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Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Records, 1960-2011 and undated

Abstract

North Carolina affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, founded in 1969 and based in Raleigh. The records of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU of N.C.) date from the 1960s to the mid-2000s. The collection is organized into the following series: ACLU Historical Files, Executive Director Files, Legal Program, Audiovisual Material, and Print Material. The files primarily focus on the investigation and prosecution of cases related to civil rights, public education relating to civil liberties, and lobbying for civil liberties and human rights. Materials include correspondence files from the Excecutive Director's office and other units in the ACLU of N.C., thousands of case files; administrative files on cases, operations, and attorney's activities; lobbying and subject files; and printed matter and other records relating to outreach and public education activities. There are also some a/v materials and electronic files. Topics include: the civil rights and legal status of legally under-represented groups such as juveniles and high school students, prisoners, gays, and immigrants; education and academic freedoms; religious freedom and separation of church and state; freedom of expression (including desecration of the flag); racial inequalities and injustices; reproductive rights; women's rights; police misconduct and the legality of search procedures; drug testing and the decriminalization of drugs; voting rights, including issues surrounding reapportionment; and workers' rights, including unionization. There are also files on the Ku Klux Klan, Confederate displays, and right-wing organizations. Many of these issues span decades of ACLU involvement. Researchers consulting case files and any other materials should be aware of privacy laws that govern the publication and use of these records. Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Title
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina records
Creator
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
Extent
217.5 linear feet, approximately 135,000 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The records of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU of NC) span forty years, from its inception in the early 1960s to its activities in the mid-2000s. The files provide documentation on nearly all aspects of the organization's operations, primarily focusing on the investigation of cases related to civil rights and many related issues, the legal prosecution of cases, public education relating to civil liberties, and lobbying for civil liberties and human rights. Materials include correspondence files from the Excecutive Director's office and other units in the ACLU of NC, beginning from the earliest years; thousands of case files dating from 1969 through the mid-2000s; the legal assistant's files on cases, operations, and attorney's activities; lobbying and subject files; and printed matter and other records relating to the ACLU-NC's outreach and public education activities. There are also some slides related to arts cases, videocassette and audiocassette recordings, and electronic files. Commonly recurring social and legal issues to which the ACLU of NC dedicated its efforts and resources include but are not limited to: the civil rights and legal status of legally under-represented groups such as juveniles and high school students, prisoners, gays, and immigrants; education and academic freedoms; religious freedom and separation of church and state; freedom of expression (including desecration of the flag); racial inequalities and injustices; reproductive rights; women's rights; police misconduct and the legality of search procedures; drug testing and the decriminalization of drugs; voting rights, including issues surrounding reapportionment; and workers' rights, including unionization. There are also many files on the Ku Klux Klan, Confederate displays, and right-wing organizations in NC

The collection is open to use. However, researchers consulting case files and any other materials in this collection should be aware of privacy laws that govern the publication and use of these records, especially in the case of third party information. Most personal names have been removed from case file titles in this web-accessible collection guide. The full version is available only to on-site researchers.

The Legal Program Series, the largest series in the collection at 260 boxes, chiefly consists of court case and other investigations files, and were created and maintained by the branch of the ACLU of NC called the North Carolina Legal Foundation. The files were marked variously as coming from the Office of the Legal Counsel or the Legal Program. These files were kept in their original order, which was generally chronological, though there are many overlapping series and fragmented sequences, some of which are alphabetical. When possible, the nature of the case or investigation is noted in a few words for each entry; keyword searching is the best means to discover names or topics (e.g., parental consent, prayer, 1st Amendment, employee, free speech, etc.).

Files in the Executive Director Office Series (90 boxes) refer to meetings, annual ACLU national conferences, litigation and political action strategizing, fundraising, and membership, and contain many individual legislative and court case files maintained by the Executive Director's Office (who at times in the ACLU of NC's history also served as the Legal Director). Extensive research and "issues" files, as they were often called, found both in the Legal Program and Executive Office Series, were most often used to support the case and investigative work, and therefore cover topics similar to the case files. Other subject files reflect the Executive Director's efforts to learn about issues relating to other affiliates of the ACLU.

Smaller but significant components of the collection include the Audiovisual Material Series, housing videocassettes and audio recordings, and the Print Material Series, which houses publications, clippings, reports, and other print material created by the ACLU of NC as well as material from other organizations. A nearly complete run of the ACLU of NC's newsletter, Liberty, can be found here, as well as multiple issues from such publications as Prison Law Monitor, Veteran's Advocate, and Youth Law News. Other publications are filed by topic. Many press releases, clippings, and files related to media relations are found in the Executive Director Office Series, and to a lesser extent in the Legal Program Series.

Researchers interested in the earliest history of the ACLU of NC should consult the small Historical Files Series which contains a 1970 history of the organization written by Daniel Pollitt and George Scheer, as well as copies of the original founding documents of incorporation, board and legal foundation meeting minutes from the 1960s to the 1980s, and other files. More complete files of early correspondence, meetings, and legal cases dating from the 1960s and 1970s can be found in other series.

Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

ACLU of NC Historical Files Series, 1969-1984 and undated

2 boxes

Smallest series includes photocopies of original incorporation papers, by-laws, a history of the NCCLU written by Daniel Pollitt and George Scheer in 1970, and other documents relating to the organization's earliest years of formation, when it was known as the NCCLU. Filed in the front of the folder is a list of Executive Directors with term years, and other key individuals in the organization. Additional early records from the 1960s and 1970s can be found in the other main series.

Historical files
Box 1-1A

Executive Director Office Series, 1965-2001 and undated

90 boxes

Arranged in the following groupings: chronological subseries by decade relating to Executive Directors in office during that period, beginning with the 1970s; followed by the Board of Trustees Subseries; and last, the Publicity and Media Subseries. The original chronological groupings, some arranged internally in alphabetical order, were maintained by Executive Office staff and chiefly consisted of administrative files, correspondence files, requests for legal assistance (including rejections), and subject folders used for personal research and development, or in direct support of accepted cases. The presence of case files is explained partly by the fact that for some time the Executive Director functioned simultaneously as the Legal Director; later on, these two positions were again separate administrative functions, after which most of the case files were maintained by the Office of Legal Counsel, or the Legal Program, as it became known. See also the Legal Program Series for related case files.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

1960s-1970s Files Subseries

Contents represent the activities of the ACLU of NC during its earliest years. For other early files concerning the foundation of what was then termed the NCCLU, see the ACLU Historical Files Series.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

1966-1968 Files

Primarily the correspondence files of Rosemary Yardley and Jane S. Patterson, who served successively as executive office assistant. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU index of materials
Box 2
ACLU News Release, 1968 July 30
Box 2
Atkins v. City of Charlotte
Box 2
Attacks on ACLU and NCCLU
Box 2
Biennial Conference Reports
Box 2
Board of Directors, etc.
Box 2
Bumper, Wayne Darnell, case
Box 2
Cases involved in
Box 2
Cases involved in other than prisoners
Box 2
Cases to investigate
Box 2
Charlotte dinner
Box 2
Citizens Against Legalized Murder
Box 2
Civil disobedience discussion
Box 2
Collins v. Alexander County Board of Education
Box 2
Correspondence, general
Box 2
Correspondence from affiliate agencies
Box 2
Correspondence from ACLU until 1968 Jan.
Box 2
Correspondence to ACLU until 1968 Jan.
Box 2
Correspondence to members
Box 2
Correspondence with membership and public
Box 3
Councils on Human Relations, the Association of
Box 3
Director addresses, commuter sheets
Box 3
Early loose correspondence, legal case information on religion in schools, 1969 Nov.
Box 3
Expenses
Box 3
Financial records
Box 3
Financial reports from National
Box 3
General business [finances]
Box 3
Greenville, E.C.U. case
Box 3
Ideas from affiliates
Box 3
Legislative Committee, State and National
Box 3
Legislative proposals
Box 3
Loose correspondence, Gardner, 1969
Box 3
March meeting of membership
Box 3
Membership by area
Box 3
Membership drive
(2 folders)
Box 3
Membership mailing, 1968 Jan.-Mar.
Box 3
Membership mailing, 1968 Mar.
(2 folders)
Box 3
Newsletter, 1966-1967 (correspondence and 2 photos)
Box 3
Newsletters from affiliates, Sen. Ervin
Box 3
Newspaper clippings, civil liberties, 1969-1970
Box 3
1969 Nominating Committee, Board of Directors
Box 3
Position papers from ACLU
Box 3
Press notices, 1967-1968
Box 4
Prisoner mail: refusal, 1968
Box 4
Prison system: jail system
Box 4
Prisoner's letter forms
Box 4
Request letters from individuals concerned: prisoner refusal
Box 4
Selective Service Law Institute
Box 4
UNC speaker ban case
Box 4
Williams, Rev. Frank, case
Box 4

