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ORGANIZATION DEPARTMENT FILES

Box 1

Charles A. Lindbergh

 

America First Club Plan - general correspondence

 

America First Club plan of organization

 

Club plan mailings for North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Indiana

 

Congressional Districts for 48 states

 

Neutrality vote and miscellaneous materials

 

College chapters, all states

Box 2

Samples of form letters and releases (partial holdings)

Box 3

Samples of form letters and releases (remainder)

 

Folders on field and organization men:

 

Robert L. Bliss

 

Page Hufty

Box 4

Sprague - Spencer

 

Charles L. Smith

 

Joseph R. Boldt, Jr.

 

Arthur Brooks, Jr.

 

Earl Jeffrey

 

Jessamine Hoagland (Women's Clubs)

 

Letters to Senators and Congressmen

 

Pettengill's file to Congressmen

Box 5

March on Washington, D.C.

 

Foreign correspondence

 

Chapter reactions to C. A. Lindergh's Des Moines speech

 

Report on membership and membership drive

 

Methods of organization: state, district, county, chapter

 

Special campaign - Neutrality Act fight

 

Poster response

 

Report on sound slide film

 

Window display contest

 

Chapter letters - re political set-up and dissolution

Box 6

Chapter chairmen meetings

 

American Legion VFW miscellany

 

Billboards

 

Bishops and Archbishops letters

 

Chapter accountings for General Wood's contribution of $25.00

 

Draft extension and draft questions

 

Congressional hearings (8) (missing 12/68)

 

CORRESPONDENCE BY STATES

Box 7

Alabama - Florida

Box 8

Florida (contd.) - Illinois

Box 9

Illinois (contd.) - Indiana

Box 10

Indiana (contd.) - Iowa

Box 11

Kansas - Massachusetts

Box 12

Massachusetts (contd.) - Michigan

Box 13

Michigan (contd.) - Minnesota

Box 14

Minnesota (contd.) - Missouri

Box 15

Missouri (contd.) - New Mexico

Box 16

Massachusetts, New York

Box 17

New York (contd.) - North Dakota

Box 18

Ohio

Box 19

Ohio (contd.) - Oregon

Box 20

Oregon (contd.) - Pennsylvania

Box 21

Rhode Island - Vermont

Box 22

Virginia - West Virginia

Box 23

Wisconsin

Box 24

Wisconsin (contd.) - Wyoming

 

PUBLICITY AND RESEARCH FILES

Box 25

Africa

 

Agriculture

 

Aiken, Senator George D.

 

Aircraft

 

Alaska

 

America - Britain Defenders

 

America Friends

 

American Peace Mobilization

 

American Youth Congress

 

Appreciate America

 

Army

 

Articles Unused

 

Balkans

 

Bullitt

 

Canada

 

Cartoons

Box 26

Carlson, Anton J.

 

Clark, Senator and Mrs. Bennett Champ

 

Clark, Senator D. Worth

 

College Men for Defense First

 

Committee of 100 - St. Louis

 

CDAAA literature

 

Washington News-Letter and literature

 

Congressional lists

Box 27

Convoys

 

Cost of war

 

Council for Democracy

 

Day, Stephen A.

 

Domestic production

 

Far East

 

Feeding Europe

 

Fever Chart

 

Fight for Freedom Committee

 

Fish, Hamilton

Box 28

Flynn, John T.

 

Foreign policy

 

Foreign trade

 

Friends of Democracy

 

Gallup Poll

 

Gallup Poll - general

 

Germany

 

Grass Roots Movement

 

Greece

 

Greenland

 

Halifax, Lord

 

Hammond, General Thomas

 

Hemisphere Defense

 

Hoover, Herbert

 

Hull, Cordell

 

Hutchins, Robert M.

 

Invasion

 

Johnson, Senator Ed C.

