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SUBJECT
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REFERENCE: FBI Fil~e #(SC) 100-200845
Memorandum dated 1 July 1963

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The followina information was furnished by Confidential
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On 5/21/47, Doris Plenn tallced to DeWitt Eldridge of George
Washington University. DeWitt and Doris discussed the recent trip
that Eldridge had taken, apparently to New York. DeWitt mentioned
he had seen Peter (Segar?).
On 5/26/4 7, Virginia Lewis tallced to Doris Plenn and during
the conversation me~tioned that she had seen Peter (Seegar?) in the
bool(Ship the day before. Doris was surprised and was unable to under-
stand why he hadn't, called her.
~ On 6/18/4 7, Doris Plenn spol<e to Kathryn Hurley, wife of
Granville Hurley of Howard University. It was tentatively agreed
that Peter Seeg!;tr, DeWitt and Hope Eldridge and the Plenns would
visit Kathryn Hurley on the following night.
On 6/19/47, Peter (Seeg~r?) spoke to Doris Plenn and dur-
ing the conversation he mentioned that he was going to see David.
(Campbell?). Doris gave Peter David's address as Community Education,
935 G Place, telephone Republic 2711. -
On 5/24/47, Abel Plenn talked to Virginia Lewis, who was
at that time seeking employ~ent after the loss of her position in ~he
Treasury Department.
Add. info.
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Records of .WFO revealed that ·during the time that the
American Youth Congress held its annual closed convention at Turner's
Arena, Washington, D.C. during February, 1941, Seeger, described as
a t•New York Broadway hillbilly," was to lead songs at a town-meeting
of youth which was held in connection with the convention.
dvised that at a meeting of the W~shington Booksh6~
,.s_s_o_c_i,...a........1,..0-n--e---on 1/31/46, Seeger played his guitar. ·(;lnd sang songs'
pertaining to unions.
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attend a party at an unknown place on 6/20/47. Seeger and others were
to be present.
A confidential source lcnown to the New Yori( Office advised
that the name Peter Seeger appeared in the notebook of Eric Bernay,
a close c.ontact of Arthur Adams, l(nown Soviet espionage agent. (no
date. Bernay not further described).
100-43012-18 p.13
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An unlcnown outside source furnished a memorandum dated 6/25/47,
Pittsburgh, Pac .. The memorandum stated that the American Youth for
Democracy,, the communist youth front, would soon evaporate, and be ab-
sorbed by a new one, which would be known as the Progressive Citizens
of America, by the youth division (YPCA). The youths were holding a
Youth Lobby in Washington,_ D.C., for a week:, and Henry Wallace was list-
ed as a speaker. The Youth Lobby endorsers leader was Pete Seeger,
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singing spokesman for the communist front - Peoples Songs~ Inc.
(Memorandum en closed)
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TO Director, FBI (100-200845) DATE: 4/9/64

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PETER SEEGER By: MTM
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Re Rome letter 3/2/64.
Security information furnished by referenced communication was disseminated
to the iildicated
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Data furnished to the U.S. sources was classified Confidential
Material furnished to the foreign sources will be handled as QsH:iitient!ift:l
under existing security agreements.

Appropriate notations are maintained in the files of the indicated sources to
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QUOTES FROM REVIEWS ON
PETE SEEGER

Haaretz, January 21, 1964 (by Dr. Gamzu)
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,· ·:· ·"'. •• A troubadour who carries in his satchel. a. bounty of songs, who
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sails with. them on a dialogue with the public, who prays with 'tlti.s public
and _the public ...holds. a pi:ayer with him, in song.

• ex't ra.ordinary ma.n~ •• I heard him speak, and not sing. He approaches
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his audience si.;nply like a friend travelling together day-by-day in the subway.
His inVitation to join him in song has become something simple, human, comrade-
ly. And_ he sings . on man for what he stands and were he stands. ·
"It.was .not a folk singer who performed before us, but a singer who
delivered a message to nations: a message of peace and brotherhoodo •• A
kindly spirit or' mankind who expresses his love .for humanity in simple ~ords.
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"Listening to Pete Seeger you feel that you came to believe in his
c~pany, to believe in man.rt

Davar, 22 January 1964 (by Shlomo Shva) ·
nA quiet singing could be heard one evening this.week from
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ball.in Tel Aviv~ BOO people sang together a quiet, solemn and joyful song -
a song of the heart - a song of the soul. On the stage there stood a tall
young man with a banjo, 'his voice conducting the audience's ·_flinging.
... ''The entire hall has· joined him in song like a big choir ••• He is. wonder-
f~l.11 in his song~. singing as
if to himself and finding an indirect path in his "
relations with his audience •••

"Being the fi~st singer of this type to visit Israel, it is to be hoped
that local.singers and composers will learn from his art and be influenced by
him. It-was apparent that the Israeli public likes good song. He appears
alone, without light effects and brilliance, and still his halls are· packed.

Maariv, January 22, 1964 (by N. Ben-ami)
"Pete Seeger is a great artist who creates an immediate· contact·of
words and song between men ••• He has revealed to us again the unity of hu.inan
language, in every sphere and in every ~d - his words are prose fully i:mbued
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Subject is on the Secut~ty Index. He is well-known
as a.banjo player and folk singer. In a letter Seeger states
he has enjoyed reading articles by Freda Cook in "Eastern Horizons"·
and states that sh~ mentioned songs that were made-up by folk
singers t'tHllng the stories of events o·f the day. He requests
copies of the songs either on paper or on a tape recording.

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INTERNAL SECURITY - NORTH VIETNAM

Enclosed herewith are three copies of
dated 7/18/66, postmarked 8/13/66 in Hong Kong, to Mrs. Freda
Cook, c/o Truog Dai Hoc Su'Pham, Hanoi, DeR.Vietnam.

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ACTION:
The above inf ormatioo and enclosures are being
directed to the attention of the Nationalities Intelligen e
Section and the Internal Security S~~~iODo
1 - Mr. Cotter
1 - Mr. Baumgardner
1 - Liaison
1 - Mr• Papich

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Dear Miss Cook,
I have enjoyed very much reading your articles
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in the magazine. tt:Sastern Horizons". In one of these
you mentioned songs . that were ma.qe. up .by folksingers
telling the story · or · events of today • .
This ~ould be of great interest to ·the readers
of the folksong magazine SING OUTt and I was wonder-
ing if it would be possible to get copies of these
; songs either on paper or on a tape . recording. Ideally,.
.l one would also 11ke to. have an ·art1ele about the songs
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for any help that you may be able to give me about
either or both of these interests.
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FROM MEXICO (100-2771 )(RUC) b

SUBJECT:
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~ENCLOSURES:
Enclosed are eleven (11) copies of a LHM dated and
captioned as above.
ADMINISTRATIVE: •

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. On. April 3,.. 1966,, MARY BELFRAGE (BUfile 100-359012) (·:-·-
called BERTHE SMALL (BUf1le 100-421747) and told her that
PETE SEEGER and his family were staying with her and that ·: -~~
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PETE would be giving a concert soon in Mexico City. $

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REPORTING OFFICE OFFICE OF ORIGIN CATE I NV ESTIGATI V E P ER IOD \

NEW YORK NEW YORK MAR 30 1111 1/15/71 - 3/2/71
HTLE OF CASE REPORT MACE BY TY PED B Y

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·PETER SEEGER
CHARACTER OF CASE
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REFERENCES:
( New·York report of SA LYNN Eo MC CREDY, 5/31/68 .
! . Los Angeles memo of SA KELLY Po HEMMERT, 8/24/70,
' captioned 11 First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, IS - c,
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ENCLOSURES:
TO BUREAU (2)
Two (2) copies of an .FD-376 are being furnished
to the Bureau, one of which is for transmittal to Secret
Service, Washington, DoC.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS CLAIMED CXJ NONE ACQUIT- CASE HAS B EEN:
CON VIC. AUTO . FUG. FINES SAVINGS REco v ER1Es TALS
PENDING OV ER ONE Y EAR DYES QN o
PENDING PROS EC UTION
OVER SIX MONTHS

