Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) records
Collection Scope and Content
The collection contains materials such as newsletters and other publications, press releases, correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, legislative histories, and website for the work done by the Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR). The records date from the 1867-2023 with the bulk of the records falling within 1950- Circa 1995.
- Majority of material found within 1950 - 1995
- Federation for American Immigration Reform (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Note: Within series 2 there are electronic versions (pdf) of the interviews for Roger Conner and Dan Stein. Please ask for assistance if you would like to access these. The files are currently off-line.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Historical or Biographical Note
Founded in 1979, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) describes itself as: "a national nonprofit member organization with the goal of reforming the nation's immigration policies to better serve the national interest." There are also records related to the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), which describes itself as "America's only public interest law organization working exclusively to protect the legal rights, privileges, and property of U.S. citizens and their communities from injuries and damages caused by unlawful immigration."
The Southern Poverty Law Center designates FAIR as a hate group, and describes IRLI as an entity which is "incorporated under FAIR's tax exemption and still serves as FAIR's legal arm."
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Language of Materials
Records of the organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The records date from 1867-2023. The bulk dates are 1950 to Circa 1995.
Organized into nine Series: Working records, Oral histories, Publications, Legislation, Court cases, Audio Visual records, Press and publicity, Subject files, and websites (captured using the Internet Archive's Archive-it service in 2023 and then once a year after that).
Gift of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), 1996 and 2007 (Accession 2007.072)
- Preliminary Guide to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) records, 1867-2006
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English