FRANCIS BIDDLE PAPERS: SERIES 6: Organizations


Box Folder Title Date Description . . . .

8 1 All-Philadelphia Roosevelt Committee 1936 DESCRIPTION: Memorandum to Francis Biddle from John M. Jenks re the All-Philadelphia Roosevelt Committee. Includes printed pamphlet: "A Statement by a Group of Business Men who are willing to take what they believe to be a long view of the present Political and Economic Situation. Prepared by Francis Biddle, William Stix Wasserman, Arthur S. Paul. Published by the All-Philadelphia Roosevelt committee and the Good Neighbor League, October 1936.

8 2 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence A-C c.1964-66 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Biddle was chairman of the ACLU national committee. Includes: Morris B. Abram (includes copy of TLS 1/19/1965, from John de J. Pemberton, Jr., executive director, ACLU); Berl I. Bernhard; Sculley Bradley, Thomas S. Browning (carbon from Biddle).

8 3 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence D-F 1964-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Includes: Robert E. Dietz (1968); Norman Dorsen (1964) re lawsuit United States versus Mississippi re unconstitutionality of the Mississippi poll tax and education system discrimination against African-Americans; Reginald Faragher (from John de J. Pemberton, Jr., 5/17/1966, copy); Ralph Fuchs (memo re Biennial Conference of Resolutions of ACLU, 7/16/1968); Jeffrey E. Fuller, editor, ACLU newsletter (1965).

8 4 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence H-J 1964-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Includes: Louis M.Hacker (1967); J. Robert Hanson, ACLU field development officer, re the ACLU Roger Baldwin Foundation, (1966); Hubert H. Humphrey (with attached memoranda re the Civil Rights Act 1963)(1964); John S. Johnson (1968).

8 5 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence K-M 1964-66 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Includes: Nicholas de B. Katzenbach (carbon from Biddle, 1966), Charles L. Markmann (1964).

8 6 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence R-S 1964-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Includes: Alan Reitman, associate director, ACLU (attaching resolutions report of a meeting of the ACLU, 1968); William P. Rogers (carbons of letters from Biddle re United States versus Mississippi lawsuit on discrimination against African-Americans, 1964; Dorothy rosenman re NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1966; Amelie S. Rothschild, associate director, New York Civil Liberties Union, 1964; Henry W. Sawyer (1965); F. Alden Shaw (1967); George Slaff, president ACLU of Southern California (copy of TLS to J. Sherman re ACLU and Vietnam War, 1967); Lawrence Speiser, director, Washington Office, ACLU (1966); Morton Stavis re United States versus Mississippi discrimination lawsuit (1965).

8 7 American Civil Liberties Union Correspondence W 1964 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Melvin L. Wulf, legal director, ACLU. Re United States versus Mississippi discrimination lawsuit.

8 8 American Civil Liberties Union: John de J. Pemberton, Jr. 1963-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from John de J. Pemberton, Jr., executive director, ACLU. Includes TLS 10/11/1968 from Pemberton to Katherine Biddle re death of Francis Biddle.

8 9 American Civil Liberties Union: Goldmark Libel Case 1963-65 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from William L. Dwyer regarding the latter's proposal to write a book about his representation of John Goldmark in a libel case (described in a copy of a letter Dwyer sent to Paul Jacobs, 4/9/1965, included in this file).

8 10 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1963 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Walters was indicted for robbery and murder and was denied subsequent appeal. A case was then brought against the State of Connecticut on charges that Walters received unfair treatment in being denied immediate access to a legal representation when initially arrested. Includes correspondence from John S. Johnson, John J. de Pemberton, Jr. (ACLU), Louis H. Pollack (with lengthy analysis of the appeal), Jeswald Selacuse (researcher), and Melvin L. Wulf (ACLU). Also includes xerox copy of published proceedings of the case as of January 1958.

8 11 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1964 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Includes: Thomas I. Emerson, John S. Johnson, Leslie Harold Levinson (carbon copy of letter to Raymond W. Ganim), John de J. Pemberton, Jr., Melvin L. Wulf (ACLU), Wallace Walters to John S. Johnson.

8 12 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1965 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Includes: Jerome Caplan, John S. Johnson, Leslie Harold Levinson, Thomas I. Emerson, John de J. Pemberton, Jr., Wallace Walters to John S. Johnson, Melvin Wulf.

8 13 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1966 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Includes: John S. Johnson (carbon from Biddle), and Melvin L. Wulf.

