Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records, 1938-1973

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The Register of Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records, 1938-1973

Collection number: MSS 080

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research



Los Angeles, California

Contact Information:

  • Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
  • 6120 South Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90044
  • Phone: (323) 759-6063
  • Fax: (323) 759-2252
  • Email: archives@socallib.org
  • URL: http://www.socallib.org/
Processed by:
Patricia Martinez and Nina Chang

Date Completed:
October 17, 2003
Encoded by:
Susan Jones
© 2003 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1973
Collection number: MSS 080
Creator: Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born
Extent: 17 legal document boxes; 5 2/3 linear feet
Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Abstract: This is a collection of records from the Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (LACPFB), an organization devoted to preserving the democratic ideals of equality by defending the rights and liberties of the foreign born. The Committee was most active between 1950-1963 during the height of McCarthyism. The Committee's activities centered on repealing the Walter-McCarran Law (1952) and defending its victims. The collection consists of open records commonly distributed for public awareness and participation as well as detailed individual case files, including court proceedings and transcripts of high-profile cases handled by the Committee, such as the Terminal Island Four case. The collection reflects the Committee's legal and public activism between 1950-1973.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

It is the Library staff's best judgment that Emil Freed, the Library's founder, received the records in the late 1970s from Rose Chernin, the founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.

Access

The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born Records, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles, California.

Organizational History

The American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born is an unaffiliated, non-partisan organization that began in 1933 with the aim of defending the rights and liberties of the foreign born. It promoted better relations and understanding between native and foreign born by means of education and sought cooperation with other organizations. The American Committee encouraged naturalization of non-citizens, and it vigorously fought against discrimination against foreign born citizens because of their nationality, political, economic or religious belief. The American Committee played a pivotal role in preserving the fundamental concepts of equality regardless of race, color, nationality, and creed. In response to the growing anti-immigrant sentiments during the 1950s, regional committees were established in areas with high immigrant population, such as, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (LACPFB) began in September 1950 with the same fundamental vision and goal of preserving the rights of the foreign born, focusing on those living in the greater Los Angeles area. In its inception, the Committee had no formal membership and was mostly composed of deportees and relatives of deportees. Rose Chernin, the founder and executive director of the Committee, was herself a foreign born under the threat of deportation to Russia on the charge of alleged membership in the Young Communist League, thereby violating the Smith Act. She was found guilty in 1952 and faced denaturalization proceedings. However, the Supreme Court reversed her conviction and the denaturalization order in 1957, largely due to the unrelenting campaign efforts of the Committee.
Despite the attempts to deport its leader, thereby weakening LACPFB, the Committee grew to be an active and effective organization defending the rights of the foreign born. LACPFB set up subcommittees, such as the Bail Fund Committee, Trade Union Committee, Denaturalization Committee, and Committee for Protection of Citizenship to delegate its many tasks and responsibilities. It also sought cooperation of organizations interested in similar issues and worked closely with the national office, American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (ACPFB), headed by Abner Green in New York.
The Committee's first high-profile case known as the "Terminal Island Four" case (1951) became the focal point of the Committee's activity and set a precedent for the Committee's future involvements and activities. The case involved Harry Carlisle, David Hyun, Frank Carlson, and Miriam Stevenson, who were the first victims of the McCarran Law. The four were seized from their homes and work without warrant and held in the Terminal Island Detention Camp for six weeks without bail. In response, LACPFB set up special committees to raise financial support, picket in front of courts and Immigration Service headquarters, organize demonstrations and protests, and circulate literature to raise awareness and participation in the community. The Committee's political and legal activism was also heard in Washington with several of the Committee's cases going before the Supreme Court. Well-known civil rights attorneys like Joseph Forer, Ben Margolis, Seymour Mandel, and John Porter played an instrumental role in the Committee's defense activities.
The Committee's main activity centered around the repeal of the Walter-McCarran Law (1952), which was a harsher version of the anti-immigrant, anti-Communist policy outlined in the McCarran (Internal Security) Act of 1950. Although the law was anti-Communist in design and language, it was also used as an anti-union weapon, targeting union leaders like Harry Bridges and Stanley Nowak. The aim was to weaken and disband labor unions, which were rapidly mobilizing and growing nationwide. Largely affected were the many legal and illegal Mexicans in Los Angeles, many of whom were being deported without due process. Other issues that the Committee took up included: statutes of limitation for deportation, unreasonable bail amount, illegal arrests and warrants, and immigration quota system.
After a productive decade of fighting for the cause of the foreign born during the height of McCarthyism, the Committee's role had to be reevaluated and goals redefined. The 1960s was a decade of the civil rights movement. The focus was shifting to the African-American's fight for full citizenship rights in midst of the police brutality, church bombings, and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a proponent of the civil rights movement. There was also a great student uproar against the Vietnam War and nuclear arms proliferation. In response to the changing social and political climate, the Committee's role also changed to meet the needs of all minority groups including the foreign born and the African-Americans. The Committee officially changed its name to Los Angeles Committee for Defense of the Bill of Rights and Protection of Foreign Born in 1967, and embarked on a new phase of activism.

