A significant portion of this collection includes agendas, clippings, case files, reports, and resolutions related to the
national and California Sigma Delta Chi Freedom of Information Committees. Founded in 1961, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
promotes excellence and ethics in journalism. The Freedom of Information Committee monitors press freedoms across the nation,
and is often called upon to intervene in instances where the media is restricted. Included are several case files from high
profile courtroom cases in California and throughout the nation dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as records
related to the committee's support of journalists who were expelled from the United Nations in 1971. Also included are clippings,
correspondence, case files from several California university newspapers pertaining to freedom of the press issues, and the
syllabus and class notes from History of Western Civilization, 1946. The collection also includes a 1912 scrapbook belonging
to Fogel's father, Moe M. Fogel, which contains clippings from several Los Angeles area newspapers.
Richard H. Fogel earned his AB in Journalism from Stanford University in 1947. Fogel served as the chairman of the Sigma Delta
Chi California Freedom of Information Committee in 1969 and as the national Freedom of Information Committee chairman in 1972.
During this time Fogel worked as the assistant managing editor of the Oakland Tribune.
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from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
This collection is open for research.