Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

President Truman’s Confrontation with McCarthyism

Documents

1950

Memorandum, "Disclosure of Loyalty Files to the Tydings Subcommittee"
       ca. 1950    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Subpoena, Senator Millard E. Tydings to Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson
       March 28, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Memorandum from Charles S. Murphy to Harry B. Mitchell, with Attachments
       April 3, 1950    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from Attorney General J. Howard McGrath to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Charles S. Murphy, with Attachments
       April 3, 1950    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Teletype Message from Donald S. Dawson to Matthew J. Connelly
       May 10, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

June

Telegram from Henry J. Winkel to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from Charles S. Murphy
       June 14, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

August

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and Claude G. Bowers
       August 28, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Correspondence Between President Harry S. Truman and A. Barr Comstock
       October 18, 1951    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Memorandum from Joseph Short to Charles Murphy, with Attached Report
       November 3, 1951    View (24 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Lenard Spector to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       November 29, 1951    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1952

Memorandum, "Meeting the Challenge of McCarthyism"
       ca. 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum Regarding Senator Joseph McCarthy
       ca. 1952    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Letter from Arthur Greenleigh to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William Hassett
       February 26, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Elmer W. Henderson to Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       February 26, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from Truman K. Gibson to President Harry S. Truman, with a Reply from William D. Hassett
       February 26, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Letter from Charles S. Murphy to Representative Chet Holifield, with Attachments and Related Material
       July 19, 1952    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from C. Stanley Allen to Matthew Connelly, with Attachments
       July 29, 1952    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum from President Harry S. Truman to Secretary of State Dean Acheson, with Related Material
       July 30, 1952    View (21 pages)    |    (PDF)

September

Letter from Stephen J. Spingarn to Robert Kubicek
       September 11, 1952    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Memorandum, "Excerpt from Deposition of General Walter Bedell Smith of Sept. 29, 1952"
       September 29, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Letter from William Benton to Harry S. Truman, with Attached Statement by Benton
       September 29, 1952    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

October

Letter from Stephen J. Spingarn to the Editor of the New York Times
       October 28, 1952    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Letter from Hornell Hart to Stephen J. Spingarn
       November 13, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Memorandum Regarding Executive Orders 9835 and 10241
       January 5, 1953    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1954

Memorandum, "The Senator vs. The GOP"
       ca. 1954    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Letter from Stephen A. Mitchell to the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
       February 25, 1954    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Address by Stephen A. Mitchell to the Society of the Friends of Saint Patrick of Troy, New York
       March 17, 1954    View (14 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Patricia A. Hughes to Paul Hoffman, with Attached Speech of Senator Ralph E. Flanders
       August 11, 1954    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Statement of Former Senator William Benton Statement
       December 2, 1954    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

1955

Draft of Speech from Stephen A. Mitchell
       ca. 1955    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)