Scope and Content

The Los Angeles Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (LACPFB) records consist of correspondence, minutes, press releases, journals, newsletters, transcripts, photos, newspaper clippings, and various other items representing the activities of the Committee. These materials were open records, which were commonly distributed to committee members and the public to raise awareness and support for the issues that were of interest to LACPFB. More private, not-for-distribution records in the collection include case files of individuals who came to the Committee seeking legal assistance.
Of special interest are series two, three, and four, which are the case files of individuals involved in deportation and denaturalization proceedings. The case files are organized according to LACPFB cases and cases handled by the national committee and other organizations. The LACPFB case records generally include interview notes, status reports of cases, and court briefs and proceedings. There are extensive and detailed records kept for Harry Carlisle (series II, subseries A) and David Hyun (series III), two of the four defendants in the Terminal Island Four case. Both of their decade-long trials were handled by the Committee, which was staunchly devoted to keeping the two from being deported. Records of other non-LACPFB cases reflect the cooperative relations of the Committee with various other local and national organizations, such as, the Needles Trade Union, National Farmers Union, and the National Council of Churches.
The entire collection spans from 1947 to 1973. However, bulk of the records date from 1950-1960 during the height of McCarthyism. The passing of the infamous Walter-McCarran Law in 1952 fueled the Committee's activism to repeal the law and overturn the deportation orders mandated by the law. There is also a limited number of pre-1950 records when the Committee was unofficially operating on a case-by-case basis. Records after 1960 are greater in quantity but tend to be sporadic and choppy. There are less detailed records kept after about 1963 when the Committee was shifting its focus to the civil rights movement. The complete collection of the annual conference journals from 1954-1973 serves as a good overview and report of the Committee's activities throughout its history.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into seven series: 1.Office files, 2.Harry Carlisle and the Terminal Island Four, 3.Case Files, 4.Other organization case files, 5.Lawyers and Legal panel, 6.American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, and 7.United States Government.

Arrangement

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Bibliography

Smith, Louise Pettibone Torch of Liberty: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of the Foreign Born in the U.S.A. New York: Dwight-King Publishers Inc., 1959

Collection Contents

 

Series I.  Office files, 1949-1973

Physical Description: 4 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of documents public in nature providing information and announcements on the activities of LACPFB. The conference folders include conference proceedings, reports, and invitational letters, providing a good overview of the different committees and their functions. The conference journals include comprehensive reports on the annual conferences, which focus on the yearly accomplishments and goals of the LACPFB. The journals include articles by Committee members like Rose Chernin, Harry Carlisle, and personal testimonies by the victims of the Walter-McCarran Law. The correspondence is chiefly between LACPFB and the national office. Press releases and other for-distribution publications are mostly updates on on-going trials and announcements for meetings and demonstrations. The Walter-McCarran Law folders include correspondence, fliers, circulars, and petition letters aimed at repealing the law. Paul and Marion Miller are highlighted as the two notorious informers living in Los Angeles, and many newspaper clippings can be found on the two.
Box-folder 1/1

History of organization, 1950, 1955, n.d.

Box-folder 1/2-1/8

Correspondence, 1951-1968

Box-folder 1/2

September 1951-December 1954

Box-folder 1/3

January 1955-December 1955

Box-folder 1/4

January 1956-December 1956

Box-folder 1/5

January 1957-December 1957

Box-folder 1/6

January 1958-March 1958

Box-folder 1/7

September 1960-June 1968, n.d.

Box-folder 1/8

Government, 1949-1952, 1954

Box-folder 1/9

Mailing labels, n.d.

Box-folder 1/10

Mailing lists, 1957, 1959, n.d.

Box-folder 1/11

Minutes, 1956

Box-folder 1/12

Assorted documents, 1948, 1951-1956, 1960-1965

Box-folder 1/13

Procedures, n.d.