1969-1970 Files

Primarily the correspondence and subject files of Norman B. Smith as Executive Secretary (i.e. Director) and General Counsel and of Kate Erwin as Executive Secretary. Arranged in some rough alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU pamphlets, leaflets
Box 4
Affiliate Board minutes
Box 4
Annual Meeting, 1970
Box 4
By-laws
Box 4
Chapters:
Boone
Box 4
Chapel Hill
Box 4
Charlotte
Box 4
Durham
Box 4
Greensboro
Box 4
Greenville
Box 4
Raleigh
Box 4
Dove, Mark
Box 4
Elon College newspaper
Box 4
Graham Award
Box 4
Inside ACLU newsletters, 1968-1969
Box 4
Legal pamphlet, Know Your Rights (correspondence about)
Box 5
Legislative recommendations
Box 5
Membership
Box 5
Miscellaneous correspondence files
(folders 1-9 of 14)
Box 5
Miscellaneous correspondence files
(folders 10-14 of 14)
Box 6
ACLU Files (National Office)

Set of files kept by the NCCLU, arranged in alphabetical order. Includes subject files, committee minutes and working papers, and memos to affiliates. This is followed by ACLU of NC Executive Office subject files in random order as received.

Academic Freedom Committee minutes and working papers, 1969
Box 6
Art and Communication Division, minutes and working papers, 1969
Box 6
Board minutes and working papers, 1969
Box 6
Church-State Committee minutes and working papers
Box 6
Communication Committee minutes and working papers
Box 6
Due Process Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
Equality Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
Free Speech/Association Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
Labor Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
Memos to affiliates
Box 7
Planning and Steering Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
Press Releases Board statements and legislative testimonies
Box 7
Privacy Committee minutes and working papers
Box 7
ACLU of NC Executive Office subject files:
Royal, David
Box 7
Voter residency requirements (Blumstein b. Ellington)
Box 7
Winston-Salem Obscenity Ordinance
Box 7
Freedom of belief/expression/association
Box 7
Censorship/obscenity-books, newspapers, Post Office, Customs Bureau
Box 7
Motion pictures and plays
Box 7
Radio and TV
Box 7
Academic freedom
Box 7
Education/scholarship denials
Box 7
Religion/church-state/education
Box 7
Public issues (religion/church-state), birth control, etc.
Box 7
Religious conscience (oaths, religious conscientious objection)
Box 7
Freedom of speech/association (passports-visas-citizens)
Box 7
Congressional investigation committees
Box 7
Internal security measures (i.e. loyalty oaths, communism)
Box 7
The vote: elections/ballots (including reapportionments, etc.)
Box 7
Right of assembly (including demonstrations)
Box 7
Labor/employment (also internal union democracy)
Box 7
Miscellaneous: freedom of belief/expression/association
Box 7
Conscientious objection to particular wars (and drafts)
Box 7
Equality before the law (race relations and minorities)
Box 7
Education
Box 8
Employment
Box 8
Housing
Box 8
Voting rights
Box 8
Private organizational discrimination
Box 8
American Indians
Box 8
Court proceedings: discrimination against Negroes, indigents and minorities
Box 8
Welfare recipients: indigents, poor
Box 8
Rights of mentally ill
Box 8
Military justice
Box 8
Legislative investing committees
Box 8
Executive branch administration
Box 8
Court proceedings
Box 8
Police practices: wiretapping
Box 8
All other illegal police practices
Box 8
Roger Baldwin Foundation
Box 8
Administrative Executive Office Files, 1960s-1970s:
Meeting and celebrations
Box 8
Outside organizations and publications
Box 9
Affiliate publications
Box 9
Press releases
Box 9
Monthly publications
Box 9
Pamphlets, leaflets, statements, etc.
Box 9
Biennial conference (substantive)
Box 9
Funds, grants, bequests
Box 9
NCCLU Foundation, Inc.
Box 9
Affiliate, Board of Directors: general correspondence
Box 9
Affiliate, Board minutes
Box 9
Mailings to boards
Box 9
Mailings to 1970 board
Box 9
Board resignations
Box 9
Affiliate board committees
Box 9
Affiliate chapters
Box 9
Potential affiliate chapters
Box 9
Executive trips to National Office
Box 9
Policy Manual of ACLU
Box 9
Affiliate office materials
Box 9
Conferences and chapter celebrations
Box 9
Biennial Conference arrangements (non-substantive)
Box 9
Organizational/educational/informational matters
Box 9
Membership Department: general
Box 10
Comments by members or others
Box 10
Contributions, resignations
Box 10
Public Relations Department: general
Box 10
Requests for speakers (yes)
Box 10
Attacks and commendations
Box 10
Monthly publications
Box 10
Office administration: general
Box 10
Personnel employment application
Box 10
Volunteers
Box 10
Executive indeterminate mail (unsubstantive)
Box 10
File Department
Box 10

1970-1971 Files

Primarily the correspondence, administrative, and subject files of Betsy Brinson as Executive Secretary (i.e., Director). Includes Board of Directors files as well as reports, newsletters, publicity, and conference files. Arranged internally in original alphabetical order.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU Files (National):
Academic Freedom Committee
Box 10
Biennial Report and Conference
Box 10
Board of Directors--minutes
Box 11
Board of Directors--miscellaneous
Box 11
Church State Committee
Box 11
Communications Media Committee
Box 11
Current membership income
Box 11
Due Process Committee
Box 11
Equality Committee
Box 11
Free Speech/Association Committee
Box 11
Labor-Business Committee
Box 11
Memos to NCCLU-reports and statements
Box 11
Position papers-prepared for Biennial Conference
Box 11
Press releases
Box 11
Publicity
Box 11
Addresses
Box 11
Annual meeting
Box 11
Board appointments and related correspondence
Box 12
Board correspondence
Box 12
Board meetings, agendas
Box 12
Chapter correspondence
Box 12
Chapter development and by-laws
Box 12
Chapter newsletters
Box 12
Committee newsletters
Box 12
Common Cause
Box 12
Correspondence, ACLU, 1970
Box 12
Correspondence, membership, 1970
Box 12
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1970
Box 12
Correspondence, other affiliates (minutes, etc.)
Box 12
Draft repeal
Box 12
Fundraising and membership
Box 12
Inside ACLU, 1970
Box 12
Leadership Conferences on Civil Rights
Box 12
Legislative action
Box 12
Legislative newsletters
Box 12
Letter samples for mailing
Box 12
Letters to new members
Box 12
Membership questionnaires
Box 12
Membership solicitation
Box 13
Miscellaneous materials
Box 13
National Committee Against Repressive Legislation
Box 13
Newsletters, other affiliates
(2 folders)
Box 13
Nominations for Board of Directors, 1971
Box 13
North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty
Box 13
Organized Crime Control Act, S. 30
Box 13
Press releases, 1970
Box 13
Press releases, other affiliates, 1970
Box 13
Promotional materials and literature
Box 13
Related articles and pamphlets, 1970
Box 13
Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights
Box 13
Women's rights
Box 13

1972 Files

Primarily the files of Betsy Brinson as Executive Secretary. Includes Board of Directors correspondence and press releases, as well as numerous subject files. Arranged in original alphabetical order.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU Files (National):
Academic Freedom Committee Minutes
Box 13
Activity Reports
Box 14
Board of Directors, minutes
Box 14
Church-State Committee, minutes
Box 14
Communication Media Committee, minutes
Box 14
Conferences
Box 14
Correspondence
Box 14
Due Process Committee, minutes
Box 14
Equality Committee, minutes
Box 14
Free Speech/Association Committee, minutes
Box 14
Juvenile Rights Project
Box 14
Press releases
Box 14
Steering Committee
Box 14
Bank Record Project
Box 14
Board correspondence
Box 14
Draft repeal
Box 14
General correspondence
Box 14
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights bulletins
Box 14
Legislative correspondence, national
Box 14
Legislative program
Box 14
Marijuana Repeal
Box 14
Membership solicitation
Box 14
National Committee Against Repressive Legislation
Box 14
Press releases
Box 14
Project ideals
Box 14
Promotional materials
Box 14
Public Affairs Forum
Box 14
Speakers Bureau
Box 14
Speeches, articles, special reports
(2 folders)
Box 15
Virginia affiliate
Box 15
Women's rights
(2 folders)
Box 15

