Washington Committee for Academic Freedom records, 1947-1949  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Washington Committee for Academic Freedom
Title
Washington Committee for Academic Freedom records
Dates
1947-1949 (inclusive)
Quantity
.84 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5120 (Accession No. 5120-001)
Summary
Records of the Committee documenting the efforts of the Committee to protect academic freedom in response to the Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
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
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

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Restrictions on Use

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

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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