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Kling (Arthur) Papers, ca. 1930's-1955

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Archives Staff

Title

Kling (Arthur) Papers

Date

ca. 1930's-1955

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Arthur S. Kling Papers, ca. 1930's-1955, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

2.376 linear feet

Biography/History

Arthur S. Kling was born in Louisville in 1895. Originally studying for the rabbinate, he felt the call to serve his fellow man in different ways, and left the seminary at the outbreak of World War I. In the early 1930's, Arthur Kling helped to found the Kentucky Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (KCLU)

KCLU founded in 1954 and the Louisville (or Kentucky) Chapter of the Socialist Party. The local Jewish Vocational Service was in part founded by Kling in the 1940's. Ever the civil libertarian, Kling in his later years has dealt with the problems and rights of the aged.

Scope and Content

Material in Box 1 deals with the founding and activities of both the ACLU and KCLU. The material is arranged by functions and/ or divisions of material pertaining to any organization, i.e., constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial reports casework, drafts of policy, correspondences, pamphlets, handbooks, press releases and clippings.

Box 2 deals with Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) material general civil liberties material, information relating to affairs of blacks and the aged, and miscellaneous nespaper clippings dealing with the political climate of the 30's and 40's mostly in terms of civil liberties and World War II. The organization of said material is the same as in Box 1.

Box 3 covers material pertaining to the Socialist Party, Jewish Vocational Service, and YMHA (Young Men's Hebrew Association - now the Jewish Community Center). Again, the arrangement is like that of the previous 2 boxes.

There is also a larger box containing miscellaneous posters, some of which pertain to the Socialist Party.

Collection Inventory

ACLU - Constitution and By-Laws
[box: 1]
ACLU - Memos, Directives, Reports (Briefs)
[box: 1]
ACLU - Membership, Board Lists
[box: 1]
ACLU - Membership Drive Material
[box: 1]
ACLU - Reports, Drafts
[box: 1]
ACLU - List of Affiliate
[box: 1]
ACLU - Pamphlets, Handbooks, & Lists of Publication
[box: 1]
ACLU - Issues of Civil Liberties
[box: 1]
ACLU/KCLU - Correspondences
[box: 1]
KCLU - Organization and By-Laws
[box: 1]
KCLU - Meetings, Minutes & Financial Reports
[box: 1]
KCLU - Casework Reports
[box: 1]
KCLU - Membership Lists, Co-operating Attorney Lists, Growth & Development Reports
[box: 1]
KCLU - Pamphlets and Handbooks
[box: 1]
KCLU - Newsletters, Press Releases
[box: 1]
KCLU - Institute and Dinner Programs
[box: 1]
KCLU - Issues of Civil Liberties
[box: 1]
KCLU - Miscellaneous
[box: 1]
KCLU - Folder
[box: 1]
KUAC - Newspaper Clippings
[box: 1]
1949 Primary Elections
[box: 2]
Various Newspaper Clippings from the 1940's (mostly World War II)
[box: 2]
Miscellaneous
ADA - Constitution and By-Laws
[box: 2]
ADA - Casework Reports
[box: 2]
ADA - Promotional Material
[box: 2]
ADA - Issues of ADA World and local chapter publications
[box: 2]
General Material on Civil Liberties
[box: 2]
Affairs of the Aged
[box: 2]
Black Affairs
[box: 2]
Miscellaneous
[box: 2]
Two Publications (Books)
A. Legal Brief
[box: 2]
Carl Braden Vs. Commonwealth of Ky, 1955
[box: 2]
B. Survey
[box: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

A survey of the economic and cultural conditions of the Negro of Louisville, Kentucky, and a review of the program and activities of the Louisville Urban League, January - February 1948.

Jewish Vocational Service
Y.M.H.A. - Jewish Community Center
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Local Constitution
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Minutes of Meetings and Attendance Lists
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Correspondences, Memos
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Receipts and General Financial Affairs
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Education and Public Relations Material
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Membership and Subscriptions
[box: 3]
Socialist Party - Petitions, Campaign Buttons
[box: 3]
Young People Socialists League - Constitution
[box: 3]
Miscellaneous - Folder
[box: 3]

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