Guide to the Clarence Streit Papers
1913-1984

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Creator: Streit, Clarence, 1896-1986
Title: Clarence Streit Papers
Dates: 1913-1984 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 9.5 linear feet
Collection Number: Mss160
Summary: Clarence Streit was a journalist and advocate for world peace through the Federal Union. The Streit Papers include correspondence between Streit and a number of the country's most influential figures in the fight for federal union of democratic nations, including: Theodore C. Achilles, former Director of Western European Affairs, William Clayton, whose efforts resulted in the Marshall Plan of 1947, former Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts and former Congressmen Paul Findley and Estes Kefauver.
Repository: University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
The University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Languages: Materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Clarence K. Streit was born in California, MO, in 1896. At the age of 15 he moved to Missoula, Montana, where he founded the Konah, a high school paper that is now one of the oldest in continuous publication. Streit worked in the summers surveying in Alaska and the Rocky Mountains to finance his education at Montana State University, (now the University of Montana), where he edited the college newspaper, the Kaimin, and served on the debate team.

Streit left Missoula in 1917 and volunteered in the 18 th Railway Engineers for war service. One of the first 50,000 American soldiers to land in Europe, he reached France in August of 1917. In 1918 he joined the Intelligence Service where for a time he served as one of the guards of President Wilson. After his time in the service, Streit returned to Missoula where he won a Rhodes Scholarship which enabled him to study history at Oxford. Once in England, Streit met Jeanne Defrance of Paris, and they married in 1921.

In 1925 he joined the New York Times as a foreign correspondent and in 1929 went to Geneva as a correspondent for the League of Nations, a post he held for nearly ten years. During his time as a journalist, Streit covered such prominent issues as the Sino-Japanese war, the depression and the rise of Nazi dictatorship. His interest in such international issues led Streit to resign his position at the Times in 1939 and publish his first book, Union Now, an appeal for a federal union of the democracies.

After the success of Union Now, which admirers hailed as democracy's answer to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, Clarence and Jeanne Streit continued to commit their lives to the cause of union. In 1940, the couple founded Federal Union, Inc., an educational organization committed to universal world government. Chapters opened in towns all over the nation, including the formation of a Missoula chapter in 1940. Streit served as president of Federal Union as well as editor of Freedom and Union, the organization's magazine. Streit was one of the founding members of the Atlantic Union Committee that merged with other organizations in 1962 to form the Atlantic Council. His works on behalf of world peace earned Streit a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Clarence Streit died in 1986.

Content Description

The Streit Papers include correspondence between Streit and a number of the country's most influential figures in the fight for federal union of democratic nations, including: Theodore C. Achilles, former Director of Western European Affairs, William Clayton, whose efforts resulted in the Marshall Plan of 1947, former Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts and former Congressmen Paul Findley and Estes Kefauver. Other prominent figures include President F. D. Roosevelt, President Nixon, and former Senator Mike Mansfield. The collection includes documentation concerning Streit's personal involvement in organization's such as Federal Union, the Atlantic Union Committee and the International Movement for Atlantic Union. Records from these organizations, as well as his personal speeches and writings, make up the bulk of Streit's collection. Also included is the record of proceedings from the 1951 Conference of Strasbourg, a special meeting between European parliamentarians and US members of Congress, which Federal Union and the Atlantic Union Committee helped organize with the goal of creating a North Atlantic Assembly.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number], Clarence Streit Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureeen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is divided into twelve series:

Series I: Personal Documents, 5.0 linear feet, 1913-1983

Series II: Atlantic Union Committee, 0.3 linear feet, 1949-1968

Series III: Federal Union, Inc., 1.5 lienar feet, 1939-1982

Series IV: Association to Unite the Democracies, 1 folder, 1984

Series V: Freedom and Union, 0.5 linear feet, 1946-1971

Series VI: International Movement for Atlantic Union, 0.4 linear feet, 1959-1984

Series VII: NATO Information Service, 1 folder, 1962

Series VIII: Streit Book Promotion, 1 folder, undated

Series IX: Student Federalists, 0.3 lienar feet, 1944-1974

Series X: Union Now, 1 folder, undated

Series XI: Related Topics, 1.5 linear feet, 1939-1980

Series XII: Photographs, 7 items, 1983

Location of Originals :  

Many of the documents in this collection are copies of those held in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Custodial History :  

The materials in this collection were housed by several different entities before donation to the K. Ross Toole Archives.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Mrs. Clarence Streit, the Library of Congress Manuscripts Division, and the Federal Union, 1989, 1992, and 1994

Processing Note :  

The actions of the original processors are unknown. In 1999 this collection was reprocessed by applying series designations onto the existing organization and re-describing materials for more comprehensive identification.

Separated Materials :  

During the 1999 reprocessing seven photographs were physically separated from the collection and are currently stored in the UM photo collection: 1999-3550 through 1999-3556. These photographs remain intellectually integrated with this collection and each item is described in Series XII.

