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New York College Teachers Union Newsletter, January 1941

The cover of this issue of the College Newsletter, a publication of the New York College Teachers Union, includes several articles regarding the then ongoing Rapp-Coudert hearings of the early 1940s. They report on mass meetings with thousands of members of other local unions that went unreported in the New York Times.

The Rapp-Coudert Committee was a New York State initiative organized in June 1940 to investigate and identify "subversive activities" and persons in New York's public schools and colleges. Several teachers' unions were targeted in the initial stages of the state's investigation as their membership rolls comprised progressive activists, many of whom had Communist ties. City College, in particular, became a target of the committee with dozens of faculty and staff called to public and private hearings.


Source | CCNY Archives
Creator | New York College Teachers Union
Date Created | January 2, 1941
Rights | Copyright New York College Teachers Union
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | New York College Teachers Union, “New York College Teachers Union Newsletter, January 1941,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 23, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5722.

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