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Indiana Civil Liberties Union letter

 Collection — Folder: S1564
Identifier: S1564

Scope and Contents

This undated letter was sent to ICLU members as a special appeal for financial support, because they were $5,000 short of the 1967 goal of $30,000. Martin Larner, Treasurer, and Robert Risk, President, enclosed a brochure giving "a birdseye view of ICLU activities." The letter states: "ICLU is preparing to go to court to open the World War Memorial on a non-discriminatory basis."


  • circa 1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) was founded in 1953 and met at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, having been denied the use of the Indiana War Memorial auditorium. This refusal sparked a legal battle that lasted until 1973, when the ICLU was finally allowed to meet at the memorial. The organization fought numerous court battles to protect the rights of Hoosier citizens since its founding and was renamed the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on January 1, 2006.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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There is only one item in this collection.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division clipping files.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/13 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.