The George Marshall Papers(1836-1993) consists of Marshall's professional materials accumulated during his lifelong career
as a leading conservationist. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence and records of three conservation organizations;
the Adirondack Mountain Club, The Wilderness Society, and Sierra Club; where he served in official positions and as a member
of various committees. Resource files compiled by Marshall relating to National Parks and conservation issues consist of correspondence,
statements, testimonies, legislative and legal documents, organization records, press releases, announcements, newsletters,
brochures, maps, and photographs. The collection contains writings of Robert Marshall, George Marshall's brother, who died
at an early age. There are both published and unpublished drafts of articles by Robert Marshall, articles written about Robert
Marshall, and correspondence and materials relating to the posthumously published book,
Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range, which was compiled and edited by George Marshall. Also included are records of the Robert Marshall Foundation and the Robert
Marshall Wilderness Fund. George Marshall's personal papers contains correspondence with his family and friends, published
writings and typescript drafts, childhood memorabilia, school papers, and miscellany. It should be noted, the collection does
not includes George Marshall's professional papers as an economist or materials relating to his political activities in the
National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress.
George Marshall, born in 1904, was the son of Louis Marshall, noted constitutional lawyer and co-founder of the American Jewish
Committee, and Florence Lowenstein. He was raised in Manhattan with his sister, Ruth, and brothers, James and Robert. Marshall
attended the Ethnical Culture School, continued his education at Columbia University and the Brookings Institution, where
he received his PhD in economics. From 1934 to 1937, Marshall worked as an economist for the National Recovery Administration
under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Along with his wife, Elisabeth Dublin, Marshall shifted focus to left-wing politics
in New York City and served as chairman of the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress.
In 1950, he was convicted of contempt for refusal to turn over records of the organization and sent to federal prison for
three months. During the 1950s and 1960s, Marshall lived in Los Angeles where he raised his son, Roger, and daughter, Nancy.
Number of containers: 56 cartons, 3 oversize folders, 1 tube
Linear feet: 72 linear ft
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that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Collection is open for research.