SPECIAL AGENT
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ADMINISTRATIVE:
It is noted that there is no Bureau approved
characterization for each of the following:
~Soledad Brothers Defense Committee
"'-~Angela Davis
~Fremom and Peace Party -
·"The Fort Hood Three Defense Committee
~Summer of Support
"'-. ' The Oleo Strut, Inc.
'°The Fifth Avenue Peace Parade Committee
"'-- united Farm Workers
"- Victor Grossman
NY Coffee House Project
~. catholic Peace Fellowship
"-.'..Dr. Ricardo Alarcon Quesada
"-Earth Day
-Appleseed Project
INFORMANTS:
Identi t / ofj Source File Where Located
NY T- l00-83801-1688, 1659

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l00-83801-1698

Characterized Fort Hood Three
Defense Committee

Characterized Summer of
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Support
, The agents who obser~~iJr~tGf~z~g "SP~~lg9 are
identified as f6,;J_lows: EDWIN B. JONES, ALFRED GARY GUNN,
and 'KEITH M. HUNT~R.
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The agen"~s who observed SEEGER on 4/4/70 are identi-
fied &s follows: JAMES T. BURNETT, JOHN W. ROBINSON, JOHN
DOWNEt"(··. MICHAEL O'MA~.~EY, GREGORY G. ZAWISLAK.
The confideritial sources referred to in the
Mi scell•neous section ~~.. this report are identified as
follows !\

LEAD:
LOS ANGElliB
:, AT LOS ANGELES CALIFORN·IA. It is noted that in
', referenced LA memo, datea 8/24/70, I I attended a
\. Rally of the Soledad Brothers Defense at the 1st Unitarian
_ ', Church on 7 /24/70. On 8/6/70, per above mentioned memo,
I I advised that PETER SEEGER is a member of the
Communist Party. Inasmuch as NY has no information since

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LEAD (cont'd)
1954 i~dicating SEEGER maintains membership in the CP, LA
is requested to furnish NY with any details or further
information concerning SEEGER's possible membership in the
CP, thereby clarifying this statement made by source.

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1. ~Subject's name is included in the [XI Security Index []Agitator Index []Reserve Index.
2. 00 The data appearing on the CXJ Security Index Card [ ] Agitator Index Card are current.
3. []The data appearing on the Reserve Index Card []A [ ] B []are current D have
been changed.
4. D Changes on the [ ] Security Index Card D Agitator Index Card are necessary
and[] Form FD-122 D FD-397 submitted to the Bureau.
5. ~]A suitable photograph IX] is []is not avrfl1~
Date photograph was taken Marc 7 6
6. D Subject is employed in a key facility and . 1s
charged with security responsibility. Interested agencies are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

7. ~]This report is classified --~"~o~e~e~v~o~t~'~'~-----------.---~~~
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8. [Lt] Subject previously interviewed (dates) _ _n_o_n_e_____________
~]Subject was not reinterviewed because (state reason) he occupies a prominent
position in the entertainment field and any attempt
to.interview him could possibly embarrass the Bureau.

9. []This case no longer meets the D Security Index D Agitator Index criteria and a
letter has been directed to the Bureau recommending cancellation.
10. [XJ This case has been reevaluated in the light of the [)lJ Security Index D Agitator
Index criteria and it continues to fall within such criteria because (state reason)
of his association with CP affiliated groups as
late as 1970.

11. [XJ Subject's SI card is tabbed D Priority I D Priority II [Z] Priority III.
[le] Subject's activities warrant such tabbing because (state reasons)
of his association with CP affiliated groups as
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Copy to: 1-Secret Service,, NYC (RM)

Report of: STEPHEN M. CARBONE Office: New York,, New York
Date:
MAR 3 0 1971
field Office File #: 100-83801 Bureau File#: 100-20084 5
Title: PETER SEEGER

Character: SECURITY MATTER - C

Synopsis: SEEGER ·r esides at Box 431,, Dutchess Junction,
Beacon,, NY,, and is self-employed as a banjo
player and folk singer. From 2/23/68 to 1/19/71, SEEGER
has entertained at, participated in, or attended CP and/or
CP affi.Q""j:~ed f unct.ions. Informa ti on concerning his travel
abroad ~set forth . As o~ Februa ry 1 971, confidential
sourc es ~~ NYO were unable to provi de a ny further informa-
tion regarding SEEGER's current activities.
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DETAILS:
I . BACKGROUND
Residence and Empl oyment
SEEGER resides a t Box 431, Dutchess County,
Beacon,, New York, and is self-empl oyed a s a banjo player
and folk singer.

This document con tains n either recommendations n or conclusions ~f the FBI. It is the property or the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and ita contents
arc n ot t o be distributed outside your a&ency.

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NY T-1
January 28, 1971
Arrest Record
On February 19, 1971, HUGH BRENNAN, Identification
Officer, Dutchess County, Sheriff's Office, Poughkeepsie,
New York, advised files of his department contain no
information regarding SEEGER.

II. AFFILIATION WITH THE
COMMUNIST PARTY (CP) MOVEMENT
On February 23, 1968, SEEGER attended the W.E.B.
Du Bois Centennial celebration sponsored by "Freedomways"
at ·c arnegie Hall, New York, New York.
NY T-2
March 1, 1968
Characterizations of W.E.B. Du Bois Club
. and "Freedomways" are set forth in
Appendix attached hereto .
.On July 24, 1970 at a meeting of the Soledad
Brothers Defense at Los Angeles, California, SEEGER was
mentioned as a member of the Communist Party and his
upcoming concert a·t Lindy's Opera House, Los Angeles,
California, ·was referred to at this meeting.
NY T-3
August 6, 1970
The So]ajad Brothers Defense Committee
is an organization initiated by ANGELA
DAVIS to support three Negro males
indicted for killing a guard at Soledad
Prison in California . . Its office is at
326 W. 3rd St., Suite 318, Los Angeles,
California. ( 11 Black Panther"Party news-
paper dated Jily 11, 1970).
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ANGELA DAVIS is a former assistant
professor at the Uni versi ty·:-·of
California at Los Angeles and is a
self-admitted member of CF.
III. CP SYMPATHY
A. Miscellaneous Organizations
On April 5, 1968, SEEGER entertained at a Casa
--..:-de las Americas meeting at New
,--
York, New York.
;~iw NY T-ll
April 8, 1968
A characterization of Casa de las
Americas is set forth in Appendix
attached hereto.
On June 19, 1968, SEEGER entertained at the annual
memorial for JULIUS and ETHEL ROSENBERG at New York, New
Y:::>rk.
NY 'T-5
June 28, 1968
NY T.:.6
June 20, 1968
NY T-7
July 2, 1968
JULIUS and ETHEL ROSENBERG were
convicted in Uiii'ted'; Sta tes'c_ .ni·st~ic t
Court, Southern District of New
York {SDNY) on March 29 , 1951 of
conspi·racy to commit espionage on
behalf of the Soviet Union. The
ROSENBERGs were sentenced to death
on April 5, 1951 and were legally
executed at Sing Sing Prison,
Ossining, New York on June 19, 1953.

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On ·October 3, 1968, .SEEGER was listed as a new
~ubscriber for People's World.
NY T-8
October 3, 1968
The People's World is a west coast
communist newspaper published weekly
in San Francisco, California.
On November 1, 1968, SEEGER entertained at a
rally sponsored by the Freedom and Peace Party.
NY T-9
November 2, .1968
The Freedom and Peace Pa.r ty is a pol..i ti cal
party formed to nominate 11 peace 11 candidates
for national and local positions.·
on November 2, 1968 SEEGER entertained at a
mass rally sponsored by the Freedom and Peace Party at
Town Hall, New York, New York.
NY T-9
November 18, 1968
On December ·5, 1968, SEEGER entertained at a function
sponsored by the Guardian.
NY T-10
December 6, 1968
A characterization of the Guardian
is ·set forth in the Appendix
attached hereto.
on November 11, 1968, SEEGER entertained at a
tribute to the Fort Hood Three at Hunt.er College_, New Yor~,
New York.