1972-1973 Files

Primarily the files of Betsy Brinson as Executive Secretary. Arranged in alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

Affiliate information
Box 15
Amnesty
Box 15
Annual Meeting, 1972
Box 15
Annual Meeting, 1973
Box 15
Annual Meeting and nominations, 1973
Box 15
Chapter correspondence and materials
Box 15
Civil Liberties Seminar
Box 15
Impeach Nixon Campaign
(2 folders)
Box 16
Legislative Committee planning and correspondence
Box 16
Legislature correspondence
Box 16
Membership income
Box 16
Membership solicitations
Box 16
Miscellaneous solicitations
Box 16
Neier, Aryeh
Box 16
Newspaper clippings
Box 16
NC Political Prisoners Committee
Box 16
Nuclear reactor materials
Box 16
Projects
Box 16
Rights if arrested
Box 16
Speakers Bureau
Box 16
Student rights
Box 16
Women's rights correspondence
Box 16
Wright, Marion, correspondence
Box 16

1974 Files

Primarily the files of Betsy Brinson, Executive Secretary (e.g. Director) and George Gardner as Executive Director; arranged in original alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU correspondence (National Office)
Box 16
Affiliate states
Box 16
Appalachian file, office
Box 16
Behavior Modification, Butner Facility
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 16
Behavior Modification, Butner Facility
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 17
Biennial Conference
Box 17
Board correspondence
Box 17
Budget and Finance Committee
Box 17
Chapter board members, chapter offices
Box 17
Chapter correspondence
Box 17
Criminal victim compensation
Box 17
Every-Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
Box 17
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Box 17
Fox, Herman, correspondence
Box 17
General correspondence
Box 17
Insurance
Box 17
Invoices
Box 17
Know Your Rights cards
Box 17
Manpower Program
Box 17
Marijuana repeal
Box 17
NC Political Prisoners Committee
Box 17
Parks, Mrs. Helen (letters of George Cleland)
Box 17
Personnel Committee
Box 17
Press releases
Box 17
Student rights
(2 folders)
Box 17
Summer Internship Program
Box 17
Textbook evaluation
Box 18

1975-1976 Files

Primarily the files of George Gardner as executive director; arranged in original alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU correspondence
Box 18
ACLU list of issues before Subject Matter Committee
Box 18
ACLU National Board Executive Committee
Box 18
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Box 18
Administrative assistant
Box 18
Affiliate correspondence
Box 18
Benefit concert, Paul Sebo
Box 18
Board agenda and minutes
Box 18
Board correspondence, NCCLU
Box 18
Board resolutions, committee reports
Box 18
Book orders, posters, etc.
Box 18
Chapter correspondence
Box 18
Chapter development
Box 18
Civil Liberties, ACLU newsletter
Box 18
Civil Liberties Review, subscription campaign
Box 18
Committee appointments
Box 18
Committee correspondence
Box 18
Committee on Laws, focused education, NC
Box 18
Court watching
Box 18
Dockets NCCLU and ACLU
Box 19
Employee benefits, National Office Program
Box 19
Expense account
Box 19
Field Foundation Grant
Box 19
Financial
Box 19
Finlator, W. W.
Box 19
Form letter, samples
Box 19
Foundation associates
Box 19
Fundraising
Box 19
Fundraising, auction
Box 19
General correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 19
General counsel
Box 19
Gora, Joel
Box 19
Know Your Rights cards
Box 19
Legal aid
Box 19
Legal director, ACLU litigation
Box 19
Legislative brochure, 1975
Box 19
Legislative Committee, national legislation
Box 19
Legislative Program, 1976, NCCLU
Box 19
Liberty
Box 19
Liberty Fund Drive
Box 19
Long Range Planning Committee
Box 20
Membership Development
Box 20
Morgan
Box 20
Mulholland Committee
Box 20
National Development Council
Box 20
National Military Discharge Upgrade Project
Box 20
Newsletters, affiliates
Box 20
Newsletters, affiliates
Box 20
Newsletters, NCCLU Chapters
Box 20
Newspaper clippings
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 20
Newspaper clippings
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 21
Nominating Committee, vita, 1976
Box 21
North Carolina black lawyers
Box 21
North Carolina Legal Defense Fund
Box 21
North Carolina Statutes
Box 21
Nut letters
Box 21
Office log
Box 21
Personnel Committee, NCCLU
Box 21
President, NCCLU
Box 21
Press releases, NCCLU
(2 folders)
Box 21
Price, Julian
Box 21
Primary membership responsibility
Box 21
Printing type set
Box 21
Prisoner's form letter
Box 21
Programs
Box 21
Renewal Campaign
Box 21
Requests for assistance, 1975
Box 21
Requests for assistance, 1976
(2 folders)
Box 21
Resumes, Director, NCCLU
Box 21
Sevareid, Eric
Box 22
Silver, Frank K.
Box 22
Southern Affiliate Conference
Box 22
Southern Regional Office, ACLU
Box 22
Stone, I.F., film
Box 22
Subject Matter Committee
Box 22
Suspended, purged renewal effort
Box 22
Unitarian-Universalist mail lists
Box 22
Volunteers
Box 22

1977 Files

Primarily the files of George Gardner as executive director. In original alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU Board and Executive Committee minutes, 1977
Box 22
ACLU correspondence
Box 22
ACLU National Board/Executive Committee
Box 22
ACLU staff liaison (Jay Miller)
Box 22
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Box 22
Affiliates, correspondence
Box 22
Biennial Conferences
Box 22
Board correspondence, NCCLU
Box 22
Book orders, etc.
Box 22
CAF grant proposals
Box 22
Chapters
Box 22
Dockets/NCCLU?, ACLU
Box 23
Executive Director's Conference, 1977
Box 23
Frank Porter Graham Award
Box 23
General correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 23
General counsel, NCCLU
Box 23
Inmate Grievance Committee
Box 23
Know Your Rights cards
Box 23
Labor relations
Box 23
Legal Director, ACLU, litigation
Box 23
Legislative Committee, NCCLU
Box 23
Membership development
Box 23
National Development Council/Steering Committee, NDC
Box 23
Newspaper clippings, 1976-1977
Box 23
Projects
Box 23
Requests for assistance
(folders 1-3 of 5)
Box 23
Requests for assistance
(folders 4-5 of 5)
Box 24
Southern Regional Office, ACLU
Box 24
Steering Committee
Box 24
Steering/Development Committee, NDC
Box 24

1978-1979 Files

Primarily the files of George Gardner as executive director. In alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU National Board/Executive Committee
(3 folders)
Box 24
ACLU correspondence
Box 24
ACLU executive director correspondence
Box 24
ACLU Biennial, 1979
Box 24
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Box 24
Affiliates correspondence
Box 24
Board agendas and meetings
Box 25
Board correspondence, NCCLU
Box 25
Burford, Walter W.
Box 25
Chapters
Box 25
Committee appointments, NCCLU
Box 25
Farmworkers Legal Service of NC
Box 25
Foundations
Box 25
General correspondence, incl. telegram from ACLU-NC to Jesse Helms
(2 folders)
Box 25
Handicapped
Box 25
Inmate Grievance Committee (F. Morrison)
Box 25
Inmate medical care
Box 25
Legal committee, NCCLU litigation
Box 25
Liberty, NCCLU newsletter
Box 25
Literature lists
Box 25
Litigation
Box 25
Membership Committee
Box 25
Membership development
Box 25
Morgan, Senator Robert
Box 25
Newspaper clippings
(2 folders)
Box 26
Requests for assistance
(4 folders)
Box 26
Spring retreat, 1978
Box 26
Spring retreat, 1979
Box 26
Summer intern
Box 26

1980s Files Subseries, 1980-1990

Includes many files assembled by the first Executive Director, Norman B. Smith, but the bulk of the files are from the 1980s and were assembled during George Gardner's term. The majority of the materials take the form of correspondence, chiefly relating to ACLU (national and regional), attorney activities, committee work, and case files either for litigation or investigation. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

