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Guide to the Ernie Lazar FBI FOIA Files on Anti-Communism and Right Wing Movements TAM.576

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 09, 2019
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 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , November 2019

Container List

Series II: Disc 02

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Box: 1 Cd : 2 Track : 1 FBI MONOGRAPH: Communist Party Line 1955-1968 – semiannual report

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FBI MONOGRAPH: Communist Party Line 1955-1968 – semiannual report

Section--Pages--Dates:

1--77--1/55 – 4/55; 2--83--5/55 – 8/55; 3--74--9/55 – 12/55; 4--86--1/56 – 4/56; 5--105005/56 – 9/56; 6--96--10/56 – 12/56; 7--106--1/57 – 4/57; 8--130--5/57 – 12/57; 9--118--1/58 – 6/58; 10--103--7/58 – 12/58; 11--133--1/59 – 6/59; 12--110--7/59 – 12/59; 13--95--1/60 – 6/60; 14--92--7/60 – 12/60; 15--140--1/61 – 6/61; 16--130--7/61 – 12/61; 17--98--1/62 – 6/62; 18--92--7/62 – 12/62; 19--71--1/63 – 6/63; 20--63--7/63 – 12/63; 21--75--1/64 – 6/64; 22--62--7/64 – 12/64; 23--71--1/65 – 6/65; 24--67--7/65 – 12/65; 25--68--1/66 – 6/66;

TOTAL = 2345 pp.

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Box: 1 Cd : 2 Track : 2 FBI MONOGRAPH: Reasons Why People Accept and Reject Communism; 309 pp.
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Box: 1 Cd : 2 Track : 3 Belmont, Alan Harnden

General

HQ 67-94639--Section 1-2-3 (962pp)--#1 - #300--8/13/36  1/13/53

HQ 67-94639--Sections 4-5 (464pp)--#301 - #389--2/6/53  7/21/55

HQ 67-94639--Sections 6-7 (594pp)--#390 - #530--9/2/55  3/31/63

HQ 67-94639--Section 8 (322pp)--#541-#597--1/8/64  8/12/77

Belmont, Alan Harnden

224-60-0682; b: 01-22-07 (NYC); d: 07-30-77 (CA)

Belmont became FBI SA in 1937 and then served in Birmingham and Chicago field offices as well as ASAC of Chicago and NYC. In 1950 he became Assistant Director in charge of the Domestic Intelligence Division. He retired in 1965 and became Assistant Director of Hoover Institution on War, Peace and Revolution.

1926-1930 – San Diego State College -- 1930-1931 = Stanford University, B.A. degree, Accounting -- 11/30/36 = EOD FBI = Special Agent -- 3/7/37 = Birmingham AL -- 6/24/37 = Chicago -- 6/6/38 = Chief Clerk's Office, WDC, Supervisor, Supply Division -- 7/2/40 = Division 5, National Defense Division -- 10/28/40 = Chief Clerk's Office (Administrative Division) -- 1/28/41 = NYC, Supervisor, Section 2 (applicant investigations) -- 8/16/42 = ASAC, Chicago -- 1/15/43 = SAC Cincinnati -- 7/8/44 = Transferred from Cincinnati to become ASAC of NYC -- 7/29/49 = Commended by Hoover for his work on Judith Coplon case -- 8/31/49 and 3/15/50 = commended by Hoover for his work on Alger Hiss case -- 2/27/50 = Inspector in Charge, Security Division (Division 5) -- 09/30/51 – 6/1/61 = Hoover appointed him Assistant Director, Domestic Intelligence Division -- 02/60 = Became FBI liaison to U.S. Intelligence Board headed by Allen W. Dulles -- 6/2/61 – 12/30/65 = Belmont promoted to Assistant to Director—Investigative (replacing Donald J. Parsons who retired). In this position he supervised/directed Laboratory, General Investigative, Special Investigative and Domestic Intelligence Divisions -- 12/30/65 = retired

9/58 Staff of DID; Belmont – Assistant Director

Inspectors:

