Hiss, Alger

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Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was born in Baltimore, Maryland and educated at Baltimore City College, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. During the new Deal period he worked as an attorney at the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, in the Solicitor General's Office at the Justice Department, as Assistant Secretary of State and in other positions in the State Department, and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Yalta conference in 1945. He served as Secretary General of the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in April 1945. In 1947 he left government service to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International peace. Hiss's public career ended abruptly in 1948 when Time managing editor Whittaker Chambers, a former underground Communist Party operative testifying before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), charged him with being both a Communist and a spy. Hiss voluntarily testified before HUAC, and, after a Grand Jury proceeding, was indicted on charges of perjury. Hiss's first trial ended in a hung jury on July 7, 1949. On January 21, 1950, he was convicted in a second trial. He was sentenced to five years in prison and served 44 months in Lewisberg Penitentiary. Hiss spent much of the rest of his life campaigning for vindication. The collection contains correspondence and subject files relating to Alger Hiss, the Hiss family and Hiss's court cases. The collection contains correspondence, materials pertaining to the Hiss Case, including government reports and newspaper clippings, the Crimea Conference Scrapbook containing mimeographed bulletins and other documents pertaining to the Conference, and photocopied materials including correspondence, Alger Hiss's handwritten notes, memoranda and writings.

From the description of Alger Hiss family papers, 1892-2004. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 589331285

Lawyer, government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of Alger Hiss : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740567

From the description of Reminiscences of Alger Hiss : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513659

