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Americans for Democratic Action records, 1932-2011

Americans for Democratic Action


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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 166.6 cubic feet (411 archives boxes and 12 volumes)
    • 142 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 0.4 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box)
    • 79 audio recordings; plus
    • additions of 50.6 cubic feet (49 record center cartons, 3 archives boxes and 2 flat boxes)
    • 13 disc recordings
    • 0.3 cubic feet of photographs, negatives and transparencies (3 folders)
    • 10 videorecordings (8 mm)
  • OCLC ocn173700195
  • Finding Aids
    • Finding aid
    • Published guide to the microfilm, "Americans for Democratic Action papers, 1932-1965 : a guide to the microfilm edition / edited by Jack T. Ericson," includes an index of important correspondence


  • Records of the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), founded in 1947 as a national, independent, liberal organization, and of its predecessor, the Union for Democratic Action, founded in 1941 to combat fascism at home and abroad. The collection concerns ADA's administration, legislative lobbying and political activities, its chapters throughout the country and on various campuses, conventions, and relations with other organizations. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, membership and financial records, press releases, clippings, and mimeographed and printed materials.


  • Mss 3, Series 1-8 is Also available on microfilm.
  • Mss 3, Series 9 is Only available on microfilm.
  • Microfilm produced by the Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, 1979.
  • Presented by the Americans for Democratic Action, Washington, D.C., 1965.
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