Donald E. Moore = 10/14/56  Branch Chief, Espionage – Central Research Branch -- Joseph A. Sizoo = 9/15/53  #1 Man and Branch Chief, Internal Security-Liaison Branch

Section Chiefs:

Fred J. Baumgardner = Internal Security Section -- James F. Bland = Subversive Control Section (until 9/1/55 he headed Internal Security Section) -- Ralph R. Roach = Liaison Section -- William A. Branigan = Espionage Section -- Sterling B. Donahoe = Nationalities Intelligence Section

FBI INFORMANTS

According to Inspection Reports appearing in the personnel files of Alan Belmont and his successor, William C. Sullivan:

LIVE INFORMANTS INSIDE CPUSA

11/11/58 = 408 (identified as "all-time high" up to that point) -- 3/1/59 = 412 -- 11/30/60 = 433 -- 12/11/62 = 401

RACIAL INFORMANTS

7/31/64 = 177 -- 5/20/65 = 313 -- 6/1/66 = 440 -- 8/11/66 = 496 (per Joseph Deegan personnel file)

SECURITY INFORMANTS

1957 = 948 -- 11/11/58 = 1017 -- 3/1/59 = 1439 -- 11/30/60 = 1507 -- 1963 = 1075 -- 7/31/64 = 1092 -- 5/20/65 = 1128 -- 6/1/66 = 1223

Total Pages Released: 322+594+464+962 = 2342

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Box: 1 Cd : 2 Track : 4 Callahan, Nicholas Peter

General

HQ 67-43961 -- Sections 1, 2, 3 (767pp) -- #1 - #280 -- 8/1/34  5/14/57

HQ 67-43961 -- Sections 4-6 (1018pp) -- #282 - #523 -- 7/24/57  7/5/78

Callahan, Nicholas Peter

577-60-0865; b: 12-26-13 (WDC); d: 11-12-97

Prior to FBI, he worked at bank for $60 month -- 1931-1933 = Callahan attended two West Point preparatory schools (1 yr each) but his West Point application was rejected due to hernia condition -- 6/33 – 3/35 = Worked in Credit Dept of Second National Bank—WDC -- He attended American Institute of Banking for one year and took courses in Accountancy at Benjamin Franklin University for two years and received Bachelors of Commercial Science from them in 6/37.

3/4/35 = EOD, FBI, as Messenger then changed to Under-Clerk/Typist in Technical Laboratory -- 8/35 = Transferred to Chief Clerk's Office -- 10/16/35 = Promoted to Junior Clerk-Typist at $1440 yr. By July 1936 he was making $1740 yr. -- 6/37 = promoted to Assistant Accounting Clerk in Chief Clerk's Office -- 6/26/39 = EOD, FBI, Special Agent Accounting -- 9/29/39 = Dallas -- 2/1/40 = Newark -- 8/15/40 = Baltimore -- 4/9/41 = Supervisor, Chief Clerk's Office — WDC -- 10/30/44 = Philadelphia -- 3/9/45 = HQ Administrative Division -- 9/46 = #1 Man, Administrative Division -- 1/1/48  12/29/59 = Inspector and #1 Man Administrative Division, supervised preparation of budget data for Hoover's testimony before House Appropriations Committee -- 12/30/59  7/25/73 = Assistant Director, Administrative Division—responsible for budget/fiscal matters, personnel management, property procurement and management, printing, voucher and statistical matters 7/26/73 = Associate Director -- 7/16/76 = resigned/retired at request of Director C.M. Kelley

Total Pages Released: 1018+767 = 1785

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Box: 1 Cd : 2 Track : 5 Christian Anti-Communism Crusade (Long Beach CA and IA)

General

HQ 94-50868 -- Sections 4-8 -- #151 - #383 -- 4/25/61  6/1/76 -- HQ file now at NARA

Christian Anti-Communism Crusade (Long Beach CA and IA)

Founded in 1952 with headquarters in Iowa but then moved to California. The Executive Director was Dr. Frederick C. Schwarz and the President was W.E. Pietsch who died 02-02-59.

