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Series XII. Political Activities

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Mumford did not shrink from political controversy and activism, and he attempted on numerous occasions to use his influence as a writer to shape public opinion on these issues. The material filed here provides a closer look at three areas of his political involvement: pro-intervention activities before World War II, including Sophia's involvement with the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies; opposition to the atomic bomb in the late 1940s and early 1950s; and Mumford's stance against the Vietnamese War in the 1960s. This series contains minutes and memoranda, typescripts, notes, reprints, clippings, miscellaneous research materials, and memorabilia. The items in this series do not reflect the whole range of his interests and involvements, which can be seen better in the Correspondence Series (Correspondence: Letters to Lewis Mumford and Correspondence: Letters from Lewis Mumford).

Container Container Contents
185 8109-8110 Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (1940-1941)
Meeting minutes (this was primarily Sophia Mumford's involvement)
185 8111 Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (1940-1941)
Organizational materials (this was primarily Sophia Mumford's involvement)
185 8112-8113 Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (1940-1941)
Speech texts for radio and public delivery (most seem to be by Sophia Mumford)
185 8114-8115 World War II
miscellaneous items, primarily ts. fragments, memorabilia, clippings
185 8116 World War II
clippings, some concerning Mumford
185 8117 Atomic bomb petition (1946)
copies, mailing lists, etc.
185 8118 Atomic bomb and related issues (various dates)
notes
185 8119-8123 Atomic bomb and related issues (various dates)
research materials
186 8124-8126 Vietnamese War
Clippings, memorabilia, and some short pieces by Mumford
186 8127 Vietnamese War, Mumford's 1965 American Academy of Arts and Letters speech
clippings
186 8128 Miscellaneous items (various dates)
most are ts. fragments, clippings, etc.

View Series XIII. Biographical and Autobiographical Materials
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