• Creator
  • Jacobs, Melville
  • Created Date
  • 1948
  • Description
  • In this letter to President Allen dated July 15, 1948, Professor Melville Jacobs describes a recent meeting between he, Professor Eby, Professor Eby’s attorney, and members of the Canwell Committee, including Albert Canwell. The meeting was set up to discover what Professors Eby and Jacobs could expect during the Canwell hearings. Mr. Jacobs discovered “that unless [Mr. Jacobs & Mr. Eby] went the length of a public denunciation of the party, C... more
    In this letter to President Allen dated July 15, 1948, Professor Melville Jacobs describes a recent meeting between he, Professor Eby, Professor Eby’s attorney, and members of the Canwell Committee, including Albert Canwell. The meeting was set up to discover what Professors Eby and Jacobs could expect during the Canwell hearings. Mr. Jacobs discovered “that unless [Mr. Jacobs & Mr. Eby] went the length of a public denunciation of the party, Communism, and Russian Communism, they would of course be judged---by [the Canwell Committee]---still ‘Communists at heart’ if not actually party members.” He concludes the letter by saying, “Mr. Henry, Dr. Eby and I departed after little more than an hour of desultory discussion which consisted largely of queries by Mr. Henry regarding the committee’s procedures and intent, and replies by Mr. Houston.”. 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