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Descriptive inventory for the Robert J. Havighurst papers, 1943-1966

Robert J. Havighurst papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Robert J. Havighurst papers, 1943-1966

Prepared by Linda Montalbano; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Robert J. Havighurst papers, 1943-1966 (inclusive)
Creators: Robert J. Havighurst
Linus Pauling
Chicago Area Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription
National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact
Hyde Park Community Peace Council (Chicago, Ill.)
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)
National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Dates: 1943-1966 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1976.0049
Bib number: 00066869
Call numbers: MSS Lot H
MSS Oversized H
Size:3.5 linear ft. (8 boxes)
2 oversized folders
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift (accession#: 1976.0049).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Robert Havighurst papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights and related organizational records, 1940-1986.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, research files, newsletters, press releases, speech transcripts, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Robert Havighurst, a professor of education at the University of Chicago and a leading peace activist. The collection mostly relates to Havighurst's activities opposing the development of the Cold War and supporting academic freedom, freedom of speech, and political dissent. Materials pertain to opposition to universal military training in the United States after World War II; the Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription (1940s); opposition to the Korean War; advocating limits on nuclear power and nuclear weapons; and activities of the National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact, which Havighurst served as chairman and Paul Barton Johnson served as executive secretary in the early 1950s; and the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee. Topics include cases across the United States involving loyalty oaths, threats to freedom of speech, and loss of academic freedom.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Robert J. Havighurst was an activist and professor of education at the University of Chicago. He served as chairman of various peace and civil liberties organizations including the National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact (chairman), the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, and the Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription (co-chairman). Havighurst also served on the board of the Chicago Area Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy and was involved with numerous other political organizations.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Academic freedom--United States--20th century
Antinuclear movement--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Antinuclear movement--United States--20th century
Civil rights movements--United States--20th century
Cold War
College teachers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Education--Study and teaching--20th century
Freedom of speech--United States--20th century
Korean War, 1950-1953
Loyalty oaths--United States
Peace movements--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Eby, Kermit
Havighurst, Robert J. (Robert James), 1900-1991--Archives
Johnson, Paul Barton
Thompson, John B.
Organizations:
Chicago Area Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy
Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription
Hyde Park Community Peace Council (Chicago, Ill.)
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)
National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact
National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee
United States. Subversive Activities Control Board
University of Chicago--Faculty
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Newsletters
Press releases
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Universal military training and Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription materials, 1944-1952 (box 1)
Series 2. Civil and political rights materials, 1943-1965 (box 2-3, 1 oversize folder)
Series 3. National Committee for Peaceful Alternatives to the Atlantic Pact and related organizations materials, 1949-1956 (box 3-6, 1 oversize folder)
Series 4. Research files, 1940s-1960s (box 6-8)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Gibson Wirth using Oxygen editor and Notepad++, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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