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I November 18, 1968
The ·Fort Hood Three Defense Committee is an
organization based in New York, New York and organized:
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1.. pr.:::>Vide ~s for th. e legal d~;f/nse
t'J;'.o
NY of EEC J:ame~J~a_son, Pvt. Denn~ra
---- and Evt. David amas, three memoers of.
the United 1S't tes · A-rmy who hav~ refused
to serve in Vietnam because of their
belief that the war there is illegal,
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2. . To publicize and gain support for these
three G.I.'s, not only among the public
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at large, but also servicemen and those
facing the military service. To publicize
the reasons for the three G.I.'s stand and
keep the public informed on developments
in the case.
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3. It is the posi ti(m 'of the committee that ,; : '.:..
citizens generally and servicemen as
citizens are free to exercise their rights
of freedom of thought, conEcience and
expression. The committee will defend
these rights."
NY T-33
August
. 30,
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1966
On December .:/, 1968, SEEGER attended the 80th
birthday party of _AR~luELDS at the Riverside Plaza
Hotel, New York, wew_York.I
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December 4, 1968
NY T-14
December 9, 1968
As of December 4, 1968, ART SHIELDS wa.s a CP
member and a communist writer.
NY T-13
December 4, 1968
On December 5, 1968, SEEGER entertained at a
Guardian Benefit at New York, New York.
ITT T-lO
On May 22, 1969, represen~~fr~g~roP'trt~ 6~ederal
Bureau of Investigation {FBI) observed SEEGER entertain
at a rally entitled Summer of Support, sponsored by the
Oleo Strut, Incorporated, at Killeen, Texas.
"The Summer of Support" is an unincorporated
organization, under the sponsorship of the
National Mobilization Committee to End the War
in Vietnam (NMC), based at 407 South Dearborn
Street, Chicago, Illinois. Its aim is to
establish "coffee houses" throughout the United
States near military installations for the
purpose of providing alternatives to military
envfuronment and to provide legal counselling
to military personnel.
NY T-34
May 10, 1968
The characterization of NMC is incorporated
in the characterization of the Student
Mobilization Committee to End the War in
Vietnam (SMC) which is set forth in the
Appendix attached hereto.
The Oleo Strut, Incorporated is a
coffee house for military personnel
located at Killeen, Texas.
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held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California,
sponsored by the Los Angeles Committee for Defense of
the Bill of Rights (LACDBR) and. other groups.
NY T-15
June 3, 1969
A characterization of the LACDBR is
set forth in the Appendix attached
hereto.
On June 26, 1969 at a meeting of -the &>uthern
Californians to Abolish House Committee for unamerican
Ac'tivities {SCAHUAC), at Los Angeles, California, it
was announced that this organization received $1100 from
the proceeds of thel~PETER SEEGER concert held in
Los Angeles on May 18, 1969.
NY T-16
July 10, 1969
The SCAHUAC is the Los Angeles branch
of the National Committee to Abolish
House Un-American Activities Committee
(NCAHUAC). A characterization of
the NCAHUAC is set forth in the Appendix
attached hereto.
On October 24, 1969, SEEGER attended the 65th
Birthday Party of JOE NORTH at New York, New York.
NY T-17
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NY T-18
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JO~ORTH is a member of the C£ and a
communist writer and worker.
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On April 15, 1970, SEEGER spoke at an Anti-war
demonstration at New York, New York, sponsored by the
F~fth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committ~e (FAVPPC).

NY T-20
April 23, 1970
The FAVPPC is an umbrella "peace type
organization" which is based in New York,
New York, and opposes the American position
in Vietnam. NY T-
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On April 15, 1970, SEEGER1 i~i~Iiliea1 & ieac~
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rally at Columbia University, New York, New York, sponsored
by the Student Mobifization Committee to End the War in·
Vietnam , (SMC).
NY T-10
May 1, 1970
A characterization of SMC is set forth
in Appendix attached hereto.
As of June 26, 1970, SEEGER 1
~i was a subscriber
to the Daily WorlQ.
NY T-21
June 26, 1970
The Daily World is an east coast conununist
newspaper.
On December 10, 1970, at a meeting of the
National Committee to Fre.e Angela Davis (NCFAD) at Los
Angeles, California, SEEGER's name was referred to as a
supporter of ANGELA DAVIS.
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A characterization of NCFAD is
set forth in tne Appendix attached
hereto. ·
On December 24-, 1969 SEEGER' s subsc rip ti on to
the People's World has expired and was not renewed.
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NY T-8
December 24, 1969
B. The Daily World
The October 31, 1970 issue of the Daily World
indicated that the New York Committee to Free Angela
Davis announced its first g~oup of sponsors. PETER
SEEGER was listed as a sponsor.
The New York Conunittee to Fr~e Angela
Davi:s is the New York-. branch of the
NCFAD. A characterization of the
NCFAD is ~et forth in the Appendfx
attached hereto.
The November 26, 1969 issue of the Daily World
indicated SEEGER was a sponsor ~or the GI coffee Houses,
New York GI Coffee House-Project, 339 Lafayette Street,
New York, New -York. ~

The New York GI Coffee House Project
is self-described as a center for
open discussion of political issues,
information, counselling and legal
aid, as well as entertainment and broad
programs of other activities.
The coffee house is generally designe <:~ ·:·. .
to attract military personnel .
The November 14, 1969 and the November 18, 1969
issues of the Daily World indicated SEEGER participated
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The November 15, 1969 issue of the Daily World
indicated SEEGER participated at a peace rally at the
New York Theatre Guild, New York, New York, on November 13,
1969.
The March 28, 1970 issue of the Daily World
published· a copy of a s'ong entitled, "Me Gustan Los
Esttidiantes"?i translated from Spanish to mean, "I I.ove
The students'. This song was written by VIOLETA PARRA,
a Chilean song writer who died /in 1967. SEEGER sent this
song to the Daily World for publication therein.
The April 18, 1970 issue of the Daily World
published an extensive article written by SEEGER dealing
\with the pollution problem in t9e United States.
The April 21, 1970 issue of the Daily World
indicated that SEEGER was named the Honorary Chairman of
. Earth Day, at New York. · · ,c

Earth Day was a national function held in
many cities throughout the United states,
participating in various degrees, on
April 24, 1970, to instill in United
States citizens an awareness of the problems
of pollution and over-population.
The May 1, 1970 issue of the Daily World published
a letter to the editor in colwnn entitled "our Readers
Say ... t1 This letter mentioh~d SEEGER's participation in
Earth Day activities. ·
IV. TRAVEL ABROAD
On February 4, 1970, NY T-23, a confidential
source abroad, advised that SEEGER arrived in Erigland
from . New Y~rk, New York, on November 16, 1969 and depart-
ed on November 30, 1969.
SEEGER was observed in Beacon, New York during
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NY T-1
January 28, 1970
On Januarv 21~ 1971, NY T-25.I

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While in Madrid, Spain, SEEGER resided at the
Hotel Plaza as of January 16, 1971.
The same agency advised that SEEGER aeparted from
Madrid, Spain on January. 22, 1971
.. for Havana, Cuba. __
NY T-25
February 3, 1971
The January 25, 1971 issue of Granma, a Cuban
newspaper, carried an article captioned "..1.I Have Come to
Cuba to Learn' says American folk singe:r Peter Seeger",
in which SEEGER stated he was happy to be in Cuba, where
he "had come to learn and help the Revoluti::mr;:;i(l any way
possible".
NY T-26
February 11, 1971
Granma is a self-described organ of
the Central Conunittee of the
Conununist Party of Cuba.
On Februar 8 1971 NY T-24
a vi·se
that on February , 1971, accor ing o. a Havana, Cuba,
domestic service broadcast, SEEGER met with several officials
of Cuba and ambassadors to Cuba. Another domestic service
broadcast announced that SEEGER had departed Cuba on .
February 4, 1971 for Europe after his visit to Cuba which
began January 23, 1971.
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V. MISCELLANEOUS
On November 13, 1969, SEEGER attended a rally
at New York, New York, for peace in Vietnam.
NY T-27
December 2, 1969 I
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On November 15, 1969, SEEGER participated and
entertained in a march at Washington, D.C. for peace
in Vietnam. I
NY T-28
November 21, 1969
On December 13, 1969 SEEGER gave a concert at
Miami Beach, Florida for the·· benefit of the United Farm
Workers and its Miami Grape Boycott.
NY T-29
December 19, 1969
The United Farm Workers is a union of
· farmers and farm laborers ba~ed in
California attempting to organize farmers
throughout the United States. Its initial
action as an organization was a nation-wide
grape boycott.

