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Finding Aid for the
AMERICANS FOR EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT, NEW YORK CHAPTER
RECORDS, 1967-1973
(APAP-078)

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Amy Schindler
September 2002



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
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VOLUME: .53 cubic ft.

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Conservative Party of New York State.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and content note

Box and Folder List


Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter
Administrative History

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American for Effective Law Enforcement was founded in 1966 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of establishing an "organized voice" for citizens regarding the country's crime problem, and to lend support to professional law enforcement agencies. The organization also works to pressure for more efficient law enforcement through court action and information campaigns. The group became functional in early 1967 after receiving a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS. The first project undertaken was the filing of a friend of the court or amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court. The New York Chapter was based in New York City and organized in the early 1970s. LeRoy Marceau became Executive Director of the state chapter in 1972.


Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter
Scope & Content Note

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The materials in the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter collection document the chapter's early days through the by-laws, articles of incorporation, and constitution. The collection includes material from the period when LeRoy Marceau was Executive Director of the state chapter beginning in 1972. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the New York Chapter's solicitation for funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations when the New York Chapter was first organized. There is also correspondence with potential donors and officials from the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement national office in Evanston, Illinois. The collection includes research material from issues of interest to the organization such as school discipline, busing school children in the 1970s to create integrated schools, the bail system in New York City, and other related issues. The Legal briefs are some of the court cases for which the organization filed friends of the court, or amicus curiae, briefs. Alert was a publication of the national Americans for Effective Law Enforcement and it contains information about the activities of the state chapters and contemporary issues of interest.


Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter
Box and Folder List

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Box 1
Folder

1. American Bar Association Committees, 1972-1973
2. American Civil Liberties Union, 1972
3. Advisory Committee, undated
4. Alert, 1970, 1972
5. Annual Report, 1972-1973
6. Arbitration Group, 1973
7. Arizona Chapter, 1972
8. Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, 1967
9. Board of Directors, 1973
10. Budget, 1973
11. Charter, 1972
12. Conference Board, 1973
13. Constitution, 1972
14. Correspondence, 1972-1973
15. IRS Qualification, 1967, 1970
16. Long Range Plan, 1972
17. Members, 1971
18. News Clippings, 1973
19. Prospectus and Budget, 1972-1973
20. Promotion Kit, 1972
21. Solicitation, Corporate, 1973
22. Solicitation, Correspondence, 1973
23. Solicitation, Foundations, 1973
24. Solicitation, New York State, 1972
25. State Chapter Conference, 1973
26. State Chapter Manual, undated

Box 2
Folder

1. Bail System, 1973
2. Legal Briefs, 1967-1972
3. Rhem vs. McGrath, 1970
4. School Discipline, 1973


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