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Communist activity in the entertainment industry bureau files
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Description
The Communist activity in the entertainment industry bureau files span the years 1942-1951 and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection consists of reference photocopies of documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file on the Communist infiltration of the motion picture industry. The Bureau file number is 100-138754. Volumes 1 through 28 are represented. The chronological correspondence files contain internal documents in the form of letters, memorandums, and reports. Topics include Communist influence in labor unions, Communist front organizations and activities, films of a propaganda nature, Office of War Information (OWI) activities, House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) investigations, Conference of Studio Unions, and the "Hollywood 10."
Background
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an American governmental agency belonging to the United States Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative organization and an internal intelligence agency. The bureau investigated Hollywood's involvement with leftist organizations.
Extent
2 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.