Oversize Committee Reports And Papers II

Richard J. O'Melia Collection

  1. "Constitutional and Legal Aspects of S. 2190 - - a bill to prohibit unreasonable suppression of information by the Executive Branch of the Government (Repeal of Executive Order No. 10290)"

  2. Date: November 29, 1951
    Report No.: Staff Memorandum No. 82-1-60
    Report by: Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Department
    Content: Explains the nature and history of Executive Order 10290. Discusses why Congress ought to repeal it and how Congress has the authority to do so. Ultimately suggests that S. 2190 be passed in a revised form.
     
  3. "Joseph R. McCarthy" (attached is a memo from John L. McClellan explaining that this is a proposed resolution for condolences to be sent to McCarthy's family)

  4. Date: May 29, 1957
    Report by: 85 th Congress
    Content: Sends condolences to McCarthy's family, and praises McCarthy's work.
     
  5. "Report of Special Committee to Investigate the Use of Mail Covers on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy or Any Other Senator"

  6. Date: December 3, 1954
    Report by: Homer Ferguson and Walter F. George
    Content: Determines that the mail cover investigative technique was used on incoming mail to McCarthy's home and office and the residence of Donald A. Surine by the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections during their investigation of McCarthy and William Benton. Asks that the actions of the Subcommittee by condemned.
     
  7. "In the Matter of Ruth Virginia Reel: a.k.a. Ruth Virginia Russell" (copy)

  8. Date: November 17, 1952
    Report by: Charles M. Ryan, National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board
    Content: Voices Ryan's disagreement with the majority decision of the National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board not to hold a hearing in order to determine Reel's loyalty because no reasonable doubt exists as to her loyalty.
     
  9. "In the Matter of Helen Grundstein (Now Helen Grundstein Rosen)" (copy)

  10. Date: October 23, 1952
    Report by: Charles M. Ryan, National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board
    Content: Voices Ryan's disagreement with the majority decision of the National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board to clear Grundstein of charges of Communism.
     
  11. "In the Matter of Merle D. Vincent" (copy)

  12. Date: April 3, 1952
    Report by: Stephen M. Reynolds (chairman) and Charles M. Ryan, National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board
    Content: Reports the decision of the National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board that a reasonable doubt does not exist as to the loyalty of Vincent, and therefore clears him of accusations of being a Communist sympathizer. Also contains information concerning the Communist activities of Merle D. Vincent's brother, Craig Vincent, and Craig Vincent's second wife, Jeannette Wells Vincent.
     
  13. "In the Matter of Irving M. Herman" (copy)

  14. Date: February 3, 1953
    Report by: Charles M. Ryan, National Labor Relations Board Loyalty Board
    Content: Voices the disagreement of Ryan and Arthur Lang with the majority decision of the National Labor Relations Board to clear Irving M. Herman of accusations of being Communist.
     
  15. "Publications of the Internal Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary"

  16. Date: October 5, 1956
    Report by: Internal Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Content: Lists the publications put out for free distribution by the Internal Security Subcommittee.
     
  17. "1956 ISS Table of Witnesses and Testimony Release to Date" (two copies)

  18. Date: September 27, 1956
    Report by: Internal Security Subcommittee
    Content: Lists the name, date, and hearing title of testimony given to the Internal Security Subcommittee that had been released to the press.
     
  19. "Committee on Anti-Filipino Activities Report on Red Threat"

  20. Date: 1957
    Report by: Joaquin R. Roces, Chairman, Committee on Anti-Filipino Activities
    Content: Reports the findings of the Committee on Anti-Filipino Activities from their investigation into the presence of Communism in the Philippines. The Committees findings are that the Philippines are threatened by Communism on two fronts: an internal front consisting of Communist influenced factions within the government and an external front stemming from the rapid spread of Communism in Asia. The freedom of Filipino Nations is also threatened on a third front as well by well-meaning but misled individuals who in trying to stop the spread Communism end up infringing on the rights of the very people they are trying to protect.


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