Box-folder 1/14-1/16

Committees, 1954-1956

Box-folder 1/14

Committee for Protection of Citizenship, 1954-1955

Box-folder 1/15

Denaturalization Committee, 1956

Box-folder 1/16

Trade Union Committee, 1955-1956

Box-folder 1/17-1/19

Conferences, 1953-1973

Box-folder 1/17

Annual conferences, 1957, 1961-1963, 1965-1966, 1968

Box-folder 1/18

LA Conference on Immigration & Naturalization, 1953, 1955

Box-folder 1/19

Southern California Conference, 1953

Box 2

Conference journals, 1954-1973

Box-folder 3/1-3/8

Publications/Pamphlets, 1950-1966

Box-folder 3/1

General, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 3/2

Newsletter, The Torch, 1951-1953

Box-folder 3/3

Newsletter, Torchlight, 1954

Box-folder 3/4

Newsletter, Torchlight, 1955-1956

Box-folder 3/5

Newsletter, Torchlight,1957-1958

Box-folder 3/6

Newsletter, Torchlight, 1959-1961

Box-folder 3/7

Newsletter, Torchlight, 1962-1963

Box-folder 3/8

Newsletter, Torchlight, 1964-1966

Box-folder 3/9-3/15

Press releases, 1953-1969

Box-folder 3/9

January 1953-December 1953

Box-folder 3/10

January 1954-December 1954

Box-folder 3/11

January 1955-December 1955

Box-folder 3/12

January 1956-December 1956

Box-folder 3/13

January 1957-January 1969

Box-folder 3/14

Undated

Box-folder 3/15

Department of Justice, 1954-1955, 1957

Box-folder 3/16

Open letters, 1951, 1960, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 3/17

Fliers/Circulars, 1951-1952, 1954-1957, n.d.

Box-folder 3/18

Transcripts of speeches and testimonies, 1950, 1952-1955, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 4/1-4/3

Walter-McCarran Law, 1955-1957

Box-folder 4/1

General, 1951, 1953-1957, n.d.

Box-folder 4/2

Congressional correspondence, 1955-1956

Box-folder 4/3

Newspaper clippings, 1955-1957, n.d.

Box-folder 4/4-4/6

Informers, 1950-1969

Box-folder 4/4

General, 1950, 1952, 1954-1956, n.d.

Box-folder 4/5

Paul & Marion Miller, 1955-1969, n.d.

Box-folder 4/6

Newspaper clippings, 1955-1963

Box-folder 4/7

Excerpt statements, 1951-1952, 1954-1955, 1957, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 4/8

Photos, n.d.

Box-folder 2/1, 4/9-4/11

Other organizations, 1952-1973

Box-folder 2/1

Publications/Pamphlets, 1952, 1954-1957, 1959, 1961-1963, 1973, n.d.

Box-folder 4/9

Open letters, 1956, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 4/10

Fliers/Circulars, 1952-1954, 1967, 1974, n.d.

Box-folder 4/11

Walter-McCarran Law, 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 4/12-4/15

Newspaper clippings, 1952-1971

Box-folder 4/12

1952-1953

Box-folder 4/13

1955-1957

Box-folder 4/14

1958-1960, 1964

Box-folder 4/15

1970-1971, n.d.

 

Series II.  Harry Carlisle and the Terminal Island Four, 1950-1962

Physical Description: 3.5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series primarily consists of legal documents from two of the major cases handled by LACPFB. The Terminal Island Four case, involving Harry Carlisle, David Hyun, Frank Carlson, and Miriam Stevenson, was the Committee's first high-profile case and the focal point of the Committee's activities in 1951. Harry Carlisle, one of the four in the case, was an active member and chairman of LACPFB. There are detailed records of his long legal ordeal.

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries: A) Harry Carlisle, 1950-1962; and B) Terminal Island Four, 1950-1951.
 

Subseries A. Harry Carlisle, 1950-1962

Physical Description: 3 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The subseries is a comprehensive collection of correspondence, legal documents, transcripts, notes, and publications related to the Harry Carlisle case. The folders are arranged according to the different cases and motions filed. It also includes transcripts of testimonies by one of the well-known informers, David Leech. Arrangement reflects general chronology of the cases.
Box-folder 5/1

General, 1950-1954, n.d.

Box-folder 5/2-5/4

Correspondence, 1950-1960

Box-folder 5/2

1950-1952

Box-folder 5/3

1953-1955

Box-folder 5/4

1957-1960

Box-folder 5/5

Press releases, 1950-1953, 1960. n.d.

Box-folder 5/6

Memos, n.d.

Box-folder 5/7

Carlisle, et al. vs. Landon, 1950-1951

Box-folder 5/8

Carlisle, et al. vs. Landon, 1953

Box-folder 5/9

Carlisle vs. Landon, 1953

Box-folder 5/10

Carlisle vs. Landon, court transcripts, 1953

Box-folder 6/1

Deportation proceedings, 1951-1953, 1959-1962

Box-folder 6/2

Deportation proceedings, transcripts, 1953, 1961

Box-folder 6/3

Writ of Habeas Corpus, 1950-1953

Box-folder 6/4

Carlisle vs. Brownell, 1957

Box-folder 6/5

Carlisle vs. Rogers, 1958

Box-folder 6/6

Motion for Dismissal, 1961

Box-folder 6/7

Bill of Particulars, 1950

Box-folder 6/8

Affidavits, 1951, 1960

Box-folder 6/9

Offer of Proof, 1950

Box-folder 6/10

Legal documents, 1951, 1953, n.d.

