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Mimeographed documents and office papers of the Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1943-1946, whose investigations and researches led ultimately to the publication of its general report, A FREE AND RESPONSIBLE PRESS, 1947, and six subsidiary reports. The documents primarily include reports of the deliberations of the commission, memoranda prepared by its members, statements by informants at meetings and interviews, and drafts for the books which it eventually published. The Office papers consist of personal notes, correspondence, and clippings. In addition there are notes on the history of the Federal Communications Commission, 1927-1946, and some related notes and other materials.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Commission on Freedom of the Press records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Rober D. Leigh, 1960; gift of the Columbia University School of Library Service, 1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Leigh, Rober D. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1960. Accession number--M-60.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/08/89.
2012-04-17 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
The Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1943-1946, led to the publication of its general report, A Free and Responsible Press (1947) and six subsidiary reports.