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Charles Biagi Papers

Identifier: LP000794
The papers are primarily newspaper clippings concerned with book censorship, academic freedom, and alleged communism in a New Jersey high school. The censorship issue involves the proposed banning of Oscar Lewis' book, The Children of Sanchez. The academic freedom controversy concerns alleged communism in the Fair Lawn High School, the suspension of students from Paterson State Teachers College, and the termination of several professors from the college without due process.

Important subjects are: Academic freedom Censorship

Important correspondents: Harold Ozman Bertrand Russell


  • 1960 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1961 - 1964


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)


Charles Biagi served as president of the New Jersey Labor Press Council and as International Representative to the United Auto Workers Fair employment and Anti-Discrimination Department. He also acted as Business agent of United Auto Workers Local 669 (Paterson, NJ) and editor of their publication, The Cyclone. Active in civil liberties and civil rights movements, Mr. Biagi’s papers reflect his efforts concerning academic freedom and censorship.


Charles Biagi was editor of the Cyclone published by UAW Local 669, Paterson, N.J., and also business agent of the local. He was active in civil rights movements and served as president of the New Jersey Labor Press Council. He was later (1976) International Representative, UAW Fair Employment and Anti-Discrimination Department.


Files are arranged in alphabetical order.


The papers of Charles Biagi were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in September of 1976 by Carroll M. Hutton, Director Education Department of the UAW and were opened for research in November of 1981.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November 1981.
Guide to the Charles Biagi Papers
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Repository Details

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