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On Januar 0 1970, NY T-30,
~~~~----!!~--~~~~~----~----~--~~~__. a vised
SEEGER wrote a letter to . GEO~SMAN in East Berlin,
Germany, postmarked January 12, 1970, requesting him to
participate in anit-pollution campaigns.
VICTOR GRO~N is a well-known alias
-for ~P.HE WECHSLER. He deserted
from the nited States Army in
West Germany in 1952 a·nd has been
active as an East German propagandist.
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On April 4, 1970, representatives of the FBI
observed SEEGER entertain at an anti-ppllution rally
in Central Park, New York, New York.
On December 26, 1969,, SEEGER attended a benefit
to support "GI coffee houses 11 at New York,, New York.
NY T-10
January 16, 1970 .
On August 12,, 1970, SEEGER entertained at a
Catholic Peace Fellowship Rally and at Foley Square, New
York, New York.
NY T-31
August 18, 1970
The Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF) has its
;\ national office at 339 Lafayette Street,
New York,, New York. Its staff are also
. the key elements ::if the Appleseed Project,
. which has members from every Pacifist
"'group in New York, New York. It is an
active group involved in organizing
civil disobedience actions.in New York,
"'1 New York. (cathQlic Peace Fellowship Brochure
dated July, 196~)
The Appleseed Project has publicly
declared itself as a clearing house for
peace activities in New York, New York
and its aim is to unite Pacifist
organizations·.
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Two telephone calls came to - t~e Cuban Mission
to the United Nations, New York, New Ybrk, on behalf of
PETER SEEGER, requesting an appointment with. Dr. RICARDO
'ALARCON. QUESADA. . ..

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Dr. RICARDO ALARCON QUESADA is the
Cuban Ambassador to the United
Nations.
On June 30j 1969j FRANK DECKERj Attorneyj
Taconic State Park Commission, advised that he received
information that SEEGER donated $1000 to the Students
For A Democratic Society (SDS).
A characterization of SDS is set
forth in the Appendix attached
hereb.
Other confidential sources who are familiar with
certain phases 6f CP activity in the New York area were
contacted during February 1971 and were unable to provide
any information on the current activities of SEEGER.

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BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Also Known As
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
According to the official newspaper · of the Black
Panther Party (BPP), th.e BPP was started during December,
1966 , in Oakland, California , to organize black people so
. they can take .control of the life , politics, and the dest.iny
of the black community . It ~as organized by BOBBY G • . SEALE,
BPP Chairman," and HUEY P. NEWTON, Minister of Defense, BPP.
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The official newspaper, called "The ~lack Panther," I
regularly states .that the BPP advocates the use of guns and
guerrilla tactics. in its revolutionary program to ·end oppression
of the black people .. Residents of the black community are
urged to arm themselves against the police who are consistently
referred to as · ·".pigs" who should be killed . ·
The newspaper, ~n its issue of September 7, · 1968,
had an article by the then Minister of Education; GEORGE
MURRAY. This ar'ticle ended with the following:
"Black men . Black people, colored persons of
America, revolt everywhere! Arm yourselves. The only
culture worth keeping is revolutionary culture . Change.
Freedom everywhere. Dynamite! Black power . Use the gun .
Kill the pigs everywhere . "
The BPP newspaper, issue of October 5 ~ 1968, had an
article introduced with the following statement: "We will
not dissent from American government. We will overthrow it . ''
DAVID HILLIARD, Chief of Staff, BPP, in a speech
at the San Francisco Polo Field on November 15, 1969, said
"We will kill Richard Nixon . "
DAVID HILLIARD, in tbe "New York Times," issue of
December 13, 1969, was quoted as follows: "We advocate the
very direct overthrow of the government by way.of force ·
and v.i olence . "

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BLACK PANTHER PARTY (cont'd)
In the issue of April 25, 1970, the BPP newspaper·
bad an article ·by Minister of culture EMORY DOUGLAS as
follows: ~

"The only way to make this racist US government
adm~nister .justice to the people it is oppressing, is ... .
by taking ·up arms against this government, killing the
officials, until the reactionary forces ... are dead, and
those that are left turn their weapons on their superiors,
thereby.· passing revolutionary judgement against the number
one enemy of all mankind, the racist U.S. government."
. .
The BPP Headqua~ters is located at· 1046 Peralta
Street, Oakland, California. Branches of the BPP, and
Committees .t o Combat Fascism, under c.ontrol of the BPP, .
have been established in various locations in the United
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CASA DE LAS AMERICAS
On May 14, 1970, a source advised that the Casa
de las Americas (CDLA), an organization composed of pro-FIDEL
CASTRO and pro-Communist individuals, formed in April, 196~,
has its headquarters on the fourth floor, 876 Broadway, New
York City.
The source advised that CDLA is os-tensibly formed
as a social club, but in effect it acts as a focal point for
revolutionary peoples sympathetic to the Cuban government.
Although it is not directly controlled by the CUban Mission
to the Uni.ted Nations (CKUN), many CUban personnel. attend
its functions and at least an ~ndirect link with CMUN is
present. CDLA has fund-raising affairs and contributes
money to the CMUN. CDLA also gives financial support to
other revolutionary groups representing countries other than
. t\J.ba. Through CMUN, various propaganda materials of a
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FREEDOMWAYS·ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED

The records of the New York State Secretary of State,
Albany, New York, show that a Certificate of Incorporation of
Freedomways Associates, Incorporated (FAI), was filed qn
March 2, 1961.
A source advised on May 24, 1961, that during a
meeting of the National Board, Communist Party, United States
of Ameriqa (CP, USA) ·held on May 24, 1961, it was stated that
"Freedomways" is to develop a theory and positive criticism
of currents in the Negro movement and to project a socialist
and pro-Soviet orientation.

A second source advised in May, 1970, that "Freedomways,"
the official publication of FAI, was set up by the CP, USA,
in 1961 and that ESTHER JACKSON is the current Managing Editor
·of "Fre~domways," which is located a·t 799 Broadway, New York,
New York. ESTHER JACKSON is the wife of JAMES JACKSON who is
a member of the National Committee and Political Committee of
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THE "GUARDIAN" FORMERLY KNOWN AS ·
"NATIONAL GUARDIAN WEEKLY GUARDIAN
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ASSOCIATES, INCORPORATED
The ~Guide to Subversive Organizations and
Publications,'.' revised and published as of December 1, 1961,
prepared and released by the Committe e on ·un-Arnerican
Activities, United States House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C., contains the following concerning the
"National Guardian:"

"l. • •• 'established by the American Labor
Party in 1947 as a "progressive" weekly ••.
it has manifested itself from the beginning
as a virtual official propaganda arm of
Soviet Russia.'"
Beginning with the February 10, 1968,issue, the
"National . Guardian" became the "Guardian."
The May 9, 1970 issue of the "Guardian" is self-
described aa an "independent radical newsweekly."
The December, 1968 issue of the "New York Times"
carried an interview with the editors of the "Guardian." One
of the editors· stated: 11 0ur job is to build a radical movement.
To quote the Cuban Revolutionaries, we are not only to write
about it, but also to move along with it ... we are movement
people acting as journalists.
"The 'Guardian' takes a strong left position, but
it is not identified with any organized group because i t believes
that an American left ideology is still in·the making. On~ of
its purposes is to break away from the cliches of the left
ideology of the past."
A source adv.Jsed in May, 1970 that the "Guardian"
is located at 32 West 22nd Street, New York, New York.

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1.
LOS ANGELES COMMITTE.E FOR DEFENSE OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS,
formerly known as Los Angeles Committee For Protection
of Foreign Born (LACDBR)
A source advised in May, 1968, that the LACDBR
has expanded its form~r scope of interest relating to the
foreign born, and has become a . militant general defense
organization allegedly seeking to s.a feguard the rights
of all indi vidua,ls, including the foreign born, as well
as those seeking to avoid military service in the Armed
Forces of the United States.
The LACDBR is a non-membership organization
which is represented by an Administrative Board of about
125 Individuals from loosely organized area commi~tees
interested in the work of the LACDBR. These board members
are invite9 by ROSE CHERNIN, Executive Director of the LACDBR,
who is the ·guiding, dominant, and motivating force behind
