Papers of Bert MacDonald, 1935-1950.

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MacDonald, Bert. Papers of Bert MacDonald, 1935-1950.

Papers of Bert MacDonald, 1935-1950.

The 54 items, which are arranged chronologically, include correspondence, military records, reports, programs, and a newsletter. The collection also contains some ephemera related to the groups and individuals MacDonald was investigating. The material before 1947 deals with MacDonald's early Army career and his appointment as a Security Protective Agent for the War Department and the Corps of Engineers. The material after 1947 pertains to MacDonald's espionage work and his monitoring of radical groups in Los Angeles. These items include material MacDonald collected about the groups as well as his reports on their activities. Some of the groups and people he investigated are: the Congress of American Women, the Federation of American Citizens of German Descent, Dr. Wesley A. Swift, and a conference on civil rights held by the Los Angeles Community Relations Council. Also included is a copy of the newsletter Alert: a weekly confidential report on communism and how to combat it. The collection deals with the following subjects: anti-communist movements, anti-Jewish propaganda, anti-Semitism, Communism, espionage, race relations in the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Women's International Democratic Federation, and subversive activities. Some notable authors of correspondence are: Agnes Ayres, George Van Horn Moseley, Gerald L. K. Smith, Colonel Edwin C. Kelton, and Major General Ralph H. Van Deman.

54 items.

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Women's International Democratic Federation

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Pacifist organization From the description of Women's International Democratic Federation records 1945-1979 (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 465482515 ...

Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960

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Army officer. From the description of George Van Horn Moseley papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1916-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980180 Major general, United States Army; chief, 4th Section, General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919; deputy chief of staff, 1930-1933. From the description of One soldier's journey : typescript, 1936-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398953 Biographical Note ...

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

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A study of the Herendeen Bay area coal seams was ordered by Brigadier General Lloyd E. Jones in 1942. The report was prepared by Lt. Richard H. Yost of the 151st Engineer Regiment. An examination of the area was made in 1943 by Lt. Col. C.W. Jeffers of the Quartermaster Corps and Robert S. Sanford of the Bureau of Mines; the report of their survey was prepared by George O. Gates in 1944. From the description of Herendeen Bay Coal Fields Reports, 1942-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...

Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976

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Founder of the America First Party, head of the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and outspoken antisemite. From the description of Gerald L.K. Smith papers, 1922-1976. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418952 Minister and political agitator; d. 1976. From the description of Gerald L.K. Smith publications, 1950s-1977. (Arkansas History Commission). WorldCat record id: 234380142 Smith (1898-1976) was a minister, publisher, and political crusade...

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

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The FBI established this classification when it assumed responsibility for ascertaining the protection capabilities and weaknesses of defense plants. Each plant survey was a separate case file, with the survey, supplemental surveys, and all communications dealing with a plant insofar as plant protection was concerned, filed together. On June 1, 1941, and January 5, 1942, the Navy and Army, respectively, assumed responsibility for surveying defense plants in which they had interests. Thereafter, ...

MacDonald, Bert.

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Bert MacDonald was a Protective Security Agent with the Corps of Engineers and the War Department. He was hired in 1942 to monitor and investigate communist and other radical groups in Los Angeles. From the description of Papers of Bert MacDonald, 1935-1950. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228738283 ...

Ayres, Agnes, 1896-1940

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Federation of American Citizens of German Descent

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Swift, Wesley A.

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Van Deman, Ralph H., 1865-1952

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Major general, United States Army; assistant chief of staff, G-2, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, 1918. From the description of Ralph H. Van Deman papers, 1892-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123429962 Van Deman was promoted to Captain in 1901 and assigned to the head of the Military Intelligence Division at Manila, Philippines. He was sent to Tientsin, China in 1906 for the Military Intelligence Division. In 1915 he was detailed to the General Staf...

United States. War Department

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Marcy served as Secretary of War under James K. Polk, 1845-1849. From the description of William L. Marcy letter : Washington [D.C.], to Col. J.D. Stevenson, New York City, ALS, 1846 June 26. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 43771263 Officer, Second U.S. Cavalry, 1868-1892. From the description of Report of Lieutenant Gustavus C. Doane, 1870 Dec.15. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 43955079 U.S. gov...

Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley, 1890-1964

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Note at end of May 14 letter: Miss Flynn died in Moscow in August of that year (1964) From the description of Correspondence, with Edward C. Weber, 1964. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34366435 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a leading Irish-American Communist, socialist, feminist, labor organizer, orator, and campaigner for civil liberties. Joe Hill (1879-1915), labor songwriter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (many of his songs appea...