National Committee Against Repressive Legislation Records, 1948-2003

Summary Information

Summary Information

Title: National Committee Against Repressive Legislation Records
Inclusive Dates: 1948-2003

  • National Committee Against Repressive Legislation
Call Number: Mss 558; Micro 758; Audio 808A; PH Mss 558; M81-609; M86-006; M87-333; M88-087; M90-017; M91-207; M92-045; M93-104; M94-307; M96-071; M97-026; M97-189; M98-123; M2001-164; M2002-182; M2004-211; M2007-071; M2010-002

Quantity: 26.2 c.f. (66 archives boxes), 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 2 tape recordings, 23 photographs, and 13 pieces of ephemera; plus additions of 114.3 c.f., 44 tape recordings, 67 photographs, 5 negatives, and 2 transparencies

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL), a national political organization founded in 1960 as the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee by Alexander Meiklejohn, Aubrey Williams, and others to work for the abolition of HUAC and other congressional and state investigating committees and to defend civil liberties from repressive legislation. In 1976, the organization was renamed the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation. The collection contains extensive documentation on the case of (executive director Frank) Wilkinson v. FBI, as well as information on NCARL's interaction with other organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF); NCARL's regional offices; and concerned individuals, including Carl and Anne Braden and Robert Drinan.

Language: English

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