 

Johnson, Hugh

Box 29

Johnson Act

 

Keep America Out of War Congress

 

Kennedy, Ambassador Joseph

 

Knox

 

Knudson

 

Lamont

 

LaFollette, Philip and Bob

 

Landon, Alfred M.

 

Latin America

Box 30

Lend-Lease Bill (partial holdings)

Box 31

Lend-Lease Bill (remainder)

 

Letters to the Editor

 

Lindbergh, Charles A.

 

Longworth, Alice

 

Luce, Henry R.

 

MacNider, Hanford

 

Marquand, Mrs. John P.

 

Ministers' No War Committee

Box 32

Mothers' Groups

 

Mundt, Karl E.

 

McEnerney, Garret W. (copies of Releases)

 

Mckaig, Ray

 

Various Mothers' Groups

 

National emergency

 

National Council for Prevention of War publications

 

National Committee members biographies, etc.

 

Negotiated peace

 

Navy

Box 33

Neutrality

 

No Foreign War Committee

 

Nye, Senator

 

O'Brien, Reverend Dr. J. A.

 

1/3 of a Nation

 

Peek, George N.

 

Pinchot

 

Propaganda

 

Religion

 

Moor, Robin

Box 34

Norris, Kathleen

 

Roll Call of American Women

 

Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt

 

Rankin, Jeannette

 

Russia

 

Research

 

Sarles, Ruth (see "A History of America First," Ms. D753, A5S24)

 

Torell, A. E.

 

Villard Letter to President

 

Wilkie, Leighton

 

Songs

Box 35

Miscellaneous correspondence

 

Wood, General Robert

 

Womens groups

 

Youth Committee Against War

 

Speaker - speaker schedule

 

"Pilgrimage to Washington"

 

Referendum

 

Sargent, Porter

Box 36

Stefan, Honorable Karl

 

Stimson

 

Student Defenders of Democracy

 

Taft, Robert A.

 

American Economic Foundation

 

Citizens No Foreign War Coalition

 

Turkey

 

Thompson, Dorothy

 

Tinkham, Honorable George Holden

 

Tobey, Senator

 

Thomas, Norman

 

Union Now

 

War Aims

 

War Resisters League

 

War Referendum

 

Washington, George

 

Wheeler, Senator Burton K.

Box 37

Willkie, Wendell L.

 

Uncensored (folder #1)

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU FILES

Box 37

State Correspondence

 

Alabama - Colorado

Box 38

Florida - Maryland

Box 39

Missouri - North Dakota

Box 40

Ohio - Vermont

Box 41

Washington - Wisconsin

 

Expenses - speakers bureau

 

"Thank you" letters sent to all speakers

 

Radio scripts for chapter use

 

Congratulatory telegram sent to chapter chairmen at time of meeting or rally

 

Book wire urging Armistice Day sermons

 

General name and address book for Speakers Bureau

Box 42

Speakers Bureau Inventory Form, letter to all chapter chairmen

 

Speakers Bureau chart

 

Bulletins pertaining to Speakers Bureau

 

American Forum of Democracy

 

List of speakers

 

Meetings - chapters - general

 

Chapters' financial classification letter

 

Young Democrats' Convention

 

Your rally

 

Foulis, William S.

 

Suggested letter to clergy

 

Meetings scheduled, concluded

 

Speakers Bureau report file, reports

 

Speakers - miscellaneous

 

Speakers unable to appear

 

Study material for speeches; the speeches

Box 43

Speakers' material

 

Second tours

 

Congratulations

 

Cartoons

 

Teletype

 

Memos

 

Special memo from Speakers Bureau

 

Financial procedure

 

Adams, Senator

 

Adair, Dr. Fred L.

 

Aiken, George D.

 

Armstrong, O. K.

 

Beal, Howard K.

 

Bolt, Don

 

Bolton, Congressman

 

Barnes, Henry Elmer

 

Baumhart, Jr., Congressman

 

Bazinet

 

Bone, Congressman Homer T.