Related Materials :  

The main portion of Streit's papers, totaling 90 linear feet, is held by the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Personal Documents , 1913-1983
5.0 linear feet

This series outlines the life of Clarence Streit and his individual contribution to the cause of federal union. His personal and business correspondence is included, containing many letters between Streit and William Clayton, Owen Roberts, Paul Findley and Estes Kefauver. Streit's writing and speeches make up the bulk of the series, including high school news articles, major features for the New York Times and a variety of college commencement speeches and statements before Congress.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Biographical Information undated
1/2 General Correspondence 1921-1929
1/3 General Correspondence 1931-1939
1/4 General Correspondence 1940-1942
1/5 General Correspondence 1943-1946
1/6 General Correspondence 1947-1949
1/7 General Correspondence 1950
1/8 General Correspondence 1951-1952
1/9 General Correspondence 1953
1/10 General Correspondence 1954
1/11 General Correspondence 1955
1/12 General Correspondence 1956
1/13 General Correspondence 1957
1/14 General Correspondence 1958
1/15 General Correspondence 1959
1/16 General Correspondence 1960
1/17 General Correspondence 1961
1/18 General Correspondence 1962
2/1 General Correspondence 1963
2/2 General Correspondence 1964
2/3 General Correspondence 1965
2/4 General Correspondence 1966
2/5 General Correspondence 1967
2/6 General Correspondence 1968
2/7 General Correspondence 1969
2/8 General Correspondence 1970-1971
2/9 General Correspondence 1972
2/10 General Correspondence 1973
2/11 General Correspondence 1974-1975
2/12 General Correspondence 1976-1977
2/13 General Correspondence 1978-1979
3/1 General Correspondence 1980-1985
3/2 General Correspondence undated
3/3 General Correspondence undated
3/4 Memorandums 1930-1939
3/5 Memorandums 1940-1949
3/6 Memorandums 1950-1959
3/7 Memorandums 1960-1969
3/8 Memorandums 1970-1979
3/9 Memorandums 1980-1983
3/10 Memorandums undated
3/11 Writings, Partial List of Articles by Streit undated
3/12 Writings, Athenian Echo 1910
3/13 Writings, Rhymes February 1913
3/14 Writings, Untitled 1915
3/15 Writings, Some Forecasts 1917-1938
3/16 Writings, How a Missoula Student Turned Battlefields of France as a Guest of US 1919
3/17 Writings, May Day in Paris Aug. 1919
3/18 Writings, L'Armistice Est Signé 1919
3/19 Writings, Untitled 1999
3/20 Writings, Armistice Reflections 1920
3/21 Writings, Untitled Articles 1921
3/22 Writings, Armenian's Pistol Upset British Plans for Turkey 1921
3/23 Writings, Pope Crowed 1922
3/24 Writings, Belgians Not Grateful for French Backing? 1922
3/25 Writings, Russians Agree to New Parley 1922
3/26 Writings, Untitled 1922
3/27 Writings, Kings Fate Hinges Upon Success of Fascisti in Italy 1922
3/28 Writings, Mussolini Enters Italian Capital as Conquering Hero 1922
3/29 Writings, Benito Mussolini, Roosevelt of Italy 1922
3/30 Writings, Parley Delay Unjustified; Turks Angered 1922
3/31 Writings, Picture of above
3/32 Writings, Giolitti, Active at 80 1922
3/33 Writings, Mussolini's Children Don Black Shirts 1922
3/34 Writings, No Cash, No Coal, Edict of Owners to Ruhr Invaders 1923
3/35 Writings, Behind the Scenes at Lausanne 1923
3/36 Writings, The First Feminist 1923
3/37 Writings, Turk Assembly Votes End of the Galiphate 1924
3/38 Writings, Greek Orators Manage to get Double Action 1924
3/39 Writings, Exquisite Jewelry in Tomb of Utica Salome 1925
4/1 Writings, Sahar's Pompeii Rises Amid the Sand 1925
4/2 Writings, Mid-Week Pictorial 1925
4/3 Writings, Story of Carthage Told in its Pottery 1925
4/4 Writings, Where the Rifle Defies the "75" 1925
4/5 Writings, Death and Play Mingle Weirdly at Fez 1925
4/6 Writings, Calligraphy of the Moslems 1925
4/7 Writings, Desert War as a Legionnaire Sees It 1925
4/8 Writings, Fez Sleeps, Lost in Dreams of Phantom Yesterdays 1925
4/9 Writings, Vienna Laughs at Prophets of Doom 1926
4/10 Writings, How America Appeared to 17 th Century Europe 1927
4/11 Writings, Bratianu, Premier of Rumania, Dies 1927
4/12 Writings, Untitled 1927
4/13 Writings, Guatemala Rains Honors on Lindberg 1927
4/14 Writings, Lindbergh Hopes to San Salvador Safely 1928
4/15 Writings, Lindbergh's Own Story of Flight to Salvador 1928
4/16 Writings, Parting of Ways Faces US in Haiti 1928
4/17 Writings, Post-War Austria is Still a Land of Delights 1929
4/18 Writings, Lotti's Own Story of Atlanta Flight 1929
4/19 Writings, Spain Fetes Fliers; Stowaway a Hero 1929
4/20 Writings, Cornerstone is Laid for League's Home 1929
4/21 Writings, Untitled 1929
4/22 Writings, Seven Months Before the Vienna Rothschild Bank Failed 1929
