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Investigating Un-American Activities

Many public and private organizations lobbied for the investigation and exposure of Nazi and native fascist groups. In 1934, Congress created the McCormick-Dickstein Committee to study the Friends of New Germany. This committee's work resulted in the Alien Registration Act of 1938 which made public an agent's foreign affiliations.

In 1938, Martin Dies, Congressman from Texas, introduced a bill creating the "Investigation of Un-American Propaganda Activities in the United States." The CRC assisted the committee by providing evidence and analysis of propaganda for the investigations.

Anti-Wendel Wilkie Rally (photograph)

Anti-Wendel Wilkie Rally (photograph)

R. Kunhe To Commander of Los Angeles Counter American Legion (letter)R. Kunhe To Commander of Los Angeles Counter American Legion (letter)

R. Kunhe to Counter American Legion (letter)

America Speaks, No. 17 (newspaper)

America Speaks, No. 17 (newspaper)

Subversive Activities in America First Committee in California, Report No. 1 (report)

Subversive Activities in America First Committee in California, Report No. 1 (report)

"Since Dec. 7" : Enemy Propaganda in Southern California, Report No. 2 (report)

"Since Dec. 7" : Enemy Propaganda in Southern California, Report No. 2 (report)

Investigate Martin Dies! (booklet)

Investigate Martin Dies! (booklet)

Congressman Untiring in Exposing Subversive Elements (newspaper)

Congressman Untiring in Exposing Subversive Elements (newspaper)

War in the Mails (booklet)

War in the Mails (booklet)

Red Fascism: Boring from Within... By the Subversive Forces of Communism (book)

Red Fascism: Boring from Within... By the Subversive Forces of Communism (book)

HR 10577 (bill)

HR 10577 (bill)

HR 7546 (bill)

HR 7546 (bill)

HR 9977 (bill)

HR 9977 (bill)

HR 10289 (bill)

HR 10289 (bill)

Martin Dies, Jr. (photograph)

Martin Dies, Jr. (photograph)

Open Season; Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California (report)

Open Session; Fact Finding Committee on Un-American Activities in California (report)

Elect Senator Jack B. Tenney (sticker)

Elect Senator Jack B. Tenney (sticker)

Martin Dies to Leon Lewis - Telegram (telegram)

Martin Dies to Leon Lewis - Telegram (telegram)

German Americans! All Americans! Stand Up Against Persecution! (flier)

German Americans! All Americans! Stand Up Against Persecution! (flier)