Box-folder 6/11

Court transcripts, 1950-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 6/12

Leech testimony, 1950

Box-folder 7/1

Bosworth testimony, 1953

Box-folder 7/2

Honig testimony, 1953

Box-folder 7/3

Huggins testimony, 1953

Box-folder 7/4

Statements, 1951, 1953, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 7/5

Legal notes, 1950-1953, 1955, n.d.

Box-folder 7/6

Legal notes, 1960-1962

Box-folder 7/7

Legal research, n.d.

Box-folder 7/8

Assorted documents, 1951-1953, 1957-1958, 1960

Box-folder 7/9

Petitions, 1950-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 7/10

Photo, n.d.

Box-folder 7/11

Newspaper clippings, 1950-1951, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1962

 

Subseries B. Terminal Island Four, 1950-1951

Physical Description: 0.5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of legal documents including court proceedings, transcripts, and petition letters submitted before the Immigration and Naturalization Services and the Supreme Court. It also includes pamphlets and fliers announcing demonstrations and protests.
Box-folder 8/1

General, 1950-1951

Box-folder 8/2

Court documents, 1951

Box-folder 8/3

Court Transcripts, 1951

 

Series III. Case files, 1949-1969

Physical Description: 5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of case-related documents for individuals involved in deportation and denaturalization proceedings. The deportation folders include name lists of deportees. The lists provide information on nationality, age, gender, union affiliation, and years of residence of the deportees. The interview folders consist of notes taken during preliminary interviews of people who came to the LACPFB office to file a complaint or seek help. The individual case folders generally include interview notes, background information of the interviewee, status reports on the case, and related correspondence.
Box-folder 9/1-9/2

Deportation, 1950-1961

Box-folder 9/1

General, 1950-1951, 1960, n.d.

Box-folder 9/2

Deportees, 1951, 1954, 1961, n.d.

Box-folder 9/3-9/6

Interviews, 1949-1956

Box-folder 9/3-9/4

United States citizens, 1950-1956

Box-folder 9/3

Last names A-L, 1951-1956

Box-folder 9/4

Last names M-Z, 1950-1954, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 9/5-9/6

Non U.S. citizens, 1949-1956

Box-folder 9/5

Last names A-L, 1951-1955, n.d.

Box-folder 9/6

Last names M-Z, 1949, 1952-1956. n.d.

Box-folder 8/4-8/7, 9/7-13/40

Individual cases- Alphabetical, 1949-1969

Box-folder 9/7

Acevas, Ochoa Alfredo, 1954-1955

Box-folder 9/8

Andekian, Karekin, 1951-1953, 1959, 1961, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 9/9

Andersen, Allen M., et al., 1954-1959

Box-folder 9/10

Anderson, Margaret Drusilla, 1954-1955, 1959, n.d.

Box-folder 9/11

Barajas, Clemente Martinez, 1949

Box-folder 9/12

Barragal, Ysabel Morales, 1954

Box-folder 9/13

Baumert, Mary, 1953-1954, n.d.

Box-folder 9/14

Bedolla, Jose, 1955

Box-folder 9/15

Bemis, Luisa Moreno, 1949-1950, n.d.

Box-folder 9/16

Benitez, Pedro Saturnino, 1954-1956, n.d.

Box-folder 9/17

Bery, Lars & Sabina, 1953-1954, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 9/18

Black, Giesa H., 1967

Box-folder 9/19

Blair, Arthur, 1952

Box-folder 9/20

Bonetti, Frank, 1951-1953, 1955-1958, n.d.

Box-folder 9/21

Boross, Joseph, 1949, 1951-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 9/22

Bowers, Abraham, 1954

Box-folder 9/23

Boyajian, Jack N., 1953-1954, 1958, n.d.

Box-folder 9/24

Breiman, William, 1952-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 9/25

Calderon, Hilario Ramirez, 1949

Box-folder 10/1

Carlson, Frank, 1950-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 10/2

Chaunt, Peter, 1951-1954, 1957-1959, 1960-1961, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 10/3

Cherner, Philip, 1953-1955, 1957-1960, 1960, n.d.

Box-folder 10/4-10/6

Chernin, Rose, 1951-1959

Box-folder 10/4

General, 1954-1956, 1959, n.d.

Box-folder 10/5

Correspondence, 1951, 1954, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 10/6

Clippings, 1951-1953, 1956

Box-folder 10/7

Cisneros, Jose Marcial, 1955

Box-folder 10/8

Cline, Paul, 1951

Box-folder 10/9

Comar, Nicolas, 1953

Box-folder 10/10

Corona, Francisco, 1951, 1953, n.d.

Box-folder 10/11

Cruz, Ben, 1958-1959, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 10/12

Cruz, Jesus Luna, 1951

Box-folder 10/13

Cruz, Justo S., 1951-1954, 1956-1957, 1959, 1961, n.d.