 

Bradley, Congressman Fred

 

Brooks, C. Wayland

 

Brown, Congressman Clarence J.

 

Burdick, Congressman Usher L.

 

Bushfield, Harlan J.

 

Butler, Congressman John C.

 

Capper, Senator

 

Carroll, Reverend Patrick J.

 

Chavez, Senator Dennis

 

Chenoweth, Congressman

 

Clark, Honorable B. C.

 

Clark, D. Worth

Box 44

Clevenger, Congressman Cliff

 

Cobb, Irvin S.

 

Coogan, Gertrude

 

Cramm, Fred

 

Crowther, Congressman Frank

 

Danaher, Senator John A.

 

Dancey, Captain S. N.

 

Day, Congressman Stephen A.

 

Donnell, Captain Cushing

 

Durant, Will

 

Dworshak, Congressman Henry C.

 

Elston, Congressman Charles H.

 

Engel, Congressman Albert J.

 

Fish, Hamilton

 

Gillett, Senator Guy M.

 

Gillie, Congressman George W.

 

Gillis

 

Grant, Congressman Robert A.

 

Grau, Phil A.

 

Greeley, Major Horace, Jr.

 

Harness, Congressman Forest A.

 

Helm, Wilbur

 

Hess, Congressman William E.

 

Hill, Knute

 

Hill, Congressman William S.

 

Hillyer, Mary

 

Hoffman, Congressman Clare E.

 

Holt, Honorable Rush D.

 

Hoover, Honorable Herbert R.

 

Houser, Reverend

 

Howard, James Irving

 

Hunter, Congressman John H.

 

Jenkins, Congressman Thomas A.

 

Jensen, Honorable Ben F.

 

Johns, Congressman Joshua L.

 

Johnson, Senator Edwin C.

 

Johnson, Senator Hiram

 

Johnson, General Hugh S.

 

Johnson, Congressman Noble J.

 

Jones, Congressman Robert F.

 

Keefe, Congressman Frank B.

 

Kennedy, Congressman Martin J.

 

Kinzer, Congressman J. Roland

 

Klotsche, J. M.

 

Knutson, Congressman Harold

 

Kohl, Edith E.

 

LaFollette, Philip F.

 

LaFollette, Robert M.

 

Langer, Senator William

 

Lindbergh, Charles A.

 

Lischner, Doctor Hyman

 

Lists...

 

Luckey, Henry C.

Box 45

McAllister, Frank E.

 

McCarran, Senator Pat

 

MacCracken, Henry Noble

 

McGregor, Congressman J. Harry

 

McLaughlin, Irene Castle

 

MacNider, Colonel

 

Manion, Dean Clarence (North Dakota University)

 

Meetings covered - miscellaneous

 

Monaghan, Reverend Monsignor Hugh J.

 

Morrison, Reverend Charles C.

 

Mundt, Congressman Karl

 

Murray, Frank J.

 

Murray, William H. ("Alfalfa Bill")

 

Norris, Kathleen

 

Nye, Senator Gerald P.

 

O'Brien, Father John A.

 

O'Brien, Congressman Joseph J.

 

O'Connor, Congressman James F.

 

O'Daniel, Senator Lee

 

Olson, W. W.

 

Outstanding letters to Senators, Congressmen

 

Parker, Reverend Louis A.

 

Patterson, Kellogg M.

 

Peek, George N.

 

Pencovic, Dr. F. H.

 

Peterson, Hjalmar

 

Pettengill, Samuel B.

 

Rankin, Jeannette

 

Reed, David A.

 

Reynolds, Senator Robert R.

 

Richards, Congressman James P.

 

Rizley, Congressman Ross

 

Robertson, Congressman Charles

 

Rolph, Congressman Thomas

 

Ross, Robert D.

 

Sauthoff, Congressman Harry

 

Scott, Congressman Hugh D.

