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James Lawrence Fly papers, 1920-1977

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0436
Bib ID 4078768 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Fly, James Lawrence, 1898-1966
Title James Lawrence Fly papers, 1920-1977
Physical Description 55 boxes (55 boxes; 1 volume)
Language(s) English .
Other Finding Aids <p> <a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/17_FL-FU_07.pdf">Legacy Finding aid</a> </p>
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Collection arranged in 7 series. Selected materials cataloged remainder listed.

Description

Summary

James Lawrence Fly papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, reports, legal briefs and other documents, books, clippings, and other printed materials dealing with Fly's professional activities and relationships in all three phases of his career. Correspondents include Roger N. Baldwin, Felix Frankfurter, Cordell Hull, Elmer Rice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Other Finding Aids

Legacy Finding aid

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Lawrence Fly papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

May 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Briefs (legal documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscript notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American Civil Liberties Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baldwin, Roger N Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Freedom of speech Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio -- Censorship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio broadcasting policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rice, Elmer Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television -- Censorship Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television broadcasting policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tennessee Valley Authority Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Federal Communications Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

James Lawrence Fly was the General Counsel of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1939; Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.), 1939-1944; and later in private practice as an attorney before the F.C.C., a member of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a frequent lecturer about radio, television, and freedom of speech.