Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files relating to the lynching of Willie Earle, 1947-1988, (bulk 1947).

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Schaffer, Alan,. Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files relating to the lynching of Willie Earle, 1947-1988, (bulk 1947).

Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files relating to the lynching of Willie Earle, 1947-1988, (bulk 1947).

The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, clippings, teletypes/telegrams, excerpts from the book The F.B.I. Story (by Don Whitehead, 1956) and the New Yorker (June 14, 1947), lab reports and an investigative report concerning the Willie Earle lynching and the F.B.I.'s involvement in the case. Also includes deleted page information sheets. Some of this material is sanitized, with the section of Freedom of Information and Privacy Act permitting sanitization often noted in the margin of the item. Most of the clippings are from Washington, D.C. and Greenville newspapers; clippings will often have passages concerning the F.B.I. underlined. The investigative report includes a synopsis of the case; report on the crime scene investigation, preliminary investigation and interviews; copies of statements by suspects, divided into those who did and did not confess to the lynching; copies of corroborating interviews; an auto grouping and movement survey; elimination and screening of suspects; and physical descriptions of the suspects. Some of the material in the collection concerns the F.B.I.'s displeasure over the tactics used by defense attorneys Thomas Wofford and John Bolt Culbertson, and include inquiries as to Culbertson's relationship with the C.I.O. In addition to the Willie Earle case, some of the material in this collection related to lynching in the South in general.

.25 cubic ft.

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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, ...

Earle, Willie, -1947

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Schaffer, Alan

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This collection was acquired through the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act by Dr. Alan Schaffer, a history professor at Clemson University, in 1988. From the description of Alan Schaffer Collection of F.B.I. files relating to the lynching of Willie Earle, 1947-1988, (bulk 1947). (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 36344796 In 1985, the Clemson University Centennial Committee identified the creation of a pictorial history of Clemson as t...

Culbertson, John Mathew, 1921-2001

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John K. Culbertson worked in the salmon industry during the summers of 1951, 1952, and 1953. From the description of A young man's adventure, 1998. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 42064633 ...

Wofford, Thomas Albert, 1908-1978

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