 

Scott, Joseph

 

Secrest, Congressman Robert T.

 

Shafer, Paul W.

 

Shanley, Congressman James A.

 

Shipstead, Senator Henrik H.

 

Short, Dewey

 

Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick

 

Smith, Senator Ellison D.

 

Smith, Congressman Fred C.

 

South, Mr.

Box 46

Speakers, potential - speeches

 

Springer, Congressman Raymond S.

 

Strange, Michael

 

Stratton, William G.

 

Sumner, Congressman Jessie

 

Swann, Howard G. - publicity for

 

Sweeney, Congressman Martin L.

 

Taft, Senator Robert A.

 

Taft, Mrs. Robert A.

 

Thomas, Norman

 

Toben, Senator Charles W.

 

Van Nuys, Frederick

 

Vorys, Congressman John M.

 

Wade, Bishop R. T.

 

Walker, De Loss

 

Walsh, Senator David I.

 

Wheeler, Senator Burton K.

Box 47

White, Congressman Compton I.

 

Wheeler's western trip

 

White, Charles Gorwin

 

Williams, Major Alfred J.

 

Willis, Senator Raymond E.

 

Winter, Congressman Thomas D.

 

Wolfenden, Congressman James

 

Woodruff, Congressman Roy O.

 

CLIPPINGS FROM CHAPTERS

Box 48-50

Clippings from Chapters

 

CLIPPINGS FROM NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS

Box 51-54

Clippings from National Headquarters

 

CORRESPONDENCE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. WOOD

Box 55-57

Correspondence of General Robert E. Wood

 

FILES OF NATIONAL DIRECTOR, R. DOUGLAS STUART

Box 57-69

Files of National Director, R. Douglas Stuart

 

CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS

Box 70

March and April 1941

Box 71

March 1941

Box 72

March, February and January 1941

Box 73

January and July 1941

Box 74

October and November 1941

Box 75

November and December 1941

Box 76

January 1942

 

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE-major contributors

Box 76

A-B

Box 77

B-E

Box 78

F-K

Box 79

K-M

Box 80

N-S

Box 81

S-Z

 

MAILINGS, BULLETINS

Box 81-83

Mailings (Mr. Camphausen's lists)

Box 84-87

Sample mailings and letters of criticism

Box 88-95

Material furnished the Dies Committee: bulletins, literature and releases

 

FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE-general contributors

Box 96

B-All

Box 97

Bm-Bad

Box 98

Bah-Bau

Box 99

Be-Beu

Box 100

Bi-Bog

Box 101

Bol-Bre

Box 102

Bren-Bu

Box 103

Bue-Cal

Box 104

Cam-Chi

Box 105

Chr-Conr

Box 106

Coo-Cur

Box 107

Da-Dem

Box 108

Den-Dor

Box 109

Dou-Ed

Box 110

Eh-Et

Box 111

Fab-Fing

Box 112

Fis-Fra

Box 113

Frank-Gar

Box 114

Gart-Gla

Box 115

Gli-Greg

Box 116

Gren-Hae

Box 117

Hag-Harr

Box 118

Hart-Helm

Box 119

Hen-Hin

Box 120

Ho-Hos

Box 121

How-Jaco

Box 122

Jacobsen-Johnson

Box 123

Johnst-Kelb

Box 124

Kelli-Kl

Box 125

Klein-Koh

Box 126

Kon-Kur

Box 127

La-Led

Box 128

Lef-Lo

Box 129

Lof-Macl

Box 130

Mag-Mau

Box 131

May-McM

Box 132

Me-Mik

Box 133

Miller-Mora

Box 134

Mork-Na

Box 135

Ne-Nu

Box 136

O-Ov

Box 137

Pa-Peterson

Box 138

Peti-Pos

Box 139

Pr-Rau

Box 140

Re-Ri

Box 141

Riche-Rog

Box 142

Rol-San

Box 143

Sar-Schi

Box 144

Schl-Schro

Box 145

Schu-Sci

Box 146

Sen-Smith, F.

