Finding Aid to the Byron C. Hall, Jr. Young Americans for Freedom Manuscript Collection, 1960-1980, MS 3187

Finding Aid to the Byron C. Hall, Jr. Young Americans for Freedom Manuscript Collection, 1960-1980, MS 3187

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

 

Title

Byron C. Hall, Jr. Young Americans for Freedom Manuscript Collection

Creator

Hall, Byron C., Jr.

Call number

MS 3187

Inclusive dates

1960-1980

Bulk dates

1965-1972

Extent

11 boxes, 151 folders

Abstract

Contains papers related to Byron C. Hall Jr.’s involvement in the Maryland chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. These records include materials, such as administrative files, newsletters, and correspondence, and generally date from the period that Hall was chairman of the chapter.

Administrative summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of Byron C. Hall, Jr., April 17, 2003

Accession number

2007-086-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Lara Westwood, August 2016

 

Biographical Note

Byron Carlyle Hall, Jr. was involved in several conservative political organizations during his time in Maryland. While a graduate student in physics at Johns Hopkins University, he joined Young Americans for Freedom and later became chairman of the Maryland chapter. Young Americans for Freedom was founded in 1960 by William F. Buckley as a conservative youth organization. Chapters cropped up on college campuses as a counter to the liberal movement. During the 1960’s and early 70’s, the group focused on such issues as the Vietnam War and the fight against the spread of global communism and worked to support the campaigns of local and national conservative candidates.

In his professional life, Hall taught mathematics and physics. He worked for Towson State College for some time before moving to Massachusetts and later Ohio. In 1997, Hall became embroiled in lawsuits over the fate of the Howard County home of his friend, Elizabeth C. Smith, Blandair. He has also published articles in the Lincoln Review and the American Journal of Physics.

 

Scope and Content

The collection primarily contains papers related to Byron C. Hall Jr.’s involvement in the Maryland chapter of Young Americans for Freedom. These records include materials, such as administrative files, newsletters, and correspondence, and generally date from the period that Hall was chairman of the chapter. The correspondence discusses such matters as how to expand membership and improvements to the newsletter. Hall’s notes on the conservative talking points and initiatives are also included throughout the collection. Records relating to the local college chapters at Towson State College (now Towson University), Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland also make up a small portion of the collection and demonstrate how these groups participated in campus life and approached liberal groups and their views and actions.

The collection is divided into six series: Maryland Young Americans for Freedom, Individual Maryland chapters and Mid-Atlantic Young Americans for Freedom, National Young Americans for Freedom, Other Organizations, Elections, and Conservative Publications. These series follow the original order when apparent. Folders retain the titles given by Hall in most cases and retain the original order which was not always chronological. 

 

Container List

Contents 

Dates 

Box 

Folder 

Series I: Maryland Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Subseries I: Administration

 

 

 

By-laws

1969

1

1

Prospectus

1965

1

2

Prospectus

1970-1971

1

3

Board of Directors meetings

1967-1968

1

4

Board of Directors meetings

1969

1

5

Board of Directors meetings

1969-1970

1

6

Board of Directors meetings

1970

1

7

Board of Directors meetings

1970-1971

1

8

Advisory Board

1968-1969

1

9

Advisory Board Members in the News

1970

1

10

Notes and memos on meetings

1968

1

11

Finance committee and funding

1967-1968

1

12

Receipts

1968

1

13

Subseries II: Correspondence

 

 

 

Brandon, Jack correspondence and notes

1970

1

14

Braithwaite, Peter correspondence and notes

1966-1968

1

15

Herb, Norman J. correspondence and notes

1968

1

16

Kruse, W. Michael III correspondence and notes

1968

1

17

Merceret, Frank correspondence and notes

1969

1

18

Parker, Warren correspondence and notes

1967-1968

1

19

Smith, Charles A. correspondence and notes

1968

2

20

Thornburn, Wayne correspondence and notes (while vice chair)

1967-1968

2

21

Thornburn, Wayne miscellaneous correspondence and notes

1968-1970

2

22

Correspondence on change in National Young Americans for Freedom organization

1966

2

23

General correspondence A-M

1967-1968

2

24

General correspondence N-Z

1967-1968

2

25

Miscellaneous correspondence

1968

2

26

Miscellaneous correspondence

1968-1969

2

27

Stationary

No date

2

28

Subseries III: Leadership Conference

 

 

 

Leadership Conference

1969

2

29

Subseries IV: National Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Campus Action Kit

1970

2

30

State Organizational Manual

1969

2

31

State Organizations and Chapter Building Information

1969

2

32

Organizational materials and suggestions

1967-1969

3

33

Speakers information

1969

3

34

Film Catalog

No date

3

35

Summer YAF activities

1969

3

36

Information for National Young Americans for Freedom

1971-1972

3

37

Other state Young Americans for Freedom chapter mailers

1967-1969

3

38

General information about national office

1969-1970

3

39

Subseries V: Newsletters

 

 

 

Newsletter advice and sources of information

1968-1969

3

40

General information on putting out Constructive Conservative

ca. 1968

3

41

Resource materials

1968

3

42

Reorganization of Constructive Conservative

1969-1970

3

43

Constructive Conservative staff correspondence

1970

3

44

Correspondence to Constructive Conservative

1968-1970

3

45

Constructive Conservative Volume I

1968

3

46

Constructive Conservative Volume II

1969

3

47

Constructive Conservative Volume II, Issue 2

1970

3

48

Constructive Conservative Volume III

1970

3

49

Free State YAF News

1969

3

50

Maryland YAF in the News

1970

3

51

Series II: Individual Maryland Chapters and Mid-Atlantic Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Subseries I: Baltimore Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Welcome packet

