• Creator
  • Committee for Academic Freedom
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • The Washington Committee for Academic Freedom was a state-wide group of citizens drawn from both ends of the political spectrum who formed the Committee in June 1948. Frances W. Herring was executive secretary for the organization. The Interim Committee on Un-American Activities (Canwell Committee) operated from 1947-1949. It was a special exploratory committee of the Washington State Legislature which investigated the influence of the Communi... more
    The Washington Committee for Academic Freedom was a state-wide group of citizens drawn from both ends of the political spectrum who formed the Committee in June 1948. Frances W. Herring was executive secretary for the organization. The Interim Committee on Un-American Activities (Canwell Committee) operated from 1947-1949. It was a special exploratory committee of the Washington State Legislature which investigated the influence of the Communist Party in Washington State, most notably at the University of Washington as well as the Seattle Repertory Playhouse and Washington State Pension Union. During the years the committee was active it subpoenaed many but took to trial 12 of the University’s professors, 3 of whom were dismissed from the university for having Communist affiliations and 3 of whom were put on probation for years after the incident occurred. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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