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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Annetta M. Dieckmann Papers 1949-1969

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Dieckmann, Annetta M., Papers

Dates:

1949-1969

Size:

4.5 linear feet (9 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Anna M. Dieckmann (1882-1974), social reformer and activist. The papers chronicle Dieckmann's work with the Illinois Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Dieckmann, Annetta M., Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Annetta Maria Dieckmann (1882-1974), born in Titusville, PA., worked actively for many progressive causes, including: feminism, racial and religious discrimination, school segregation, and civil rights. Dieckmann received an AB (1909) and MA degree from Cornell and Columbia Universities.

After a brilliant career at the YMCA, among other institutions, Dieckmann joined the Illinois Chapter of the ACLU in 1953, serving on the Board of Directors. From 1954 to 1960, she served as editor of the publication "The Brief," and she served as full-time Board Secretary from 1956 until her death. Dieckmann's work with ACLU resulted in various state-wide policies and an award named after her.

Scope Note

The collection documents Dieckmann’s years at the ACLU. The folders are arranged alphabetically by title. The majority of folders contain research material, including newspaper, journal, and magazine clippings, as well as ACLU press releases, pamphlets, and minutes of meetings.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Chapter. Records

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Academic Freedom, correspondence, clippings, notes, 1954-1969

Box 1    Folder 2

ACLU, Administrative and Organizational materials, 1954-1969

Box 1    Folder 3

ACLU, Administrative, Civil Rights Committee, 1961-1964

Box 1    Folder 4

Baldwin Roger, The Roger Baldwin Foundation, 1966-1969

Box 1    Folder 5

Bill of Rights, two ACLU prints of the Bill of Rights, 1969

Box 1    Folder 6

The Brief, publication of the Illinois Division ACLU, November 1956-May 1961

Box 1    Folder 7

The Brief, publication of the Illinois Division ACLU, June 1961-October 1965

Box 1    Folder 8

The Brief, publication of the Illinois Division ACLU, March 1967-October 1968

Box 2   Folder 1

Capital Punishment, clippings, ACLU Pamphlets, 1962-1963

Box 2   Folder 2

Civil Rights, Hospitals, Cemeteries, Race and Religious Discrimination 1957-1963

Box 2   Folder 3

Civil Rights, Housing Discrimination, Cases: York Center, Cicero, 1965

Box 2   Folder 4

Civil Rights, Housing Discrimination, Chicago Housing: Race and Religious Discrimination, 1954-1969

Box 2   Folder 5

Civil Rights, Housing Discrimination, Legislation, 1960-1968

Box 2   Folder 6

Civil Rights, Human Relation News, Publication of The Chicago Commission on Human Relations, 1961-1964

Box 2   Folder 7

Civil Rights, Illinois Fair Emplyment Practices Commission, 1962-1966

Box 3   Folder 1-2

Civil Rights, Organizations, 1965-1968

Box 3   Folder 3-4

Civil Rights, Philosophy, Policies, Techniques, , Newspaper Articles, Magazines and Academic Journal Articles, 1963-1968

Box 3   Folder 5-6

Civil Rights, School Segregation, 1961-1964

Box 3   Folder 7-8

Civil Rights, Due Process, 1960-1965

Box 4   Folder 1

Civil Rights, Due Process, Mexican Immigration, 1954- 1966

Box 4   Folder 2

Education, 1961-1965

Box 4   Folder 3

Equality Committee, Minute, 1965-1966

Box 4   Folder 4

Educative Conditions, 1965-1969

Box 4   Folder 5

Finance, 1965-1969

Box 4   Folder 6

Freedom of Communications, I, 1968

Box 4   Folder 7

Freedom of Communications, II, 1963-1968

Box 4   Folder 8

Freedom of Communications, III 1962-1965

Box 5   Folder 1

Freedom of Communications, IV 1955-1962

Box 5   Folder 2

Freedom of Communications, V 1964-1966

Box 5   Folder 3

Freedom of Religion, 1967

Box 5   Folder 4

General, 1952-1962

Box 5   Folder 5-7

HUAC, House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1965-1967

Box 6   Folder 1-2

HUAC, House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1965-1967

Box 6   Folder 3

Inside ACLU, Weekly Bulletin for National and Affiliate Leadership, 1968-1969

Box 6   Folder 4-5

Legislation, 1960-1064

Box 6   Folder 6

Loyalty Oath, 1962

Box 7   Folder 1

Membership Meetings, I, 1968-1969

Box 7   Folder 2

Membership Meetings, II, 1962-1966

Box 7   Folder 3

Membership Meetings, III, 1964-1966

Box 7   Folder 4

Membership Meetings, IV, 1957-1961

Box 7   Folder 5

Minutes of Meetings, ACLU Illinois Division, Board of Directors, 1968-1969

Box 7   Folder 6

Minutes of Meetings, ACLU Illinois Division, Board of Directors, 1968-1969

Box 7   Folder 7

Pamphlets, 1968

Box 7   Folder 8

Policies, Public Relations, 1963-1964

Box 8   Folder 1

Police and Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, 1952-1962

Box 8   Folder 2

Police and Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, II 1956-1964

Box 8   Folder 3

Police and Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, III 1964-1966

Box 8   Folder 4

Police and Law Enforcement, Criminal Law, IV 1967-1968

Box 8   Folder 5

Religions and Public Schools, 1951-1955

Box 8   Folder 6-7

Reports, ACLU Annual Reports, 1949-1958

Box 9   Folder 1

War Problems, 1968

Box 9   Folder 2

Who’s who?, 1965

Box 9   Folder 3

46th Annual Report, "New Dimensions - New Challenges," 1967