Papers, 1925-1997.


Papers, 1925-1997.

The Papers of George A. Eddy consist of materials related to Eddy's life and career, the security cases of Alger Hiss and Henry Dexter White, his own security case in 1954-1955, and a great deal of material related to the Red Scare of the Cold War era in general. After the conclusion of his own hearing, in which he was cleared of any suspicion, Eddy began collecting extensive research materials for a book he wanted to write on the testimony of Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers in the Hiss and White cases. Eddy never finished his book, but Series I of this collection contains chapter drafts and other writings by him. Series II and III both contain correspondence, notes, clippings and publications, and other miscellaneous materials collected or written by Eddy as part of his research. Series IV contains biographical information on Eddy, primarily from the years leading up to and during his security trial and those of his associates at the Treasury. This collection contains a great deal of material useful to scholars of government-sponsored anti-communism during the Cold War in the United States. For related materials, please consult the Papers of Elinor Ferry and the Case Files of William H. Taylor.

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Hiss, Alger (person)

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...

Bentley, Elizabeth Bradley (person)

Ferry, Elinor (person)

Elinor Ferry (1915-1993), journalist, labor organizer, and socialist. Ferry became a sports writer for the Hearst newspaper chain at the age of 16 and shortly after helped organize the Newspaper Guild. From there, she became an assistant to Michael Quill, head of the Transport Workers Union. In the 1950s, Ferry documented the activities of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and worked to aid those who refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds before Congressional committees investigating Communism. Fe...

White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948 (person)

Harry Dexter White (1892-1948) was an economist with expertise in international finance and monetary issues. White served in the United States Department of the Treasury from 1934 to 1946 as Director of the Division of Monetary Research and as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He was also one of the principal architects of the Bretton Woods agreements in 1944 that established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. From the description of Harry Dexter White Papers, 192...

Eddy, George A. (person)

George Eddy was born in New Jersey on June 15, 1917. From 1921 to 1924 he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and he received his BA from Yale in 1928. During the years 1930-1933 Eddy attended graduate school at Harvard, earning a Masters in economics and an MBA. During his time at Harvard his chief interest was macroeconomic policies, specifically U.S. deficits and how to achieve prosperity with stable prices. From 1933 to 1934 Eddy worked as the Assistant to the ...

Chambers, Whittaker (person)