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National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee Collected Records


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Formerly called the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, the name was changed in 1968. The original committee was formed in 1951 at a time when common citizens' Constitutional rights were threatened by the Smith Act and the McCarren Act, and the House Un-American Activities Committee was conducting anti-Communist "witch hunts.".

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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