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Ewing Cannon Baskette papers


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Spanish Civil War

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Ewing Cannon Baskette papers, 1956-1975 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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ID: 01/01/MSS00005

Primary Creator: Baskette, Ewing Cannon (1902-1958)

Extent: 6.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939, Spanish Civil War Collections (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Ewing C. Baskette, lawyer, librarian and bibliographer. Includes modern speeches, letters and manuscripts on cases dealing with anarchism, the Centralia case, communal living, syndicalism, socialism, the International Workers of the World, freedom of expression and censorship. Baskette's complementary book and pamphlet collection on censorship and intellectual freedom (cataloged separately) contains approximately 10,000 volumes.

Biographical Note

Ewing Cannon Baskette, lawyer and librarian, owned the largest private collection on civil liberties and freedom of expression in the United States.

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Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Spanish Civil War Collections (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)

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Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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