HQ file 94-50868, serial #140 (4/4/61 memo from M.A. Jones to DeLoach discusses why the Bureau would not supply quantities of FBI publications to CACC):

Pg 1: "This was in line with information in Bufiles reflecting Dr. Schwarz is apparently an opportunist trading on the FBI's name, and we have discouraged giving material to him and CACC. Schwarz is apparently a sincere anti-communist, but Inspector Sullivan has commented that Schwarz is the type of person largely responsible for misinforming people and stirring them up emotionally to the point that when FBI lecturers present the truth it is difficult for the misinformed to accept it. He added Schwarz and others like him can only do the country and anti-communist work of the FBI harm."

Pg 2: "It is of course, dangerous to get too close to this group and to let them use our material for the distorted campaign they are conducting against communism. It is felt we should firmly but politely inform them we can give no approval for the reprinting of our officially released data in their booklet nor can we lend any official endorsement to their efforts." Hoover handwrote "OK" at the bottom of the memo and Associate Director Tolson initialed to signify approval along with John P. Mohr and Cartha DeLoach.

HQ 94-50868, #unrecorded (10/13/61 R.W. Smith to W.C. Sullivan) is a 4-page summary memorandum requested by JEH. At bottom of memo, Tolson handwrote: "We should have nothing to do with Schwarz".

HQ 94-50868, #unrecorded (7/13/62 W.C. Sullivan to A.H. Belmont): Sullivan reports that Schwarz "who is well known to the Bureau as a professional anti-communist, called me today from NYC to extend an invitation to be a speaker at an anti-communist gathering to be held August 27-31, 1962 in NYC. Needless to say, I declined the invitation." Schwarz then asked if any other Bureau representative could appear. JEH handwrote at bottom of memo: "Absolutely no"

Schwarz: Educated in Brisbane schools, graduated from University of Queensland Medical School and engaged in general medical practice and psychiatry in Sydney. He also served as Chairman of Gospel Film Industry

"He is an evangelical Baptist and has been a lay preacher for many years….He first visited the United States in 1950. He said the response to his anticommunist crusade was so great that, on his return to Australia, he gave up his medical practice and devoted his full time to his anticommunist campaign."

Pg 3: "CACC sponsors, organizes, and conducts lectures, seminars and schools on anticommunism all over the United States…Dr. Schwarz can be termed a 'professional anti-communist' for he apparently earns his livelihood from his lectures and writings…In one particular month, he delivered 26 lectures in Washington state, Texas, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana." [as originally reported in HQ 94-50868, #14]

Pg 4: "Numerous inquiries have been received have been received by the Bureau from individuals and organizations throughout the country requesting information concerning and our evaluation of Dr. Schwarz and the CACC. We have been recently discouraging requests for Bureau publications from persons who have been impressed and influenced by Dr. Schwarz, since he is obviously capitalizing on our reprint material."

5/29/57 = Schwarz had "Staff consultation" before House Committee on Un-American Activities.

HQ 94-50868, #82 (1/13/61 D.C. Morrell to DeLoach): "Bufiles do reflect that we have had cordial correspondence with W.P. Strube, Jr." A CACC representative in Dickinson TX (J.L. Waldron) contacted the FBI and requested FBI publications which could be distributed at February 1961 seminars in TX. "In respect to Waldron's request, Mr. Belmont has stated, 'I disagree. I don't think we should let Schwarz capitalize on the Director's articles. Schwarz is empire building."

CACC seminars frequently featured the following persons as lecturers:

Frank Barnett -- Dr. Anthony Bouscaren -- James D. Colbert -- Tirso Del Junco (Pasadena CA) -- T. Robert Ingram -- Walter H. Judd (Cong. MN) -- Howard E. Kershner -- Robert Morris -- Herbert A. Philbrick -- Fred Schlafly -- Joost Sluis, M.D. (SF) -- W.P. Strube Jr. (William P. Strube Jr.) -- Chester Ward (Prof of Law, George Washington Law School)

SLC Deseret News, 12/11/61 article "Reds Gaining Rapidly, Medic Claims" quotes Schwarz as stating: "At the present rate of progress, communism will have conquered us in 10 years."

Total Pages = 907+

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