Freedom House archives, 1936-1997.

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Freedom House (U.S.). Freedom House archives, 1936-1997.

Freedom House archives, 1936-1997.

Consists of records of Freedom House--correspondence, minutes, reports, financial documents, policy statements, radio and television scripts, clippings, writings, memoranda, transcripts, publications, reports, photographs and press releases--which document the organization's activities in advocating freedom, liberty, and democracy throughout the world and its merger in 1997 with the National Forum Foundation.

65.65 linear ft. (131 archival boxes, 1 half-size archival box, 4 8x10 photograph boxes, 1 3.75x5 box, 2 5x7 boxes, 1 11x11 box, 2 11.75x15 boxes, 2 14x18 oversize boxes, 2 custom-made boxes)

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Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, 1927-2003

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Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987

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Kirkpatrick, Jeane J

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White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

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Barthé, Richmond, 1901-1989

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Lord, Bette

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Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017

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Karatnycky, Adrian

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Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986

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New York State Attorney General, United States Congressman and Senator from New York State. From the description of Papers, 1948-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122468583 Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527633 From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of Ne...