4/23 Writings, Special Geneva Dispatch or Peacemaking 1929-1934
4/24 Writings, Einstein Evolving yet Another Theory 1930
4/25 Writings, Again the "P.C." and its World Enigma 1930
4/26 Writings, Central Banks Agree to Help 1931
4/27 Writings, World Bank Seek Prevention of Financial Crises 1931
4/28 Writings, The World Bank Feels Europe's Pulse 1931
4/29 Writings, Again Geneva Stages it Annual Drama 1931
4/30 Writings, Various Articles 1931
4/31 Writings, Final Plea to Japan Flashed by League 1932
4/32 Writings, Press Release, untitled 1932
4/33 Writings, Unofficial Proposes 1932
4/34 Writings, Aboard a Whaler 1932
4/35 Writings, Documents and Reality in the League 1932
4/36 Writings, Cooperation of the Press in the Organization of Peace 1932
4/37 Writings, Streit Reporting in the Activities of the League of Nations 1932
4/38 Writings, The Far Eastern War in Geneva 1933
4/39 Writings, The Coldest Audience in all the World 1933
4/40 Writings, American Turns to Short-Cut Diplomacy 1933
4/41 Writings, Political Minds for the New Diplomacy 1933
4/42 Writings, (French Title) 1933
4/43 Writings, Problems of Peace 1933
4/44 Writings, Recovery 1933
4/45 Writings, (French Title) 1933
4/46 Writings, The League's Defenders Make Answer 1934
4/47 Writings, Untitled 1934
4/48 Writings, Of the Airplane, and of Islands, Empires, and World Political Machinery 1934
4/49 Writings, America Revisited and Revealed Anew 1934
4/50 Writings, An Inquiry into the Nation's Thoughts 1934
4/51 Writings, Pre-publication Correspondence on Union Now 1934-1938
4/52 Writings, The Ghosts the Walk Geneva's Halls 1936
4/53 Writings, For the League: Life or Death? 1936
4/54 Writings, For the League: Life or Death? second version 1936
4/55 Writings, A Keynote from Paderewski 1938
4/56 Writings, Dispatch to NY Times 1938
4/57 Writings, Europe's Wolf's Jaw Salient 1938
4/58 Writings, Which Way to World Order 1939
4/59 Writings, Union Now 1939
4/60 Writings, Union Now 1939
4/61 Writings, Union Now 1939
4/62 Writings, The Race Between Dictatorship and Democracy 1939
4/63 Writings, Union Now 1939
4/64 Writings, Business and Government 1939
4/65 Writings, Union Now - A Cornerstone Proposal 1939
4/66 Writings, Where Does Federal Union Stand Now? 1940
4/67 Writings, As One Newspaperman to Another 1940
4/68 Writings, For Mutual Advantage 1940
4/69 Writings, Shall the USA Form a Federal Union ... 1940
4/70 Writings, The Need for Union Now 1940
4/71 Writings, Articles That Have Appeared on Union Now February 1941
4/72 Writings, The Way to a Man's Heart 1941
4/73 Writings, An American Expeditionary Idea Can Win the War 1941
5/1 Writings, A World Bill of Rights? 1942
5/2 Writings, Will the USSR Seek to Expand? 1942
5/3 Writings, From a Letter the Author Wrote John Howard Ford 1943
5/4 Writings, The Evolution of Union Now 1943
5/5 Writings, Finds United Nations Not Really United 1943
5/6 Writings, Press Release 1943
5/7 Writings, How to Get Democracy in Germany 1943
5/8 Writings, Freedom, Union and Man's Vast Future Aug. 1943
5/9 Writings, Atlantis Now 1943
5/10 Writings, Atlantis Now 1943
5/11 Writings, Planned Parenthood and Federal Union 1944
5/12 Writings, When America Trusted in the Kremlin for Peace 1944
5/13 Writings, Untitled 1944
5/14 Writings, Why Isn't Molotov Scared 1945
5/15 Writings, To Pool Political Science 1945
5/16 Writings, Suggestions for Articles 1946
5/17 Writings, How the American Constitution Flowed out of the Potomac 1946
5/18 Writings, Press Release 1946
5/19 Writings, How Our Constitution Flowed out of the Potomac Nov. 1946
5/20 Writings, Press Release 1946
5/21 Writings, For Federal Union 1947
5/22 Writings, Press Release 1947
5/23 Writings, Estimate of the World Situation in 1972 1947
5/24 Writings, The Rise of Man 1947
5/25 Writings, The Atlantic Union Committee for a Federal Convention of the Democracies 1949
5/26 Writings, Press Release 1949
5/27 Writings, The Case Against Pound Devaluation 1949
5/28 Writings, 147 th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase 1950
5/29 Writings, The Free Cannot Federate Too Soon 1950
5/30 Writings, Federal Union, Inc. Elects Officers and Board 1951
5/31 Writings, Let's Look into It 1951
5/32 Writings, To Explore Union 1951
5/33 Writings, An Earnest Appeal to the Ford Foundation 1952
5/34 Writings, Gaining Sovereignty, Peace and Tax Reduction by Atlantic Union May 1952
5/35 Writings, What the Eisenhower Victory Means to Atlantic Union May 1952
5/36 Writings, Stalin's Phony Peace Faces the New President Nov. 1952
5/37 Writings. 1944 Plank Proposed to both Party Conventions in Chicago 1952
5/38 Writings, The Eisenhower Peace Program 1953
5/39 Writings, Untitled 1953
5/40 Writings, The Problem I Face in Writing 1953