the LACDBR. Its headquarters are maintained at 326
West Third Street, Los Angeles, California.
Another source advised in May, 1968, that ROSE
CHERNIN is currently Organizational Secretary of the Moranda
Smith Section of the Southern California District Communist
Party ( SCDCP} .

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NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO ABOLISH
HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE/ '
HOUSE INTERNAL SECURITY COMMITTEE
Formerly Kno~n As
NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO ABOLISH
THE HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
The "Guide to Subversive Organizations and
Publications," issued December 1, 1961, by the Committee
on Un-American Activities, United States House of
Representatives, page 115, contains the following citation
regarding the National Committee to Abotish the Un-American
Activities Committee (NCAUAC):
"Cited as a 'new organization' set up in the
Summer of 1960, to lead and direct the Communist Party's
'Operation Abolition' campaign. Seven of the national
leaders of this group have been identified as communists.
" (Committee .on Un-American Activities,
House Report 1278 on the Truth About the
Film ~Operation Abolition,' Part 1,
October 3, 1961, page 5) ."
A source advised that the NCAUAC changed its
name on March 3, · 1962, to include the word "House·" in its
name, thereby becoming known as the National Committee to
Abolish the House Un~American Activities c·o rnrnittee (NCAHUAC).
A national meeting of this organization was held in Chicago,
Illinois, on April 27 - 28, 1963.
A second source on May 27, 1969, made available
a letter from the NCAHUAC, dated April 1, 1969, which stated
that at a national meeting held in Washington, o.c. during
March 22 - 24, 1969, the name of the organization was changed
to the National Committee to Abol.ish the House Un-American
Activities Committee/House Internal Security· Committee
(NCAHUAC/HISC) •
This source advised on May 7, 1970, that as of
that date the NCAHUAC/HISC continued to function .with
headquarters at 555 North Western Avenue, Los . Angeles,
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NATIONAL COM.MI'l'TEE 'IO FREE ANGELA DAVIS,
Also KnO\·m As
United Committee to Free P.n;:;_ela Davis

A source advised in Octobrir 1970, that the
Communist Party, USr\ (C PUSA ), h a d decided to help ANGELA
DAVIS, ~elf-admitted member.of ~he Communist Part y (CP)
in Los Angeles, California, inca rcerated in New York City
and soon to be extradited ·to California to nns~cr murder-
kid napping charges. This source stc.tcd that DOROTHY_...HEALEY·,
former Chairman, Southern California· District Communist
Part~· (SCDCP) _, '."/ould devote her full time .. and head the
committee in California· and be assisted by LOU DISKIN,
Chairman, SCDCP. ' .
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DAVIS was subsequently extradited from New York Ctty
and transported to California ori December 22, 1970.
The 11 Daily Worker, 11 East Coast com:nunist weekly
ncws1Japer, issue of Oc: tobe1~ 16, 1970, page three, cont-9.ins.
an nrti6 le which states that GUS HALL, General Secretary of
the CPUSA, had stated that the CPUSA would lnyolve its.elf in
freeing ANGELA DAVIS and that /,ng ela Da.vis Defense Committees
would be started in such cities as tos Angeles, California;
San Francisco, California; Ne~ York, New York; Chicago, ·
Illinois: and othe r cities.· He stated that there will be a
national' commi ttee to take chare;e of the defense of DAVIS,
and the CP will be part of it. ·
. Sources two, three, and four advised in October
and November 1970, that a meeting of the United Committee
to Free Angela Davis was held at the First Unitarian Church
of Los Angeles, 2936 West 8th Street, Los.Angeles, California.
LOU DISKIN, Chairman, SCDCP, sppke_and. stated-that the CP
would do everyth i ng t.o build support fo.r ANGELA DAVIS.
CHARL..SNE .MITCHELL, ~ember, National Com.:nittee, CPUSA, and
unsucces sful candidate for President of the United States
on the CP ticket, spoke at this meeting and stated that the
CP must make every effort to free Al~GELA DAVIS.. BEN· DOBBS,
Executive Secretary, SCDC?, spoke and stated that the CP
must be· the fo~usir:g point of the movement to free ANGELA
DAVIS.

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Source five advised on Dec ember 3, 1970, that the
National United Co::;...""'.litt:e:e to Free Ang ela Davis is located .
at Suite 104, 3450 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, California.
Source advised that the committee in the Los Angeles area
was formed for the purpos e of seeking f undE for DAVIS in
.this area but that s eparat e and distinct co:nmittees ·\·/Ould
be set up throug!1out the United 'States.
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ind icc.:. tcd a spo!-:esn:an for the Na t:lonal Cornrrli ttee to
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REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH MOVEMENT
A source advised that the Revolutionary .Youth
Movement II (RYMII) faction of Students for a Democratic
Society (SDS) held a national conference at Atlanta, Georgia,
from November 26. to 30, 1969. At this conference it was
decided to form a new organization to be known as Revolutionary
Youth Movement (RYM), characterized as a mass anti-imperialis't
youth organization , said organization being .proposed as ·
separate and distinct in form and content from sos. The
"Principles of Unity" adopted by the conference· ·included a
struggle against white supremacy and male supremacy~ fights
against imperialism, anticommunism , fascism and oppression
of youth ~ and support of the right of self-determination of
all "oppressed nations," also support of the right of all
"oppressed and exploited" peoples "to .armed self-defense."
It was agreed that RYM would not be a Marxist-Leninist
organization~ however, source said this was decided in. order
to indicate an organization broad enough in form to be
acceptable to everyone. A temporary National Steering
Committee (NSC) made up of eight females and two males was
elected to govern RYM until national officers could be
elected during the Spring of i970.
RYM publications have listed the RYM National Office
(NO) at Post Office Box 5421 and Post Office Box 77012 C,
both Atianta, Georgia, and a second source has advised that
the NO has no off ice space but would probably be considered ae
located at Apartment 27, 1067 Alta Avenue, Northeast, Atlanta. ·
Second source advised that women dominated the
founding conference and -have continued to dominate NSC ·
meetings to the point that "women's liberation" ha~ apparently
become the RYM's principal i ssue - also that RYM's poor
financial condition has resulted in its failure to publish
a paper. During early ·1 970, RYM has decided to eater to
the working class rather than youth, s i nce the potential · for
social revolution lies in workers.
A third source has stated that it was decided a~
the March, 1970, NSC meeting that RYM women had decided the
organization will be molded itito a "working class, Marxist- ·
Leninist, revolutionary, anti-imperialist, problack
nationalist, people's women's liberation organization. 11

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is set out separately.

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STUDENT MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE,
Also ~nown As Student Mobilization
Committee to End the War in Vietnam;
·' National Student Mobilization Committee
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A . source advised on May 16. 1969, that the Student
Mobilization Committee originally .grew out of the National
~tudent ' St;ike .for Peace conferen~e held in Chicago, Illinois .
on Decem~e~ 28 - 29, 1966, which resulted i~ a call for massive
anti-war d~monstrations in New York City, New York, and San
Francisco, 'California~ on April 15 . 1967. The National Student
Strike for ·Peace was originally called by the Communist Party
and the Sociali~t· Wor.kers Party (SWP), .culminating in a takeover
by the SWP element in the Summer of .1968 and the Communist
Party element withdrawing. Source further advised the Student
Mobilization Committee locally and nationally is controlled by
the SWP and its · youth arm, the Young Socialist Alliance (YSA),
a~ evidenced by· the YSA leadership and participation in Student
~obilization Committee activities. .
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Executive Order 10450 .
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Ho~se o.f Representatives, Ninetieth Congress. First Session .
dated March 31. · 1967, entitled "Communist Origin and Manipulation
of Vietnam Week,. (Apri 1 8 - 15, 1967)" on page 53 states in part,
'. (' "Communists. are playing dominant roles in both the Student
Mobiliza tio.n Committee· and the Spring Mobiliza. t~ori Com.mi ttee."
A second source on January 26, 1970 . made available
a copy of "The Student Mobilizer" dated January 21. 1970 . which
was self-descriped as being published by the National Office
of the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam,
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1029 Vermont Avenue, N. W., Washington, D.C . 20005, In this
issue the progr.8.m of the Student Mobilization Committee was
·set forth as follows: ·immediate and unconditional withdrawal
