Register of the John C. Metcalfe Papers, 1935-1949

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Register of the John C. Metcalfe Papers, 1935-1949

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John C. Metcalfe Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1935-1949
Collection number: 72069
Creator: Metcalfe, John C.
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes, 5 envelopes. (5.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diary, correspondence, reports, notes, pamphlets, clippings, and printed matter, relating to the infiltration of the German-American Bund by J. C. Metcalfe as an investigative reporter in 1937, and to the activities of fascist organizations in the U.S.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

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Access Points

German American Bund.
United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Chicago Times.
Fascism--United States.
Subversive activities--United States.
United States--Politics and government.

Container List


DIARY, 1937

Scope and Content Note

Daily notations of undercover work within the German-American Bund conducted by John C. Metcalfe as a reporter for the Chicago Times, May - August 1937, arranged chronologically.
Box 1.

Daily notations of undercover work within the German-American Bund, May-August 1937 (this material was used by the U.S. Justice Department in the sedition case, U.S. v. McWilliams et. al.).


SUBJECT FILE, 1935-1949

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and printed matter, collected by John C. Metcalfe as an undercover reporter within the German-American Bund for the Chicago Times in 1937, and thereafter an an investigator for the Committee on Un-American Activities of the U.S. House of Representatives, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1.

American Bilbo Club


American fascist organizations


American Guards


American Rangers




App, Austin J.




Arcand, Adrian


Armstrong, George W.


Auhagen, Friedrich E.


Boy Scouts


Brand, Gustave A.


Brem, Alfons


Brooks, Sidney


Broom, The


Burkhard, Alex


Lists of addresses

Box 2.



Clippings and pamphlets


Christian Front


Christians, George W.

Box 3.

Close, Upton


Cogswell, Virginia


Commercial influence of German government in U.S.


Common Sense




Constitutional Educational League


Coughlin, Rev. Charles E.


Crusaders for Americanism


Crusading Mothers


Davin, Frank


Dayton Independent


Deatherage, George E.


Dennett, Prescott


Dennis, Lawrence


Destiny, The Magazine of National Life

Box 4.

Dies, Martin


Dies Committee Hearings


Metcalfe's reports




Gingrich testimony


Metcalfe testimony




Dilling, Elizabeth


Donovan, William J.


Edmondson, Robert E.


Edstrom, O.E.


Elmhurst, Ernest




Fack, Hugo R.


Facts, The


Fascist consulates


Fascist documents

Box 5.



Federal Bureau of Investigation


Fifth column


Fish, Hamilton


Forbes, Richard


Ford, Henry


French socialist movement


Friends of Democracy


Friends of the New Germany


German-American Bund














Translations from yearbook

Box 6.



Clippings from Deutscher Weckruf


Consular aid


Criminal records of Bund members


Dies Committee Hearings


Dies Committee Reports


Deutscher Konsum Verband




Elmer, Gustave


Froeboeses, George


Gissibl, Peter


Kuhn, Fritz


Kunze, G. Wilhelm


Nicolay, Carl


Risse, Arno


Westphal, Edwin







Box 7.





Youth movement


German-American Citizens League


German-American League for Culture


German-American National Alliance


German consulates


German industry


German refugee press




Goff, Kenneth


Grand Jury


Green, G.F.


Harold, G.

Box 8.

Hart, Mervin K.


Hearst, William Randolph


Hitler, Adolf


Holmes, Burton




Hunter, Edward H.


Ickes, Harold H.




Indians, American


Independent Nationalist


Italian Anti-fascist Committee




Jenkins, Jessie Welch


Jenkins, Newton


Jung, Harry A.


Justice Department


Kamp, Joseph P.


Keeling, Ralph F.


Kelly, Edward J.


Klein, Henry H.


Ku Klux Klan

Box 9.

Kunze, Gerald W.


Langer, Senator William


League for Constitutional Government


Lee, Warren C.


Leese, Arnold S.


Lindbergh, Charles A.


Lohbeck, Donald A.


Lutheran Research Society


Maertz, Homer


Mahler, Kurt


Main, John (Reports of)


Maloney, William P.


Mayer, Marie


Merten, Claire M.


Mertig, Kurt






Mosley, Sir Oswald


Mosley, Major General George Van Horn


Mothers of American Sons


National Blue Star Mothers




National Christian Labor Party




Neumeister, Karl


Norris, Frank


Oberwinder, Hellmut (assumed name of John C. Metcalfe)


Organized Americans of German Ancestry




Pamphleteers, The


Pease, Major Frank

Box 10.

Pelley, William D.


Pelypenko, Father Alexis


Perkins, Rev. Jonathan Ellsworth


Peyton, Jack


Pfaus, Oscar


Postwar Germany


Postwar Nazis in U.S.


Protective League of America


Rath, Georg


Reilly, Lawrence P.


Richter, Edwin Paul E.


Robnett, George W.


Roosevelt, Franklin D.


Ross, Dr. Colin


Rubinstein, Serge


Russian Revolutionary Party




Scherbert, Hans


Scherger, Dr. George L.




Shea, Donald


Silver Shirts


Smith, Gerald L.K.

Box 11.

Smith, Gerald L.K.


Smythe, Edward J.


Snow, John B.


Society of Prevention of World War III


South Africa


South America


Spivak, John L.


State Department


Steamship lines


Sterling, Susan


Sullivan, Edward F.




Swift, Charles B.


Swift, Wesley A.


Terminiello, Rev. Arthur


Thomas, Martin Luther


Tittman, A.O.


Transocean News Service

Box 12.





U.S. Protective League


Valtin, Jan




Viereck, George Sylvester


Visson, Andre


Vonsiatsky, Anatase A.


Vooros, Helen


Voters Alliance for Americans of German Ancestry


We the Mothers


Weg, Der


Weiss, Frederick Charles F.


Williams, Major R.H.


Winchell, Walter


Winrod, Gerald B.


Women's Voice


X-Ray, The


Zoll, Allen



Box 13.

Leads for further investigation, arranged alphabetically by city

Scope and Content Note

Notes and correspondence concerning leads for further investigation, arranged alphabetically by city, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings, unarranged.

Newspaper clippings