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Guide to the Cedric Belfrage Papers TAM.143

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Collection processed by Amy Meselson in 1993. Edited by Maggie Schreiner in February 2014 for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials. Box 31 added in May 2014.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 19, 2018
Finding aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate artwork being sent to offsite art storage in September 2017  , August 2017

Container List

Series III: Political Activities, 1944-1989

Scope and Content Note

Political Activities contains three subseries: Belfrage's press control activity in Germany, his deportation, and the National Guardian. The Germany section is the smallest, containing mostly travel orders from the U.S. Army (see also unpublished writings, circa 1947, for two short manuscripts on this topic). The deportation section is the largest and contains mostly articles about Belfrage, correspondence, and legal documents from his case. There are a few articles here about Russian espionage charges against Belfrage (1949) (see obituaries for a discussion of these charges). The  National Guardian section mostly contains correspondence, articles by Belfrage, and his notes on the events covered in the paper (see also  Something to Guard, Belfrage and Aronson's book about the  National Guardian in the writings section). There is a fair amount of documentation on the founding and early years of the paper, and a brief but important series of letters from 1967 that chronicle Belfrage and Aronson's resignation from the paper.

Subseries III:A: German Press Control, 1944-1946

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Psychological Warfare Division (Pwd), Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (Shaef).
1944-1945
Box: 8 Folder : 6 U.S. Army and German Newspapers.
1945-1946

Subseries III:B: Deportation, 1944-1989

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Government records of C.B.'s political activities and writings.
ca.1949
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Foreign press articles on C.B.'s Espionage charges.
1949
Box: 8 Folder : 9 C.B.'s Arrest and deportation case: Congressional Record, National GuardianPress Releases, Notes.
1952-1953
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Jim Aronson and C.B.'s testimony before Committee On Government Operations.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 1 British articles on C.B.'s arrest and deportation case.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Portrait of an Undesirable Alien: article about C.B. by Frank Scully.
ca.1953
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Meeting to Defend C.B. Speeches.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Sermon on C.B.'s deportation at Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 5 House Unamerican Activities Committee hearing.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Jim Aronson and C.B.'s testimonies before the State Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations of The Committee On Government Operations.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 7 C.B.'s arrest for deportation: Warrant, notes, article.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 8 C.B.'s speech for Nassau Co. American Labor Party dinner.
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Deportation case notes.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Arrest and Deportation Case: legal documentation.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Deportation case: U.S. Court of Appeals briefs.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 12 C.B. writings in jail.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Deportation Case: articles.
1953-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Deportation Case: articles from National Guardian.
1954-1955
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Federal Detention Headquarters: record of C.B.'s belongings.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Speech in defense of C.B. (by Jim Aronson?).
ca.1955
Box: 8 Folder : 17 The Case of the Stubborn Editor: pamphlet on deportation.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Questions from deportation hearings.
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 19 The American Tradition: extracts from C.B.'s address at Conway Hall, London. September
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Interview and Meikeljohn Institute Symposium; speech on American inquisition and deportation experience.
ca.1980
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Espionage accusations: articles and correspondence.
1984-1985
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Deportation case and jail correspondence.
1949-1953 , undated
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Deportation case and jail correspondence. June
1953-1958

Subseries III:C: National Guardian, 1948-1987

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Founding of the National Guardian.
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Editorials for a new P.M.; About Wallace presidential campaign.
ca.1948
Box: 9 Folder : 3 National Guardian; Subscriptions and loans.
1948-1951
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Noel Field: correspondence.
1948-1951
Box: 9 Folder : 5 C.B. Letter to Jack Mcmanus regarding political differences.
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Notes on a political line for the Guardian..
ca.1949
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Peoples Party of Connecticut dinner, notes for a speech by C.B.
1950
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Chronology of events reported in the National Guardian.
1945-1959
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Early National GuardianWriters and chronology of events.
1948-1955
Box: 9 Folder : 10 A Dissenting Newspaper In The U.S.A. by C.B.
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Speeches by C.B. for National Guardiandinners.
1956 , 1960
Box: 9 Folder : 12 National Guardian; articles by and about C.B.
1954-1967
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Correspondence From National Guardianreaders.
1963-1966
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Memories and convictions by Jim Aronson, Nationarticle on  National Guardian's Origins.
1968
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Chronology of "Negro 'Cases' and Lynchings".
ca.1970
Box: 9 Folder : 17 The split at the Liberated Guardian.
1972
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 14 C.B. and Jim Aronson's resignation from The Guardiancorrespondence.
1967
Box: 9 Folder : 18 " National Guardian: A History" by C.B. and J.A., and essay on  The Guardianby J.A.
ca.1974
Box: 9 Folder : 19 Guardian correspondence.
1948-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 20 Guardiancorrespondence with C.B.,  GuardianBook reviews and articles by C.B.
ca.1984-1987
Box: 9 Folder : 21 "The Birth of The National Gazette" (by C.B.?).
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 22 National GuardianJournalism notes.
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 23 National Guardian; international contact list.
undated

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