Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A brief message with an enclosure, titled "In The Mercury's Opinion" by Russel Maguire, sent to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon Lane, The piece of extremist literature contains two articles, one title "The Police State" which draws…

A letter and enclosed clipping from "The Worker" sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane. The article clipping was titled "Nation's Youth to Demonstrate! Now's the Time to Integrate!" and Lane's commentary on the subject was that the gradual…

A copy of a Jan. 1959 issue of Dan Smoot Report sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane, the main subject of which is "Anarchy: U.S.A." written by Archibald B. Roosevelt, son of former president Theodore Roosevelt.

A telegram to Abbitt from a constituent which called on Abbitt to oppose gun control legislation and which he saw as the first step in confiscating guns and towards a communist or socialist police state.

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane with an enclosure titled "Immigration by Deception" published by the National Economic Council. Abbitt's brief letter of thanks is also included.

A letter to Abbitt from constituent Helen Shouse regarding the Walter-McCarran Immigration Act. Shouse called for a strengthening of immigration restrictions, especially in the case of communist countries, and Abbitt agreed that the Walter-McCarran…

Albert Tatum wrote from Brodnax, Virginia inquired if it was a smart decision whether to join the Klan or not. Though groups such as the KKK were not incredibly prevalent in Virginia, there were still some existing members sparsely populated…

Correspondence between Abbitt and Evelyn Williams indicating public fear about an infiltration of communism in American government. Abbitt's response is lengthy and personalized in comparison to many others in the collection.

Esther J. Carrico, an auxiliary member of the American Legion in Washington, D.C., wrote to Abbitt requesting that he prevent “opponents” of the House Un-American Activities from cutting off committee funding. Abbitt replied that he agreed that…

Harold H. Velde, chairman for the Committee on Un-American Activities, wrote to Abbitt to inform him of the available files on the National Farmers Union and Archie Wright. The National Farmers Union was suspected of communist activities and…

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