Correspondence VI

Richard J. O'Melia Collection
  1. "Hon. A. Willis Robertson"
    Date: June 4, 1954
    From: Walter L. Reynolds (Senate Chief Clerk)
    To: Senator A. Willis Robertson
    Content: Announcing the attachment of a letter from Lewis E. Berry to Joe McCarthy regarding Contract No. DA 11-027-QM-61189 between the Department of the Army and Richmond Packers, Inc.

  2. "Dear Senator McCarthy"
    Date: (?)
    From: Grace L. Roosevelt
    To: McCarthy
    Content: Announcing the enclosure of the following (Correspondence VI, #3) series of letters.

  3. "Mrs. Archibald B. Roosevelt" (Series of letters)

    1. Date: (?)
    From: Grace L. Roosevelt
    To: Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger
    Content: Requesting facts relative to charges made against McCarthy by Iphigene Sulzberger at a seminar.

    2. Date: May 19, 1953
    From: Iphigene Sulzberger
    To: Grace Roosevelt
    Content: Announcing the enclosure of a memorandum from John B. Oakes to herself (Sulzberger), in which Oakes lays out reasons why McCarthy is unfit to serve as a "spiritual or moral leader."

    3. Date: July 2, 1953
    From: Grace Roosevelt
    To: Iphigene Sulzberger
    Content: Expressing concern regarding Mrs. and Mr. Sulzberger’s apparent sympathies toward Communism, and the appearance of these sympathies in their newspaper (The New York Times). Announcing the enclosure of a rebuttal of John Oaks’ Memo by Ralph de Toledano, in which de Toledano dismisses every accusation by Oakes as an embellishment or a falsehood.

    4. Date: July 14, 1953
    From: Iphigene Sulzberger
    To: Grace Roosevelt
    Content: Expressing her doubt, even in light of Mr. de Toledano’s letter, of McCarthy’s adequacy as a moral leader. Expressing her own hatred of Communism, and denying any "softness" toward Communism in The New York Times.

    5. Date: July 19, 1953
    From: Grace Roosevelt
    To: Iphigene Sulzberger
    Content: Asserting that McCarthy makes no attempt to be a "moral and spiritual leader", and is simply a tough politician fighting Communism.

    6. Date: (?)
    From: Lester Market (New York Times Sunday Editor)
    To: General Memorandum
    Content: Regarding an article by Irene Kuhn published in The American Legion Magazine accusing The New York Times Book Review of favoring pro-Communist publications. Denying the accusation, and questioning the validity of Ms. Kuhn’s research.

    7. Date: June 8, 1953
    Content: A listing (along with summaries) of 26 pro and anti-Communist books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review

    8. Date: July 30, 1953
    From: Alfred Kohlberg
    To: Grace Roosevelt
    Content: Announcing the enclosure of a list of book reviews, including data on their authors. Suggesting that the New York Times has been unknowingly accepting book reviews by Communists.
    Date: (?)
    From: Grace Roosevelt
    To: Iphigene Sulzberger
    Content: Announcing the enclosure of a Memorandum from John Flynn (author of While You Slept) regarding the reasons behind his accusations of the New York Times Book Review. Questioning the validity of an internal investigation made into these accusations. Declaring her (Roosevelt’s) confidence in the Sultzberger’s loyalty to America.


  4. "The Library of Congress" (2 copies, 1 copy with 2 attached forms- "Application and Public Voucher for Reward for Original Information)
    Date: February 7, 1957
    From: American Law Division
    To: Joe McCarthy
    Content: Regarding McCarthy’s request for information pertaining to the practice of the Federal Government in making rewards to persons who produce information leading to arrest and conviction for Federal offenses. Referring McCarthy to several laws on the statute books applying to such rewards.

  5. "Milwaukee Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wis." (Handwritten Postscript at bottom. 4 attached newspaper clippings regarding McCarthy’s visit to Las Vegas.)
    Date: October 23, 1952
    From: Adelaide Deutsch (President of the Las Vegas Women’s Republican Club)
    To: Richard O’Melia
    Content: Announcing the enclosure of newspaper clippings. Addressing the controversy surrounding McCarthy’s Las Vegas visit and speech. Concluding that the visit left an over-all good impression.

  6. "Richmond Packers, Incorporated" (Handwritten note at bottom, envelope included)
    Date: June 5, 1954
    From: (?) signature unreadable
    To: Originally a memorandum from the executive offices of Richmond Packers, also sent to Richard O’Melia
    Content: Requesting the name of the attorney in the Justice Department who dealt with the Richmond
    Packers/Department of the Army contract.



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