Box 147

Smith, K.-Spe

Box 148

Spi-Sti

Box 149

Sto-Sum

Box 150

Sw-Tho

Box 151

Thom-Tri

Box 152

U-Vo

Box 153

Voi-Warn

Box 154

Was-Wel

Box 155

Whi-Will

Box 156

Williams-Wol

Box 157

Wooda-Za

Box 158

Zin-Anonymous

 

CHAPTER RECORDS

Box 159

Notebook of maps of chapter locations

 

Notebook of chapter addresses

 

Files on chapter dissolutions:

 

Alabama-Connecticut

Box 160

Cuba-Indiana

Box 161

Iowa-New Mexico

Box 162

New York-Pennsylvania

Box 163

Philippines-Wyoming

 

List of chapter headquarters by state

 

October 20, 1941 meeting, Palmer House, Chicago

 

Miscellaneous correspondence before dissolution

 

Miscellaneous correspondence after dissolution

Box 164

A.F.C. Corporations

 

September 15, 1941 news release

 

Miscellaneous ledgers and notebooks

 

Chapter records by state. (* Indicates that membership index cards are available for these cities and states, and are filed at the end of the collection, boxes 304-336.)

 

Maine

Box 165-167

Massachusetts : Springfield*, Boston, Worchester

 

Rhode Island

 

Vermont

 

Connecticut

Box 168-169

Connecticut (contd.): Hartford, Norwalk, Stamford

 

New York State: Buffalo*, Cedarhurst*, Hicksville*, Mt. Vernon*, Passaic Valley*, Queens*, Rego Park*, Rockville*

Box 170-225

New York City

Box 226

New Jersey: Montclair, Passaic Valley

Box 227-228

Florida: Sarasota*, Miami*

Box 229

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia

Box 230-235

Pittsburgh

Box 236

Maryland: Baltimore*

Box 237

Virginia: Richmond*

Box 238-242

Washington, D.C.

Box 243

Ohio: Dayton*, Columbus*, Warren*

Box 244-245

Indiana: Elkhart*, Gary*, Fort Wayne*, South Bend*

Box 246-252

Illinois: Hyde Park*, Loyola*, Mt. Morris*, Riverside*, Carthage*, Crystal Lake*, Rockford*, Evanston

Box 253

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska: Des Moines*, Kansas City*, Omaha*

Box 254-255

Michigan: Niles, Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids

Box 256-257

Wisconsin: Appleton, Beloit, Burlington, Bonduel, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Spencer, Seymour, Watertown

Box 258-265

Colorado*

Box 266

Arizona, New Mexico: Phoenix, Glendale, Albuquerque

Box 267

Utah: Salt Lake City

Box 268

California: Fresno*

Box 269

Southern California*

Box 270-273

Berkeley* (receipt books at the end of the collection)

Box 274

Los Angeles*

Box 275-276

Washington: Seattle*

 

MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE FILES

Box 277

Mailing lists

 

Membership lists

Box 278-280

A.F.C. Bulletins 550-700

 

Files on:

 

Neutrality Law

 

Ohio

 

American Legion

 

Publications

 

Oregon

Box 281

News clippings

 

Letters to Congressmen about Lend-Lease

Box 281, Map case

Speeches and articles

Box 281

Article sent to Saturday Evening Post

 

List of committee members

 

Hatch Act

 

Agenda for meetings

 

Minutes of meetings

 

Open letter to President, 10/20/41

Box 282

Tribute to General Wood

 

Certificate of dissolution

 

Corporate papers

 

Minutes of Directors Meeting on By-Laws

 

Final papers

 

List of committee members

 

Colonel Lindbergh's Des Moines speech

 

Organization of A.F.C. as political, nonincorporated committee

 

Letters about Jan. 29, 1942 meeting

 

William Regnery's advance of $40,000

 

Friends of Democracy, Inc.

