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Arthur Kling papers

Identifier: 1977_128-UA

Material in Box 1 deals with the founding and activities of both the ACLU and KCLU. The material is arranged by functions and/ or divisions of material pertaining to any organization, i.e., constitutions, minutes of meetings, financial reports casework, drafts of policy, correspondences, pamphlets, handbooks, press releases and clippings.

Box 2 deals with Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) material general civil liberties material, information relating to affairs of blacks and the aged, and miscellaneous nespaper clippings dealing with the political climate of the 30's and 40's mostly in terms of civil liberties and World War II. The organization of said material is the same as in Box 1.

Box 3 covers material pertaining to the Socialist Party, Jewish Vocational Service, and YMHA (Young Men's Hebrew Association - now the Jewish Community Center). Again, the arrangement is like that of the previous 2 boxes.

There is also a larger box containing miscellaneous posters, some of which pertain to the Socialist Party.


  • circa 1930's-1955


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Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville and there are no additional restrictions.


2.376 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Arthur S. Kling was born in Louisville in 1895. Originally studying for the rabbinate, he felt the call to serve his fellow man in different ways, and left the seminary at the outbreak of World War I. Kling was a founder of the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Community Federation; he was a founder of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (KCLU), as well Ever the civil libertarian, Kling in his later years dealt with the problems and rights of the aged.

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Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752