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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

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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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Information Sheet 1949
1/1 Constitutions and By-laws undated
1/2 Outgoing Letters 1948
1/3 Adamic, Louis correspondence 1948
1/4 Canwell Defendants correspondence 1949
1/5 Committee of One Thousand correspondence 1948
1/6 Patrons of Husbandry, Washington State Grange correspondence 1948-1949
1/7 General Correspondence re: Rader, Melvin 1949
1/8 Sarah Lawrence College correspondence 1949
1/9 UW President Allen, Raymond correspondence 1948-1949
1/10-12 A-Z general correspondence 1948-1949
1/13 Intraorganizational Correspondence 1948
1/14 Minutes 1948-1949
1/15 Court papers undated
1/16 Complain - Herbert Phillips before the Faculty Committee on Academic Freedom undated
1/17 Academic Freedom, Tenure: Report of Committee A, by AAUP 1947
1/17 Report on the Action of the Regents with regard to Six Faculty Members of the University of Washington, by Ralph Gundlach 1949
1/17 Report on the Canwell Hearings 1948
1/17 Report re: George Hewitt, by AJB 1948
1/17 Report re: J. B. Matthews, by AS 1948
1/17 Report of the Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities 1949
1/17 Report on the Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice on the Canwell Committee Hearings 1948
1/18 Second Repot, Un-American Activities in Washington State, by the Joint Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities 1948
1/18 Communism and Academic Freedom: The Record of the Tenure Cases at the University of Washington report, by the University of Washington 1948
2/1 Allen, Raymond speeches and writings 1948
2/1 Canwell, Albert speeches and writings 1948
2/1 Gundlach, Ralph speeches and writings 1948-1949
2/1 Phillips, Herbert speeches and writings 1949
2/2 Washington Committee for Academic Freedom speeches and writings 1948-1949
2/3 Other speeches and writings 1947-1949
2/4 Transcription - Canwell Committee Hearings, by Ralph Gundlach 1948 July 19-23
2/5 Legislation 1949
2/6 Resolutions 1947-1948
2/7 Newsletter - Backfire 1948
2/8 Other newsletters 1948-1949
2/9 Publications 1948-1949
2/10 Membership Information undated
2/11 Press Releases 1948-1949
2/12 Project Outline undated
2/13 Notes undated
2/14 Lists undated
2/15 Receipts undated
2/16 Clippings - reactions to firings of UW Faculty 1949
2/17 Other clippings 1947-1949
2/18 Ephemera undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Academic freedom--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • College teachers--Dismissal of--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Communism--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Teaching, Freedom of--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Personal Names :
  • Hartwich, Ethelyn Miller--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington--Faculty--History--Sources
  • Washington (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
  • Washington (State). Legislature. Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities--Sources
  • 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)