Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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One month after Martin Luther King's assassination, William P. Jervey, Jr, of Powhatan, Virginia requested from Abbitt any information that the FBI might have about King. Abbitt replied that that he had written HUAC asking for information but…

A report from Washington regarding its concerns about the American Nazi Party. By the early 1960s, the American Nazi Party, led by George Lincoln Rockwell, had gained enough notoriety to be on the watch list of the Committee of Un-American…

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J.P. Lewis of Suffolk, Virginia, sent Abbitt both a letter and a follow-up telegram demanding that Congress investigate the NAACP and CORE as vigorously as it had the KKK. Lewis also shared his views that there was now "to [sic] much law for the…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent, Ernest S. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia, regarding school integration, the validity of the Fourteenth Amendment, and communist influence in the NAACP. Abbitt thanked Jones for his insight and noted that…

George S. Benson, president of Harding College, wrote to Abbitt about the testimony of Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, before House Un-American Activities Committee on April 21, 1959. Objecting to…

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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