Contains 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Materials related to the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its predecessor the Erie County Civil Liberties Committee (ECCL). The materials are dated from 1934-1978 and include correspondence, promotional materials, legal briefs, court records, memoranda, financial records, annual reports, and case files.
Sub-Series — Carton: 22, Folder: 1-44
Scope and Contents Most files begin with a complaint; either a letter or a staff notation about a phone call or personal visit. Some files lack this material - probably has been lost. The next piece of prevalent material is the ACLU's response. If the union does not wish to be involved, a form letter was sent. This letter either stated the Union's belief that there wasn't a constitutional issue involved and referred the individual to an attorney or legal aid bureau who would assist them in their legal...