of all U.S. troops from Vietnam, an end to the draft, end all
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mination for Vietnam and Black America and constitutional rights
for Gis and high school students .

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STUDENT MOBILIZATION COMMITTEE,
Also Known As Student Mobilization
Committee to End the War in Vietnam ;
National Student Mobilization Conunittee (cont'd)
This source advised that the Student Mobil i zation
Committee occupies Suite 907 a.t 1029 Vermont Avenue , N. W.,
Washington, D.C. 20005 , as of Febr uary 27, 1970 .
A characterization of the YSA
appears separately .

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
Students for a Democratic Society, corranonly
known as sos, came into existence at a founding convention
held during Jun~, 1962, at Port Huron, Michigan~ From an
initial posture of "participatory democracy," Marxist-
Leninist ideology of various shadings became predominant
during 1968-1969 with debate centering on how best to create
a revolutionary youth movement. SOS moved from involvement
in the civil rights struggle to an anti-Vietnam war position
to advocacy of a militant anti-imperialist ~ine linking up
the oppressed peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America
with the black liberation movement in the United States.
All major factions within SOS embrace ·Marxism-Lenism
.and identify internationally with China, Cuba and North
Vietnam as countries leading the worldwide struggles
against the United States. However, the Soviet Union
was regarded as imperialist 2nd with the Communist Party,
United States of America, "r<',visionj st" in nature.
SDS operated under a national constitution which
called for an annual National Convention (NC) and quarterly
National Council meetings wherein programs were initiated
and debated. Three national officers were elected annually
with a National Interim Committee to run the organization.
Regional off ices and college chapters elected delegates to
the national meetings but each functioned independently on
local matters. Its official public;1tion "Fire" (formerly
"New Left Notes") last appeared in ')ecember, 1969.
Internal factionalism of serious proportions
developed during 1968 - 1969 and tl 'e following three factions
evolved as a result of a split at t he June, 1969, NC:
Weatherman, Worker Student Alliance (WSA), and Revolutionary
Youth Movement (RYM) • The· effect of the split on SOS chapters
throughout the country was d'ivisive. Some aligned with one
or the other of the three major factions. Others, unable to
identify with any faction, disassociated with SOS completely
and changed names.

The sos national off ice in recent years was
located at 1608 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois. It
was closed in February, 1970.

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STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (cont'd)
The Weatherman and RYM qroups no longer consider
themselves associated with SDS, and the WSA group refers to
itself as th~ tru.e SOS. ·
Characterizations of We~therman, WSA
and RYM are set out separately.

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WEATHERMAN
Initially called the "Action Faction," Weatherman
came into being immediately before the June, 1969, Students
for a Democratic Society (SOS} National Convention (NC).
At this NC Weatherman won all three ~ational officer positions
and a majority of the National Interim Committee as well.
Subsequently, they took over the SDS National Office (NO)
.in Chicago, and controlled i~s funds, paper and national ·
records. Although internal struggle existed until late 1969,
Weatherman for all major purposes controlled SOS nationally
from June, 1969, until its NO closed in February; 1970. At
this time it no longer considered itself part of SDS.
The term Weatherman emerged from an ideological
paper prepared· by its leaders entitled "You Don't Need a
Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows" ("New Left
No-t:es" June 18, 1969). This statement outlined the basic
stance of Weatherman: Marxist-Leninist in content but with
. strong advocacy that action not theory would bring about
revolution in the United States. This posture was complemented
with an international identification to the Cuban revolution
and CASTRO'S statement that the duty of a revolutionary i' is
to make revolutibn. ·
During.October, 1969, Weatherman riots in
Chicago resulted in more than 260 arrests for mob ·action·
and related charges. A program of armed struggle was
finalized during a December, 1969, "War Council ... wherein' ,
terrorist tactics and political assassination were
contemplated. The basic strength of Weatherman was ··then:
revealed to be some 300 - 350 nationally and geographically.
apportioned to the Midwest,. New York, and, some _N or:thwest. ·
As its rhetoric of violence escalated, we·a therman
leaders increasingly discussed the necessity of an underground
ope~ation wherein ·more than 90 percent of the org,aniz.at:ion'.
would be submerged; "affinity groups of three - five members
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would function independently.·. 111 February, 1970, ·weatherman
leaders announced a program of "strategic sabotage" w£th
police and military installations as primary targets.
In February, 1970, Weatherman abandoned· the
SOS NO, 1608 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois, and
throughout the cou.ntry entered an underground status.

A characterization of the SOS
is set out separately.

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W.E.B. DU BOIS CLUBS OF AMERICA
On May 1, 1970, a source advised the W.E.B.
DuBois Clubs of America (DCA) was formed in June, 1964,
as a Marxist-oriented youth organization which would be
·used as a recruiting ground for the Communist Party,
United States of America (cp·, USA) • This organization·
merged with CP youth and independent Marxist youth in
the formation of a new organizatiQn in February, 1970,
at which time the DCA became defunct.

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WORKER STUDENT ALLIANCE/
PROGRESSIVE LABOR PARTY

A source advised during August, 1969, that at
the National Convention (NC) of Students for a Democratic
Society (SOS) held in Chicago, Cllinois, during June, 1969,
a split arose between the Progr ~ssive Labor Party (PLP) and
the National Office (NO), the N) becoming known as the
Weatherman faction. The PLP fa ~tion drew the largest
support among those in attendan ce at the NC.
Source further advise··l that during late Summer,
1969, the PLP faction of SOS established its National
Headquarters (NH) on the second floor of a loft-type
building at 173A Massachusetts ~venue, Boston, Massachusetts.
The campaign on which the PLP f ·l ction centered was to build
a worker student alliance or a campus worker student
alliance. Thus, they adopted the names of Worker Student
Alliance (WSA) or Campus Worker Student Alliance.
Source stated that th ·~ "New Left Notes, " printed
in New York City, is the official publication of the WSA
faction.
A second source during January, 1970,
advis ~d
that within the sos, the WSA is a caucus of which the PLP
constitutes the leadership.
A third source advisei during July, 1970, that
during demonstrations staqed ir- the Boston area during the
Spring and Summer of 1970 by th ~ NH, the main theme of
previous demonstrations staged oy the NH shifted from
protes·tations of the Vietnam War and other United States
foreign policy matters to attac: '< ing domestic issues such
as racism and unemployment and iemonstrating support of
the "workers' struggle . "
Characterizations of t he SDS
and PLP are set out s3parately.

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YOUNG SOCIALIST ALLIANCE
A source advised on May 14, .1970, that the Young I.
Socialist Alliahce (YSA) maintains its national headquarters
at 41 Union Square· West, New York, New York, and has as its
officiai publication, "The Young Socialist 0rganizer" (YSO).
The YSA is the youth organization of the Socialist Workers
Party (SWP) and serves as the main source of recruitment into
the SWP.
Accor¢iing to the ma~thead of the "YSO" dated
April 29, 1970, :the YSA is de~cribed as "A multi-national
revolutionary socialist youth organizntion. ''
The SWP has been der-ignated pursuant
to Executive Order 10450.

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Director
Unite d States Secret Service
Department of the Treasury
Washington, D. C. 20220
Re: Peter Seeger
Dear Sir:
The information furnished herew ith conce rns an individual who is belie ved to be
covered by the agreement between the FBI and Secret Service concerning Presidential- pro-
tection, and to fall within the category or categories checked.
I. D Ha s attempted or threatened bodily harm to any government official or employee ,
inc luding foreign governme nt officials residing in or planning an imminent visit to the
U. S., because of his official status.
2. D Has atte mpted or threatened to redres s a grievance against any public offic ial by other
than l ega l me ans .
. . --<L K:J Becaus e of background is potentially dangerous; or has been ide ntified as member or
participant in c om munist movement; or has been under active inve stigation as member
of other group or organization inimical to U. S.
4. D U. S. citizens or residents who defect from the U. S. to countrie s in the Soviet or
