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Thomas H. Eliot Papers, 1941-1942 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Thomas H. Eliot Papers, 1941-1942Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1942

Primary Creator: Eliot, Thomas H. (1907-1991)

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged into one series: Materials Related to House Un-American Activities Committee.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings related to Thomas Eliot's opposition to funding for the House Un-American Activities Committee (Dies Committee) in 1942. Also included is an index to the testimony of Walter S. Steele before the Committee on Un-American Activities.

Collection Historical Note

Thomas H. Eliot (1907-1991) was a Democratic Representative from the 9th Massachussetts Congressional District. He served in the Seventy-seventh Congress from 1941 to 1943. During his term he achieved noteriety for his opposition to funding for the House Un-American Activities Committee (Dies Committee). Though he failed to secure nomination for subsequent Congressional elections, he served in a variety of war-time government posts, including director of the British Division, Office of War Information and chairman of the appeals committee, National War Labor Board.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Thomas Hopkinson Eliot

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Series 1: Materials Related to House Un-American Activities CommitteeAdd to your cart.
test One box containing three folders of correspondence and other materials related to Thomas Eliot and funding for the House Un-American Activities Committee (1942). Folder 3 includes  "Index to testimony of Walter S. Steele before Committee on Un-American Activites."

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