Box-folder 10/14

Cruz, Maria, 1953, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 10/15-10/16

Daniels, Mike, 1950-1963

Box-folder 10/15

General, 1951-1952, 1956-1957,1959, 1960-1963, n.d.

Box-folder 10/16

Clippings, 1950-1952, 1957, 1959

Box-folder 11/1

De Bilbao, Jose Bastida, 1965, 1969, n.d.

Box-folder 11/2

De Enriquez, Concepcion Ochoa, 1951

Box-folder 11/3

De La Cruz, Eulogio, 1950, 1952-1956, n.d.

Box-folder 11/4

Diamond, Frieda & David, 1952, 1956-1958, 1962, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 11/5

Diaz, Bernardo, 1955

Box-folder 11/6

Dmytrick, Arthur, 1950-1953, 1960, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 11/7

Dominguez, Julio Carillo, 1952

Box-folder 11/8

Du Valle, Alfonso Gerard, 1952-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 11/9

Esparza, Augustin, 1951-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 11/10

Espinoza, Elias Vasquez, 1951, 1953, n.d.

Box-folder 11/11

Estrada, Thomas Salazas, 1953-1954, 1956-1959, n.d.

Box-folder 11/12

Feinberg, Aaron, 1951, 1953, 1960, n.d.

Box-folder 11/13

Firestone, Fred & Nina, 1950-1952, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 11/14

Foreign Students, 1965-1968, n.d.

Box-folder 11/15

Fox, Celia Greenberg, 1951-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 11/16

Fradkin, Blanche, 1951, 1953-1954, 1956-1957, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 11/17

Fradkin, David, 1951-1953, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 11/18

Galalian, Vartian, 1949, 1951-1952, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 11/19

Garcia, Jesus Rios, 1955

Box-folder 11/20

Geiser, Bessie, 1951-1952, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 11/21

Gestelum, Jose Maria Quinones, 1961-1963, n.d.

Box-folder 11/22

Goff, Edith May, 1961-1962, n.d.

Box-folder 11/23

Golland, Samuel, 1951-1953, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 11/24

Goloff, Bertha, 1953-1954, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 11/25

Gomez, Agapito, 1951-1953

Box-folder 11/26

Gomez-Perez, Anselmo, 1954

Box-folder 11/27

Gonzales, Andreas (Andrew) H., 1951-1953, n.d.

Box-folder 11/28

Greenspoon, Sonia, 1953

Box-folder 11/29

Grondahl, Emma & Werner, 1952-1959, n.d.

Box-folder 11/30

Grossberg, Aaron, 1948, 1952, 1960-1963, n.d.

Box-folder 11/31

Gruen, Gerard & Rose, 1950, 1953

Box-folder 11/32

Guerrero-Yanez, Alicia & Ignacio, 1954

Box-folder 11/33

Guillermo. Clinton E., 1962

Box-folder 11/34

Hedge, Alick Smith, 1952-1962, n.d.

Box-folder 11/35

Holder, Leslie Claudius, 1952

Box-folder 11/36

Hope, Charles, n.d.

Box-folder 11/37

Hynes, Ruby Madeline, 1953-1955, 1958, 1960-1961, n.d.

Box-folder 8/4-8/7

Hyun, David, 1949-1966

Box-folder 8/4

General, 1949, 1951-1958, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 8/5

Correspondence, 1950-1951, 1953-1958, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 8/6

Affidavits, 1953-1954, n.d.

Box-folder 8/7

Legal documents, 1950-1951, 1954-1955, 1957, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 11/38

Jovetich, Milo, 1954-1957, 1960-1961, n.d.

Box-folder 11/39

Kaplunoff, Martin, 1951-1952, 1959, n.d.

Box-folder 11/40

Karson, Sarah, 1953, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 11/41

Khor, Sun Heep, 1967

Box-folder 11/42

Kimm, Diamond, 1956

Box-folder 11/43

Kobler, John, 1954-1955, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 11/44

Kochi, Paul Shinsei, 1952, 1954, 1957-1958, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 11/45

Kotanjan, Charles, 1955, 1957, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 11/46

Kramer, Max, 1953

Box-folder 11/47

Kuntz, Rose, 1956

Box-folder 12/1

Larson, Adolph K., 1953, 1955, 1958-1961, 1963-1964, n.d.

Box-folder 12/2

Lezos, Petros, 1951, 1953-1957, n.d.

Box-folder 12/3

Lopez, Emilio Esteban, 1953

Box-folder 12/4

Lubey, Joseph, 1952

Box-folder 12/5

Madon, Minoo Bomanshaw, 1963

Box-folder 12/6

Magana, Raul, 1949

Box-folder 12/7

Marinos, Nick, n.d.

Box-folder 12/8

Marquese, Rafael, 1955

Box-folder 12/9

Martinez, Domingo Tristan, 1953-1954, 1956-1961, n.d.

