Robert Havighurst papers, 1944-1966.


Havighurst, Robert J. (Robert James), 1900-1991. Robert Havighurst papers, 1944-1966.

Robert Havighurst papers, 1944-1966.

Correspondence, research files, newsletters, press releases, speech transcripts, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Robert Havighurst, a professor of education at the University of Chicago and a leading peace activist. The collection mostly relates to Havighurst's activities opposing the development of the Cold War and supporting peaceful coexistence, academic freedom, and civil and political freedom. Materials pertain to opposition to universal military training in the United States after World War II; the Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription (1940s); opposition to the Korean War; advocating limits on nuclear power and nuclear weapons; and activities of the National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact, which Havighurst served as chairman and Paul Barton Johnson served as executive secretary in the early 1950s; and the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee. Topics include cases across the United States involving loyalty oaths, threats to freedom of speech, and loss of academic freedom.

2 oversize folders.

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