1980 Executive Office Files

Primarily the files of George Gardner. Arranged in original alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU Correspondence
Box 26
ACLU Executive Director's correspondence
Box 27
ACLU National Board, Executive Committee
Box 27
Administrative Assistant
Box 27
Affiliate correspondence
Box 27
Annual reports
Box 27
Board correspondence
Box 27
Children's Rights Committee
Box 27
Fundraising
Box 27
General correspondence
Box 27
General correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 27
Humanities
Box 27
Legislation, National
Box 27
Membership Committee: minutes and monthly reports
Box 27
Membership development
Box 27
Ms. subscriptions
Box 27
Nominating Committee
Box 27
Quaker House
Box 27
Requests for assistance
(folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 27
Requests for assistance
(folder 3 of 3)
Box 28
Spring retreat, 1980
Box 28

1981-1982 Executive Office Files

Chiefly the files of George Gardner. Arranged in original alphabetical sequence. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

ACLU correspondence and memoranda
Box 28
Affiliate chapter relations
Box 28
Affiliate correspondence
Box 28
Annual reports: chapter committee
Box 28
Board agendas, meetings, and minutes
Box 28
Board correspondence
Box 28
Chapters: correspondence
Box 28
Chapters: development
Box 28
Committee appointments
Box 28
Committee correspondence
Box 28
Dialogues on Justice in Greensboro
Box 28
Dispute resolution
Box 28
Finance Committee
Box 28
General correspondence, 1981
Box 28
General correspondence, 1982
Box 29
Glasser, Ira (1981 Apr. visit)
Box 29
Legal Committee
Box 29
Legislation, national
(2 folders)
Box 29
Mason, John
Box 29
Membership Development Conference, Washington, 1982
Box 29
Membership questionnaires
Box 29
O'Neill, Frank
Box 29
Press Conference
Box 29
Primary membership responsibility
Box 29
Publicity handbook
Box 29
Requests for assistance
Box 29
Requests for assistance
Box 29
Spring concert
Box 30
Spring retreat, 1981
Box 30
Spring retreat, 1982
Box 30
Washington legislative office
Box 30

1983 Executive Office Files

From the files of George Gardner. Arranged in alphabetical order. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

Affiliate correspondence
Box 30
Board agenda and memoranda
Box 30
Board correspondence
Box 30
Chapters, correspondence
Box 30
Finance correspondence
Box 30
General correspondence
Box 30
Membership development: direct mail campaign
Box 30
Requests for assistance
Box 30
Requests for assistance
Box 30

1983-1986 Executive Office Files, 1971-1986

Almost all are correspondence and administrative files kept by Gardner, with a few assembled by Norman Smith during his earlier tenure as Executive Director and dating from the 1970s. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

Administrative Files, 1966-1988:
Abortion and Woman's Choice Materials, 1977-1982
Box 31
ACLU 1984
Box 31
Babcock Foundation
Box 31
Biennial Conference, 1985
Box 31
NCCLU Board of Directors Materials, 1984-1986
Box 31
Brooks, 1982-1986
Box 31
Budget Report, 1982
Box 31
Campbell University Law School
Box 31
Chapel Hill, 1977-1984
Box 31
Chapters, Development, 1976-1986
Box 31
Asheville-Henderson Chapter, 1978-1986
Box 31
Chapel Hill, Dupl.
Box 31
Charlotte, 1977-1984
(2 folders)
Box 32
Raleigh, 1969-1984
Box 32
Greensboro, 1977-1984
Box 32
Cherokee Indians of Hoke
Box 32
Cumulative Membership Income (CMI)
Box 32
Committee Rosters
Box 32
Court Watching
Box 32
Cumulative Membership Income
Box 32
DeSoto, Phyllis
Box 32
Fairs, NCCLU Fund Raisers
Box 32
1977 Fall Fundraiser
Box 32
Farmworkers Legal Services of NC
Box 32
Greensboro Justice Fund, CWP Suit, ACLU
Box 32
Greensboro National Bank
Box 33
North Carolina Humanities Committee
Box 33
NC Civil Liberties
Box 33
NCCLU, 1986-1987 Board
Box 33
NCCLU, Cooperating Attorneys
Box 33
Civil Liberties, Miscellaneous
Box 33
Civil Liberties, Accounting
Box 33
Miscellaneous papers and minutes
Box 33
Budgets, notes and clippings
Box 33
NCCLU Finance Committee
Box 33
NCCLU, 6 month committee
Box 33
Dan Pollitt Roast, 1983
Box 33
NCCLU Correspondence, 1982
Box 33
Annual Reports, 1982
Box 34
Miscellaneous activities
Box 34
1982, Rejections for assistance or legal aid
Box 34
Copying requests and charges
Box 34
1983, Rejections for assistance or legal service
Box 34
1983, Requests for assistance
Box 34
Closed
Box 34
Miscellaneous cases, 1983
Box 34
Memoranda, 1986
Box 35
Articles on Second Amendment
Box 35
Legal committee, 1978-1984
Box 35
Legal committee, 1981-1986
Box 35
Katha Pollitt articles
Box 35
Legal committee chair
Box 35
Legal committee, materials
Box 35
Legal department, ACLU lawyer
Box 35
Legal director and counsel, ACLU
Box 35
Litigation, Coble/Webster v. Proffitt [empty folder]
Box 35
Litigation, Zoro Guice
Box 35
Cooperating attorneys, guidelines, fees, etc.
Box 35
Notes
Box 35
Legal files
Box 35
CLU docket materials
Box 35
Misc. legal files
Box 35
Misc. files
Box 36
Misc. files, 1978

Includes correspondence between the NCCLU and politicians, citizens asking for assistance, and members. Also includes receipts from misc. transactions and some legal documents

Box 36
Misc. files, 1977

Includes some legal documents, receipts, and correspondence.

Box 36
Misc. legal files
Box 36
Correspondence and documents concerning misc. prisoners
Box 36
Legal documents and correspondence about cases and/or requests for assistance.
(3 folders)
Box 36
Norman Smith, rejection letters and case files
Box 37
Norman Smith, correspondence
Box 37
Norman Smith, misc. files

Includes correspondence, legislation, newsletters, and other documents.

Box 37
Civil liberties, etc.
Box 37
From unmarked file
(5 folders)

Includes briefs, newspaper clippings and correspondence. Mostly from Norman Smith.

Box 37
From unmarked file
(3 folders)

Includes documents about issues, litigation, correspondence, receipts, etc. Mostly from Norman Smith.

Box 37
Misc. files

Includes documents on the issues of marijuana use and name change, resignation letter of Betsy Brinson, and newspaper clippings

Box 38
Board of directors, chapter presidents
Box 38
Misc. files

Includes the Journal for Scholastic Media, Volume XXVI No. 5, and the Liberty newsletter, Vol. 17 No. 2.

Box 38
NCCLU Foundation
Box 38
From unmarked folder
(4 folders)

Includes correspondence, notes, and legal documents about several cases.

Hazel, Fred and Spaulding, Mary
Box 38
Witnesses
Box 38
Extra exhibits
Box 38
Financial files
Box 38
Miscellaneous legal files
Box 38
Biennial conferences
Box 38
Notes and memos
Box 39
NCCLU newsletters, 1968-1984 (Missing from box as of Aug. 28, 2014)
Box 39
Board of Directors, minutes and budgets, 1969-1981
Box 39
Board of Directors, minutes and budgets, 1970-1980
Box 39
NCCLU Newsletters 1966-1988, misc. correspondence and legal documents (Missing from box as of Aug. 28, 2014)
Box 39
Agendas and Minutes, 1984-1987

Includes minutes and agendas from the Board of Directors meetings, Finance Committee meetings, and Legal Committee meetings.