Box-folder 12/10

Martinez, Jesus Garcia, 1961-1962

Box-folder 12/11

Martinez-Lopez, Enrique (Henry), 1951-1953

Box-folder 12/12

Masoian, Peter, 1949, 1951, n.d.

Box-folder 12/13

Matsui, Shuji, 1952, 1955-1956

Box-folder 12/14

Mavros, Esther, 1954, 1956-1957, 1959

Box-folder 12/15

Mejia-Rosales, Eusebio, 1952

Box-folder 12/16

Mendoza, Luciano, 1952-1954

Box-folder 12/17

Michelson, Bertha, 1954, n.d.

Box-folder 12/18

Minasian, Amalia & Harry, 1951-1952, 1954, 1961, 1966

Box-folder 12/19

Mita, Edo Heihachi, 1952-1953, 1957-1959, 1962-1963, n.d.

Box-folder 12/20

Modotti, Joseph, 1950, 1952, 1955, n.d.

Box-folder 12/21

Montoya, Santiago, 1949

Box-folder 12/22

Morales, Jose Eusebio Vaiza, 1957

Box-folder 12/23

Murphy, Leon, 1962-1963

Box-folder 12/24

Navarette, Tobias Sanchez, 1956-1958, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 12/25

Negin, Anna, 1952-1954

Box-folder 12/26

Noriega, Jose Madrigal, 1952-1954, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 12/27

Ocon, Joe A., 1953, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 12/28

Orans, Alice, 1950, 1954

Box-folder 12/29

Ordonez, Cezar, 1965

Box-folder 12/30

Orellano, Cancepcion, 1951, n.d.

Box-folder 12/31

Ortiz, Michael, 1951-1953, 1959, 1962-1963, n.d.

Box-folder 12/32

Pallares-Ledesma, Pablo, 1954

Box-folder 12/33

Peralta, Marciano, 1951-1952

Box-folder 12/34

Perez-Garcia, Raphael, 1951-1952

Box-folder 12/35

Perowitz, Jacob, 1952

Box-folder 12/36

Peyro, Raoul, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957-1958, n.d.

Box-folder 12/37

Plazencia, Manuel Gonzales, 1962-1963

Box-folder 12/38

Polland, Dora & Morris, 1951, n.d.

Box-folder 13/1

Rabkin, Schmuel, 1952-1953

Box-folder 13/2

Radcliffe, Beverley, 1961

Box-folder 13/3

Ramirez, Elias, 1965

Box-folder 13/4

Ramirez, Jose, 1953-1954, 1958-1960, n.d.

Box-folder 13/5

Roast, Abraham, 1951-1952

Box-folder 13/6

Rodriguez, Bictenia, n.d.

Box-folder 13/7

Rojas-Guzman, Pedro, 1952-1954

Box-folder 13/8

Rosen, Lena, 1953-1954, 1956

Box-folder 13/9

Rubin, Morris, 1951-1952

Box-folder 13/10

Rubin, Raye, 1952, 1955-1956, 1958, 1960, 1962-1963, 1965, n.d.

Box-folder 13/11

Rukavina, Victor, 1960

Box-folder 13/12

Sands, William, 1951-1952, 1960-1961

Box-folder 13/13

Saslowsky, Zelda, 1952-1953, 1961, n.d.

Box-folder 13/14

Sazer, Esther Miller, 1949, 1951-1952, 1955, 1960, 1962, n.d.

Box-folder 13/15

Schwartz, Hyman, 1952-1953

Box-folder 13/16

Shaffer, Jacob, 1954, 1959-1961, n.d.

Box-folder 13/17

Shapiro, Ethel, 1956-1957, 1962

Box-folder 13/18

Shinam, Ibrahim Salmon, 1952

Box-folder 13/19

Ship, Ruben, 1952-1953

Box-folder 13/20

Siddiqi, Sarafaraz Husain, 1963

Box-folder 13/21

Simon, Jennie Luba Gluchowsky, 1952, 1957

Box-folder 13/22

Simons, Miriam, 1955, 1963

Box-folder 13/23

Soberanis, Catalina, 1963

Box-folder 13/24

Spector, Frank, 1951, n.d.

Box-folder 13/25

Spector, Rose, 1950-1952, 1956, 1964, n.d.

Box-folder 13/26

Thompson, Elsie May, 1961

Box-folder 13/27

Title, Sam, 1955, 1958-1960, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 13/28

Toback, James Ernest, 1956, n.d.

Box-folder 13/29

Torres, Anotonio, 1953

Box-folder 13/30

Tucker, Alice, 1953, 1961

Box-folder 13/31

Velasco, Francisco, 1953

Box-folder 13/32

Villalobos, Enriqueta, 1963

Box-folder 13/33

Vlah, Ivan, 1961

Box-folder 13/34

Wacher, Sarah & Adolph, 1953, n.d.

