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American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California records
LSC.0900  
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Description
Collection consists of legal, educational, and organizational files of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda, clippings, case files, and briefs. Topics covered in case files include the right to counsel, women's rights, Japanese-American relocation during WWII, blacklisting in the film industry, and Crawford vs. LA Unified School District. Also contains materials related to the local and national organizations of the ACLU.
Background
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was established in 1920. It originally began as the American Union Against Militarism in 1915 and later became the National Civil Liberties Bureau in 1917. The ACLU of Southern California was established in Los Angeles in 1924.
Extent
736 Linear Feet (1522 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Portions of collection unprocessed. Boxes 419-1525 are unavailable for access. Please see LSC's Access to Unprocessed Collections Policy for more information about levels of discovery and access of special collections materials and registering interest in unprocessed collections.