 

Lend-Lease Bill

 

Letters to Congressmen

 

1940 Presidential Election

 

Bad publicity about A.F.C.

Box 283

Correspondence, Sept. 1940-April 1944

Box 284

Meeting, 12/11/41

 

Chapter letters about dissolution

 

Milwaukee Chapter

 

A.F.C. chapter government

 

Washington News Letter

 

New York Chapter

 

Unanswered letters, 1941

 

Letters received since dissolution

Box 285

Schnibbe, Mr.-correspondence

 

Bureau of Internal Revenue-correspondence

 

New York Chapter-correspondence

 

Washington, D.C. Research Division-correspondence

 

Organization of chapters-correspondence

 

Sarles, Ruth-correspondence regarding her book

 

Dissolution-correspondence regarding

 

Letters received since dissolution

Box 286

Form letters to chapters

 

Los Angeles Chapter-correspondence

 

Wood, R. E.-correspondence

 

Sarles, Ruth-correspondence

 

Bliss, R. E.-correspondence

 

Indianapolis Chapter-correspondence

 

Chapters on policy-correspondence with

 

Chicago Chapter-correspondence

 

Material copied from R. E. Wood's file by Ruth Sarles for history

Box 287

Despain, Donald-correspondence

 

Pugh, Clay-correspondence

 

Georgia Chapter Meetings

 

Washington Meeting, Feb. 24, 1941

 

Field Organization-correspondence

 

Gish, Lillian-correspondence

 

Louisville, Kentucky Meeting

 

Cartoon proofs

 

Telegrams

Box 288

Jewelry, buttons, flags-acquisitions

 

Form letters

 

Armistice Day

 

List of radio broadcasts from Armistice Week Bulletins

 

Catholic hierarchy and Catholic Laymen's Committee

 

Cartoon service correspondence

 

California

 

Draft extension

 

Miscellaneous

 

Chapters-local and general

 

Internationalists

Box 289

Form letters sent to newspapers

 

Case, Otto A.-correspondence

 

Farmers

 

Hertzberg, Syndey-correspondence

 

Hagood, General Johnson-correspondence

 

Hammond, General T. S.-correspondnece

 

Howell, G. O.-correspondence

 

College poll

 

Judson, Clay-correspondence

 

Minnesota

 

O'Brien, Reverend John A.-correspondence

 

Landon, Alfred M.-correspondence

 

Fraser, Willard E.-correspondence

 

Lisehner, Dr. Hayman-correspondence

 

New York Chapter

Box 290

Publicity-Wheeler Trip

 

Radio broadcasts

 

Polls

 

Form letters

 

Cross-section of letters to chapters

 

National Committee correspondence

 

Material used in writing history

 

Old peace movement

Box 291

Correspondence from interested supporters

 

College polls

 

Schnibbe, H. C.-correspondence

 

Letters on new principles

 

Sarles, Ruth-miscellaneous historical materials from

Box 292

University & College

 

Telegrams

 

Historical material

Box 293, Box 347

Lend-Lease bill

 

Lindbergh, Charles-clippings

 

Radio complaints

 

Clippings

 

Roosevelt

 

Military incidents

 

Vote on war

 

Russian religion

 

General

 

Editorials

 

Catholic material

 

A.F.C. Bulletins reproduced

Box 294

Clippings-cartoons

Box 295

Clippings-miscellaneous

Box 296

Newsletters, campaign literature, and clippings

Box 297

Full page advertising

 

A.F.C. Newsletters

 

Impeachment of Roosevelt

 

Research Bureau newsletters

 

Impeachment of Secretaries Knox and Stimson

 

Against aid to Russia

 

For national referendum

 

For impregnable defense

 

Against sending postcards

 

Against Lend-Lease

 

Letters to Congressmen

 

LaFollettes and A.F.C.