Chine se Communist blocs and return.

5. D Subversives, ultrarightists, racis ts and fascists who meet one or more of the following
criteria:
(a) D Evidence of emotional instability (including unstable residence and
employme nt record) or irrational or suicidal behavior:
(b) D Expressions of. strong or violent anti-U. S. sentiment;
(c) D Prior acts (inc luding arrests or convictions ) or conduct or statements
indic ating a propensity for violence and antipathy toward good order
and government.
6. D Individual s involved in illegal bombing or illegal bomb-making.

Photograph D has been furnished D enclosed D is not available
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at New York, New York.

All sources (except aIJ.y listed below) whose identities
are concealed in referenced communication have furnished reliable/ ,.
information in the past.

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2/5/71, and NYlet to Bureau and LHM dated 2/4/70.
Enclosed for Bureau are the original and six
copies of LHM pertaining to SEEGER 1 s travel abroad as well
as two copies of FD 376, one of which is for transmittal to
Secret Service, Washington, D.C~ One copy of tpe attached
L.HM is being furnished to Secret Service, NY, NY.
It is noted that WFO has been requested to furnish
to Bureau and NY the results of USDS passport review, per ,
referenced NYlet to Bureau,_2/5/71. ~
It is further noted that information concerning [/,4 ~
SEEGER's trip to Cuba, referred to in attached LHM, has
been submitted to the Bureau as an LHM with referenced NYlet
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FEDERAL B U REAU OF INVESTIGATION
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SECREl
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1n Reply, Please Refer to .
File No. Bufile 100-200845
DirectorNYfile 100-83801 Ml:XR 1 51971
United States Secre t Service
De partment of the Treasury
Washington, D. C. 20220 Re: Peter Seeger
Dear Sir:
The information furni s hed herewith concerns an individual who is believed to be
covered by the agreement betwee n the FBI and Secret Se rvice concerning Presidential pro-
tection, and to fall within the category or categories c hec ked.
1. D Has atte mpte d or threatened bodily harm to any gove rnment official or employee,
including fore ign governme nt officials residing in or planning an imminent visit to th e
U. S., because of his official s tatus.
2. D Has attempte d or threatene d to re dress a grievanc e against any public official by othe r
than lega l me ans .
3. [Xl Because of bac kground is pote ntially dangerou s; or has been identified as member or
participant in c ommunist movement; or has been under active inve stigation as member
of other group or organization inimical to U. S.
4. D U. S. citize ns or residents who defect from the U. S. to countrie s in the Soviet or
Chinese Communist blocs and re turn.
5. D Subvers ives , ultrarightis ts , rac ists and fasci s ts who meet one or more of the following
criteria:
(a) D Evidence of emotional ins tability (inc luding unstable res ide nce and
employment record) or irrational or suicidal be havior:
(b) D Expre ssions of strong or violent anti-U. S. s e ntiment;
(c) D Prior acts (including a rres ts or conviction s ) or conduct or s tate ments
indic ating a propensity for violence and antipathy toward good orde r
and gove rnment.
6. D Individuals invo lved in ille gal bombing or ille ga l bomb-making.

Photograph D ha s been furnished D enclosed D is not available
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File No. t-\;\R. I ;:.> 1971
Bufile 100-200845
BTf ile l00 -83801

Peter Seeger
Security Matter-C

Reference is made to memorandum dated February 4,
1970, concerning captioned individual.
Peter Seeger resides at Dutchess . Junction, Beacon,
New Yor l{ (NY), and is self- employed as a ban jo player
and f ol k sing er.

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A characterization of the
· CasaQ.eilias n Americ a s is set forth
in the Appendix attached hereto.

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of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is t h e . ,/
property of the FBI and is l oaned t o y our a gency; it · and its
contents are not to be distributed outside y our agency.

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Cuba,
A newspaper article from Granma, a Cuban newspaper,
dated January 25, 1971, regarding Seeger, ruili. the other
individuals in his group, indicated that Mika)., Seegep is
Seeger's daughter and Rodriguez Vazquez is Seeg er's
son-in-law. It also described Rodri guez Vazquez as a
Puerto Rican.
Granma newspaper is self-d~rncribed as the organ
of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.

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1. APPENDIX

CASA DE LAS AM!;RICAS
On May 14, 1970, a source advised that the Casa
de las Americas (COLA), an organization composed of pro~FIDEL
CASTRO and pro~Communist individuals, formed in April, 1964,
has its headquarters on the fourth floor, 876 Broadway, New
York City.
The source advised that CDLA is os.tensibly formed
as a social club, but in effect ·it acts as a focal point for
revolutionary peoples sympathetic to the CUban government.
Although it is not directly controlled by the CU.ban Mission
to the United Nations (CMUN), many CUban personnel attend
its funct.ions and at least an indirect link with CMUN is
present. CDLA has .fund-raising affairs and contributes
money to the CMUN. CDLA also gives financial support to
other revolutionary groups representing countries other than
Cuba. Through CMUN, various propaganda materials of a
Communist nature are found at COLA.

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SUBJECT: 0
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Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and 6
copies of LHM pertaining to SEEGERS travel abroad.

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FEDERAL B U REA U OF INVESTIGATION

In Reply, Please Refer to
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File No.
Bufile 100-200845 MAR 3 1971
NYfile 100-83801

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Peter Seeger ··
Security Matter· C

Reference is made to memoranda dated February 4,
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Seeger resides at Dutchess Junction, Beacon, New
York, and is self employed as a banjo player and folk singer.

While in Cuba, Seeger gave several concerts and~
sang the Cuban song "La Guantanamera", a ballad paying
homage to the late Vietnam ... Piesident Ho Chi Ming, and other \.
songs denouncing Amerigan aggression in Inda-China. ·J

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[Excerpts] Pete Seeger will remain in Cuba for 2 we eks as a guest

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Seeger said.

"I have sung for Vietnam for 7 years, 11 Seeg er added. On 15 November

during the moratorium in Washing~on, D.c., I sang 'Bring Back, Bring

Back the Soldiers from Vi e tnam. ' Half a million people joined in
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Finally-, the creator of "If I Had a Hammer," 16 Tons, 11 and other

protest songs which are sung the world over announced that he was

interested in visiting Artemisa and singing at the Eduardo Garcia

Lavandero state farm school where - a North American couple, friends

of his, are working •

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NEW SOVIET AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DORTICOS

Havana Domestic Service in Spani sh 2314 GMT 26 Jan 71 .F

l"Ie xt ) President Dr Osvaldo Dorticos T_o rrado t oda y received i n a solemn ce remony
the new Soviet amba ssador extraordinary.and ple nipotentiary to . Cuba, Nikita P.
Tolube yev. Atte.nding the ceremony in whi ch the new ambassador pre sent e d his
credentials were Cuban Foreign Mini.s ter Raul Roa a nd Presidency ·and Council of
Ministers Se creta ry Celia Sanchez Manduley , The Soviet ambassador was accompanied by
Soviet Embassy Ad viser Arnold Kalin~n; military , naval, and air a.tta che Sh i.p-of-
the-Lin'e Capt Igor Amosov; and Soviet Embass y Firs t Secretary Ale ksandr Se veskiy ·.
Also attending the ceremony were . Fo reign Min ist ry .Protoc o l Direc tor Roberto
Melendez Dia z, and the assistan~ ~o .the prot ocol director, Heli o G. Armenteros.
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'OVERBEARING' U.S . STAND IN: EGUADOREAN 'TUNA ~AR .l SCORED

Havana PRENSA LATINA . in Spanish 2142 GMT 25 Jan 71 C (FOR OFFICIAL ~SE _ONLY)

[Te xt) Havana, 25 Jan-;: -Th e . "overbearing'' •. U.S. stand .. denounced. by. Ecuador .i n. .
connection with the - ~onfli ~ t . th~t has arise~ bet~ee~ the · two countries (caliea'. :.t'i1e : . •:
tuna war) is comme~ted _ 9n toda y. by .tl).e . daily aitAfiMA published h~re. '.' · · · - . :·: ·: , :· .. "
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of many North America~. fishing b oa ts in t he Pac ific withi~ 200 miles, t he- iimit
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threatened to take reprisals (like applying ec onomic sa nctions--susp~nding t he
sale of arms, planes, .. and . 11 aid" to Ecuad o r,), and these were reje·cted by . th~
Ecuadorean Government in a terse note : ·.

GRANMA stresses that other' ~south ~meri can countr1e·s, like Peru a nd Ch ile (signers
of the Santiago Decl a r~t i on wh i ch crea ted a fis h ing-.res_o urces reservation z one)
