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Allied Loyalty League records, 1919-1923.
Allied Loyalty League (New York, N.Y.)
- 1 linear foot (1 box)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Records consist of correspondence, mostly between officersand members; bylaws of the League; minutes of the Executive Committee and Council meetings; membership lists; financial records, including correspondence, bills,monthly bank statements, receipts, and cancelled checks; and clippings and other printed matter.
The Allied Loyalty League was founded in 1919, and apparently dissolved in 1922. Its stated purpose was to promote greater international amity among the allied nations after World War I, build up and maintain a greaterspirit of Americanism, and to combat such propaganda likely to disturb friendly international relations. The organization was founded by Alice Tappan Ditson and its first president was Maurice F. Egan. The League included such prominent New Yorkers as Grace Bigelow, Robert Underwood Johnson and Charles H. Towne. Though its original purpose was to promote support during post-war negotiations for the allies of the United States, principally France and Great Britain, it soon became a forum for those opposed to Irish Republicanism, communism and the League of Nations.
Controlled Access Terms
- Allied Loyalty League (New York, N.Y.)
- League of Nations.
- Anti-communist movements -- United States.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Propaganda.
- Propaganda, Anti-communist.
- Citizens' associations -- New York (State) -- New York.
- International relations -- Societies, etc.
- Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1910-1921.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
Additional Creator Names
- Ditson, Alice Tappan.
- Ditson, Charles H.
- Egan, Maurice Francis, 1852-1924.
- Bigelow, Grace.
- Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
- Towne, Charles Hanson, 1877-1949.