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Finding Aid to the George Marshall Papers, 1836-1993, bulk 1945-1980
BANC MSS 79/95 c  
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Description
The George Marshall Papers(1836-1993) consists of Marshall's professional materials accumulated during his lifelong career as a leading conservationist. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence and records of three conservation organizations; the Adirondack Mountain Club, The Wilderness Society, and Sierra Club; where he served in official positions and as a member of various committees. Resource files compiled by Marshall relating to National Parks and conservation issues consist of correspondence, statements, testimonies, legislative and legal documents, organization records, press releases, announcements, newsletters, brochures, maps, and photographs. The collection contains writings of Robert Marshall, George Marshall's brother, who died at an early age. There are both published and unpublished drafts of articles by Robert Marshall, articles written about Robert Marshall, and correspondence and materials relating to the posthumously published book, Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range, which was compiled and edited by George Marshall. Also included are records of the Robert Marshall Foundation and the Robert Marshall Wilderness Fund. George Marshall's personal papers contains correspondence with his family and friends, published writings and typescript drafts, childhood memorabilia, school papers, and miscellany. It should be noted, the collection does not includes George Marshall's professional papers as an economist or materials relating to his political activities in the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress.
Background
George Marshall, born in 1904, was the son of Louis Marshall, noted constitutional lawyer and co-founder of the American Jewish Committee, and Florence Lowenstein. He was raised in Manhattan with his sister, Ruth, and brothers, James and Robert. Marshall attended the Ethnical Culture School, continued his education at Columbia University and the Brookings Institution, where he received his PhD in economics. From 1934 to 1937, Marshall worked as an economist for the National Recovery Administration under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. Along with his wife, Elisabeth Dublin, Marshall shifted focus to left-wing politics in New York City and served as chairman of the National Federation for Constitutional Liberties and the Civil Rights Congress. In 1950, he was convicted of contempt for refusal to turn over records of the organization and sent to federal prison for three months. During the 1950s and 1960s, Marshall lived in Los Angeles where he raised his son, Roger, and daughter, Nancy.
Extent
Number of containers: 56 cartons, 3 oversize folders, 1 tube Linear feet: 72 linear ft
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.