cpnws@wwu.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the Washington State Legislature to the Washington Women's History Consortium. Funding for encoding the finding aid was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization devoted to protecting the civil liberties of all Americans as laid out in the Bill of Rights, and extending them to groups that have traditionally been denied their basic rights. The A.C.L.U. of Washington, a regional affiliate, is involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and lobbies on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the A.C.L.U. of Washington is active in many public education and community organizing projects. The Whatcom County Chapter is one of the seven local chapters of the A.C.L.U. of Washington and has worked to realize the goals of the national and state organizations on a community level.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Whatcom County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union Records encompass material generated at the national, state, and local levels of the ACLU. National materials consist of the national constitution and bylaws as well as items relevant to the organization of state affiliates and local chapters. The Washington affiliate branch materials include the constitution and bylaws, correspondence, and meeting minutes. Whatcom County Chapter materials also include a constitution, bylaws, correspondence and meeting minutes, as well as financial records. Issues files cover a range of topics including mandatory registration for the Selective Service, abortion rights, separation of church and state, sexual harassment, and criminal code reform.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

American Civil Liberties Union - Whatcom County Chapter Records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I:  A.C.L.U. National Policy Materials, 1967-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
A.C.L.U. 60th Anniversary
1980
1/2
A.C.L.U. Constitution and By-Laws
1967-1968
1/3
A.C.L.U. News (Newsletters)
1980-1981
1/4
A.C.L.U. Policy Guide of the Revised
1967
1/5
Brochures
undated
1/6
Budget
1980
1/7
Civil Liberties Alert
1979-1981
1/8
Civil Liberties Newsletter and Other Publications
1978
1/9
Civil Liberties Review
1976
1/10
Manual of Organization
1975
1/11
Memos
1980
1/12
Program for Local Service
1974

Series II:  A.C.L.U. of Washington, 1958-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/13
A.C.L.U Articles of Incorporation
1958 March 4
1/14
A.C.L.U. Washington Constitution and Bylaws
1958
1/15
A.C.L.U. Foundation Minutes
1979-1981
1/16
Ad Hoc Committee
1967
1/17
Administrative Communication
1967
1/18
Board of Directors Minutes and Agendas
1980-1981
1/19
Board of Directors Documents
1971
1/20
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
1970 May
1/21
Board of Directors Minutes
1973
1/22
Board of Directors Nominations
1981
1/23
Board Minutes of Washington State A.C.L.U
1967-1971
1/24
Civil Liberties (Newspaper, not a Complete Set)
1972-1982
1/25
Committee Materials
1967-1968
1/26
Committee Minutes and Information
1980-1981
1/27
Conference Information
1972-1982
1/28
Correspondence to Chapter Presidents
1980-1981
1/29
Correspondence to Washington State Board of Directors
1974-1981
1/30
Executive Committee
1967-1968
1/31
Executive Directors
1980
1/32
High School Draft Proposal (State) and Other State Material
1969
1/33
Legal Committee
1980-1981
1/34
Legal Docket
1979-1980
1/35
Legislative Committee
1967-1970
1/36
Legislative Memos and Bulletins
1969-1971
1/37
Legislative Program
1981
1/38
Len Mandelbaum Situation
1969
1/39
Mailings to Local Chapters
1970
1/40
Membership Projects
1966-1970
1/41
Minutes, Agendas, and Annoucements
1979
2/1
Newletters
1970
2/2
Planning and Development Committee
1967
2/3
Programs
1968-1970
2/4
Proposed Amendments to By-Laws
1981
2/5
Publications
1961-1965
2/6
Reports and Correspondence
1970-1975
2/7
Reports and Correspondence
1975-1982
2/8
State Annual Meeting
1969
2/9
Volunteer Recognition
1975
2/10
Washington State Local Chapters
1970-1971

Series III:  A.C.L.U. of Washington - Whatcom County Chapter, 1967-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/11
A.C.L.U. Local Chapter By-Laws, Minutes and Agendas
1967-1969
2/12
Action Auction Information
1972
2/13
Annual Reports
1964-1968
2/14
Bellingham School Board Re: Release of Student Records to the Selective Service
1980
2/15
Board Information and Minutes
1981
2/16
Board Statement on Western Washington State College Trustees Resolution
1969 March 13
2/17
Cases Called to ACLU's attention
1979
2/18
Chapter Manual
1967
2/19
Chapter Material
1980-1981
2/20
Correspondence
1964-1969
2/21
Correspondence
1967-1968
2/22
Correspondence
1969-1970
2/23
Correspondence
1973-1975
2/24
Correspondence
1979-1980
2/25
Correspondence
1981-1982
2/26
Financial Records
1964
2/27
Financial Records
1965
2/28
Financial Records
1966
2/29
Financial Records
1967
2/30
Meetings
1969 October-November
2/31
Meetings
1969 December
2/32
Meetings
1970 January-February
2/33
Meetings
1970 February-March
2/34
Meetings
1970 March-April
2/35
Meeting
1970 March-April
2/36
Meeting Minutes, By Laws & Newspaper Clippings
1963-1965
2/37
Meeting Minutes
1969 January-May
2/38
Membership
1975-1976
2/39
Memos & News Releases
circa 1970-1975
2/40
Memos, Reports, and Agendas
1968
2/41
Newsletters
1974-1975
2/42
News Clippings
undated
2/43
Press Clippings & Releases
1969-1970
3/1
Press Releases & Letters to the Editor
1966-1970
3/2
Public Practices
1965-1968
3/3
Volunteer Items
1978
3/4
Western Washington State College Student Chapter
1964-1968
3/5
Whatcom County Library
1981
3/6
Whatcom County Library- Selection of Materials
1982
3/7
Whatcom County Library Board of Trustees Minutes
1981-1982
3/8
Whatcom County Library Board of Trustees Re: Rose Gerber
1982
3/9
Workshops, Conferences, and Press Releases
1967-1968

Series IV:  Issues Files, 1970-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/10
Abortion Rights
1981
3/11
Academic Freedom Committee
1970
3/12
Access to Law Libraries
1980
3/13
Bill of Rights Lobby
1981
3/14
Composition of Juries in Whatcom County Study
1974
3/15
Court Observation Project
1970-1974
3/16
Court Reform
1970
3/17
Crime, Delinquency & Law Enforcement (Wilson Library) Bibliography
1969
3/18
Criminal Code Reform
1980
3/19
Freedom of Information Act
undated
3/20
Gay Rights
1981
3/21
Government Spying
1978-1981
3/22
Mandatory Male Registration with the Selective Service
1979-1981
3/23
Marijuana Law Reform
1978
3/24
National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL)
1976
3/25
New Criminal Code for Bellingham WA
1970
3/26
Nixon Impeachment
1973
3/27
Police Community Project
1977-1978
3/28
Privacy
undated
3/29
Privacy Rights of Welfare Recipients
1975
3/30
Racism Concern Day
1981
3/31
Rape Inquiry
1979
3/32
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
1973
3/33
Seattle 8
1970
3/34
Separation of Church and State
1970
3/35
Separation of Church and State
1980-1981
3/36
Separation of Church and State: Christmas Programs in Public Schools
1974-1975
3/37
Sexual Harassment
1981
3/38
Student Rights
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington--History--Sources.
  • Civil rights--Washington (State)--History--Sources.
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Washington - Whatcom County Chapter