5/41 Writings, The Problem I Face in Writing a New Book 1953
5/42 Writings, Freedom Against Itself, Chapter 1 1954
5/43 Writings, Freedom Against Itself 1954
5/44 Writings, Proposes March 4 Be Union Day 1955
5/45 Writings, Draft revision of S.C.R. 12 1955
5/46 Writings, Finds US Neglects Origins of Constitution 1955
5/47 Writings, The Finest Thing the Justice Did ... 1955
5/48 Writings, Untitled 1955
5/49 Writings, Forewarned of Suez - And Worse to Come 1956
5/50 Writings, Big Four Talks and 27 Questions for the Free 1955
5/51 Writings, Formation of the Union of the American States 1956
5/52 Writings, Formation of the Union of the American States 1956
5/53 Writings, The Mideast Crisis as I see It 1956
5/54 Writings, Peace Through Freedom Resolution 1956
5/55 Writings, Atlantic Union Could Halve Defense Cost, Ike Said in 1951 1957
5/56 Writings, The Diplomatic Potential of NATO 1957
5/57 Writings, What the NATO Council Failure Means 1957
5/58 Writings, Freedom's Answer to Sputnik 1957
5/59 Writings, Forecasts of Suez and Hungary Which the Administration Ignored with Tragic Results 1958
5/60 Writings, America's Answer to Khrushchev 1958
5/61 Writings, Immortal Goodness 1958
5/62 Writings, A Citizen's Duty: Serving on the Jury 1958
5/63 Writings, Memo on Prime Minister Michel Debré 1959
5/64 Writings, (French Title) 1959
5/65 Writings, Diary 1961
5/66 Writings, Prudent Limits to an American Commitment on European Political Union 1962
5/67 Writings, The Press, Atlantic Union and World Peace Spring 1962
5/68 Writings, A Weed May be a Christmas Tree 1962
5/69 Writings, Clarence Streit and Atlantica 1963
5/70 Writings, The Coming 25 th Anniversary of Union Now, Federal Union, Inc. and WWII 1963
5/71 Writings, America's Forgotten Revolution of 1789 - And its Meaning for Atlantica Now 1964
5/72 Writings, Memorial Fellows of federal Union of the Free 1965
5/73 Writings, Untitled 1966
5/74 Writings, Pearson, Hertler, Stevenson to get Atlantic Union Pioneer Award in Springfield 1966
5/75 Writings, The Lincoln Law 1966
5/76 Writings, On Second Thought 1966
5/77 Writings, Biographies 1968
6/1 Writings, Chronological List of Sample's of Streit's Writings 1971
6/2 Writings, Atlantic Union Bill Re-enters Congress 1973
6/3 Writings, Atlantic Union Needs Help Now 1975
6/4 Writings, Highlights in Streit Case for Atlantic Convention Bill 1975
6/5 Writings, My Wife and Life-Long Teammate in All Endeavors 1979
6/6 Writings, Why This 1964 Speech and 1968 Sequel are Timely Today 1979
6/7 Writings, Untitled 1980
6/8 Writings, Present Significance of this Pamphlet that Federal Union, Inc. Published in 1944 1981
6/9 Writings, 50-Year Crusade for Atlantic Union 1983
6/10 Writings, Again in Vain? undated
6/11 Writings, Atlantis Now undated
6/12 Writings, Atlantic Union - It's Advance and Present Problems undated
6/13 Writings, Atlantic Union and the Air age undated
6/14 Writings, Atlantic Union Meets Three Acid Tests undated
6/15 Writings, Atlantic Union or Atlantic Alliance undated
6/16 Writings, Autobiography undated
6/17 Writings, A Call to Federal Unionists undated
6/18 Writings, A Constructive Answer ... undated
6/19 Writings, Declaration of Interdependence undated
6/20 Writings, The Essence of Union Now undated
6/21 Writings, European or Atlantic Union undated
6/22 Writings, Facing Another Bomb undated
6/23 Writings, For Union Now undated
6/24 Writings, For Transforming NATO into a Federal Union undated
6/25 Writings, Forty Reasons for Union Now undated
6/26 Writings, Freedom Against Itself undated
6/27 Writings, Freedom's Frontier undated
6/28 Writings, Great Britain's Atlantic Alternative ... undated
6/29 Writings, Great Orator's Manage to Get Double Action undated
6/30 Writings, Halfway Measures Won't Keep Hitler Out! undated
6/31 Writings, Hi! Up There, Montana! undated
6/32 Writings, How the US and Ottawa Put Military Above Moral Arms undated
6/33 Writings, Konah undated
6/34 Writings, New U.N. Charter undated
6/35 Writings, A Practical Approach to Federal Union undated
6/36 Writings, Of Freedom and Union Now undated
6/37 Writings, On the Road for an Idea undated
6/38 Writings, Operation Dumb-Bell undated
6/39 Writings, Our Forgotten Peace Policy undated
6/40 Writings, Postwar Employment Through Union Now undated
6/41 Writings, Power for Peace Through Federal Union undated
6/42 Writings, The Proposed Convention to Explore Federal Union undated
6/43 Writings, A Statement to the Student Federalists undated
6/44 Writings, The Task to be Done undated
6/45 Writings, This Book, War, Union and You undated
6/46 Writings, Twenty Three Students undated
6/47 Writings, Excerpts from Union Now undated
6/48 Writings, What Federal Union Members Mean to Me undated