Box-folder 13/35

Webb, Vincent Lloyd, 1965

Box-folder 13/36

Weeks, Phoebe, 1961

Box-folder 13/37

Yamashiro, Kameo, 1953, 1956-1957

Box-folder 13/38

Yerganian, Arsen, 1951-1953, 1955-1956, 1958, n.d.

Box-folder 13/39

Zamora, Vicente, 1951, n.d.

Box-folder 13/40

Zimberoff, Anna, 1953

 

Series IV. Other organization case files, 1947-1964

Physical Description: 1 legal box

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of collected documents of individual cases, which were not handled by LACPFB but of interest to the Committee. The high-profile cases were those that made national headlines with court rulings that affected many of the other cases that followed.

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries: A) High-profile cases; and B) Individual cases- Alphabetical.
 

Subseries A. High-profile cases, 1952-1956

Physical Description: 0.5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of documents collected by LACPFB on each of the cases listed below. The documents include distributed pamphlets and fliers, copies of court proceedings, and news updates of the cases.
Box-folder 13/41

Harry Bridges, 1952-1955

Box-folder 13/42

Robert Galvan, 1954-1955

Box-folder 13/43

Billy Allan, 1955

Box-folder 13/44

James Matles, 1955

Box-folder 13/45

Stanley Nowak, 1955-1956

 

Subseries B. Individual cases- Alphabetical, 1947-1964

Physical Description: 0.5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of individual case files arranged alphabetically according to last names. The files generally include a copy of the court proceedings.
Box-folder 14/1

Last names A-F, 1950-1963

 

Alejandro, Raca Alcantra, 1954

 

Alexiou, Marion Patricia, 1951

 

Aptheker, Herbert, 1963

 

Boric, Franjo, n.d.

 

Chandra, Krishna, 1953

 

Chew, Kwong Hai, 1951

 

Chomiak, Nicholai, n.d.

 

Coleman, Dora, 1950

 

Craig, Frank Leslie, 1953

 

Dmytryshyn (Dolin), Andrew, 1951, n.d.

 

Doe, John, 1951, n.d.

 

Dumas, Joe, 1952

 

Francia, Paolo & Brnecich, Antonia, 1951

Box-folder 14/2

Last names H-L, 1947-1960

 

Harisiades, Peter, 1947, 1951-1952, n.d.

 

Heikkinen, Knut Einar, 1951, 1958

 

Hellman, Frank, 1949

 

Jankowski, Eugenius Jerry, 1950

 

Jencks, Clinton E., 1958-1959

 

Johnson, Beatrice, 1949

 

Juhn, John, 1955

 

Lapushkin, George, 1956

 

Laritnen, August Wilhem, 1960

 

Lipshitz, Dora, 1949

 

Lukas, Joe, 1950

 

Lustig, Emmerich (James), 1953

Box-folder 14/3

McNeill, Daniel, 1952-1957, 1959-1964

Box-folder 14/4

Last names M-R, 1950-1953

 

Mangaoang, Ernesto Arcebal, 1950-1951, 1953

 

Papandreou, James, 1950

 

Park, Sang Ryup, 1952

 

Podolski, Henry, 1950

 

Pruseika, Leon & Resnikoff, Moses, n.d.

 

Richmond, Al, 1953

 

Rowoldt, Charles, 1955, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 14/5

Last names S-Z, 1950-1957

 

Sasief, Boris, 1950

 

Schneiderman, William, n.d.

 

Senter, Antonia, 1956-1957

 

Strugacz, Nachman (Stricker, Nathan), n.d.

 

Weber, Joseph, 1950

 

Weber, William, n.d.

 

Yanish, Nat, 1952-1953

 

Yaris, Harry, 1952-1953

 

Zucca, Ettore, 1955-1956

 

Zydok, John, 1957, n.d.

 

Series V. Lawyers & Legal panel, 1953-1968

Physical Description: 1.5 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series includes individual folders of lawyers who handled one or more of the LACPFB cases. Of special interest are Joseph Forer, Seymour Mandel, Ben Margolis, and John Porter, who took on high-profile cases and worked closely with LACPFB. The records consist mostly of financial statements and correspondence. There is a partial listing of which lawyers were assigned to which clients in the general folder. It also includes correspondence announcing meetings and conferences.
Box-folder 14/6

General, n.d.

