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

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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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

Scope and Content Note

This collection currently consists of five CDs that contain files of various individual FBI informants or government employees involved in domestic intelligence work gathering information on both left- and right-wing movements and organizations. In addition to agent reports and FBI monographs, there is biographical and career and personnel information on the individual informants and government employees. Organizations include the Communist Party USA, the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, the Ku Klux Klan, the American Security Council aka Midwest Research Library (Chicago), Citizens Council Movement and States Rights Organizations. The monographs include Purge Victims of the CPUSA. A notable informant was conservative syndicated columnist George Ephraim Sokolsky. The collection also contains the websites that Lazar created as part of his research on anti-communism and right wing movements and the John Birch Society.


The collection is arranged by CD number and within each CD, by track number.