8 14 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1967 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Includes: Jerome E. Caplan, John S. Johnson, Wallace Walters to John S. Johnson, Melvin L. Wulf.

8 15 American Civil Liberties Union: Wallace Walters Case 1968 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle regarding the case of the State of Connecticut versus Wallace M. Walters. Includes: Jerome E. Caplan, John S. Johnson, John de J. Pemberton, Jr. (carbon from Biddle), Wallace Walters to John S. Johnson, Melvin L. Wulf.

8 16 American Civil Liberties Union: Walters Case Court Memos c.1963-67 DESCRIPTION: Memoranda and published proceedings relating to the Wallace Walters case including petition for a writ of habeas corpus; printed report of the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut on the case of Wallace M. Walters vs. Warden, State Prison (of Connecticut), January 1967; 2 copies of Supreme Court reports on Wallace M. Walters vs. Warden of the Connecticut State Prison, June 1967; copy of memorandum of decision in the case of Walters vs. Warden State Prison, September 7, 1965. Includes newspaper clipping re Walters' denied appeals, (The Hartford Courant, 7/25/1967). Also includes typescript of the case of Danny Escobedo vs. State of Illinois, June 22, 1964. The circumstances of the case were similar to those of Walters'.

8 17 American Civil Liberties Union: Correspondence (fragments) 1964-66 DESCRIPTION: Fragments of correspondence regarding the ACLU.

8 18 American Civil Liberties Union: Printed Literature 1960-68 DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous printed items produced by the ACLU, including: - "Fact Book of the American Civil Liberties Union on the Occasion of It's 40th Anniversary," September 14, 1960. - "What is the American Civil Liberties Union?" August 1962. - "The Case Against the House Un-American Activities Committee," December 1964. - ACLU news release re appointment of Francis Biddle as chairman, ACLU national committee, 9/25/1961. - ACLU news release re petition to the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of free speech by Ku Klux Klan members on private property, 9/10/1968. - Memoranda re ACLU policy on civil disobedience, 9/26/1968, 10/1/1968, 10/28/1968. - Memorandum re rasing tax-deductible funds for ACLU's Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (LCDC), 4/8/1965. - "Civil Liberties" newsletter, September 1961. - Newsletter, "Inside ACLU" for 9/16/1968, 9/23/1968, 9/30/1968. - Pamphlet re the ACLU Roger Baldwin Foundation. - Nomination form for the 1969 Florina Lasker Civil Liberties Award. - Miscellaneous ACLU membership dues notices.

8 19 American Civil Liberties Union: Newspaper clippings c.1961 DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings re appointment of Francis Biddle as chairman of the ACLU national committee.

8 20 Americans for Democratic Action: Harry Truman 1950-53 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Harry S. Truman re the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA). Includes 5 TLS from Truman dated 8/15/1950, 9/22/1950, 10/4/1950, 11/24/1950, 4/14/1953.

8 21 Americans for Democratic Action: Correspondence B-W c.1949-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle relating to the ADA. Includes: William Benton, Sydney Biddle, Jane Buchenholz (director, National Roosevelt Day Dinner), William J. Campbell, Matthew J. Connelly, Judith Deutsch, Paul H. Douglas, Gertrude Ely, Donald M. Fraser, William H. Hastie, Leon Henderson (carbon from Biddle), Gardner Jackson, Allen Klein, Max Lerner, James Loeb, Jr. (ADA executive secretary), Louis Lubin, Patrick McCarran, Ines Munoz, Reinhold Niebuhr, Michael Straight, Eli Walker, Dewitt Wallace, Francis E. Walter (carbons from Biddle), Herbert Wechsler.

8 22 Americans for Democratic Action: Correspondence (Public) c.1952-53 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from members of the public re Americans for Democratic Action. References to Joseph McCarthy.

8 23 Americans for Democratic Action: Correspondence by Biddle 1953-68 DESCRIPTION: Carbon copies of correspondence by Francis Biddle re Americans for Democratic Action.

8 24 Americans for Democratic Action: ADA Convention May 23, 1953 DESCRIPTION: Typescript of report by Elmer Davis on the Americans for Democratic Action convention, May 23, 1953. 4 pages.

8 25 Americans for Democratic Action: News Releases 1950-53 DESCRIPTION: News releases by the Americans for Democratic Action.

8 26 Americans for Democratic Action: Francis Biddle undated DESCRIPTION: Newspaper clipping announcing the appointment of Francis Biddle as national chairman of Americans for Democratic Action.

