Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - A

A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter A including Amnesty International and the Atheist Association.

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Aaron Burr Association, Tremont, Inca Road, Linden, Va. 22642

. . . Founded in 1946 "as a patriotic and educational organization interested in the life and career of Col. Aaron Burr, who served as the Vice-President of the U.S. from 1801 to 1805." Supports historical research and proper determination and interpretation of historical facts. Protests against the use of derogatory terms in any description of Col. Aaron Burr and advocates that he was "intelligent, learned, brave, adventurous, ambitious, forceful, just, straightforward, outspoken, compassionate, considerate, etc." Annual dues are $7.50 and this includes a subscription to The Chronicle of ABA. Among the members are descendants of the Burr family in America.

Amnesty International of the U.S.A., Inc., 200 W. 72nd St., Room 64, New York, N.Y. 10023

. . . Founded in 1966. Works for the release of Prisoners of Conscience and opposes the death penalty and "the torture, cruel, inhuman, or otherwise degrading treatment of anyone imprisoned, detained, or restricted in violation of the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Is an affiliate of Amnesty International which has 1,100 groups in 31 countries. Has advisory status with the UN, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization of American States. Each group "adopts" 3 Prisoners of Conscience "selected from countries balanced geographically and politically to ensure neutrality." Publishes a variety of books, pamphlets, and reports. Cost of membership is $10 for students, $15 for nonstudents, and $20 for couples. Members and patrons have included Erich Fromm, Pablo Casals, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Ramsey Clark, Joan Baez, William Buckley, Jr., Sen. Jacob Javits, Frank Mankiewicz. 5,000 members, 80 chapters.

Anti-Vivisection Society, American, 1903 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

. . . Founded in 1883 for the prevention of cruelty to animals and "to promote the educational, charitable, and humane work of the society." Dues are $2 per year or $25 for a life membership. Publishes the A-V. 12,000 members.

Atheist Association, Box 2832, San Diego, Calif. 92112

. . . Founded in 1925. States that "God is a myth, religion is a fraud, the clergy are selfish deceivers," and that "the nearest thing to a god the Atheists have is the regard for Truth, and our doctrine is human happiness." Asks for $5 membership fee "to help expose the gigantic fraud of religion, to help make these deceivers pay taxes on their $10 billion annual income, on their $400 billion in property." Celebrates the birthdays of Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll. Publishes The Atheist. 200 members.

Autograph Collector's Club, Universal, 1211 Avenue I, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230

. . . Founded in 1965 "to advance the interest of autograph collectors and popularize the art and study of autograph collecting." Publishes The Pen and Quill, and supplies members with a Glossary of Autographic Terminology which provides basic and essential information for both novices and professional collectors. Holds annual auction with stamp- and coin-collecting organizations. Cost is $6 for U.S.A. members, $10 for foreign members. 455 members.

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