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Robert Wohlforth Papers TAM 207

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Wohlforth Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1927-1978
Dates [bulk]: 1934-1945
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM 207

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Historical/Biographical Note

Robert Wohlforth (1904-1997) was a business analyst, journalist, government investigator and husband of the notable journalist Mildred Gilman Wohlforth.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains Robert Wohlforth's papers regarding investigations he helped conduct into the munitions industry (for Senator Gerald Nye in 1934-1936) and into civil liberties related to labor organizing (for Senator Robert La Follette in 1936-1940). Also included are papers regarding the loyalty investigation and eventual dismissal of Wohlforth from the Anti-Trust Division of the Department of Justice in 1954.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wohlforth, Robert, 1904-1997
  • La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1895-1953
  • Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971
  • Wohlforth, Tim

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry
  • United States. Dept. of Justice. Antitrust Division

Subject Topics

  • Weapons industry
  • Loyalty oaths -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Robert Wohlforth was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Robert Wohlforth Papers; TAM 207; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Tim Wohlforth in 1998. The accession number associated with this gift is 1998.015.

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