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Guide to the Daughters of the American Revolution Blacklist controversy Papers
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0063
    Creator: Stanford University
    Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Blacklist controversy papers
    Dates: 1921-1930
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Anonymous gift, 1969

    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Daughters of the American Revolution. Blacklist controversy papers, SC 063, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    In 1928, Mrs. Helen Tufts Bailie wrote an article accusing the Daughters of the American Revolution of circulating a "blacklist" of men and women who would not be welcome as speakers before D.A.R. members. The "blacklisted" people were accused of being Communists, Socialists, liberals, pacifists. Among those blacklisted by the D.A.R. was David Starr Jordan, former president of Stanford University. Many D.A.R. members and others protested the blacklist. Finally the Palo Alto chapter of the D.A.R. resigned their membership in the national organization.


    Included in this collection are pamphlets, newspaper clippings, magazine articles and correspondence dealing with the D.A.R. blacklist controversy.

    Access Terms

    Daughters of the American Revolution.