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Guide to the Gilbert G. Benjamin, Jr. Subversive Activities Collection, 1918-1975
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Description
Gilbert G. Benjamin, Jr. became a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1946, after serving in the US Navy during the Second World War. He worked in Virginia and the District of Columbia before being transferred to the Los Angeles Field Office in 1957. The collection documents "subversive" and "communist" activities in the United States through printed reports, statements, and testimony before the House Committee on Internal Security (formerly the House Un-American Activities Committee), as well as the Senate Committee on the Judiciary's Sub-Committee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws.
Background
Mr. Gilbert G. Benjamin was born in Iowa City, Iowa on 17 October 1918. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1926, when his father became a member of the History Department at the University of Southern California (USC). Gilbert Benjamin attended 24th Street Elementary School, Mt. Vernon Junior High and Los Angeles High School. Upon completion of his secondary education he entered the University of Southern California.
Extent
8.50 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.