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Wendy Kaminer Papers related to the "Save the ACLU" Campaign

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Kaminer

Wendy Kaminer is an American lawyer and writer. Educated at Smith College and Boston University Law School, Kaminer was on staff in the New York Legal Aid Society and later the New York City Mayor's office. Kaminer served on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts and, from 1999-2006, on the national board of the ACLU. While on the ACLU national board, Kaminer, along with former ACLU executive director Ira Glasser, Karen Delince, and others, formed a group called "Save the ACLU," protesting actions taken by current executive director Anthony Romero and seeking his ouster.

In 2001, Kaminer married civil liberties activist Woody Kaplan.

Kaminer is the author of a number of books, including I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement and Other Self-Help Fashions (1992), A Fearful Freedom: Women's Flight from Equality (1990), Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity and the ACLU (2009).

Memoranda, correspondence, board meeting minutes related to Wendy Kaminer's work with the ACLU and the "Save the ACLU" campaign.

The collection was donated by Wendy Kaminer in 2021. The accession number associated with this donation is ML-2021-020.

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This collection was processed by Will Clements in 2022. No physical rearrangement was done at this time.

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Public Policy Papers
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Will Clements
Finding Aid Date
2022 December 14
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Collection Inventory

Consent Agreement Controversy A.G., 2003 July-2004 May. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Board Reform, 2003 November-2004 March. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ford Foundation Grant Restriction Board Debate, 2004 May-2004 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Memos re: Ford Grant Letter, 2004 June-2004 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Emails - Ira Glasser, Anthony Romero, 2004 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Ford Foundation Grant Restriction Board Debate, 2004 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Board Meeting, 2004 July. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Combined Federal Campaign, Ford Grant Agreement, Letters, Contracts, 2004 January-2004 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

CFC Controversy Counsel Letter, 2004 July-2004 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Combined Federal Campaign Board Debate, 2004 July-2004 September. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Chronology to ACLU NB and ACLU Mass., 2004 October-2005 January. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Data Mining Controversy, 2004 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talking Points, Memos, Related Emails, Press Releases, 2004-2005. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Data Mining, Impeachment Controversies, 2004 December-2005 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Combined Federal Campaign Board Debate, 2005-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Confidentiality and Technology Use Rules, 2005 November-2005 December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Shredding Controversy "Fuck off and die" Exchange, 2005 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Marketing Questions, 2005-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Sexual Harassment Debate, 2006 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Executive Committee Discussion on Board Dissent, 2006 January-2006 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Mohammed Cartoon Controversy, 2006 February. 1 folder.
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1 folder

re: National Board Meeting Dissent, 2006 April. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Access to Meeting Tapes, 2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fiduciary "Rights and Responsibilities" Suppressing Dissent, 2006 January-2006 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Partial Transcript National Board Meeting, 2006 June. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Fundraising, 2007-2008. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Savetheaclu.org, 2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"John Adams Project" (Guantanamo Initiative), 2008 April-2008 November. 1 folder.
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1 folder

National Board Member List, 2003-2006. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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