Box 39
Correspondence Files, 1973-1986:
ACLU National Office Correspondence, 1983-1986
(4 folders)
Box 40
Board President correspondence, 1975-1984
(2 folders)
Box 40
Committee correspondence, 1981-1986
Box 40
General correspondence, 1977-1986
(2 folders)
Box 40
General correspondence, 1980-1986
(2 folders)
Box 41
NCCLU correspondence, 1985-1986
Box 41
NCCLU Executive Committee, Board of Directors, 1981-1982
Box 41
Correspondence, 1981-1982
(2 folders)
Box 41
Correspondence, 1982
Box 41
CLU - 1982 requests for assistance
Box 41
Letters from attorneys, 1982
Box 41
Letters to attorneys, 1982
Box 41
Letters from attorneys and memos, 1983
Box 41
CLU miscellaneous data and correspondence, 1982
Box 41
CLU correspondence re: other publications, 1982
Box 42
Letters from attorneys, 1985
Box 42
Memorandums from attorneys, 1985
Box 42
Rejections for assistance or legal aid, 1985
Box 42
NCCLU requesting assistance, 1985
Box 42
Memoranda from attorneys, 1984
Box 42
Rejections for assistance or legal aid, 1984
Box 42
Requests for assistance, 1984
(2 folders)
Box 42
Letters from attorneys, 1984
Box 42
Cooperating attorney correspondence
Box 42
CLU rejections for assistance or legal aid, 1981
Box 43
Letters from attorneys, 1981
Box 43
Letters to attorneys, 1981
Box 43
CLU miscellaneous data and correspondence, 1981
Box 43
Advice and opinions, 1981
Box 43
CLU requests for assistance, 1980
Box 43
Rejections for assistance and/or legal aid, 1980
Box 43
Letters from attorneys, 1980
Box 43
Letters to attorneys, 1980
Box 43
Correspondence re: liberty, 1980 [the newsletter?]
Box 43
Advice and opinions (requests and answers), 1980
Box 43
NCCLU Legal Foundation, Inc., correspondence, reports, etc.
Box 43
Requesting assistance, 1986
Box 43
NCCLU: Rejections, 1986
Box 43
General Correspondence, 1986
Box 43
CLU correspondence, 1986
Box 43
Requests for aid, 1980-1981
(3 folders)
Box 43
Misc. legal correspondence, 1973-1975
Box 44
CLU miscellaneous, 1975
Box 44
Norman B. Smith, General CLU correspondence, 1971-1977
Box 44
Misc. correspondence, 1973-1974
(2 folders)
Box 44
George Gardner, CLU general correspondence
Box 44
ACLU correspondence and memos, 1980s
(2 folders)
Box 44

1990s Executive Office Files Subseries, 1965-2001 and undated, bulk 1989-1999

47 boxes

The largest subcategory in the Executive Office Series, this subseries chiefly comprises files assembled and maintained during the tenure of Deborah Ross, the ACLU of NC's Executive Director during the 1990s, for some time also serving as Legal Director. Subdivided into Board Meetings and Issues Files, loosely according to the original Executive office's filing subdivisions.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

Board Meetings, 1988-1992

Minutes and agendas of ACLU of NC Executive Board meetings and Legal Foundation Board meetings, often mixed in one folder. Files usually contain many other materials relating to meeting agendas, including national office memos, reports, board guidelines and bylaws, requests for legal aid, testimony, and correspondence. Very often there are multiple meetings represented in one folder. Several of the board meetings are retreats, and several are from the annual board meetings, held in the spring. Meetings were held in cities such as Durham, Greensboro, and Chapel Hill. Some active Legal Foundation Board meeting participants are Robert M. Elliot (President, Newman, and Simpson (most documents only specify last name), and active Board of Director meeting participants are Moore, Newman, and Jim Fuller.

The Legal Foundation Board meetings discuss fundraising, organizational growth, and progress on cases. Cases include the repeal of the NC Crimes Against Nature Statute (lesbian and gay issues) and the display of the Confederate flag (free speech issues). The Board of Directors meetings discussed budgeting, fundraising, personnel policies, and what cases to accept or reject. Proposed cases include issues of religious instruction in public schools, search warrants for an entire block, picketing the neighborhood and home of an abortion practitioner, educational equality, the War on Drugs, and AIDS. Arranged in chronological order. Other Legal Committee meeting files can be located in the Legal Program Series.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

Board meetings, 1988-1990
Box 45
Board meetings, 1991-1992
Box 46
Board meetings, 1991-1993
Box 47

Issues Files, 1965-2001 and undated, bulk 1990s

Identified as subject files assembled by Deborah Ross, the Executive Director during most of the 1990s, or by her assistants. Subjects range widely, with some folders containing material dating back to 1965, though most date between the late 1980s to the late 1990s. A large section (beginning at Box 83) consists of media files - clippings and news releases on particular subjects, in addition to files on the ACLU of NC's media relations guides and files). These resource files were used heavily in support of NCCLU activities, including the legal work with which Ross was involved - for a time she was also Legal Director. Arranged in original groupings as received: some in no apparent organizational order, others are in alphabetical arrangements (for example, beginning with Box 73).

Reproductive freedom and women's rights projects, 1982-1992
(5 folders)
Box 48
Free speech, tobacco advertising, 1975-1990
Box 48
Workplace, lifestyle discrimination, 1991-1992
(3 folders)
Box 48
Worker's rights, worker's bill of rights, clippings, 1977-1983
Box 48
Prison project,1993-1994
Box 49
Single-standard defense of civil liberties, Alan Reitman, 1987 Nov.
Box 49
Strip search, Greensboro, 1994 May
Box 49
ACLU job announcement
Box 49
Lobby, NCCLU, 1965-1986
(16 folders)
Box 49
Lobby, NCCLU, 1987-1988
(2 folders)
Box 50
Legislature, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 50
Fetal protection, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 50
Choice, 1991-1992
(3 folders)
Box 50
State abortion fund, 1988-1990
Box 51
Public education, campus groups, 1992-1994
(2 folders)
Box 51
Guardians of Liberty, letters, 1993-1994
Box 51
Death penalty, 1994
Box 51
Worker's rights project, 1986-1994
Box 51
Drugs, decriminalization, testing, 1986-1993
(3 folders)
Box 51
Race, 1991-1994 (Racial Justice Act, affirmative action, and reparations)
(9 folders)
Box 52
Police, abusive, 1989-1993
Box 52
ACLU history, 1989
Box 53
ACLU national board, ballots and biographies, 1992-1994
Box 53
Strossen, Nadine, 1991-1993
(2 folders)
Box 53
Glasser, Ira, 1984-1992
Box 53
Privacy and technology, 1993
Box 53
Radical right, 1994
Box 53
School prayer and baccalaureate services, 1993
Box 53
School vouchers, 1993-1994
Box 53
Supreme Court, 1993-1994
Box 53
Privacy, 1975-1994
Box 54
Lobby, central file, 1994
Box 54
Equal Employment Opportunity Act, 1994
Box 54
Whistleblower Protection legislative kit, 1994
Box 54
Guardians of Liberty, letters, 1994
Box 54
ACLU-NC, development history, membership, 1971-1994
Box 54
Art auction, ACLU fundraiser
Box 54
Children's Rights Committee, 1995
Box 54
Educational Equity Committee
Box 54
Gay and lesbian rights, 1993-1994
(2 folders)
Box 54
Taxpayer rights, Hackney, 1993
Box 54
Immigration, 1993-1994
Box 54
Redistricting Wake schools, 1991
Box 54
Voters rights, 1993-1994
(3 folders)
Box 55
Legislative committee, lobby, 1990-1991
Box 55
Censorship, Franklin High, Macon County, 1994
Box 55
War, 1991-1994
Box 55
Sexuality education, 1994
Box 55
Youth, 1991-1994 (curfews, dress codes, violence and TV)
(3 folders)
Box 55
Postage discounts, 1992
Box 55
Charity checklist, 1988-1991
Box 55
Legal department
Box 55
Consultants/reports, 1978-1987
Box 55
Presidents of the ACLU, 1994
Box 55
Religious rights, 1992-1993
(3 folders)
Box 56
Legal Committee, 1984-1992 (includes guidelines for acceptance of cases)
(2 folders)
Box 56
Human Rights Committee, 1991-1994
(folders 1-3 of 6)
Box 56
Human Rights Committee, 1991-1994
(folders 3-6 of 6)
Box 57
Bernstein, Lori, 1985
Box 57
Gardner, George, 1975-1987
Box 57
Simpson, William, 1986-1990
Box 57
Schneider, Flo, 1981-1988
Box 57
Wheaton, Liz
Box 57
Ross, Deborah
Box 57
Landmines resolution, 1994
Box 57
Board list
Box 57
Legal Committee, 1994
Box 57
Internet reading room
Box 57
Suicide, privacy/autonomy, 1994
Box 57
Hart survey, 1994
Box 57
Public opinion, crime, 1987
Box 58
Privacy, 1988-1994
(2 folders)
Box 58
Drugs task force, 1991
Box 58
Office info
(2 folders)
Box 59
Press releases
Box 59
Projects
Box 59
Shirley
Box 59
1st Amendment
(11 folders)

Includes indecent exposure and 1st Amendment report.

