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Kentucky Civil Liberties Union Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1979_189-UA
Consists of KCLU board minutes, topical office files, litigation files and several topics concerning women;s rights. Also included is an FBI file on Kentucky civil libertarians. Includes records from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Also present is a record of committee work generated by Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau and Carl Wedekind from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.


  • 1939-1981
  • Majority of material found within 1956-1981


Conditions Governing Access

Records are closed until a record is twenty-five years old except for FBI files and women's rights reference files which are open. The KCLU Board may grant permission in writing for qualified researchers to use closed records.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville.


10.0 linear feet (processed: 8 records center boxes and 1 manuscript box. Unprocessed: 7 boxes)

Organizational history

The Kentucky Civil Liberties Union, now known as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky, was formally established in early 1956. Since the organization at first had neither a headquarters nor paid staff, its early records were scatterd among former state chairpersons and committee heads.


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Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)