6/49 Writings, Why Congress Should Commemorate This Year undated
6/50 Writings, Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill or Magic and Merchants undated
6/51 Writings, Your Sovereignty - or Your Nation's? undated
6/52 Writings, Various Writings undated
6/53 Writings, Pieces undated
6/54 Summary of a Talk with Senator Kefauver 1950
6/55 Summary of a Talk in Rome During NATO Session 1951
6/56 Summary of a Talk with General Eisenhower 1951
6/57 Summary of 30 Minute Talk with Secretary of State Rusk 1961
7/1 Speeches, 1939 Synopsis 1939
7/2 Speeches, The Race Between Dictatorship and Union 1939
7/3 Speeches, Board of the National Association Of Manufacturers 1939
7/4 Speeches, Broadcast to Europe at War 1939
7/5 Speeches, War is Coming 1939
7/6 Speeches, The Individual and the World State 1940
7/7 Speeches, Inter-Democracy Federal Union 1940
7/8 Speeches, Lindbergh: A Shakespearean Tragedy 1940
7/9 Speeches, America's Answer to Hitler 1941
7/10 Speeches, The American Expeditionary Idea 1941
7/11 Speeches, Colby Commencement Address 1941
7/12 Speeches, The US Way to Win 1943
7/13 Speeches, Fraternity and Peace 1943
7/14 Speeches, Water, Blood or Gasoline 1943
7/15 Speeches, Excerpts from an Address at the Nobel Anniversary Dinner 1943
7/16 Speeches, Is Overpopulation a Threat to Permanent Peace? 1944
7/17 Speeches, Freedom Through Free Government 1944
7/18 Speeches, The Federal Union Way to Peace 1945
7/19 Speeches, Statement to the House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization 1945
7/20 Speeches, San Francisco and Beyond 1945
7/21 Speeches, Facing Another Bomb 1945
7/22 Speeches, Address at American University 1946
7/23 Speeches, Interview 1946
7/24 Speeches, Can We Have an Effective World Organization Without Russia? 1947
7/25 Speeches, Chaos Worse Than War 1947
7/26 Speeches, Recovery Needs Transatlantic Federal Union 1948
7/27 Speeches, Liberty and Union for Recovery and Peace 1948
7/28 Speeches, Liberty and Union for Recovery and Peace 1948
7/29 Speeches, How Should the UN Progressively Establish International Law? 1948
7/30 Speeches, Will a Union of the Democracies Now Promote Peace? 1949
7/31 Speeches, Statement to the Thomas Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 1950
7/32 Speeches, Do We Have an Alternative to Cold War? 1950
7/33 Speeches, Balanced Atlantic Forces? 1950
7/34 Speeches, We Can Win Without World War 1951
7/35 Speeches, Statement on the Mutual Security Bill 1951
7/36 Speeches, Statement on the Mutual Security Bill 1951
7/37 Speeches, Notes for Dr. Paul Douglass 1951
7/38 Speeches, NYC 1952
7/39 Speeches, Atlantic Union ù Freedom's Answer to Malenkov 1953
7/40 Speeches, Excerpt from Speech of Streit 1953
7/41 Speeches, Why the Furor About Atlantic Union? 1955
7/42 Speeches, Statement at the Hearings of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 1955
7/43 Speeches, Statement in Favor of Amended Atlantic Convention Resolution 1956
7/44 Speeches, House Foreign Affairs Committee 1960
7/45 Speeches, 1960 1960
7/46 Speeches, America's Forgotten Revolution of 1789 1964
7/47 Speeches, America's Forgotten Revolution û and its Lessons for Atlantica Now 1964
7/48 Speeches, Statement to the Resolutions Committee 1964
7/49 Speeches, Statement to the Platform Committee 1964
7/50 Speeches, Federal Union's Past, Present, and Future 1964
8/1 Speeches, Speech at Philadelphia 1964
8/2 Speeches, Statement to Staff of Federal Union 1965
8/3 Speeches, Statement for Atlantic Union Delegation Resolution 1966
8/4 Speeches, Statement to AP 1966
8/5 Speeches, The "Lincoln Law" Requires Greater Union of the Free Now 1966
8/6 Speeches, The Lincoln Law 1966
8/7 Speeches, Statement for Atlantic Union Delegation Resolution 1966
8/8 Speeches, Serpents, Doves and Atlantic Union 1968
8/9 Speeches, Red Aggression in Czechoslovakia Requires Atlantic Union Now 1968
8/10 Speeches, Presentation of the 1 st Triennial $7500 Estes Kefauver Union of the Free Award 1968
8/11 Speeches, Estes Kefauver: Trail Blazer 1969
8/12 Speeches, (excepts) What Will Future Atlanticans Say of FDR, Churchill, Truman 1970
8/13 Speeches, In Support of House Joint Resolutions 205 and 206 1973
8/14 Speeches, Comment on Dr. Kissinger's Speech to AP Luncheon 1973
8/15 Speeches, Testimony on the Atlantic Convention Resolution 1975
8/16 Speeches, Statement of the US Capitol 1976
8/17 Speeches, Untitled 1977
8/18 Speeches, Who is Surrendering US Sovereignty? undated
8/19 Speeches, Addresses
undated
undated
8/20 Speeches, Research 1933-1950
8/21 CKS Newsletter 1 1960
8/22 CKS Newsletter 1 1960
8/23 Clippings 1930-1959
8/24 Clippings 1960-1983
8/25 Cover of TIME 1950
8/26 Clippings undated
8/27 Flyers 1940-1959