Box-folder 14/7-15/25

Alphabetical by last name, 1953-1968

Box-folder 14/7

Altman, George, 1963-1964, 1966, 1968

Box-folder 14/8

Anderson, George, 1960

Box-folder 14/9

Easton, David, 1954, 1962-1963

Box-folder 14/10

Epstein, Pauline, 1953-1955, 1957-1960, 1962-1963, 1965

Box-folder 14/11

Finn, Aubrey, 1953, 1955, 1964

Box-folder 14/12

Fleishman, Stanley, 1953-1956

Box-folder 14/13

Forer, Joseph & Rein, David 1953-1958, 1959-1965

Box-folder 15/1

Freedman, Blanche, 1964, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 15/2

Gollobin, Ira, 1960, 1962-1964, 1967-1968

Box-folder 15/3

Gorman, Stephen & Hannon, Michael 1967

Box-folder 15/4

Gostin, Irwin, 1953-1959

Box-folder 15/5

Grossman, Aubrey, 1956-1960

Box-folder 15/6

Kassan, Melvin, 1953-1956

Box-folder 15/7

Kievits, Elsa, 1953-1954, 1966

Box-folder 15/8

Levy, Mitchell, 1956

Box-folder 15/9

Mandel, Seymour, 1953-1956, 1958-1960, 1962-1965, 1968

Box-folder 15/10

Margolis, Ben, 1953-1962, 1964-1965, 1967

Box-folder 15/11

Murrish, William B., 1953-1956

Box-folder 15/12

Omerberg, Maynard J., 1954-1956, 1958-1964

Box-folder 15/13

Pestana, Frank, 1954, 1961-1962, 1964-1965

Box-folder 15/14

Pillsbury, William T., 1954-1955

Box-folder 15/15

Porter, John, 1953-1954, 1956, 1958-1964

Box-folder 15/16

Radding, Eugene, 1953-1955

Box-folder 15/17

Rosenberg, Rose, 1953-1960

Box-folder 15/18

Rykoff, Richard, 1953, 1960

Box-folder 15/19

Samuels, William M., 1952, 1963

Box-folder 15/20

Shandler, Esther, 1953-1956, 1958-1959, 1964

Box-folder 15/21

Simmons, Herbert, 1953, 1955

Box-folder 15/22

Wirin, Rissman, Okrand, 1955

Box-folder 15/23

Legal panel, 1957-1968

Box-folder 15/24

Legal panel, report, 1956

Box-folder 15/25

Legal research, n.d.

 

Series VI. American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born, 1938-1969

Physical Description: 1.25 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series is a collection of documents generated by the national office of the Committee for Protection of Foreign Born. It includes a brief history of the organization, national conference proceedings, and distributed materials received and collected by LACPFB. The materials include press releases of updates on high-profile cases, pamphlets and fliers calling for public support, and informative bulletins and reports. It includes several publications written by Abner Green, the Executive Director of ACPFB.
Box-folder 16/1

History of organization, n.d.

Box-folder 16/2-16/6

Conferences, 1953-1962

Box-folder 16/2

February, December 1953

Box-folder 16/3

February, June, December 1954

Box-folder 16/4

March, June, December 1955

Box-folder 16/5

June, December 1956

Box-folder 16/6

June, December 1957

Box-folder 16/7-16/13

Press releases, 1950-1969

Box-folder 16/7

February-December 1950

Box-folder 16/8

January-December 1951

Box-folder 16/9

January-July 1952

Box-folder 16/10

February-December 1953

Box-folder 16/11

January-November 1954

Box-folder 16/12

April 1966, September 1969

Box-folder 16/13

Undated

Box-folder 16/14

Memoranda, 1950, 1954-1956

Box-folder 16/15

Assorted documents, 1949-1950, 1953-1956, 1963, 1965, n.d.

Box-folder 17/1

Bulletins, 1953, 1955-1956

Box-folder 17/2

Publications/Pamphlets, 1938, 1946, 1949-1951, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1963, n.d.

Box-folder 17/3

Fliers/Circulars, 1957, 1967, n.d.

 

Series VII. United States Government, 1950-1961

Physical Description: 0.75 legal boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of documents specifically dealing with the federal government. It includes reports before Congress, the Senate Sub-Committee on Immigration, and the President's Commission on Immigration & Naturalization. It also includes court proceedings, reports, and transcripts before the Subversive Activities Control Board in the cases against ACPFB.
Box-folder 17/4

House of Representatives, 86th-87th Congress, 1959, 1961

Box-folder 17/5

Subversive Activities Control Board, Assorted documents, 1950, 1959, 1964-1965, n.d.

Box-folder 17/6-17/11

Subversive Activities Control Board, Official report, Brownell v. ACPFB, 1955

Box-folder 17/6

Pages 2338-2344, October 4, 1955

Box-folder 17/7

Pages 2345-2477, October 5, 1955

Box-folder 17/8

Pages 2478-2610, October 6, 1955

Box-folder 17/9

Pages 2611-2760, October 7, 1955

Box-folder 17/10

Pages 2761-2829, October 11, 1955

Box-folder 17/11

Pages 2830-2945, October 12, 1955

Box-folder 7/12

Statements to the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, 1955

Box-folder 17/13

Statements to the President's Commission of Immigration & Naturalization, 1952