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HUD 3140.3000

American Veterans Committee. Harvard Chapter. Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUD 3140.3000
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: American Veterans Committee. Harvard Chapter.
Title: Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee, 1946-1951
Date(s): 1946-1951
Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 document boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee was established in 1946. It ran seminars for veterans, organized social events, and campaigned against the University's decision to cut all subsidized housing for married students. The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.

Acquisition Information:

The Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee were acquired from Phillips Brooks House, 1953, April 27.

Processing Information:

The Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee were first classified and described in the Harvard University Archives shelflist prior to 1980. In March 2008, Juliana Kuipers re-processed the material. Re-processing involved reorganizing the collection, housing materials in the appropriate containers, establishing a series hierarchy, and creating this inventory. All call numbers were simplified.

Conditions on use and access:

The Records of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee are open for research.

Related Material

History of the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee

The American Veterans Committee was founded in 1944 as a veterans organization that supported a range of liberal causes. Targeted in anti-communist campaigns during the late 1940s, the Committee lost significant membership, but continued through 2007, when the last two chapters closed.
Originally part of the American Veterans Committee Cambridge Chapter, the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee was established in 1946. Open to all veterans associated with the University, it had 830 undergraduate members at its peak. The chapter ran seminars for veterans and organized social events. In 1950, it campaigned heavily against the University's decision to cut all subsidized housing for married students.

Biographical / Historical

The American Veterans Committee was founded in 1944 as a veterans organization that supported a range of liberal causes. Targeted in anti-communist campaigns during the late 1940s, the Committee lost significant membership, but continued through 2007, when the last two chapters closed.
Originally part of the American Veterans Committee Cambridge Chapter, the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee was established in 1946. Open to all veterans associated with the University, it had 830 undergraduate members at its peak. The chapter ran seminars for veterans and organized social events. In 1950, it campaigned heavily against the University's decision to cut all subsidized housing for married students.

Categories of Records

Scope of the collection

The records document the history, activities, and interests of this group.
Documents include newsclippings and flyers, correspondendence, administrative records, subject files, photographs, and publications.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 July 20.

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