The Red Scare
This collection features resources (photographs, portraits, documents, articles, and videos) about the Second Red Scare (1947-57), a period of anti-communist fear, also known as "McCarthyism," that spread through American life at the beginning of the Cold War. Resources include key people, such as Joseph McCarthy, Edward R. Murrow, Alger Hiss, and Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, letters documenting a university's requirement that faculty affirm they were not members of the Communist Party, individuals targeted by House Un-American Activities Committee, and more.
This collection provides a launching point for further research and should not be considered comprehensive.
Keywords: communism, anti-communism, anticommunism, HUAC, HCUA, hollywood blacklist, ray cohnRead More »