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Series IV: Federal Communications Commission, 1939-1944
Series V: Private Practice, 1944-1966
Series VI: Materials assembled by Sally Fly Connell for her proposed biography of her father, 1934-1977
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Collection arranged in 7 series. Selected materials cataloged remainder listed.
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.
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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); James Lawrence Fly papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
May 2020 PDF replaced with full finding aid, YH
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.