Red Scare in the Presbyterian Church Collection

Abstract

The Red Scare in the Presbyterian Church Collection (dated 1944-1962, undated; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consists of printed materials, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, and correspondence documenting the Red Scare in Maysville, Kentucky, and in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Red Scare in the Presbyterian Church Collection
Extent
0.68 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Anti-communist movements -- United States
Communism -- United States.
Pamphlets.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2016ms025: [identification of item], Red Scare in the Presbyterian Church Collection, 1944-1962, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Owned by a family who lived in Maysville, Kentucky, during the 1950s and 1960s. The family was involved in investigating Presbyterian clergy for ties to supposed Communist organizations.
Scope and Content
The Red Scare in the Presbyterian Church Collection (dated 1944-1962, undated; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consists of printed materials, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, and correspondence documenting the Red Scare in Maysville, Kentucky, and in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. The materials were collected by a family in Maysville, Kentucky, involved in investigating Presbyterian clergy for ties to supposed Communist organizations. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials about Communism and its relation to Christianity in America, including the Presbyterian church and the Methodist church; education; the Daughters of the American Revolution’s efforts to control Communist content in school textbooks; the recognition of China; the NAACP; and Hollywood. The majority of the publications and pamphlets were published by America's Future and the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The collection contains a small amount of correspondence accusing specific Presbyterian figures of Communist ties.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

America's Future - Communism pamphlets, circa 1950s

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Christianity and communism, 1956-1960, undated

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Christianity and race relations, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 3

Alpenfels, Ethel J. Sense and Nonsense about Race, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Little, Sara. Youth Guide on Race Relations, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Mays, Benjamin E. Seeking to be Christian in Race Relations, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 3
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See, Ruth D. What Can We Do?, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Communism and Methodism, 1956-1957

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Christian mission work and Japan, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 5

Mayer, Margery L. With Pen & Brush, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Prichard, Marianna Nugent. Youth Guide on Japan, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Prichard, Marianna and Norman. Ten Against the Storm, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Communism and the NAACP, 1957, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Education, 1957-1960

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Education - Daughters of the American Revolution - textbooks, 1956-1960, undated

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Hollywood and the Red Scare, 1950s-1960s

  • Box 1, folder 9
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House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1944-1961

  • Box 1, folder 10
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House Committee on Un-American Activities - Congressional Record, 1960-1962

  • Box 1, folder 11
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House Committee on Un-American Activities - Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Newspaper clippings, 1950s-1960s

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Presbyterian Church - Compilation of Public Records: 614 Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Clergymen, 1955

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Presbyterian Church - printed materials, 1960

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Printed materials - communism, 1957-1961

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Recognition of China - Recognize Red China?, 1958

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Recognition of China, 1961

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Red Scare letters, 1955, 1961

  • Box 2, folder 6
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