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Guide to the Nelson Frank Papers TAM.060

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Creator: Frank, Nelson, 1906-1974
Source - dnr: Frank, Tillie
Title: Nelson Frank Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1888-1971
Abstract: Nelson Frank (1906-1974) was a journalist, anti-communist, a special agent with U.S. Naval Intelligence, an investigator for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee,and a bibliophile. He was a writer, labor editor and columnist for the New York World Telegram (1944-1955) where his article concerning the Duclos letter, which contributed to the ouster of Earl Browder, Communist Party USA head, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Much of his work concerned espionage and Soviet spy activities. As an investigator for the Senate International Security Subcommittee (1955-1957) Frank interviewed prospective witnesses, including on such topics as Soviet espionage, communist infiltration of the United Nations and labor unions, Soviet theft of U.S scientific secrets, and in reports advised the subcommittee on their value. The papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, manuscripts, biographical materials, printed materials, photographs research notes and subject files. There are materials on the Rosenberg trial and the grand jury indictment against Jack and Myra Sobel. Writings include an unpublished article, "The Red Spy Network in America," and articles for the  New York World-Telegram,  Life and  Fortune. Correspondents include Solon De Leon, Granville Hicks, and Frederick Woltmann. Research files deal with labor unions, especially communist influence therein, communism, "communist front" organizations, communist espionage activities and the development of U.S. leftist parties. See the container list for box level descriptions.
Quantity: 26 Linear Feet in 24 record cartons, one manuscript box, and one oversize flat box.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: TAM.060