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Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam records, 1962-1979

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Call No.: Ms Coll\Lawyers Committee
Bib ID 4079013 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam
Title Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam records, 1962-1979
Physical Description 22 boxes (22 boxes and two 16mm films in flatbox 815)
Language(s) English .
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Description

Summary

Correspondence, memoranda, lists, announcements, petitions, legal briefs, proofs, photographs, motion picture films, clippings, and printed materials. These files of Joseph Crown reflect activities in the peace movement, lobbying with members of Congress, trips to peace conferences in Stockholm, Grenoble, and Toronto, a trip to Hanoi in 1972, and interest in the movement to impeach President Nixon. Correspondents include Henry Steele Commager, J.W. Fulbright, Edward M. Kennedy, George McGovern, Wayne Morse, and U Thant.

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The following materials are located off-site: Boxes 2-22. 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.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-03-23 Replaced PDF with structured finding aid. cml/kws

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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Crown, Joseph Harold, 1907- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jessup, Philip C (Philip Caryl), 1897-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Edward M (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawyers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McGovern, George S (George Stanley), 1922-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morgenthau, Hans J (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morse, Wayne L (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Peace movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States -- Impeachment Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thant, U, 1909-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World politics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Quincy, 1890-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Organized in 1965 by Joseph Harold Crown (1907- ; Columbia University B.A., 1927), a tax lawyer, to promote an end to the American involvement in the Vietnam conflict. The Committee, which included Wayne Morse, Carey McWilliams, Philip C. Jessup, Hans J. Morgenthau, and Quincy Wright, was dissolved in 1973.

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I. Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam papers


I.1. Catalogued Correspondence



Box 1 Coffin, Tristram


Box 1 Commager, Henry Steele


Box 1 Fulbright, J. William


Box 1 Goldberg, Arthur J.


Box 1 Javits, Jacob K.


Box 1 Kennedy, Edward M.


Box 1 Lamont, Corliss


Box 1 Lindsay, John V.


Box 1 McCarthy, Eugene J.


Box 1 McGovern, George S.


Box 1 Morse, Wayne


Box 1 Sheen, Fulton J.


Box 1 Thant, U


I.2. Subject Files


Box 1 Advertising


Box 1 American Bar Association


Box 1 Amicus Curiae



Box 2 Canada--conferences


Box 2 Constitution


Box 2 Ellsberg, Daniel


Box 2 European correspondence


Box 2 Government---McDougal--Briefs


Box 2 Grenoble Conference [1]



Box 3 Grenoble Conference [2]


Box 3 Hanoi--trip, 1972


Box 3 Impeachment



Box 815 "Income tax"-- M.E.T. Y.D.W.--16mm film



Box 4 Lawyers for McGovern, 1972


Box 4 London Times


Box 4 Luftig, Robert—Brief


Box 4 Massachusetts


Box 4 Morse, Wayne


Box 4 Muste tax case


Box 4 Nuremberg Conference


Box 4 Petitions


Box 4 Press conferences



Box 5 Publishing--books


Box 5 Receipts and disbursement


Box 5 Statements and letters


Box 5 States--A-M



Box 6 Stockholm Conference


Box 6 Tax exemption


Box 6 Tax reform


Box 6 Thant, U



Box 7 Toronto Conference, 1970



Box 8 Velvel, Lawrence R.


Box 8 Vietnam



Box 815 "Vietnam"--J.H. Crown--interview--NBC--16mm film



Box 9 War Powers


Box 9 World Conference


I.3. Chronological Files


Box 9 Calendar Year, 1962-1965, undated



Box 10 Calendar Year, 1966



Box 11 Calendar Year, 1966



Box 12 Calendar Year, 1966



Box 13 Calendar Year, 1967



Box 14 Calendar Year, 1968



Box 15 Calendar Year, 1968



Box 16 Calendar Year, 1969



Box 17 Calendar Year, 1970



Box 18 Calendar Year, 1970



Box 19 Calendar Year, 1971



Box 20 Calendar Year, 1971



Box 21 Calendar Year, 1972



Box 22 Calendar Years, 1973-1979