Arthur S. Meyers Open Forum Collection 1885-2011 (MS114)


Arthur S. Meyers Open Forum Collection 1885-2011 (MS114)




Meyers, Arthur S.


The collection contains 9 boxes of Arthur S. Meyers' research files related to his book, Democracy in the Making: the Open Forum Movement. The book, published in 2012, chronicles the history of the nationwide open forum movement, including the role of the Ford Hall Forum. The collection contains photocopies of letters, articles, and programs related to open forums and the movement’s proponents such as George W. Coleman and Mary Caroline Crawford.

A finding aid is available which describes and inventories this collection. Digital files are available at:


See also, the Ford Hall Forum Collection (MS113), Suffolk University




Civil society -- United States -- History
Coleman, George W. (George William), 1867-
Crawford, Mary Caroline
Democracy -- United States -- History
Meyers, Arthur S
Political culture -- United States -- History
Political participation -- United States -- History

Collection Items

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