Papers, 1862-1986. bulk 1930-1969.

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Papers, 1862-1986. bulk 1930-1969.

Correspondence, memoranda, statements, speeches, reprints, clippings, broadsides, newsletters, press releases, petitions, and other printed material, chiefly 1930-1969. The principal focus of the collection relates to the work and research of Matthews and his associates in the area of anti-communism, particularly in connection with Matthews' role as Director of Research for the Special Committee on Un-American Activities of the U.S. House of Representatives (1938-1945), Executive Director of the Permanent Subcommittee on Government Operations of the U.S. Senate (1953), and a consultant for John A. Clements Associates. Many of the organizations, newspapers, periodicals, and persons represented in the collection have various leftist, socialist, communist, radical, or pacifist (especially anti-Vietnam War) connections. Individuals represented in the files include Ralph Abernathy, Bella Abzug, Roy Cohn, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Michael Harrington, Alger Hiss, J. Edgar Hoover, Jesse Jackson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, Joseph Lash, Joseph McCarthy, Carl McIntire, Benjamin Mandel, Richard Nixon, Aristotle Onassis, Lee Harvey Oswald, Linus Pauling, Drew Pearson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Louis Untermeyer.

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Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977

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Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969

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Oswald, Lee Harvey

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Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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Mandel, Benjamin, 1891-

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McIntire, Carl, 1906-2002

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Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989?

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McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

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Lash, Joseph P., 1909-1987

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Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

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Born in Portland, Oregon on 28 February 1901. Died on 19 August 1994. Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State College (1922), Ph.D., Physical Chemistry and Mathematical Physics, California Institute of Technology (1925). Employment: 1925-1926 National Research Council; 1926-1927 Universities of Münich, Zürich, and Copenhagen; 1922-1969 California Institute of Technology; 1969- Stanford University; 1973-1979 Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. From the descr...

John A. Clements Associates (New York, N.Y.)

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Hoover, J.Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

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Abzug, Bella S., 1920-1998

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Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959

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