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College Newsletter, June 2, 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. Included is one article addressed to "future historians" that speaks to the difficulties experienced by the group.

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. As one article from the extract attests, several teachers' unions were targeted in the initial stages of the state's investigation as their membership rolls comprised far left activists, many of whom admitted to 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 & Special Collections
Creator | New York College Teachers Union
Date Created | June 2, 1941
Rights | Obtain From New York College Teachers Union
Item Type | Text (Newspaper / Magazine / Journal)
Cite This document | New York College Teachers Union, “College Newsletter, June 2, 1941,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed February 25, 2024,

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