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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
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , November 2019

Container List

Series VI: Archived Websites, April 2011-ongoing. 8 websites in eight archived websites.

Research on FBI Files and Documents on Extreme Right Individuals, Groups and their Assertions Archived Website: April 2011-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/ernie124102/]

Summary of FOIA Requests Archived Website: November 2016-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/xrt013/]

Documentary History of the John Birch Society (1958-1960) Archived Website: April 2011-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/ernie1241/]

Documentary History of the John Birch Society (1960-1961) Archived Website: April 2019-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/ernie1241a/]

Documentary History of the John Birch Society (1962-1964) Archived Website: April 2019-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/ernie1241b/]

Documentary History of the John Birch Society (1965) Archived Website: April 2019-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/jbs9004/]

Documentary History of the John Birch Society (1966-current) Archived Website: April 2019-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/jbs9005a/]

Racism and the John Birch Society Archived Website: April 2019-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6338/*/https://sites.google.com/site/aboutxr/]

Scope and Content Note

This website contains the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests Ernie Lazar requested from the FBI and other agencies. He has requested over 8900 FOIA requests totaling over 600,000 pages. Lazar is particularly interested in documents related to the John Birch Society and organizations and individuals recommended by the society. Organizations include the American Association for the United Nations, American Civil Liberties Union, Americans For Democratic Action, American Friends Service Committee, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Council on Foreign Relations, CORE, Foreign Policy Association, Highlander Folk School, League of Women Voters, NAACP, National Committee For A Sane Nuclear Policy, National Council of Churches, National Education Association, National Student Association, National Urban League, United World Federalists, UNESCO, UNICEF. Lazar also collects FOIA requests related to the Communist Party USA. The website contains his research based on the requests.

Accruals

New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

Appraisal

Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of sites.google.com/site/ernie124102, sites.google.com/site/xrt013, sites.google.com/site/ernie1241, sites.google.com/site/ernie1241a, sites.google.com/site/ernie1241b, sites.google.com/site/jbs9004, sites.google.com/site/jbs9005a, and sites.google.com/site/aboutxr in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.