Fred Schlafly


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Fred Schlafly Collection

The Personal Series [18 boxes] is the only series in the collection. It is organized by type of collected material, Schlafly's interest in specific organizations, personal and business matters by date, and speeches. This collection is currently closed to researchers.

The Defenders of American Liberties material is organized by date (1962-1979) and includes founding correspondence, organization budget and minutes, financial records, and correspondence with Robert Morris, Edward V. Rickenbacker, Clarence Manion, and Col. Arch Roberts.

The Marquette Boy's Home material includes information about the home, its 1957 fundraising campaign, Schlafly's personal correspondence, and the Olin estate.

The personal material is organized by date (1952-1982) and includes Republican politics, anti-Communism, United Nations, political commentary, Owens-Illinois glass strike, Phyllis Schlafly activities, ERA, General Walker case, and Pentagon case. Correspondence concerns personal, business, financial, political, and anti-Communist materials. Correspondents include family, Senator Everett Dirksen, Clarence Manion, J. Evetts Haley, Strom Thurmond, Wilbur D. Mills, Gen. A. C. Wedemeyer, Princeton, Harvard Law School, and many others.

Speech material (1961-1965) includes American Bar Association, a debate with James Roosevelt, and anti-Communism schools materials.

Clippings collected by Fred Schlafly includes Phyllis Schlafly's congressional campaign against George Shipley, Phyllis Schlafly's Statement to the Joint Committee on Campus Disorders of the Illinois General Assembly, and other material.