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Page, House of Representatives bill HR 7546, 1939
Voorhis, Horace Jeremiah, 1901-1984
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.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 September 25, 1939, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (76th Congress, 2nd Session) to help "prevent the spread of foreign propaganda in the United States." The bill, House Resolution 7546, was introduced by Representative Jerry Voorhis of California (who would later become one of the only liberal members of the House Un-American Activities Committee). The introduction states, in part: " shall be unlawful for any person ... to disseminate in any public matter whatsoever, whether directly or through any other person, by public utterance or through written or printed material of any kind, any information or propaganda on behalf of any foreign principal ... Any person who violates this provision shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than two years, or both." 11 x 7.5 in.
Bill (legislative record)
28 cm x 19 cm
Resolutions, Legislative
United States. Congress. House--Resolutions
Propaganda, Communist
Fascist propaganda
Washington (D.C.)
Box CRC/2 100-11
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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