Records 1948-1973

Kutcher Civil Rights Committee
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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms
  • Physical Details
    • 4 reels of microfilm (35mm)
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  • Records of a committee formed in 1948 which successfully fought James Kutcher's dismissal from federal government employment because of his membership in the Socialist Workers Party. Included are correspondence, form letters, press releases, speeches, financial records, clippings, legal briefs, hearing transcripts, and a copy of Kutcher's book, The Case of the Legless Veteran (1953). The correspondence relates chiefly to Kutcher's legal defense and to enlistment of union support. Prominent correspondents include Farrell Dobbs, James T. Farrell, Alfred Kazin, Carey McWilliams, Alexander Meiklejohn, Lewis Mumford, Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., I. F. Stone, and Norman Thomas.


  • Available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by George L. Weissman, New York, New York, 1968, and James Kutcher, New York, New York, 1978-1979.