8 27 Americans for Democratic Action: Printed Literature c.1950 DESCRIPTION: Publications of Americans for Democratic Action, including booklets on the founding of the organization: "The Story of ADA" and "The Philadelphia Story."

8 28 Academy of American Poets 1967 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Elizabeth Kray, executive director, Academy of American Poets. Reference to establishing an advisory committee on copyright policy for the electronic reproduction of poetry readings, lectures, etc.

8 29 Amnesty International: Correspondence 1967-70 DESCRIPTION: Memoranda by Paul J. Lyons, executive director, Amnesty International of the U.S.A. Includes ALS 11/14/1967 from Maryanne Lyons to Francis Biddle. Also includes TLS 12/19/1968, from Mark K. Benenson, chairman, to Katherine Biddle re instituting a human rights award," to honor the memory of Francis Biddle. Also, TLS 12/15/1970 from Frank Vergata, executive secretary, attaching an article, "The Meddlers" about Amnesty International published in "The New Yorker," (8/22/1970).

8 30 Amnesty International: Literature 1967-68 DESCRIPTION: Includes newsletter of Amnesty International, "Amnesty Action" for Summer 1967, September 1967 (2 copies), and April 1968. Also includes copies of newspaper articles about the organization; and a blank Amnesty International of U.S.A., Prisoner Data Report form.

8 31 Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania 1960-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from librarians of the Biddle Law Library, University of Pennsylvania.

8 32 Bollingen Foundation 1966-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Vaun Gillmor, vice-president, Bollingen Foundation. Including Bollingen Series Catalog, 1965.

8 33 Committee for National Morale 1941 DESCRIPTION: Typescript: "A Plan for a National Morale Service" submitted by the Committee for National Morale, New York, February 24, 1941. The report includes member list.

8 34 Fine Arts Commission 1961-62 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding the allocation of funds to the Fine Arts Commission for artwork in public buildings. Includes correspondence from Theodore Spector and George Biddle. Also includes brochure for Arts in Architecture and newspaper clippings on the subject of art in public architectural spaces.

8 35 The Free Company 1941 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from James Boyd, national chairman, the Free Company, re the organization's radio dramas "dedicated to freedom and planned as antidotes for hostile propaganda..."

8 36 George Washington Memorial Foundation: Correspondence 1963-65 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Oscar H. Steiner to Francis Biddle re the George Washington Memorial Foundation, particularly proposals for the establishment of a national university in honor of Washington.

8 37 George Washington Memorial Foundation: Correspondence 1966 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Oscar H. Steiner, secretary, George Washington Memorial Foundation, re the establishment of a national university to commemorate Washington. Includes copy of TLS 9/22/1966 from Joseph S. Clark to Steiner.

8 38 George Washington Memorial Foundation: Correspondence 1967 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Oscar H. Steiner, secretary, George Washington Memorial Foundation, re the establishment of a national university to commemorate Washington. Includes correspondence to/from Ernest Wittenberg, Benjamin Cohen, Lister Hill, Frank E. Moss.

8 39 George Washington Memorial Foundation: Correspondence 1968 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Oscar H. Steiner, secretary, George Washington Memorial Foundation, re the establishment of a national university to commemorate Washington. Includes correspondence from Ernest Wittenberg, executive secretary of the foundation.

8 40 George Washington Memorial Foundation: National University Proposals c.1961-68 DESCRIPTION: Bills, proposals, progress reports, and supporting materials for the establishment of a national university in memory of George Washington. Includes paper urging the foundation of such an institution by Oscar H. Steiner, "Grand Strategy for the War on Poverty," (6 pages, undated).

8 41 Harvard - Correspondence 1924-66 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle regarding alumni events at Harvard, especially reunion for Class of 1909.

8 42 Harvard: Printed Matter c.1956-67 DESCRIPTION: Printed items for Harvard and Harvard Law School. Includes: - "Harvard of 50 Years Ago" by Harold Bodman, Christmas 1959. - Preliminary Statement on a Program for Harvard College, December 1956. - Harvard Law School Sesquicentennial Program for Continued Leadership, 1967. - "Harvard Today," Spring 1957, May 1958.

8 43 Harvard Law School: Curriculum 1956 DESCRIPTION: Carbon copy of letter from Francis Biddle to Richard H. Field and Robert B. Keeton, Harvard Law School, re trial practice as part of the curriculum.

