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Photograph, anti-Wendell Willkie Rally, circa 1940
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1940
Publication Information
California State University, Northridge
Contributing Institution
California State University, Northridge
In Our Own Backyard - Resisting Nazi Propaganda (Exhibit)
Rights Information
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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.
Picketers carry signs at an anti-Wendell Willkie rally in Los Angeles, circa 1940. Many of the protesters are women; one small child is also visible, standing near a sign reading "We Won't Willkie". Willkie was the Republican presidential nominee that year, in a hard-fought race against Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was running for a then-unprecedented third term in office. Willkie was an early and outspoken opponent of Martin Dies, a congressman from Texas who gained fame as the first chairman -- and one of the original architects -- of the House Un-American Activities Committee (then known as the House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities). 8 x 10 in.
Black-and-white print (photograph)
20 x 25.5 cm
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Politicians--United States
Dies, Martin, 1900-1972
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Box CRC (Photo) 03-22
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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