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Willard Uphaus Prosecution and Incarceration, 1954 - 1977

Part of MS-1077: Willard Uphaus papers


Contains correspondence, legal documents, newsletters, petitions, publicity, writings, clippings and scrapbooks related to the prosecution and incarceration, in 1960, of Willard Uphaus on contempt charges stemming from Uphaus' refusal to divulge the names of guests who had visited the World Fellowship of Faiths Center in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The case had begun with two critical articles about the Center in the Manchester Union Leader in September 1953. In response, New Hampshire's Attorney General Louis C. Wyman began to investigate the Center and in particular Willard Uphaus under the Subversive Activities Act of 1951. The majority of the series is made up of hundreds of letters of support sent to Uphaus at the Merrimack County Jail in Boscawen, NH. Notable correspondents include lawyers Hugh H. Bownes and Royal France, as well as Marion and Alex Munsell and members of the Civil Liberties Defense Committee. Inconsistencies in arrangement of the correspondence is due to the original order of the material.


  • 1954 - 1977

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From the Collection: English

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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