Guide to the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies

Collection Title: Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies
Dates: 1940-1942
Identification: MS67
Creator: Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies
Extent: 1 Boxes
Abstract: The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies was formed in 1940 to encourage American interest in aiding Great Britain, and ultimately in entering the war in Europe and defeating the Axis powers. The material collected here is only a fraction of the propaganda which was circulated. Included as well is some material by other similar groups active between 1940 and 1942.  These materials were donated to the McCormick Library in 1980 by Northwestern University Archives who received them as part of a larger collection. For related materials, see also the America First Collection (series MS10).
Acquisition Information: These materials were donated to the McCormick Library in 1980 by Northwestern University Archives who received them as part of a larger collection.
Conditions Governing Access: There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Related Materials: For related materials, see also the America First Collection (series MS10).
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

The Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies was formed in 1940 to encourage American interest in aiding Great Britain, and ultimately in entering the war in Europe and defeating the Axis powers.

Scope and Content

The material collected here is only a fraction of the propaganda which was circulated. Included as well is some material by other similar groups active between 1940 and 1942.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies

Subjects

Propaganda, American

World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda

World War, 1939-1945--United States


Container List / Contents

  • Policy statements and objectives, July 1940 - September 1941Box 1, Folder 1
      Scope and Contents: Includes dates July, 1940; November, 1940; March 17, 1941; September 16, 1941.
  • Correspondence - form letters (14pp.), July 30, 1940 - September 24, 1941Box 1, Folder 2
  • Broadsides, leaflets and propaganda (27pp.), n.d.Box 1, Folder 3
  • Progress bulletin and headquarters letter, 1940-1941Box 1, Folder 4
    • Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (New York) Progress Bulletins, July 2, 1940 - August 20, 1940Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1
    • Headquarters Letters (N.Y.), September 13, 1941 - October 4, 1941Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2
  • Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies (Washington, D.C.) Washington Office Information Letter, January 24 - October 3, 1941Box 1, Folder 5
  • Pamphlets issued under the Committee to Defend America, 1940-1941Box 1, Folder 6
    • "The Atlantic is not 3000 miles wide because. . .", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 1
    • C.M. Eichelberger. Radio address, September 21, 1941Box 1, Folder 6, Item 2
    • C.G. Fenwick. The Latin American attitude towards neutrality, August 18, 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 3
    • "Give Congress the green light to defend America.", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 4
    • L. Hartley. Battle of America; how we can avoid it., n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 5
    • "Hitler’s American ambitions.", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 6
    • R.M. Hutchins. America and the war., January 23, 1941Box 1, Folder 6, Item 7
    • E. Lundeen. Six men and war., July 11, 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 8
    • C. Pollock. 2 + 2 = 4; it’s as simple as that!, July 12, 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 9
    • "Suppose Britain loses.", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 10
    • R.H. Tawney. Why the British people fight., 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 11
    • "Ten billion dollars is not enough.", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 12
    • C.M. Utley. Total defense., n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 13
    • "We reply.", n.d.Box 1, Folder 6, Item 14
    • International Statistical Bureau. Foreign Letter, v. 5 #2., January 22, 1941Box 1, Folder 6, Item 15
    • Facts vs. Fiction, v. 1 #9, July 26, 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 16
    • C.F. Childs and Company. Investment Bulletin, August, 1940Box 1, Folder 6, Item 17
  • National Committee to Uphold Constitutional Government, 1940Box 1, Folder 7
    • Leaflets; correspondence, September 26, 1940Box 1, Folder 7, Item 1
    • S.B. Pettengill. The Case against a third term for any president, n.d.Box 1, Folder 7, Item 2
  • National Policy Committee, 1940Box 1, Folder 8
    • Statement of objectives and procedure, July 26, 1940Box 1, Folder 8, Item 1
    • Memorandum of the Special Committee. Implications to the United States of a German victory, 1940Box 1, Folder 8, Item 2
  • Wake Up America Committee; leaflets; correspondence, September 23, 1940Box 1, Folder 9
  • Miscellaneous organizations; leaflets, form letters, etc., 1940 - 1942Box 1, Folder 10
    • Federal Union, Inc.Box 1, Folder 10, Item 1
    • Free World AssociationBox 1, Folder 10, Item 2
    • Commission to Study the Organization of PeaceBox 1, Folder 10, Item 3
    • Loyal Americans of German DescentBox 1, Folder 10, Item 4
    • Republican Finance Committee of IllinoisBox 1, Folder 10, Item 5
    • United Nations CommitteeBox 1, Folder 10, Item 6