Box 59
1st amendment
(11 folders)
Box 60
Affirmative action
(4 folders)
Box 60
Drug loitering, Raleigh
Box 60
ADA
(2 folders)
Box 60
AIDS/ HIV
(5 folders)
Box 60
Arts funding, Mecklenburg/ Guilford
(6 folders)
Box 61
Burke County adult entertainment ordinance
Box 61
Separation of church and state/religious discrimination issues, Jonathan Hill
(3 folders)
Box 61
Civil Rights Act, recent developments in 1983 law, 1996
(4 folders)
Box 61
Courts, DA calendar control
Box 62
Supreme Court term, 1996
Box 62
Supreme Court term, 1995-1996
Box 62
Supreme Court decisions
Box 62
Religious freedom in courtroom cases, 1996
Box 62
Paul Palmeisano
Box 62
Picketing in front of courthouse
Box 62
Curfew and Title VI, 2000
(8 folders)

Includes several folders on Lumberton County curfew.

Box 62
Drug tax assessment, issues, Goldsmith
(10 folders)

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Box 63
Silvestri, Richard
(5 folders)
Box 63
DARE
(5 folders)
Box 64
Department of Motor Vehicles
(3 folders)
Box 64
Drug testing, Winston-Salem
(10 folders)
Box 64
Marijuana use
Box 64
NC income tax seizure
Box 64
Due process, speedy trial
Box 65
Employment
(5 folders)
Box 65
Gay/Lesbian rights
(5 folders)
Box 65
Hate mail (includes photographic material)
Box 65
Internet, censorship, pornography
(2 folders)
Box 65
Immigrants
(5 folders)

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Box 65
Parole
(9 folders)
Box 66
Police
(5 folders)
Box 66
Political contributions
(2 folders)
Box 66
Campaign finance, Asian-Americans
Box 67
Children's rights committee
Box 67
Carolina patriots, Goldsmith
Box 67
Sex offenders
(2 folders)
Box 67
BNA law week
Box 67
4th Amendment
Box 67
Public duty doctrine and state tort act, 1998
Box 67
Grants
Box 67
Prisoner religious complaints
(6 folders)
Box 67
Prisoners' legal services

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Box 67
Prisoners' rights
(16 folders)
Box 68
Public TV issues
(7 folders)
Box 68
Ten Commandments issue, 1996-2000, court documents
(21 folders)
Box 69
Ten Commandments issue, cont.
(8 folders)
Box 70
Safelight, red light traffic cameras
Box 70
School/student rights
(11 folders)
Box 70
Schools and student rights
(24 folders)

Contains multiple folders on dress codes, drug testing, school expulsions, searches, and vouchers.

Box 71
Schools and student rights, free speech
(4 folders)
Box 72
Saylor v. Valles
Box 72
Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPP) suit, 1st amendment
(4 folders)
Box 72
Voting rights, 1994-1995
(2 folders)
Box 72
Welfare
Box 72
Women's rights
(5 folders)
Box 72
Abortion:
Box 73
RU-486
Box 73
Abortion
Box 73
Parental notice laws

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Box 73
CLE Materials, 1995-2000
(2 folders)
Box 73
Abstinence
Box 73
Alliance for good government, 1998-1999
(2 folders)
Box 73
Alternative schools and programs
Box 73
Armstrong, Catherine, 89-038

Gerald Beaver, Sample PLDG/Research. 42 USC, 1983.

Box 73
Attorney fees, cases
(2 folders)
Box 73
Attorney Fees Committee
Box 74
Attorney General and superior court judges (ethics)
(3 folders)
Box 74
Bar Committee, 1998-1999
Box 74
Bar Committee
Box 74
Begging
Box 74
Begging, First Amendment
Box 75
Budget, 2001
(2 folders)
Box 75
Campaign Finance
(3 folders)
Box 75
Censorship info
Box 75
Chavez v. Illinois State Police
Box 75
Chewning School
Box 75
First amendment, Law/Cases Re: Discovery
Box 75
First Amendment Law
Box 76
Constitutional rights, Durham, 1983
(3 folders)
Box 76
Correction and justice
Box 76
Curriculum committee
Box 76
Qualified immunity
Box 76
Death penalty files:
Death penalty
Box 76
Trial and post-conviction
(3 folders)
Box 76
Organizing against the death penalty
Box 77
Districting, GA
Box 77
DNA files:
SB165, 2001
(3 folders)
Box 77
DNA
(2 folders)
Box 77
Drugs and loitering files:
Ordinances
Box 77
Drug loitering
Box 77
Briefs/Cases, 1985-1996
Box 77
Briefs and cases
Box 78
Fl. cases
Box 78
Drug testing files:
1988
(2 folders)
Box 78
Litigation
Box 78
Drug testing
(2 folders)
Box 78
Due process
(2 folders)
Box 78
DWB, 1996-2000
(3 folders)
Box 79
EEOC, Technical assistance manual, ADA
(2 folders)
Box 79
Educating Our Children, Journal of Common Sense, 1999
Box 79
Eleventh amendment, govt. cannot be sued, 1983, Official/in development
Box 79
Emergency contraceptives
(2 folders)
Box 79
Environmental education
Box 79
Evidence
Box 79
First Amendment files:
Rutan v. Republican Party
Box 79
Hatch Act cases
Box 79
Cases
Box 79
Public forum cases
Box 80
Picketing/marches
Box 80
Content based restrictions
Box 80
Privacy rights cases, various, 1989-1993
Box 80
Fourth Amendment Public buildings, cases, etc., ad. searches
Box 80
Free exercise cases
Box 80
Gangs, 1991
Box 80
Governor's Study Commission Report on NC Public Schools, 1968
(2 folders)
Box 80
Greensboro Chapter, 1994-1996
Box 80
Hate mail, 2000s
Box 80
HIV/AIDS confidentiality
Box 81
Immigrants' rights
Box 81
In God We Trust
Box 81
Indecent exposure, 2001
Box 81
Industrial commission
Box 81
Juvenile justice files:
Juvenile justice and children's rights
Box 81
1991
Box 81
Section, 1997-2000
Box 81
Juvenile justice cont.
Box 82
Key votes, 2001
Box 82
Law enforcement training
Box 82
Law libraries
Box 82
Lawyers
Box 82
Legislative Senate bills, 1995
(3 folders)
Box 82
Lobbying
Box 82
Long range planning committee, 1997
Box 82
Male academies, 1991-1992
Box 83
Media Files
General:
Media/Tips Relations
Box 83
1994-1997 Press Calls
Box 83
Letters to Editor
Box 83
Op Ed Project
Box 83
Press Releases 1999
Box 83
Press Releases 1998
Box 83
Press Releases 1997
Box 83
National Press Releases
Box 83
Clippings and Press Releases:
Affirmative action / Discrimination
Box 83
Aids
Box 83
Arts
Box 83
Assembly freedom
Box 83
Censorship
Box 83
Children's rights
Box 83
Crime rates
Box 83
Crime victims
Box 83
Death penalty
Box 83
Drugs
Box 83
Due process / Criminal justice
Box 83
Environment
Box 83
Freedom of speech
Box 83
Gay rights
Box 83
Guns
Box 83
Housing/Homeless/Poor/Mentally ill
Box 83
Immigrants rights
Box 83
Police/Prisons
Box 83
Pornography
Box 83
Privacy
Box 83
Religious freedom
Box 83
Reproductive freedom
Box 83
Students/Schools
Box 83
Taxes
Box 83
Voting rights
Box 83
Workers rights
Box 83
Media files, continued
Box 84
General:
ACLU/ACLU-NC "Fax all timely news clips to Phill Cutts"
Box 84
Miami street sweeps
Box 84
Military law
Box 84
Native American Marriage License, 2000
(3 folders)
Box 84
Negligence, prisoners' rights and suing state governments
Box 84
North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NCVLA), 1994-1997
Box 84
NCVLA Board Notebook
Box 85
NCCLU: Executor of the Bill of Rights
Box 85
NC Right to Life v. Leake
Box 85
Oorman
Box 85
Other state reform
Box 85
Parental consent, teen health
Box 85
Police abuse, dogs, 1992
Box 85
Policy, 1983
Box 85
Pornography
Box 85
Pregnant women and alcohol abuse
(2 folders)
Box 85
Keeping pregnant and parenting teens in school
Box 86
Prison, public education
Box 86
Privacy
Box 86
Private prison construct, 2001
Box 86
Qualified immunity
Box 86
Race
(2 folders)
Box 86
Reapportionment, 1991-1993
(folders 1 of 5)
Box 86
Reapportionment, 1991-1993
(folders 2-5)
Box 87
Redistricting
Box 87
Reproductive freedom
Box 87
Richard Roe
Box 87
Confederate flag, Durham student, 1988
Box 87
Guy/Rudd, time
Box 87
Runoff primary
Box 87
Runoffs, draft/paper
Box 87
Schools
Box 87
Schools, censorship
Box 87
Searches and seizures cases, 1988-1994
Box 88
Search and seizure, 4th amendment
(2 folders)
Box 88
Senate bills, 1996
Box 88
Sex discrimination and school sports
(2 folders)
Box 88
Sex ed. info, final, 2001
Box 88
Sexual harassment and 1st amendment
Box 88
Sexual harassment, 1995
Box 88
Stacey Bartley
Box 88
Strip search cases
Box 89
Supervisory liability, prisoners' rights, 1983
Box 89
Ten Commandments
(4 folders)
Box 89
UNC board of governors, voting rights
Box 89
Volunteers, lay
Box 89
Voting rights
(folders 1-6 of 15)
Box 89
Voting rights
(folders 7-15 of 15)
Box 90
War on drugs
Box 90
War powers, 1990-1992
Box 90
West law
Box 90
11th amendment, state is not a person, Michigan, 1988
Box 90
Troubled youth program
Box 90
Wiretapping
Box 90
Women's rights, 1991-1996
(2 folders)
Box 91

