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Page, House of Representatives bill HR 9977, 1940
Rich, Robert
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
California State University, Northridge
Contributing Institution
California State University, Northridge
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
In response to the spread of organized anti-Semitism in the United States during the 1930s, leaders of Los Angeles' Jewish community formed a special defense organization known as the Los Angeles Jewish Community Committee. The committee later changed its name to the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee. The collection documents the committee's efforts to combat prejudice and educate the public through cooperation with both Jewish and non-Jewish groups, from its formation in 1933 through the early 1990s.
On May 31, 1940, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (76th Congress, 3rd Session) to provide for the "control and regulation of alien-published periodicals, pamphlets, newspapers, and other publications in the United States of America." The bill, introduced by Congressman Robert Rich of Pennsylvania, states in the introduction: "United States citizenship shall be a prerequisite to owning, publishing, or editing, either in part or wholly, any periodical, pamphlet, newspaper, or any other publication intended for use by and consumption by the public and for the distribution of the same by any means whatsoever." 11 x 7.5 in.
Bill (legislative record)
28 cm x 19 cm
Resolutions, Legislative
United States. Congress. House--Resolutions
Mass media--Political aspects
Press and propaganda
Washington (D.C.)
Box CRC/s 100-11
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection
In Our Own Backyard: Resisting Nazi Propaganda in Southern California, 1933-1945
California State University Northridge. University Library. Special Collections & Archives. Urban Archives

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