Investigations of Un-Americanism

  • Content Type: Report
  • Publisher: CQ Press
    • Publication year: 1947
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Archive Report

Reorganized Committee on Un-American Activities

Scope of Inquiries Planned for Present Session

The House Committee on Un-American Activities, now reorganized under Republican leadership, is about to resume its investigations of movements and activities alleged to be detrimental to the interests of the United States. Rep. Thomas (R., N. J.), new chairman of the committee, has said its work will expand to such a degree that 1947 will be the committee's most active year since it was first created in 1938.

Hearings will be held on a wide range of proposed legislation to curb subversive activities. In addition, the committee “intends to expose” Communist influence in the moving picture industry, in schools and colleges, in trade unions, in the government establishment, and in organizations “trying to dissipate our ...

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