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Finding Aid for the Frances R. Eisenberg Los Angeles City Schools Loyalty Oath Collection, ca. 1946-1958
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Description
Frances R. Eisenberg was an English and journalism teacher at Canoga Park High School in Los Angeles, California. She was charged with teaching communism in her classes in 1940s, and during the early 1950s, as an English teacher at Fairfax High School, she was charged with disloyalty, and fired for failure to answer questions before the state senate fact-finding committee on un-American activities in California. She was also an active member and executive officer of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Federation of Teachers during the 1940s-50s, and chairman of the Teachers Defense Committee in 1954. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and mimeographed and printed materials relating to Eisenberg and the Los Angeles city schools loyalty oath controversy during the early 1950s, materials relating to accusations against Eisenberg in the 1940s, as well as tapes of the December 1953 school board hearings involving subpoenaed teachers. The collection also includes material on the Teachers Defense Committee and the Los Angeles chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
Background
Frances R. Eisenberg was an English and journalism teacher at Canoga Park High School in Los Angeles, California; she was charged with teaching communism in her classes in 1940s; during the early 1950s as an English teacher at Fairfax High School, she was charged with disloyalty; was fired for failure to answer questions before the state senate fact-finding committee on un-American activities in California; she was an active member and executive officer of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Federation of Teachers during the 1940s-50s, and chairman of the Teachers Defense Committee in 1954.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.