 

Political backing for isolationists

 

Neutrality debate in Senate

 

Connection with Nazis

 

Speakers' schedules

Box 298

Newsletters & campaign literature

 

Reports on membership

 

Mail reports

 

Clippings from PM

Box 299-301

Campaign literature

Box 302

Printed matter

 

Newsclippings from Colorado Chapter

 

Sample copies of the A.F.C. newspaper

Box 303

Campaign literature and buttons

Box 304

Card Indexes

 

Mailing and membership lists

 

College and individual contacts

Box 305

California

 

Fresno, members

 

Glendale, members

Box 306

Los Angeles

 

Subscription list of newspapers

 

Volunteer list

 

Mailing list, A-C

Box 307

Mailing list, D-Z

Box 308

Cancelled subscriptions

 

Subscription applications

 

Subscription list for individuals

 

Financial list

Box 309

List of supporters by Congressional District

Box 310

Master file of membership applications, A-G

Box 311

Master file of membership applications, H-M

Box 312

Master file of membership applications, N-S

Box 313

Master file of membership applications, T-Z

Box 314

San Francisco

 

Members

 

List of Governors and Congressmen

Box 315

General, members

 

Colorado (general), members

Box 316

Denver

 

Members, A-J

Box 317

Members, K-Z

Box 318

Western slope and unprocessed applicants

 

Connecticut, general

 

Connecticut

 

East Hartford, members

Box 319

Norfolk, members

 

Norfolk, list of signers of petition to President, May, 1941

 

West Norfolk, members

 

Hartford, members

Box 320

Stamford, signed membership cards

 

Hartford, new members

 

District of Columbia

 

Local mailing list

Box 321

National and Congressional mailing list

 

Membership list

Box 322

Florida, members

 

Illinois, members

 

Hyde Park, members

 

Riverside, members

Box 323

Rockford

 

Contributors

 

Members

 

Indiana, members

Box 324

Iowa, members

 

Maryland, members

Box 325

Massachusetts

 

Springfield

 

Original membership applications

Box 326

Members

 

General, members

 

New England, members

Box 327

Michigan, members

Box 328

New Mexico, members

 

New York

 

Buffalo

Box 329

Jamaica

 

Long Island City

 

Astoria

Box 330

Queen Village, Bellmire, Bellerose

 

Hollis

 

Maspeth

 

Forest Hills--Kew Gardens

 

Laurelton

 

Springfield Gardens

 

St. Albans

 

Corona

Box 331

South Ozone Park

 

Richmond Hill

 

Woodhaven

 

Belle Harbor Bayshore

 

Howard Beach

 

Broad Channel

 

Arverne

 

Stewart Manor

 

Little Neck

 

Far Rockaway

 

Rockaway Park

 

Glendale

 

Ridgewood

Box 332

Rockeville Center

 

Long Island, miscellaneous

 

Ozone Park

 

Brooklyn

 

Woodside

 

Sunnyside

Box 333

Yonkers

 

Ardsley

 

Averill Park

 

Bedford Village

 

Bronxville

 

Crestwood

 

Dobbs Ferry

Box 334

Jackson Heights

 

Elmhurst

 

Flushing

 

Bellevue

 

Bayside

Box 335

Miscellaneous

 

Ohio, members

Box 336

Virginia, members

 

Washington (state), members

 

Wisconsin, members

Box 337

Maps of Congressional Districts in Southern California, 1941

Box 345

Sheet Music of A.F.C. and other patriotic songs

Box 337

Handbills and campaign material

 

Press release of A.F.C.