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Series II:  Atlantic Union Committee , 1949-1968
0.3 linear feet

Documents are included from the Atlantic Union Committee, founded in 1949 with the purpose of petitioning Congress to hold a federal convention. Flyers, resolutions, newsletters and buttons are included in this series.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
9/1 General Correspondence 1952-1955
9/2 Now in NATO Newsletter 1956
9/3 Atlantic Union News Bulletin 1968
9/4 Atlantic Union Delegation Resolution 1969
9/5 Atlantic Union Committee Flyers undated
9/6 Printed Material undated
9/7 Legislation 1949-1975
9/8 Special Events 1951-1954
9/9 Pins and Buttons undated

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Series III:  Federal Union, Inc. , 1939-1982
1.5 linear feet

This series contains correspondence from members and officers of Federal Union as well as press releases, newsletters, and financial information about the organization. Minutes, reports and resolutions are also included.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
9/10 General Correspondence 1940-1950
9/11 General Correspondence 1950-1956
9/12 General Correspondence 1957-1962
9/13 General Correspondence 1963-1965
9/14 General Correspondence 1966-1979
9/15 General Correspondence 1980 and undated
9/16 Writing, Union Now's Long Campaign ca. 1943
9/17 Writing, Press Release 1963
9/18 Writing, Atlantic Union Urged on 175 th US Anniversary 1964
9/19 Writing, Atlantic Union Urged on 175 th US Anniversary 1964
9/20 Writing, Federal Union's 1966 Convocation 1966
9/21 Writing, Press Release 1966
9/22 Writing, We Start Decisive 1968 with Big Breakthrough 1968
9/23 Writing, Press Release 1968
9/24 Writing, Press Release 1968
9/25 Writing, Untitled May 1969
9/26 Writing, Federal Union Election Notice and Ballot 1970
9/27 Writing, Fact Sheet on Federal Union 1970
9/28 Writing, Fact Sheet on Federal Union 1970
9/29 Writing, Press Release 1970
9/30 Writing, Press Release 1970
9/31 Writing, 26 Administrative and Congressional Leaders 1974
9/32 Writing, Press Release 1976
10/3 Newsletters, Federal Union News 1939
10/4 Newsletters, New York Correspondent 1940
10/5 Newsletters, Federal Union World 1940-1945
10/6 Newsletters, Headquarters Bulletin #1-12 1940-1941
10/7 Newsletters, Headquarters Bulletin #13-19 1941
10/8 Newsletters, Headquarters Bulletin #20-28 1941
10/9 Newsletters, Federal Union Green Paper 1942
10/10 Newsletters, Federal Union News Letter 1961-1962
10/11 Newsletters, Federal Union News Letter 1962-1965
10/12 Newsletters, Federal Union Newsletters 1967-1981
10/13 Newsletters, Clippings 1945-1973
10/14 Newsletters, Printed Material undated
10/15 Newsletters, Printed Material undated
10/16 Newsletters, Printed Material undated
10/17 Newsletters, Special Events 1943-1946
11/1 Audit, Budget Statements 1941
11/2 Audit, Budget Statements 1943-1944
11/3 Audit, Budget Statements 1947
11/4 Audit, Budget Statements 1949
11/5 Audit, Budget Statements 1950
11/6 Audit, Budget Statements 1951
11/7 Audit, Budget Statements 1952
11/8 Audit, Budget Statements 1953
11/9 Audit, Budget Statements 1954
11/10 Audit, Budget Statements 1955
11/11 Audit, Budget Statements 1956
11/12 Audit, Budget Statements 1957
11/13 Audit, Budget Statements 1958
11/14 Audit, Budget Statements 1961
11/15 Audit, Budget Statements 1962
11/16 Audit, Budget Statements 1963
11/17 Audit, Budget Statements 1964
11/18 Audit, Budget Statements 1965
11/19 Audit, Budget Statements 1966
11/20 Audit, Budget Statements 1967
11/21 Audit, Budget Statements 1968
11/22 Audit, Budget Statements 1969
11/23 Audit, Budget Statements 1970
11/24 Audit, Budget Statements 1975
11/25 Audit, Budget Statements 1978
11/26 Audit, Budget Statements 1982
11/27 Contributors 1945-1975
11/28 Employee Pension Trust 1967
11/29 Payroll 1984
11/30 Streit Expense Account 1979-1983
11/31 General Financial Information 1939-1977
11/32 Legal Documents 1939-1960
12/1 By-Laws 1942-68
12/2 Resolution and Declaration 1949
12/3 Organization Summaries undated
12/4 Agendas 1939-1970
12/5 Ballots 1952-1972
12/6 Officers and Board Members 1940-1977
12/7 Membership and Supporters 1940-1966
12/8 Minutes, Board of Directors 1941-1970
12/9 Reports 1930-1939
12/10 Reports 1940-1949
12/11 Reports 1950-1959
12/12 Reports 1960-1979
12/13 Reports undated