Legal Program Series, 1968-2006 and undated

260 boxes

The largest series in the collection comprises all administrative and case files assembled and maintained by staff affiliated with the ACLU of NC's legal arm, beginning from its earliest years of formation in the late 1960s, through the mid-2000s. Arranged in the following subseries, described more fully below: General Counsel Office (64 boxes); Case Files (128 boxes); Legal Committee (8 boxes); and Paralegal Files (60 boxes).

To find specific content over many decades of files, keyword search strategies may prove useful; each case or subject folder typically uses key words to describe case or topic (e.g., prayer in school, discrimination, 1st Amendment, prisoners' rights, etc.). Several searches using different terms work best. A reference archivist is available for assistance.

Personal names have been removed from many case file titles in this public, web-accessible collection guide. A full version is available to on site researchers from the library's paper collection files; also, names are present on folder titles in boxes. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files.

General Counsel Office Subseries, 1968-1980s

64 boxes

These earliest files were administered by the North Carolina Legal Foundation, the branch of the ACLU of NC that handled all litigation and legal investigations. The records belong chiefly to Norman B. Smith, General Counsel (later known as Legal Director), mixed in with other early legal directors (who often served at the same time as Executive Director). In addition to case files, to which the majority belong or are related, there are also administrative files, correspondence, conference files, and files on programs such as summer internships. In original alphabetical arrangements, or in order as received. Subdivided into these groupings: General Files, 1971-1974; Cases Closed, 1968-1974; Requests for Assistance, 1968-1973; General Counsel Prisoners' Rights Project, 1974-1975; and Cases Closed, 1975-1980.

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files. As with other legal files, the names of the defendants and others in many cases have been redacted from this collection guide but are present on folder titles in the boxes.

ACLU
(2 folders)
Box 92
ACLU Lawyer's Conference, 1973
Box 92
Agenda, meetings
Box 92
Alcoholic rehabilitation
Box 92
Anti-censorship
Box 92
Anti-Discrimination Act
Box 92
Anti-riot laws
Box 92
Anti-Single Shot Law
Box 92
Attorneys fees: payment of as condition of suspended sentence
Box 92
Bail
Box 92
Black Panthers
Box 92
Chapters of NCCLU, general
Box 92
Charlotte Chapter
Box 92
Civil Rights organizations, general
Box 92
Confessions and guilty pleas
Box 92
Conscientious objectors
Box 92
Consumer protection
Box 92
Cooperating attorneys
Box 92
Corporate banking resolution
Box 92
Court appointed attorneys
Box 92
Daly, George: miscellaneous, correspondence, briefs, etc.
Box 92
Death sentence
Box 92
Dress regulations
Box 92
Financial matters
Box 92
Flag desecrations
Box 92
Ford, Captain Frederick W.
Box 93
Greensboro Chapter
Box 93
Greenville County Humane Society
Box 93
Guilford County Humane Society
Box 93
High Point Elections
Box 93
Income tax
Box 93
Inmate Grievance Commission
Box 93
Jobs 1970: consortium agreement
Box 93
Juvenile rights
Box 93
Labor organization
Box 93
Legal aid requests
Box 93
Legislative program, 1973
Box 93
Long hair cases
Box 93
Mars Hill College
Box 93
Membership
Box 93
Mental health
Box 93
Mental health: Department of Motor Vehicles
Box 93
Mental health legislation
Box 93
Military: Concerned Officers Movement
Box 93
Military, general
Box 93
Miscellaneous pleadings
Box 94
Miscellaneous pleadings
Box 94
The National Prison Project (Al Bronstein)
Box 94
NCCLU Legal Foundation: litigation, general
Box 94
NCCLU Legal Foundation: taxes
Box 94
North Carolina Police Executives Association: proposed legislation
Box 94
North Carolina State University: employment discrimination
Box 94
Optician licensing
Box 94
Outlawry
Box 94
Penal reform legislation
Box 94
Pending cases
Box 94
Police misconduct: sub-file
Box 94
Political: campaigning, etc.
Box 95
Politics and ACLU
Box 95
Pollitt, Professor Daniel, general correspondence
Box 95
Pollution
Box 95
Pre-sentence Diagnostic Study, NCCLU
Box 95
Prison abuses
Box 95
Prison System Study
Box 95
Prisoners: medical treatment
Box 95
Prisoners: access rights to newspaper, radio, television, etc.
Box 95
Prisoners' rights
Box 95
Prison regulations
Box 95
Prison libraries
Box 95
Proposed legislation
Box 95
Public use infringement (public parks, etc.)
Box 95
Publications, articles, NCCLU
Box 95
Racial discrimination
Box 95
Raleigh Chapter
Box 95
Real property
Box 95
Religious
Box 95
Requests for briefs
Box 95
Rights of children with special learning needs
Box 95
Robeson County Board of Education
Box 95
Robeson County Indians
Box 95
Salary garnishment for National Defense Student Loans
Box 95
School prayer cases
Box 95
Search and seizure
Box 95
Sedition
Box 95
Smith, Norman B., correspondence
Box 95
Sterilization
Box 95
Student rights, general
Box 95
Summer internship program
Box 95
Teacher problems
Box 95
Transcripts for prisoners
Box 95
Tuition residency
Box 95
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Box 95
Volunteer attorneys, researchers, etc., NCCLU
Box 95
Voting requirements, general
Box 95
Woman's rights
Box 95
Women's rights in military
Box 95

Cases Closed Files, 1968-1974

The largest group of files relates to nuclear power and lawsuit against Atomic Energy Commission. Original alphabetical arrangement. Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files. As with other legal files, the names of defendants and others in some cases have been redacted from this collection guide but are present on folder titles in the boxes.

Death penalty
Box 96
Conduct unbecoming an officer
(2 folders)
Box 96
Conscientious objection
Box 96
Gender discrimination
Box 96
Freedom of press
Box 96
Housing discrimination, racial discrimination
Box 96
Residency-election
Box 96
Prisoner's rights, illegal detention, mental health
Box 96
Voter discrimination
Box 96
Freedom of assembly
(folder 1 of 5)
Box 96
Freedom of assembly
(folders 2-5 of 5)
Box 97
Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly
Box 97
Conscientious objection
Box 97
Freedom of press, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceable association
Box 97
Illegal search
Box 97
Freedom of press, freedom of speech
Box 97
Cain, Charles J., et al. v. Robert Morgan, etc., et al.
Box 97
Carolina Environmental Study Group v. The United States of America and the United States Atomic Energy Commission
(folders 1-2 of 3)
Box 97
Carolina Environmental Study Group v. The United States of America and the United States Atomic Energy Commission
(folder 3 of 3)
Box 98
CESG v. USA and USAEC (United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia): pleadings
Box 98
Carolina Environmental Study Group v. USA and USAEC:
Newsletters, clippings, etc.
Box 98
Technical materials, radiological

Includes files on radioactive emission and storage of radioactive waste.

