Correspondence, 1970-2010
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Brief Description: Correspondence of the LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund (1975-1994) including information about the fund, receipt of donations, finances, letters to and from the Trustees, and requests for assistance and grants.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
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Record Series Number: 6/5/5
Created by: LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund
Volume: 2.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 08/00/2020.
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Arrangement: Chronological by year, thereafter alphabetical
Biographical Note for LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund :

The LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund was established in 1970 as a special trust in memory of Dr. LeRoy C. Merritt. It is devoted to the support, maintenance, medical care, and welfare of librarians who, in the Trustees' opinion, are:

Denied employment rights or discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, age, disability, or place of national origin; or

Denied employment rights because of defense of intellectual freedom; that is, threatened with loss of employment or discharged because of their stand for the cause of intellectual freedom, including promotion of freedom of the press, freedom of speech, the freedom of librarians to select items for their collections from all the world's written and recorded information, and defense of privacy rights.

Access Restrictions: For access to files less than 75 years old, users must provide the ALA Archivist with written permission from the Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Subject Index
Intellectual Freedom
Merritt, Leroy C., Humanitarian Fund
Languages of Materials
English [eng]