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Series IV:  Association to Unite the Democracies , 1984
1 folder

This small series contains minutes from the 1984 meeting of the Association to Unite the Democracies.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
12/14 Minutes 1984

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Series V:  Freedom and Union , 1946-1971
0.5 linear feet

Information about Freedom and Union, the magazine that Streit founded and edited, is included in this series. The collection contains a number of articles published in the magazine, as well as information about subscribers and supporters of the publication.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
12/15 General Correspondence 1946-1956
12/16 General Correspondence 1957-1963
12/17 General Correspondence 1967-1968
12/18 General Correspondence undated
12/19 Writings, Untitled 1956
12/20 Writings, Press Release 1966
12/21 Writings, Danger of Another Monetary Crash 1967
12/22 Writings, Russia Gambling on Mideast "Brink-Blank" 1970
12/23 Writings, Two Soviet Ways to Meet US 1971
12/24 Writings, Untitled undated
12/25 Flyers undated
12/26 Membership and Supporters 1962 and undated

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Series VI:  International Movement for Atlantic Union , 1959-1984
0.4 linear feet

Streit co-founded this organization and served as its president. This series includes a good deal of correspondence between members and officials of the organizations and a variety of newsletters.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
13/1 General Correspondence 1959-1965
13/2 General Correspondence 1966-1978
13/3 General Correspondence 1984 and undated
13/4 Writings, Two NATO Wisemen 1960
13/5 Writings, Press Release 1960
13/6 Writings, Teller Holds Atlantic Union "Even More Important than Vietnam" 1966
13/7 Writings, Under Secretary of State Eugene Rustow on Atlantica 1966
13/8 Writings, Untitled 1972
13/9 Newsletters, IMAU Bulletin 1960
13/10 Newsletters, IMAU Bulletin 1960
13/11 Newsletters, IMAU Bulletin 1960
13/12 Newsletters, IMAU News 1973
13/13 Newsletters, IMAU News 1975
13/14 Newsletters, Atlantic Convention News Flash 1975
13/15 Newsletters, Atlantic Convention News Flash Sept. 1975
13/16 Newsletters, Atlantic Convention News Flash March 1976
13/17 Newsletters, Atlantic Union Bulletin 1973
13/18 Newsletters, Clippings 1962
13/19 Newsletters, Flyers undated
13/20 Newsletters, Special Events 1967
13/21 Constitutions 1958-1959
13/22 Declarations 1962
13/23 Agendas 1959-1966
13/24 Officers and Board Members 1958, 1969 and undated
13/25 Membership and Supporters 1962-1969 and undated
13/26 Minutes 1958-1965

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Series VII:  NATO Information Service , 1962
1 folder

This series contains NATO newsletters from 1962.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
13/27 Newsletters 1962

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Series VIII:  Streit Book Promotion , undated
1 folder

Pamphlets and promotional materials are included concerning Streit's two major works, Union Now and Freedom Against Itself.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
13/28 Flyers undated

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Series IX:  Student Federalists , 1944-1974
0.3 linear feet

