Stephen J. Spingarn Papers, 1943-1969 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
Primary Creator: Spingarn, Stephen J.
Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet
Date Acquired: 03/04/1975
This collection includes a report written by Spingarn on McCarthyism, as well as a transcribed speech about McCarthyism and the freedom of speech. There are correspondence, memoranda, and reports about the Non-Partisan Truth Foundation, or Foundation to Promote Truth in American Political Life. Also found within this collection is a paper calling for the "Vitailzation of the National Defense Establishment Organization Relating to Overseas Counter Intelligence in Time of War, and for the Correction of Serious Deficiencies in this Organization as Demonstrated by World War II." There is additionally a paper on the history of the Fifth Army Counter Intelligence Corps (two folders).
Spingarn was an attorney in the US Treasury Department from 1934 until 1941 and helped to draft numerous legislative measures including the Anti-Smuggling act of 1937. He entered the military in 1942 and was a Colonel in the Militay Intelligence-Reserve, Counter Intelligence Corps, Fifth Army from 1943 to 1945. Springarn worked as a member of the White House staff as Administrative Assistant to President Truman.
Acquisition Source: Stephen Spingarn
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