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Identifier: MC 1133

Alan Reitman Papers


  • Majority of material found in 1941-1990.


Papers, consisting chiefly of Reitman's speeches and writings from throughout his career. Among the items present is a mimeographed essay by Mary McLeod Bethune ("Low Wage Scales Force Negro Women to Work" included in v. II). This essay was distributed in November 1945 by the Congress of Industrial Organizations as part of a drive "to raise the standard of living for all Americans through increasing purchasing power." Among the correspondents represented in Reitman's papers are Eleanor Roosevelt (a 1949 thank-you note with a secretarial signature included in v. XIII) and Margaret Sanger (a brief 1952 letter concerning a prospective trip to Asia included in v. XII).


7 Cubic Feet (7 record center cartons)

Language of Materials


Biographical Sketch

Civil liberties writer, researcher and advocate; was graduated from Rutgers University in 1942 and then studied at New York University; joined the staff of the C.I.O. Political Action Committee in 1944 and subsequently served the organization as director of public relations, 1946-1948; joined the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union in 1949 and served as publicity director, 1949, director of public relations, 1950-1951, assistant director, 1951-1957, and associate executive director, 1957-1989.

Inventory to the Alan Reitman Papers MC 1133
Edited Full Draft
Special Collections and University Archives
October 2000
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.