 

Notebook of founding documents and minutes of the directors' meetings

 

Financial Records

 

Lists of contributors by state

 

Lists of large contributors

 

List of contributors

 

Auditor's Report, September 1941-February 1942

 

Taxes

 

Gift tax returns

 

Federal Old Age Benefits

 

State of Illinois return

 

Bank statements and passbooks

 

Summary statement of cash receipts and disbursements inception to March 1941

 

Balance sheet statements, 1940-41

 

Trial balance draft, ledger

 

Day journal of receipts and disbursements, 1941-1942. 3 volumes

 

OVERSIZE FILE

Box 339

Receipts for contributions, numbers 11-3342, 1941. 2 volumes

Box 340

Receipts and disbursements, 1940-1941. 2 volumes

 

Bulletins sent to local chapters, January-June 1941

 

Newspaper clippings and campaign material, Chicago. 1 scrapbook

Box 341

Receipt and disbursements, 1941-1942. 2 volumes

Box 342

Newspaper clippings

 

South Bend, Indiana Chapter

 

Los Angeles, California Chapter

 

Hartford, Connecticut Chapter

 

New York Chapter

Box 343

Form letters, pamphlets, and campaign buttons

 

Newspaper clippings, Rockford, Illinois Chapter

Box 344

Accounts payable and accounts receivable, 1940-1942. 2 volumes

Box 345

Newspaper clippings, Colorado Chapter

 

Newspaper clippings and campaign material, Chicago Chapter (gift of Fred L. Adair). 1 scrapbook

Object case

Wooden ballot box

Scope and Contents note

This object is restricted.
 

SOUND RECORDINGS

Scope and Contents note

26 phonorecords, mostly undescribed
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Sound recording of Charles Lindbergh speech 1941 April 23

General note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0000144_a01

Scope and Contents note

This speech was delivered at Manhattan Center and broadcast by WMCA in New York. Disc reads "No. 2976."
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Sound recording of interview with Brigadier General Robert E. Wood 1941 July 25

General note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002839

Scope and Contents note

Wood describes the activities of the America First Committee. He says both the committee and its opponents credit it with keeping America out of war at least two times in the past. The conversation also touches on Charles Lindbergh, Secretary Knox, accusations of Nazi funding, Wood's prediction for the end of the war, America going off the gold standard, the stand of the committee on national defense, future American foreign policy, British ambassadors, and the American economy. The general believes America cannot be invaded. He says the committee members are doing their civic duty to try to keep America out of the war. The interview was recorded at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on 2 discs
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Sound recording of Senator Burton K. Wheeler speech undated

General note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002977

Scope and Contents note

A speech by the Montana senator in the lead-up to America's involvement in World War II. He criticizes the government for stockpiling war supplies such as caskets. He describes the war as Europe's war. Criticizing House Bill 1776, he says it will sever the independence America won from the United Kingdom in 1776 and will allow the president to wage an undeclared war in defense of a foreign entity. Following, Burton criticizes how the government has transferred military arms to Britain even without H.R. 1776. However, he feels private citizens' financial aid to other countries is each citizen's private right. He notes that the non-interventionalist foreign policy is not fashionable despite its root in the Founding Fathers' rhetoric. He cites a poll that over eighty percent of the American population opposes a declaration of war.
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Sound recording of Robert E. Wood speech: Our Foreign Policy 1940 October 26

General note

Use copy reference number: 42001_a_0002978

Scope and Contents note

General Wood discusses American involvement in the war between the United Kingdom and Germany. Beginning by calling the terms interventionalist and isolationist non-descriptive, he mentions the issues on which the population is united. After analyzing the conflict between the two European countries, he believes there is no danger of invasion of the United States even if Germany is victorious. He argues this is true for a direct attack/invasion, attack from Central America, or from an air attack. He then criticizes some of the rhetoric used in the debate of American involvement, saying some of the "mudslinging...is no better than the Nazis." He believes American involvement in World War I was not worth the blood and money spent, and that the Treaty of Versailles laid the groundwork for Hitler's rise to power. Label reads: Oct. 26, 1940 CBS 10:15-10:30 P.M. E.S.T. "Our Foreign Policy" By General Robert E. Wood (Came up cut) Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn Chicago, Ill.