View Series XI. Higher Education Activities
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).
|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)|
|185||8119-8123||Atomic bomb and related issues (various dates)|
Clippings, memorabilia, and some short pieces by Mumford
|186||8127||Vietnamese War, Mumford's 1965 American Academy of Arts and Letters speech|
|186||8128||Miscellaneous items (various dates)|
most are ts. fragments, clippings, etc.