Carl and Anne Braden papers

Abstract

The Carl and Anne Braden papers (dated 1954-1964; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of materials that document attempts to integrate housing in Shively, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Carl and Anne Braden papers
Creator
Braden, Carl
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Sedition.
Civil rights -- Kentucky.
Court records -- Kentucky.
McCarthyism
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
66m38: [Identification of item], Carl and Anne Braden Papers, 1954-1964, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Carl Braden and his wife Anne, committed social activists, assisted Andrew Wade IV, a black electrician in Louisville, Ky. and his wife, in 1954 to buy a house in an all-white neighborhood of the community of Shively, Kentucky. The Bradens purchased the home and subsequently transferred it to the Wades. The Wades were persecuted and their house eventually dynamited. The Bradens were indicted for sedition, and Carl Braden was convicted and served eight months in prison until state sedition laws were overturned by the Supreme Court decision in Pennsylvania v. Nelson.
Scope and Content
The Carl and Anne Braden papers (dated 1954-1964; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of materials that document attempts to integrate housing in Shively, Kentucky. The documents in the collection offer evidence on the bombing of Wade's house (apparently compiled by one of the Bradens from court records). Additionally, the collection contains data on Carl Braden's trial on sedition charges in the Jefferson Circuit Court and later on contempt of Congress charges. The materials are useful in documenting the history of an early civil rights movement in Kentucky, the use of sedition charges in civil rights cases, and the use of the investigatory powers by the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Un-American Activities.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Summary of evidence in trial of Carl Braden, 1954

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Louisville Patter: excerpts from the official transcript of the Jefferson County Grand Jury Investigation, 1954 September

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Labor and socialist pamphlets and newsletter, 1954-1957

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Case report and chronology, 1954-1964

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Brief of Appellate: Carl Braden vs. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1955

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Newspaper clippings on Carl Braden, 1955-1961

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Newsletters, pamphlets, and petitions, 1955-1961

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Committee for Clemency for Jones and Brown correspondence and petitions, 1962-1964

  • Box 1, folder 8
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