• Creator
  • Stirling, Brents
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • In this letter to President Raymond B. Allen dated April 29, 1948, English Professor Brents Stirling outlines his experience with Canwell Committee investigator Ernest P. Stith. Stirling writes, “I feel an obligation to report to you from first hand experience certain tactics used by the Canwell Committee investigators. …. Stith…stated that he had evidence that I was a communist… I know this either to be pure bluff or to be based upon surmise ... more
    In this letter to President Raymond B. Allen dated April 29, 1948, English Professor Brents Stirling outlines his experience with Canwell Committee investigator Ernest P. Stith. Stirling writes, “I feel an obligation to report to you from first hand experience certain tactics used by the Canwell Committee investigators. …. Stith…stated that he had evidence that I was a communist… I know this either to be pure bluff or to be based upon surmise or perjured testimony. … The second factor in Mr. Stith’s approach which should be called to your attention in his statement to me that the Canwell Committee is not only out to ‘get’ communists but to ‘get’… those ‘who have played ball with them’.”. less
  • Format
  • Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in JPEG format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2015