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Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter Records


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The materials in the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter collection document the chapter's early activities and establishment.


Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter
Date Coverage:
0.53 cubic ft. (about 0.53 boxes)

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement was founded in 1966 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of establishing an "organized voice" for citizens regarding the country's crime problem, and to lend support to professional law enforcement agencies. The organization also works to pressure for more efficient law enforcement through court action and information campaigns. The group became functional in early 1967 after receiving a tax-exempt ruling from the IRS. The first project undertaken was the filing of a friend of the court or amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court. The New York Chapter was based in New York City and organized in the early 1970s. LeRoy Marceau became Executive Director of the state chapter in 1972.

The materials in the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter collection document the chapter's early days through the by-laws, articles of incorporation, and constitution. The collection includes material from the period when LeRoy Marceau was Executive Director of the state chapter beginning in 1972. The collection is particularly strong in documenting the New York Chapter's solicitation for funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations when the New York Chapter was first organized. There is also correspondence with potential donors and officials from the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement national office in Evanston, Illinois. The collection includes research material from issues of interest to the organization such as school discipline, busing school children in the 1970s to create integrated schools, the bail system in New York City, and other related issues. The Legal briefs are some of the court cases for which the organization filed friends of the court, or amicus curiae, briefs. Alert was a publication of the national Americans for Effective Law Enforcement and it contains information about the activities of the state chapters and contemporary issues of interest.

The collection is organized alphabetically. There are no series.

The Conservative Party of New York State donated all items in this collection.

Processed by: Amy Schindler in 2002.

Collection record created by: Jodi Boyle

Published: 2016 December

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter Records, 1967-1973. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, New York Chapter Records).

Contents of Collection



11apap078-nam_apap078-1: American Bar Association Committees1972-1973


12apap078-nam_apap078-2: American Civil Liberties Union1972


13apap078-nam_apap078-3: Advisory CommitteeUndated


14apap078-nam_apap078-4: Alert1970, 1972


15apap078-nam_apap078-5: Annual Report1972-1973


16apap078-nam_apap078-6: Arbitration Group1973


17apap078-nam_apap078-7: Arizona Chapter1972


18apap078-nam_apap078-8: Articles of Incorporation and By-laws1967


19apap078-nam_apap078-9: Board of Directors1973


110apap078-nam_apap078-10: Budget1973


111apap078-nam_apap078-11: Charter1972


112apap078-nam_apap078-12: Conference Board1973


113apap078-nam_apap078-13: Constitution1972


114apap078-nam_apap078-14: Correspondence1972-1973


115apap078-nam_apap078-15: IRS Qualification1967, 1970


116apap078-nam_apap078-16: Long Range Plan1972


117apap078-nam_apap078-17: Members1971


118apap078-nam_apap078-18: News Clippings1973


119apap078-nam_apap078-19: Prospectus and Budget1972-1973


120apap078-nam_apap078-20: Promotion Kit1972


121apap078-nam_apap078-21: Solicitation, Corporate1973


122apap078-nam_apap078-22: Solicitation, Correspondence1973


123apap078-nam_apap078-23: Solicitation, Foundations1973


124apap078-nam_apap078-24: Solicitation, New York State1972


125apap078-nam_apap078-25: State Chapter Conference1973


126apap078-nam_apap078-26: State Chapter ManualUndated