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Subject Correspondence

Identifier: 605

Series-level Scope and Content Note

The Subject Correspondence Series comprises correspondence and related material regarding the Legion of Decency, the Production Code, Selected Projects, Quigley Publications, and Testimonials. The correspondence regarding the Legion of Decency is organized alphabetically according to localities. There is correspondence from the Legion of Decency in Buffalo, Chicago, Massachusetts, Mexico, Philadelphia and most of all, New York. This series contains letters from noted figures such as Rev. Wilfrid Parsons, Will Hays, Mary Looram and Archbishop Amleto Cicognani, et alia. The Subject Correspondence Series also contains correspondence and related material regarding the Production Code. It includes a document identified as the original copy of the Production Code. In addition, the Subject Correspondence Series includes a section on material on specific projects, organized alphabetically. Included in this series is correspondence regarding 'The Cardinal,' 'La Dolce Vita,' 'Lolita' and 'Of Love and Desire,' among others.


  • From the Collection: 1917 - 1970

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 4.5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 2


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057