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Guide to the Kirtley Fletcher Mather Papers 1943-1946

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Mather, Kirtley Fletcher. Papers

Dates:

1943-1946

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Kirtley F. Mather, geologist, political organizer. The Kirtley F. Mather Papers contain correspondence, minutes, proceedings, speeches, newsletters, announcements, agenda, and bulletins. Materials in the collection relate to the National Wartime Conference and the American Association of Scientific Workers.

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Citation

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

Biographical Note

Kirtley F. Mather helped organize and was chairman of the National Wartime Conference, which met in New York on May 8-9, 1943 and June 2-3, 1944. The NWC's aim was the federation of organizations representing scientists, technicians, professional and "white-Collar" workers in order to gain a stronger voice for the "war-effort" and for more liberal legislation in Congress. In addition to his work in the NWC, Mather, during the Second World War, was President of the American Association of Scientific Workers, an association founded in 1938 to "promote and extend the applications of science and the scientific method to all problems of human welfare."

Scope Note

The Kirtley F. Mather Papers contain correspondence, minutes, proceedings, speeches, newsletters, announcements, agenda, and bulletins. Materials in the collection relate to the National Wartime Conference.

The collection is comprised of two series: Series I: Papers of the National Wartime Conference; Series II: Papers of the American Association of Scientific Workers.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Papers of the National Wartime Conference

Box 1   Folder 1

Mather's correspondence (March-May, 1943) in preparation for the first conference May 8-9, 1943.

Box 1   Folder 2

Minutes, agendas and proceedings of conference.

Box 1   Folder 3

Mather's speeches delivered at the conference.

Box 1   Folder 4

Speeches delivered by other participants of the conference.

Box 1   Folder 5

Mather's correspondence (May, 1943-Spetember, 1943) organizing executive committee of the NWC.

Box 1   Folder 6

Mather's correspondence (November, 1943-March, 1944) in preparation for the second conference, June 2-3, 1944.

Box 1   Folder 7

Mather's correspondence (April-June 1944) concerning the administration of the second conference.

Box 1   Folder 8

Mather's correspondence, June 1944.

Box 1   Folder 9

Minutes, agendas and proceedings of second conference.

Box 1   Folder 10

Pepper Senate Sub-Committee: Mather's correspondence and testimony.

Series II: Papers of the American Association of Scientific Workers

Box 1   Folder 11

Mimeographed bulletins, newsletters and announcements released January, 1944-January, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 12

Mimeographed bulletins, newsletters, announcements released February, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 13

Mimeographed bulletins, newsletters, papers of the International Relations Committee-undated.

Box 1   Folder 14

Boston-Cambridge Branch's minutes, November 1943-January, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 15

Boston-Cambridge Branch's minutes, February-July, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 16

Boston-Cambridge Branch's minutes, July-October, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 17

Boston-Cambridge Branch's minutes, November 1945-March, 1946.

Box 1   Folder 18

Boston-Cambridge Branch's minutes, April-July, 1946.

Box 1   Folder 19

Boston-Cambridge and New York branches of the AAScW and the American Astronomical Society: miscellaneous materials, undated newsletters, bulletins, advertisements.

Box 1   Folder 20

Mather Correspondence, January, 1943-February, 1944.

Box 1   Folder 21

Mather Correspondence, March-August, 1944 and Bok - Bridgeman letters.

Box 1   Folder 22

Mather Correspondence, September-December, 1944.

Box 1   Folder 23

Mather Correspondence, January-March, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 24

Mather Correspondence, April-May, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 25

Mather Correspondence, June-August, 1945.

Box 1   Folder 26

Mather Correspondence, September, 1945-January, 1946.

Box 1   Folder 27

Mather Correspondence,March-November, 1946 and undated letters.