1964

4

52

Administration and chapter activities

1967-1968

4

53

Subseries II: Johns Hopkins University Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Administration

1968-1969

4

54

Subseries III: Towson State College Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Administration

1968-1969

4

55

Vietnam Teach-In

1967

4

56

Towson YAF in the News

1969

4

57

Subseries IV: University of Maryland Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Newsletter

1970

4

58

Subseries V: Other chapters

 

 

 

Hi-YAF

1968

4

59

Associated Student Governments

1968

4

60

Miscellaneous organizational chapter attempts

1968

4

61

Subseries VI: Mid-Atlantic Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Administration

1968-1969

4

62

Leadership Conference

1968

4

63

Regional Conference

1969

4

64

Series III: National Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Subseries I: Administration

 

 

 

By-laws

1967

5

65

Board of Directors

1967-1967

5

66

Subseries II: National Convention

 

 

 

General material and notes

1965

5

67

General material and notes

1965

5

68

General material and notes

1965

5

69

General material and notes

1967

5

70

General material and notes

1967

5

71

General material and notes

1967

5

72

Board of Directors voting

1967

5

73

Resolutions

1967

5

74

Resolutions on national and international issues

1967

5

75

Resolutions committee

1967

5

76

Resolutions committee

1967

5

77

Domestic Affairs committee

1967

5

78

Domestic Affairs committee

1967

6

79

Resolutions passed by National YAF

1967-1968

6

80

General material and notes

1969

6

81

Subseries III: Correspondence and Publications

 

 

 

Mailers and memos

1964-1969

6

82

Pamphlets

1965-1969

6

83

Action Line

No date; 1969

6

84

Free Campus News

No date

6

85

News Guard

1968

6

86

Report on the Left

1964-1965

6

87

YAF Chapter Newsletter

1967

6

88

YAF in the News

1969

6

89

YAF in the News

1969-1970

6

90

Young Americans

1968

6

91

Subseries IV: Initiatives

 

 

 

Cambodian Move

1970

6

92

Czechoslovakia

1968

6

93

East-West Trade Project/Stop IBM

1967

6

94

East-West Trade Project Candidates Kit

1968

7

95

East-West Trade Project Information and Action kit

1968

7

96

East-West Trade Project/Stop IBM

1968-1970

7

97

Environment Campaign information and action kit

ca. 1969

7

98

Freedom vs. Communism Legislative Action kit

1969

7

99

International Communism on Trial

1968

7

100

Anti-communism pamphlets

1961-1969

7

101

Moratorium Weekend

1969

7

102

Prisoners of War

1969

7

103

Referendum on the War

1970

7

104

Tell it to Hanoi Weekend

1969

7

105

Vietnam newspaper clippings

1968-1969

7

106

Pentagon Papers and Vietnam newspaper clippings

1971

7

107

Young America's Freedom Offensive

1969-1970

7

108

Voluntary Military

1970

8

109

Voluntary Military newspaper clippings

1970-1980

8

110

Subseries V: State Chapter Newsletters

 

 

 

Arizona-California

1968-1970

8

111

Hawaii-Indiana

1968-1970

8

112

Louisiana-North Carolina

1968-1970

8

113

Ohio-Oregon

1968-1970

8

114

Pennsylvania

1968-1970

8

115

Rhode Island-Washington, D.C.

1968-1970

8

116

Series IV: Other Organizations

 

 

 

Subseries I: Massachusetts Young Americans for Freedom

 

 

 

Board of Directors

1970

9

117

Board of Directors

1971

9

118

Subseries II: Other Maryland Conservative Organizations

 

 

 

Baltimore City Young Republican Club

1967

9

119

Baltimore County Federated Republican Club

1969-1971

9

120

Baltimore County Young Republican Club

1970

9

121

Maryland Conservative Union

1968

9

122

Maryland Conservative Union Maryland Political Report

1969

9

123

Maryland Lobby Maryland Liberty News

1970

9

124

Series V: Elections

 

 

 

Ephemera and newspaper clippings

1964

9

125

Ephemera, newspaper clippings, and electioneering

1966

9

126

Ephemera

1967

9

127

Ephemera and newspaper clippings

1968

9

128

Election buttons

No date

9

129

Miscellaneous

No date

9

130

Series VI: Conservative Publications

 

 

 

Subseries I: Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Miscellaneous publications and newspaper clippings

1960-1970

9

131

Miscellaneous publications and newspaper clippings

1960-1970

10

132

Subseries II: American Conservative Union

 

 

 

Battle Line

1967-1968

10

133

Battle Line

1970

10

134

Battle Line

1971-1972

10

135

Report

1968-1970

10

136

Various publications

No date; 1967

10

137

Various publications on Nixon Welfare Plan

1970-1971

10

138

Subseries III: American Security Council

 

 

 

Washington Report

1967

10

139

Washington Report

1968

10

140

Washington Report

1969

10

141

Washington Report

1972

10

142

American Security Council pamphlets

1972

10

143

Subseries IV: Christian Anti-Communism Crusade

 

 

 

Newsletter

1964-1965

11

144

Newsletter

1966

11

145

Newsletter

1967

11

146

Newsletter

1968

11

147

Newsletter

1969

11

148

Various Christian Anti-Communism Crusade publications

No date

11

149

Subseries V: University of Florida

 

 

 

Latinamericanist

1969-1970

11

150

Subseries VI: U.S.A.

 

 

 

U.S.A.

1968-1969

11

151