• Creator
  • Franchere, Hoyt C.
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • Garland Ethel was born in Okanogan County, Washington in 1899. He was educated at the University of Washington where he later taught in the English department from 1924-1969. His principle research interest was Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was one of the professors persecuted for his communist affiliations during Washington State’s Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities. He was brought before the Faculty Tenure Commi... more
    Garland Ethel was born in Okanogan County, Washington in 1899. He was educated at the University of Washington where he later taught in the English department from 1924-1969. His principle research interest was Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He was one of the professors persecuted for his communist affiliations during Washington State’s Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities. He was brought before the Faculty Tenure Committee at the end of 1948 with charges of neglect of duty, immorality, dishonesty and intellectual incompetence and the demand for his dismissal; he was put on academic probation for two years in 1949. Ethel would later become secretary of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 401. He died in 1980. 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,... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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