Commission on Freedom of the Press records, 1944-1948  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Inglis, Ruth A., 1912-
Title
Commission on Freedom of the Press records
Dates
1944-1948 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.78 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number
0078 (Accession No. 0078-001)
Summary
Records of a national commission that studied the freedom and accountability of the press.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The papers are open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Commission on Freedom of the Press studied the freedom and accountability of the press. It was formed in 1942 by Robert Maynard Hutchins, president and later chancellor of the University of Chicago, with the financial support of Time Magazine founder Henry Luce. Over its history, the commission produced several reports. It was sometimes known as the (Robert) Hutchins Commission. Ruth A. Inglis was on the staff of the commission as research assistant and later was a member of the commission.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains reports, transcripts, testimony, and other documents relating to the activities of the commission, and correspondence relating to the work of the commission staff and the publication of the Ruth A. Inglis's book, Freedom of the Movies, 1947. Correspondents include Robert D. Leigh.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Commission on Freedom of the Press Records, Accesson No. 0078-011. Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Biographical data on members of the commission , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Incoming correspondence to Ruth A. InglisReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/2
Chaffee, Zechariah, Jr.
2 items
1946
1/3-4
Chicago, University of, Press
39 items
1946-1947
1/5
Dickinson, John
1 item
1946
1/6
Hocking, William Ernest
3 items
1946
1/7
Hutchins, Robert M.
2 items
1946
1/8-16
Leigh, Robert D.
90 items
1944-1947
1/17
Merriam, Charles E.
2 items
1946
1/18
Miller, Marion
2 items
1946
1/19
Redfield, Robert
1 item
1946
1/20
Stewart, Milton
4 items
1944-1945
1/21
White, Alice H.
1 item
1946

Outgoing correspondence from Ruth A. Inglis, 1944-1948Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/22-32

122 items

Interoffice correspondence , 1944-1947Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/33-36

18 items

Agenda, assignments, and schedules , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/37

Clippings , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/38

Ephemera, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/39

Minutes, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/40-41

Miscellany , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/42

News releases, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/43

Notes , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/44-46

Organization , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/47

Photographs , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/48

Reports, miscellaneous , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/49-55

Index to Commission on Freedom of the Press reports and other documents , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2/1

Reports and other documents, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/2-8/15, 10/1-2

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
9/1
"Self Regulation of the Movies"
undated
9/2
"Freedom of the Movies"
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Freedom of the press--United States
  • Freedom of the press--United States--Societies, etc
  • Journalism--United States
  • Journalistic ethics--United States
  • Motion pictures--Censorship--United States
  • Motion pictures--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Inglis, Ruth A., 1912- --Archives
  • Leigh, Robert D. (Robert Devore), b. 1890
  • Corporate Names :
  • Commission on Freedom of the Press--Archives
  • University of Chicago. Press
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • correspondence
  • minutes
  • Photographs
  • reports
  • testimonies
  • transcripts
  • Other Creators :

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)