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FBI File on the House Committee on Un-American Activities

Location: Microfilm E 743.5 .F358 1985


“Spanning 37 years, from the later New Deal period to the immediate post-Watergate years. . .the file contains hundreds of substantive documents on such major historical issues and developments as the legislative-executive conflict of the Franklin Roosevelt and early Cold War eras; the Hollywood Ten hearings and the entertainment industry blacklists of the McCarthy era; and the civil rights, antiwar and black nationalist movements of the 1960’s.” Introduction of the Print Guide to the collection
Established in May 1938, the House Committee on Un-American Activities was a permanent standing committee until 1975.

How to search the collection

The collection is contained on 9 rolls of film. The three page Introduction of the print guide to this collection provides a useful “outline” of the three major sections of the collection and the time periods covered in each section. The collection is arranged chronologically and the print guide provides timelines and the corresponding roll and frame numbers.


One print guide accompanies the collection.

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

Subversive Activities--United States--History--20th Century

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: FBI Documents, U. S. Politics