8 44 Harvard Law School - Dismissal Case: Bayard Wharton undated DESCRIPTION: Typescript: "Memoranda concerning Bayard Wharton, dismissed from Harvard in the spring of 1922 for conduct prejudicial to the interest of the University." Includes autograph note signed at the top by Owen Wister. 6 pages.

8 45 Harvard - "Literary Celebrities at Harvard Forty Years Ago" undated DESCRIPTION: Typescript: "Literary Celebrities at Harvard Forty Years Ago" by Earle Huckel, 4 pages.

8 46 Harvard Law School - Examination Papers June 1909 DESCRIPTION: Examination papers from the Harvard Law School for June 1909, belonging to Francis Biddle. Subjects include Agency, Contracts, and Criminal Law.

8 47 Institute for American Democracy 1967 DESCRIPTION: Memoranda and newsletters from the Institute for American Democracy.

8 48 Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund (Harvard Law School) 1967-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle re the establishment of a scholarship fund at the Harvard Law School to honor the memory of Martin Luther King.

8 49 Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1968 DESCRIPTION: 1967-68 biennial report on the activities of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C.

8 50 National Foundation on Arts & Humanities - Funding c.1965-67 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle re federal funding of the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. Includes printed Congressional report, "National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Questions and Answers," (October 1965); and foundation reports for 1965-67.

8 51 National League of American Pen Women 1962 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Agnes Allen, program chairman, National League of American Pen Women, and from Gertrude Rowland, president of the Philadelphia branch.

8 52 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 1962 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from Michael von Moschzisker, chairman, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Includes items written by Moschzisker: "A Letter to the Builders and Developers of America from the Partners in the Enterprise called Arts in Architecture," and Functionalism Revisited."

8 53 Rifat Tirana Memorial Fund 1961 DESCRIPTION: Copy of typed report by Philip Amram to the contributors to the Rifat Tirana Memorial Fund (dated 6/1/1961).

8 54 Twentieth Century Fund c.1953-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle relating to the Twentieth Century Fund. Includes Michael Stewart, Adolf A. Berle, John E. Booth (acting director), Robert Choate (Choate Foundation), Avraham Harman (Israeli ambassador), Murray J. Rossant (director), Wayne Morse (senator), Paul J. Lyons (executive director of Amnesty International U.S.A.). Reference to funding for the Choate Foundation and for Amnesty International.

8 55 Twentieth Century Fund - Address by August Heckscher March 3, 1957 DESCRIPTION: Transcript of address given by August Heckscher, director, Twentieth Century Fund, entitled, "Coming Changes in American Life." Delivered to the National Conference on Higher Education, March 3, 1957.

8 56 U.S. Committee for Democracy in Greece - Correspondence 1967-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received/sent by Francis Biddle re the U.S. Committee for Democracy in Greece. Includes: Morris B. Abram*; Ralph J. Bunche* (undersecretary, United Nations); Joseph S. Clark*; Ben V. Cohen; Donald M. Fraser*; George Freedman; Arthur J. Goldberg*; William T. Gossett; Philip M. Klutznick; Archibald MacLeish*; Robert S. McNamara* (copy of letter from Biddle); Dean Rusk* (copy of letter from Biddle); Guy T. Nunn*; Claiborne Pell* (carbon from Biddle); Charles H. Percy*; Victor Reuther*; Harvey Rothenberg, Robert L. Schulz; Joseph Stratos, Jr.

8 57 U.S. Committee for Democracy in Greece - Printed Literature c.1967-68 DESCRIPTION: Printed literature on the U.S. Committee for Democracy in Greece. Includes statement by Melina Mercouri, honorary co-chairman; list of initiators of the committee including Francis Biddle as chairman; press releases; reprint from the Congressional Record, "Greeks in America" by Leo E. Allen (1/11/1960).

8 58 U.S. Committee for Democracy in Greece - Clippings re Greece c.1967-68 DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous clippings of articles re Greece. Includes book, "Why Did the Revolution of April 21, 1967 Take Place," produced by the Panhellenic Confederation of the Reserve Officers.

8 59 Organizations (Miscellaneous) A-C c.1950-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from various organizations.

8 60 Organizations (Miscellaneous) D-F c.1950-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from various organizations.

8 61 Organizations (Miscellaneous) K-P c.1950-68 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from various organizations.

8 62 Organizations (Miscellaneous) R-U c.1958-60 DESCRIPTION: Correspondence to Francis Biddle from various organizations.


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