This series includes correspondence between Streit and Harris Wofford, president of the Student Federalists. The series also includes resolutions from chapters, special events held by the Student Federalists and reports.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
13/29 General Correspondence 1946-1974
13/30 Harris Wofford and the Student Federalists undated
13/31 Flyers undated
13/32 Special Events 1944-1952
13/33 Resolutions undated
13/34 Reports 1944 and undated

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Series X:  Union Now Bulletin, undated
1 folder

This series contains copies of the organization's newsletter, Union Now Bulletin.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
13/35 Union Now Bulletin undated

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Series XI:  Related Topics , 1939-1980
1.5 linear feet

This series contains documents on other events and figures in the union movement. Included are various articles on the prospect of union from a range of journalists as well as writings and speeches from figures such as congressman Paul Findley, Owen Roberts and William Clayton. Also included is a copy of House Joint Resolution 606, senatorial comments concerning the resolution and the record of proceedings from the Conference of Strasbourg.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
14/1 General Correspondence 1944-1956
14/2 General Correspondence 1957-1965
14/3 General Correspondence 1966-1979
14/4 General Correspondence 1980 and undated
14/5 Writings, The Danger in the Plan of Clarence Streit, by Rosika Schwimmer 1939
14/6 Writings, The Wars and the Peace, by Ralph Lesen 1940
14/7 Writings, Hobart College Bulletin June 1941
14/8 Writings, Talk with Ambassador Lituinoff 1942
14/9 Writings, We Need Leadership Now, by Owen Roberts 1948
14/10 Writings, Printed Letters to Streit 1956
14/11 Writings, Eisenhower Letter on Atlantic Exploratory Committee 1956
14/12 Writings, French title 1956
14/13 Writings, Avon Urges Atlantic Federation 1963
14/14 Writings, Senator Carlson Urges Atlantic Federal Union 1965
14/15 Writings, Transcription 1967
14/16 Writings, Draft Statement for Reagan 1968
14/17 Writings, Senatorial Comments 1969
14/18 Writings, How Much Time Do We Have Left? 1970
14/19 Writings, Text for Accepting the Atlantic Pioneer Award, by Robert Finch 1970
14/20 Writings, News from Congressman Paul Findley 1972
14/21 Writings, Senatorial Comments 1972
14/22 Writings, House Joint Resolution 606 1975
14/23 Writings, A Joint Resolution to Call an Atlantic Convention 1979
14/24 Writings, A Look at the Coming Union, Robert Powell undated
14/25 Writings, Political Community in the North Atlantic Area - Appendix A undated
14/26 Writings, General undated
14/27 Writings, General undated
15/1 Statement of J. Parker Van Zanht 1950
15/2 Statements of Senators on Atlantic Union March 1950
15/3 Testimony of Honorable Owen J. Roberts on Atlantic Union Resolution 1950
15/4 Testimony of Honorable William Clayton on Atlantic Union Resolution 1950
15/5 Statement of Assistant Secretary of State John D. Hickerson on Senate Resolution 133 1950
15/6 Eagleton Statement to Sub-Committee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 1950
15/7 Statement by William L. Clayton 1964
15/8 Insert by Paul Findley to the Congressional Record 1979
15/9 Speech, A New Direction in American Foreign Policy, Honorable Alexander M. Hay, Jr. 1981
15/10 Clippings 1940-1979
15/11 Printed Material undated
15/12 Printed Material undated
15/13 Special Events 1939-1970
15/14 Reports 1968
16/1 Conference of Strasbourg 1951
16/2 Conference of Strasbourg 1951
16/3 Conference of Strasbourg 1951
16/4 Conference of Strasbourg 1951

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Series XII:  Photographs , 1983
7 items

Photos include portraits of Clarence Streit and of Robert Finch, as well as a few snapshots taken of Streit in 1983.

Description
Dates
1999-3550: Portrait of Clarence Streit undated
1999-3551: Portrait of Robert Finch undated
1999-3552: Unidentified young woman leaning on fence undated
1999-3553: Streit at Gorden (?) Ranch 1983
1999-3554: Streit at Gorden (?) Ranch 1983
1999-3555: Unidentified young woman, Gorden Ranch (?) undated
1999-3556: Unidentified young woman, Gorden Ranch (?) undated

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Achilles, Theodore C (Theodore Carter), 1905--Correspondence
  • Clayton, Will, 1880-1966--Correspondence
  • Findley, Paul, 1921---Correspondence
  • Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963--Correspondence
  • Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963--Correspondence
  • Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous), 1913---Correspondence
  • Roberts, Owen J (Owen Josephus), 1875-1955--Correspondence
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Association to Unite the Democracies
  • Atlantic Union Committee
  • Conference of Strasbourg (1951)
  • Federal Union (U.S.)
  • International Movement for Atlantic Union, Inc.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Information Service
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
  • Subject Terms :
  • Democracy
  • International relations
  • Internationalism--Societies, etc.
    • Occupations :
    • Internationalists--United States
    • Titles within the Collection :
    • Freedom & union.

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