Papers, 1951-1961.

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Benton, William, 1900-1973. Papers, 1951-1961.

Papers, 1951-1961.

Correspondence of Senator William Benton of Connecticut relating to his efforts to have Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin expelled from the United States Senate for a number of reasons, but primarily in relation to tactics used by McCarthy in his fight against communism. The collection is divided into two general sections. The first, correspondence with the general public in 1951-1952, relates to Benton's introduction of a resolution to investigate McCarthy and to McCarthy's lawsuit against him for libel and slander. The second section contains photocopies of Benton's correspondence with colleagues and associates relating to his later protests against McCarthy and to Benton's support for the Committee for an Effective Congress and the "Joe Must Go" movement in Wisconsin. Benton's correspondents included Dean G. Acheson, Louis Bean, Marquis W. Childs, August Derleth, James E. Doyle, Ralph E. Flanders, LeRoy Gore, Carl Hayden, Thomas C. Hennings, Paul Hoffman, Max Lerner, Joseph R. McCarthy, A.S. Mike Monroney, Wayne Morse, Edward R. Murrow, Drew Pearson, James Reston, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Harry S. Truman, Arthur V. Watkins, and James Wechsler.

2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes)

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