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James Lawrence Fly papers, 1920-1977. 

Creator: 
Fly, James Lawrence, 1898-1966.
Phys. Desc: 
54 boxes & 1 volume
Call Number: 
MS#0436
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Fly was General Counsel of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1934-1939; Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.), 1939-1944; and later in private practice as an attorney before the F.C.C., a member of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a frequent lecturer about radio, television, and freedom of speech.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, reports, legal briefs and other documents, books, clippings, and other printed materials dealing with Fly's professional activities and relationships in all three phases of his career. Correspondents include Roger N. Baldwin, Felix Frankfurter, Cordell Hull, Elmer Rice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.