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The Red Scare

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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 cohn 

Army-McCarthy Hearings

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph McCarthy

National Portrait Gallery

Joseph McCarthy

National Portrait Gallery

Edward R. Murrow

National Portrait Gallery

Edward Roscoe Murrow

National Portrait Gallery

Edward R. Murrow

National Portrait Gallery

Alger Hiss

National Portrait Gallery

Pumpkin Papers from Whittaker Chambers

National Portrait Gallery

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

National Portrait Gallery

Ethel Rosenberg

National Portrait Gallery

John Finerty

National Portrait Gallery

Paul Robeson

National Portrait Gallery

Dorothy Parker

National Portrait Gallery

Langston Hughes

National Portrait Gallery

Pete Seeger

National Portrait Gallery

J. Robert Oppenheimer

National Portrait Gallery

Lena Horne

National Portrait Gallery

Arthur Miller

National Portrait Gallery

Canada Lee

National Portrait Gallery

Dalton Trumbo

National Portrait Gallery

Treason in Congress: The Record of the Un-American Activities Committee

National Museum of African American History and Culture