Box 98
Technical materials, general information on nuclear power
(2 folders)
Box 98
Energy budget and alternative sources of energy
Box 98
Final environmental statement for McGuire Nuclear Station
Box 98
Carolina Environmental Study Group v. USA and USAEC, cont.:
Box 99
Reactor breach, China syndrome
Box 99
Catawba Nuclear Power Station, York County, S.C.
Box 99
Barnwell, S.C., nuclear fuel reprocessing facility
Box 99
Miscellaneous
Box 99
Pleadings, CESG v. AEC (District Court, Charlotte)
Box 99
Notes
Box 99
General correspondence
Box 99
Ralph Nader et al. v. Dixy Lee Ray et al., Carolina Power and Light et al., intervener-defendants, and General Electric Co., intervener-defendant.
Box 99
Proceedings before the AEC
Box 99
Notes and memoranda
Box 99
Miscellaneous
Box 99
Freedom of expression, public school dress code
Box 100
Housing discrimination, religious freedom
Box 100
Habeas corpus
Box 100
Police brutality
Box 100
Death penalty
(2 folders)
Box 100
Freedom of expression, prisoners' rights
Box 100
Involuntary plea, right to proper counsel
(folders 1-3 of 5)
Box 100
Involuntary plea, right to proper counsel
(folders 4-5 of 5)
Box 101
Attempt to ban all R and X films from drive-in theater (obscenity, freedom of speech)
(3 folders)
Box 101
Alamance County, harrassment and discrimination against person with long hair at Holly Hills Mall
Box 101
Seizure by prison guards of correspondence and print material relating to Prisoners' Union business
(2 folders)
Box 101
Resident versus non-resident taxpayers' rights
Box 101
Depriving convicted felon of right to vote
(1 of 3 folders)
Box 101
Depriving convicted felon of right to vote
(2-3 of 3 folders)
Box 102
Denial of habeas corpus by State of NC
(3 folders)
Box 102
Suit against mental health treatment center at Butner Correctional Facility, still under construction
Box 102
Denial of right to run for school board in Lincoln County, NC
Box 102
Zoning, landfill near residential area:
General
Box 102
Correspondence
Box 102
Notes, articles, photographs
(folder 1 of 3)
Box 102
General
(5 folders)
Box 103
Prisoners' rights, review of personal file
(folder 1 of 2)
Box 103
Prisoners' rights, review of personal file
(folder 2 of 2)
Box 104
Separation of church and state, "So help me God" in oath
Box 104
Freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of assembly
Box 104
Greenville Police Department case, illegal search and seizure
Box 104
Prisoners' rights, medical care
(2 folders)
Box 104
Conscientious objection
(4 folders)
Box 104
Discriminatory enforcement
Box 104
Freedom of speech
Box 105
Imprisonment for nonpayment of fines and court costs
Box 105
Conscientious objection
Box 105
Racial discrimination
Box 105
Disturbing the peace
Box 105
Inquisition case, freedom of speech, freedom of press
Box 105
Right to speedy trial
Box 105
Prisoners' rights, medical care
Box 105
Prisoners' rights, medical care:
General
(2 folders)
Box 105
Court file, pleadings
Box 105
Witnesses and documents
Box 105
Miscellaneous and correspondence
Box 105
Freedom of the press
(folder 1 of 4)
Box 105
Freedom of the press
(folders 2-4 of 4)
Box 106
Freedom of the press
(2 folders)
Box 106
Freedom of speech, freedom of the press
Box 106
Prisoners' rights, medical care
(folders 1-2 of 5)
Box 106
Prisoners' rights, medical care
(folders 3-5 of 5)
Box 107
Unlawful boarding and inspection
Box 107
Due process, barring from student teaching
Box 107
Prisoners' rights, competence to stand trial, mental illness:
Correspondence
Box 107
Pleadings
Box 107
Correspondence
Box 107
Pleadings
Box 107
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 107
Miscellaneous pleadings
Box 108
Notes
Box 108
Illegal seizure and sale by tax authorities
Box 108
Due process
Box 108
Illegal search and seizure, Miranda rights
(3 folders)
Box 108
Right to counsel
Box 108
Police misconduct
Box 108
Freedom of speech
Box 108
Long hair in schools
Box 108
Discriminatory enforcement
Box 108
Right to counsel, racial discrimination
Box 108
Freedom of speech, academic freedom
Box 108
Power of convening authority (military)
(3 folders)
Box 109
Residency requirement
Box 109
Parade ordinance
Box 109
Illegal dismissal for Ku Klux Klan membership
Box 109
Long hair in schools
Box 109
Illegal dismissal
Box 109
Grand jury selection, due process, racial discrimination, prisoners' rights:
Affidavits
Box 109
Correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 109
Memoranda
Box 109
Miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 110
Miscellaneous
(folders 1-4 of 5)
Box 110
Miscellaneous
(folder 5 of 5)
Box 111
Illegal search, invasion of privacy
Box 111
Due process, equal protection, double jeopardy
Box 111
Denial of voting rights
Box 111
Police misconduct, illegal arrest, probable cause:
Correspondence
(2 folders)
Box 111
Notes, research, articles
Box 111
Pleadings
(3 folders)
Box 111
Statements and exhibits
Box 112
Witnesses (interviews and statements)
Box 112
Illegal imprisonment
Box 112
Conscientious objection
(2 folders)
Box 112
Case subject unknown
Box 112
Racial discrimination against whites
Box 112
Denial of admission to NC State University for political reasons
Box 112
Prisoners' rights
Box 112
Fair trial, due process
Box 112
Illegal search
Box 112
Unconstitutional expulsion, freedom of expression
Box 112
Case subject unknown
Box 112
Illegal imprisonment, commitment to mental hospital
Box 112
Jury selection, jury discrimination
Box 112
Parade ordinance
Box 112
School districting, voting rights
Box 113
Right to counsel
Box 113
Parole revocation without hearing
Box 113
Illegal search
(2 folders)
Box 113
Certification of candidate
Box 113
Prisoners' rights
Box 113

Requests for Assistance, 1968-1973

Files arranged in original alphabetical ordering by individuals' last names.

Ad-Bu
Box 113
Ca-McM
Box 114
Ma-Wy
Box 115

General Counsel Prisoners' Rights Project, 1974-1975

Arranged in original alphabetical order.

Ac-Al
Box 115
An-Bat
Box 116
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 116
Prisoners' Project: Asheboro Unit
Box 116

Cases Closed, 1975-1980

Researchers should be aware that privacy laws govern the use or publication of information in these files. As with other legal files, the names of the defendants and others have been redacted from this collection guide but are present on folder titles in the boxes.

Solicitation of services, 1st and 4th amendment
Box 117
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service Committees: age limits for committee members
Box 117
Race
Box 117
Nudist camp
Box 117
Housing, due process
Box 117
Wrongful discharge of fireman due to hair length and dress
Box 117
Removal of personnel files
Box 117
Constitutionality of "outlaw" law
(2 folders)
Box 117
Power line across property
Box 117
Convicted felon wrongfully terminated
Box 118
Plea bargaining agreement not kept
Box 118
Wrongful termination due to adoption proceedings
Box 118
Constitutionality of interstate compact on juveniles
Box 118
Student whipping
(3 folders)
Box 118
Missing persons against parents' wishes
Box 119
Blanch prison case: prisoner treatment
(2 folders)
Box 119
Unconstitutional search
Box 119
Hair length requirement for band
Box 119
Wrongful termination, sexual discrimination
Box 119
Wrongful termination, due process
Box 119
Wrongful termination, due process: briefs and notes
(4 folders)
Box 120
Wrongful termination, due process: correspondence
Box 120
Wrongful termination, due process: miscellaneous
Box 121
Wrongful termination, due process: pleadings
Box 121
Miranda rights, confessions
Box 121
Prisoner legal services
Box 121
Prisoner treatment
Box 121
Prison conditions
Box 121
Affirmative action
Box 121
Right to treatment for children
Box 121
Property settlement
Box 121
Double jeopardy
Box 121
False arrest
Box 121
Wrongful termination
Box 121
Redisctricting
Box 121
Racial discrimination
Box 122
Inability to pay filing fee for political office candidacy
Box 122
Wrongful termination of voluntary fireman
Box 122
Insufficient counsel
Box 122
Carolina Environmental Study Group, legality of nuclear power:
General
(3 folders)
Box 122
General
(3 folders)
Box 123
Correspondence
Box 123
Court orders
Box 123
Court papers
Box 123
Court papers
(3 folders)
Box 124
Drafts and duplicates
Box 124
Legislative materials
Box 124
Potential witnesses
Box 125
Research materials
(2 folders)
Box 125
Challenges to jury composition
Box 125
NCSU religious non-solicitation
Box 125