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referencedIn Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996. Meyer Schapiro Correspondence with Whittaker Chambers and James Thomas Farrell, 1923-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Letter, Washington, to John M. Maury, Charlottesville, Va., 1939 June 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Patterson, Henry C., 1889-1972. Papers, 1929-1972. Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman. Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman legal files, 1915-1992. Churchill County Museum
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referencedIn Bell, James Adrian, 1917-. James Adrian Bell papers, 1949-1950 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pasvolsky, Leo, 1893-1953. Papers of Leo Pasvolsky, 1937-1953 (bulk 1944-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970. Papers 1909-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn McColloch family. McColloch family papers [manuscript], 1917-1950. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Transcript of three tape-recorded interviews with Alger Hiss conducted in 1975 by Edward Robb Ellis for the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, 1983. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Tudor and Stuart Club collection, 1896-1956. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967. Papers, 1933-1967. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Dickey, John Sloan, 1907-1991. Oral history interview with John Sloan Dickey, 1975-1978. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn G. Sommers and Company (Saint Paul, Minn.). Company records, 1851-1964. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Weinstein, Allen. Allen Weinstein papers, 1948-2004. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Craig, R. Bruce. The Hiss/Chambers controversy : records of the House Un-American Activities Committee, [2001] Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Anna Hiss. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Judd, Walter Henry, 1898-. Walter H. Judd papers, 1921-1993 (bulk 1940-1980). Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Eddy, George A. Papers, 1925-1997. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Nuzum, Ruth. Ruth Nuzum - Malcolm Cowley research collection, ca. 1930-1999. Newberry Library
referencedIn Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. Dean Gooderham Acheson papers, 1898-1989 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Belfrage, Sally, 1936-. Papers, 1903-1994 (bulk 1960-1990). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Correspondence of Alger Hiss with Mary Howard Keasbey, 1955-1962. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Papers, 1911-1999. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Knox, John. Papers : of John Knox, 1903-1979. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn United Nations Conference on International Organization (1945 : San Francisco, Calif.). Secretariat. Records, 1944-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Josephson, Matthew, 1899-1978. Matthew Josephson papers, 1917-1979 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Chambers, Whittaker. Alger Hiss, plaintiff vs. Whittaker Chambers, defendant. 1948-1949. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities records, 1965-1984. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs records, 1914-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Taylor, Henry J. (Henry Junior), 1902-1984. Your land and mine radio talks, 1949-1950. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lortel, Lucille. Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Blanshard, Brand, 1892-1987. Brand Blanshard papers, 1873-1989 (inclusive), 1913-1989 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Draft of a chapter written by Alger Hiss on the foundations for his liberalism, ca. 1960? Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn McColloch, Claude Charles, 1888-1959. The strange case of Alger Hiss by the Earl Jowitt, ... A Review, comments and notes, 1953. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Purdy, Ken W., 1913-1972. Papers, 1931-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (U.S.). Records, 1951-1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Blumenthal, Joseph, 1897-1990. Joseph Blumenthal papers, 1922-1991. RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Reminiscences of Alger Hiss : oral history, 1975. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Eliot, Samuel A. (Samuel Atkins), 1862-1950. Papers, 1885-1950 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Correspondence of Alger Hiss with Robert Reinders, 1970-1984. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Pennoyer, Paul Geddes, 1891-1971. Papers of Paul Geddes Pennoyer, 1945 (inclusive). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Cronin, John F. Papers, 1935-1977 (bulk 1958-1977). University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Busbey, Fred Ernst, 1895-1966. Papers, 1910-1962. Florida State University
referencedIn Bell, James Adrian, 1917-. James Adrian Bell papers, 1949-1950 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Victor. Victor Rabinowitz papers, 1918-2003 (bulk 1955-1980). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Hunt, John. Knights errant: typescript, 1982. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series VI., Editorial Department Files, 1915-1984 (bulk 1948-1978). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Enselman, Isidor. Papers, 1921-1990. Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Walsh, John J. (John Joseph), 1916-. Papers of John J. Walsh, 1933-2004 (bulk 1944-2000). Library of Congress
referencedIn Marbury, William L. (William Luke), 1910-. Alger Hiss collection, 1934-1979. Maryland Historical Society
referencedIn Hiss, Isabel Dowden Johnson, 1908-2000. Papers, 1907-2000 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. Papers relating to Nye Committee Investigation, 1917-1940. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Prison correspondence, 1951-1954. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Ferry, Elinor, 1915-1993. Papers, 1952-[ca. 1967]. 1952-1960 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Solow, Herbert, 1903-1964. Herbert Solow papers, 1924-1976. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Toledano, Ralph de, 1916-2007. Ralph de Toledano papers, 1940-2002. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Lumpkin, Grace, 1892?-1980. Grace Lumpkin papers, 1919-1977. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Oeste, Bob, 1949-. The last pumpkin paper : a novel / Bob Oeste. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Reuben, William A. Papers, ca. 1946-1980. University of Michigan
referencedIn Southern, Terry. Collection of 11 autograph letters : [Hartford and East Canaan, Ct.], to Nelson Lyon, 1982-1995 and undated. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Prison correspondence, 1951-1954. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Harry Weinberger papers Yale University Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Alger Hiss family papers, 1892-2004. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Papers, 1911-1999. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. Series V., Editor Files, 1873-1984 (bulk 1960-1980). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Letter, 1965 July 15, New York, N.Y., to John Kempner, Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Bendiner, Robert,. Reminiscences of Robert Bendiner : oral history, 1994. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hunt, John. Knights errant: typescript, 1981. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Klein, George S. (George Stuart), 1917-1971. George S. Klein papers, 1940-1971. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Buttenwieser, Helen L. Papers, 1909-1990 (inclusive), 1968-1990 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Tanenhaus, Sam. Sam Tanenhaus papers, 1901-1998. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Carpenter, Walter Samuel, 1888-1976. Business papers, 1926-1975. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. Papers relating to E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, 1800-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers: Series I, 1919-1988 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Alger Hiss family. Alger Hiss family papers, 1892-2004. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957. Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972 (inclusive), 1929-1957 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Letter, Washington, to John M. Maury, Charlottesville, Va. [manuscript], 1939 June 21. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999. C. Vann Woodward papers, 1804-2004 (inclusive), 1804-2000 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Sargent, Aaron M. Chronology of Alger Hiss / prepared by Aaron M. Sargent. Abilene Christian University, Brown Library, Brown Library
referencedIn Field, Richard Hinkley, 1903-1978. Papers of Richard Hinkley Field, 1932-1978 (inclusive), 1942-1978 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace records, 1910-1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hiss, Alger. Reminiscences of Alger Hiss : oral history, 1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1856-1935. Papers of Lizette Woodworth Reese [manuscript], 1893-1936. University of Virginia. Library
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New Deal, 1933-1939
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