File. Committee for Freedom of Speech in Liverpool (established following refusal of lettings of public halls)

Scope and Content

Including:

a) list of people who volunteered to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee to defend Freedom of Expression (09/1953)

b) letter about organising the defence of freedom of expression on Merseyside (01/1954)

c) letter outlining the current situation for cinema and the issues of censorship within cinemas within Liverpool (4/01/1954)

d) letter about a meeting on the 25th January 1954

1) the reason for the failure of said meeting (8/02/1954)

2) enquiring about the success of the meeting (4/02/1954)

3) an apology and reason for not being at the meeting (28/01/1954), (12/02/1954)

4) sending wishes for the success of the meeting (22/01/1954)

e) correspondence concerning what was going on in Liverpool and clarification over requesting credentials for a conference (26-27/01/1954)

f) a letter about a fresh development in the fight against arbitrary film censorship in Liverpool (21/01/1954)

g) correspondence between the University of Liverpool and Elizabeth Allen over the letter that will be sent to all those wishing to become members of the committee (12-15/01/1954)

h) letter outlining the success of the committee in convincing the Liverpool City Council (11/01/1954)

i) letter and resultant letters about the lack of efficient procedure in dealing with applications for the use of its public halls (22-25/03/1954)

j) letter outlining the situation cinemas are in and asking for the same assistance to the development of non-commercial cinema (4/01/1954)

k) letter stating the issues with the treatment of non-commercial cinema vs. commercial cinema (5/01/1954)

l) letter about how the City Council may not realise the repercussions of their actions in regard to censorship (5/01/1954).

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