"Rapp-Coudert Committee Subpoenas Schappes-Edel"
The Rapp-Coudert Committee, a New York State initiative, was organized in June 1940 to investigate and identify "subversive activities" and persons in New York's public schools and colleges. Holding private hearings from September 1940 through December 1941, the group issued subpoenas to and interrogated more than 500 faculty, staff, and students suspected of Communist ties. City College, in particular, became a target of the committee with dozens of faculty and staff called to public and private hearings. By hearing's end, more than fifty CCNY faculty and staff would be dismissed from their jobs.
Creator | American Student Union
Date Created | 1941
Item Type | Still Image (Drawing)
Cite This document | American Student Union, “"Rapp-Coudert Committee Subpoenas Schappes-Edel",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 22, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/3952.