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The right to privacy. Freedom of speech and association. Equal employment opportunities. Liberties that are sometimes taken for granted but often exist in part because of the bitter court battles waged in their defense by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Now historians, legal scholars, students, political scientists, and other researchers can study and evaluate the ACLU and explore the background behind some of history's most important court cases through this comprehensive microfilm collection. It includes early cases such as the Scopes trial and landmark decisions including Brown versus Board of Education and more current legal briefs such as Island Trees Union Free School District versus Pico.
This timely collection is organized and divided into the following sections:
Base Collection 1917-1973
Updates 1974-1978; 1978-1980; 1980-1984; 1985-1989
The 1974-1978 update also includes Organization Manuals and the Constitution.
This collection was filmed in cooperation with the National Office of the ACLU, and it provides unparalleled insight into the history of 20th-century American legal and social changes. The American Civil Liberties Union Records and Publications is the most comprehensive source for studying the historic civil liberties battles of the 20th century.