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Legal actions: City College of New York
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16 cm of textual records (3 boxes)
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Series contains material relating to the aftermath of the February 1940 announcement that Russell had been appointed to a professorship at the City College of New York. Many on the American right rallied to oppose the appointment, and a civil suit was launched against the College. Ultimately, the appointment never occurred. Included are: correspondence with the College and other academics and members of the legal profession; letters of support or abuse from the public; news clippings about Russell's professorship and suit filed together with related correspondence; draft statements and biographical notes about Russell; court records; and a file dedicated to the correspondence of Patricia Russell, Russell's wife, relating to the case including copies of her replies to letters on behalf of Russell. Most of the series was acquired with Archives 1, with a single letter (from Harriet M. Lovell to Russell, 1940) acquired with Archives 2.
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The correspondence is arranged chronologically and is followed by draft statements and court records.
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For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 811.
Box numbers for this series: 6.31-6.32 (RA1), 11.21 (RA2).
The document number for box 11.21 is 113253; boxes 6.31 and 6.32 do not contain document numbers.