James Lawrence Fly papers, 1920-1977
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.