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Communist activity in the entertainment industry bureau files
1876  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Communist activity in the entertainment industry bureau files
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1951
    Collection number: 1876
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    Extent: 2 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Communist activity in the entertainment industry bureau files, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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."

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.