Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons records
Records (1946-1953) of the Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons consist of internal records. Included are correspondence, financial records, and minutes. The majority of correspondence is of Nathan W. Levin, who was involved in financial supervision of the Committee.
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The Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons was formed in 1946, and was initiated by the American Council of Voluntary Agencies and the National Committee on Immigration Policy. Its objective was to seek temporary legislation suspending immigration quotas, allowing displaced persons to enter the United States. The CCDP aroused public concern through local committee groups, films, publications, etc., and also lobbied directly for passage of the desired bills. Though unsuccessful in obtaining passage of the Stratton Bill (HR2910) and Wiley Bill(S2242), the CCDP played some role in passage of the DP Act of 1948, and in the Act's amendment in 1950. After amendment, the Committee disbanded, having attained its goals.
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