have side d with Ecuador .

The paper also observes t ha t t he North American provocation came on the heels or the !
meeting in Santiago where the aforementioned agree ments were reached. '·"'
CUBAN EXILES ENGAGE IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN U.S.

Havana in Spanish to the . .A/llerica s 1 900 GMT 24 Jan 71 C

[summary ) Ac cording t o a Miami -datelined AP report, the · automobiles of four Alpha-66
lea ders were riddled with b,u llets. There were no victims, ; but Alpha-66 ·s pokesmen
\, blamed terrorists . The. leaders , invol v_~d include t h e group·' s second- in .comma nd·~
/ '.. Me dina, its secreta r y general, Nasario Sargen, · and financier Noel DUarte . . , Nasario
Sargen· bl~med a man : who · favors tl'J.e Cuban revolution or someone who might. be . jeal ous ..
of the power an~ pop~larity of Alpha.
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feuds, an effort t o obta in news agenc y publicity, diffe~ences among o ld criminals,
t he gains and percentages in the p~rchase and resale of weapons or other items not
precisely warlike , or in d is putes rising out of the preferences . or ·demands of CIA
with respect to one. or another counterrevolutionary organization.
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llThe complicity of the CIA_ in all these types of crimina l .activiti_e s is .why those 'I
who live by the business of anti-CU.ban counterrevolution should aspire to hold
pos itions' in the luxurious sec ret payrolls of that Yanke e a ggression and espionage -'
, _apparatus . In this traffic of weapons in· which Alpha and other counterrevolutionary
organizat ions frequently deal there are embezzlements and losses. In t hese
embezzlements a nd los se s there are always some who benefit or lose, t hose who want
to be sma rter than the others· , and those who are not willing to be left out of .! ·~ \

t~e business. It must · be remembered tha t within any of these organizat i ons , wh ich
a re encouraged and stimula-ted. by Ya'nkee imperiali sm, there are individuals wh o a re
compl ete l y la cking in scruples, those who dete s t a ny type of honest activitie s and ,;
hold the gay comfortable life in high esteem. 11 .: •;·

It is significant tha t one of the automobiles belonged .. to Al'pha ·-66 financier.
Noel Duarte. This should make those who iet· themselves be deceived· by demands for
money. and th'o se who are led ihto making patriotic contributions to the struggle, . ,·
to think. Some weeks ·ago the vetera n po l 'i tician Rafael Washirigclan, in an· article .
which appeared in t he Miami dafly newspaper LAS AMERICAS, more of less warned--iri
a manner that a pproa ched blackmail--tha t those' who d·o · not -contribute dollars now
to make war aga inst CUba should not expect to have their lands, factories,.businesses,
and buildings returned :: to :· the.m.' ,. ; : · · \ " :~ii ..

In order to return 'to' the e-ra .·of overthr·ow ·and t o rt.ure--'o f , which "the :11kes. of ..-;:,v·
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of Culture officia ls a s well as by Joseit~ernandez and by Hector)(ngulo, the <:.. ,ib~ -
Cuban composer who ·t aught Seeger th'e -music for ' 1Guantanamera. 11 Seeger · sai;d. that · · --=
to find hims e lf in ' tl:i.e ·company of · these· Cubans was exciting <i nd pleasant .. . Seeger ·J -: .. .-, ~ \ .
was accompanied by his daughter and son-in-law. Pete Seeger said that . 1!Guantanamera.'•,\ :
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CASTRO CALLS FOR REVOLUTIONARY -CANE 'HARVEST METHODS

Havana Domestic Service in Spa nish 1330 GMT .26 ·Ja n 71- F - • ' . . •··'>: .~ : . .

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Fidel 'Castro ' announced :tnat the system of 'burnirig.· the -• cane has given noteworthy ·'·
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On 2/12/71, USIS, American Embassy, Madrid, Spain,
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PETER SEEGER.

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United States Secret Service
Department of the Treasury
Washington, D. C. 20220 RE: Peter . Seeger
Dear Sir:

The information furnished herewith concerns an individual or organization be lieved
to be covered by the agreement between the FBI and Secret Service concerning protective
re sponsibilities , and to fall within the category or categories checked.
1. D Threats or actions against persons protected by Secret Service.
2. O Attempts or threats to redress grievances.
3 . O Threatening or abusive statement about U. S. or for~ ign official.
4. D Participation in civil distul'ba.nces, anti-U. S. demonstrations or hostil e
incidents against foreign diplomatic establishments.
5. D Illegal bombing, bomb-making or other te rrorist activity.
6. D Defector from U.S .. or indicates desire to defect.
7. Ci] Potentially dangerous because of backgr()und, emotional instability or
activity in groups engaged in activities inimical to U. S.

Photograph [XI has been furnished Oenclosed O is not avail~ble .

Very truly yours,

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Edgar Ho v
Director 8138~'1'

1 - Special Agent in Charge (Enclosure(s)}
U. S. Secret Service,, NYC
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Field Office File #: 100-8380~ Bureau File#: 100-200845
Title: PETER SEEGER

Character: SECURITY MATTER-C

Synopsis: SEEGER resides at Box 431, Dutchess Junction_,
Beacon_, NY, ,and is self.:.employ·ed as- a banjo player
and folk singer. Activities in connect1on · w1th CP ·affiliated
groups set out. Travel to North.:Vietnam set forth.
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I. BACKGROUND

Residence and Employment
On April 17, 1972, NY T-1 advised that SEEGER
resides at Box 431, Dutchess Junction, Beacon, NY, and ·
is self-employe~: ~s a panJo player and f?lk singer.
' ,' II ..·. AFFILIATION WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY (CP)
MOVEMENT
CP Sympathy ·
On February 8, 1972, NY T-2 made available a list
of proposed gue~ts to ~he CP, . USA (CPUSA) National Convention,
to be held February 18-21, 19721 in New York ' City (NYC). :
SEEGEJt.:> name appeared on this list·. · ··

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, 1972, NY T-3 made- available a letter
written LSON, dated February-25,-1972, concerning
the 35th Anniv sary dinner. of the'- veteraria or the Abraham
Lincoln Br1ga e-. According to · NY T-3, the subJect·- performed
at this cli ' r ·wh'1 ch had recen't ly been held in . New Xork Ci..tY. 9
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On_ April 15, 1971, NY T-4 advieed .. that an artist·•s
committee has been eet,,. .up
. within the organizational structure
of the Na~ional Uni teed Committ·e·e to Free Ange.la Davis (NCFAD).
NY T-4 stated that SEEGER was .included on. this· listo
The NCFAD was founded'• by the CPUSA to help
free ANGELA DAVIS, self-admitted member of the
Southern California District, CPUSA, who I
faces murder-kidnaping charges at Marin County, i
California. The ·southern California District,
CP controls'.- NCFAD by use qf CPUS.A members in key
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positions • . Headquarters is located at Los Angeles,
Cal1forn1a.
on September 2s·, 197·1, NY T-5 advised that· a rally
was held in Central Park, NY, NY, on September 25, 1971. The
rally was held for ANGELA DAVIS as we~l as· to commemorate
the recent uprising ~at Attica Prison.- NY T-5 stated that the,
subject spoke at this - r ally:.
ANGELA~DAVIS is a former ~ssistant
pro:fessor at the· University ot California,
at Los· Angeles, and .is a self-admitted
member of the Cf. o · . '
On March 8, 1971, HY · 'l'-6 advised that the "New World
Revi~w" held - a banquet on February 28, 19710 At the .:-b'anque_t ,
a request· was . made for .donations · to help continue this publ1c.a tion
and SEEG~R donated $25o0~ according to -NY· T-6~

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The Guide to Subversive Organizations and
Publications, revised and published December
l, 1961, prepared and released by_ the Committee
on Un American Activities,· United States House
·ot Representativ~s, Washington, DCI contains in
part the following cencerning the !New World
Review": · The CG>mmun1st Party is regularly ·
putting out the New World 'Review, which is a
monthly propaganda magazine on the Soviet Unien,
·. Red . China, anQ th~. Communis~ aatellftes,
published in New York City. ·. .

On September 28, 1971, NY T-7 advised that the
. annual "Gµardian" ,picnic was held on September l~, 1971, at
· Arr.ow Park, NY. . NY T-7 stated. that the 's ubject attended this
affa 1 r.·, :' · ,. . · . I

On September 28, 1971, NY T-8 also advised that
SEEGER attended the annual "Guardian~' picnic held on September
18, 1971. -
"The Guardian .. is self-described as an
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a strong left position, but is not identified
with any organized group·. It ia considered
to be ~he largest radical weekly .in Amerio~.

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. The uDaily World", an East Coast Communist news-
papel} 1.ssue of . April 10, 1971, p_a ge. ·9, carried· an article
stating that SEEGER had· p~rformed at a function held on April
9, 1971, at the ·Espl1anade Hotel; NY, NY~ '
war.-Resi~ters League (WRL(·
The WRL was founded in' 1923, and is
· the American section of the war-Resisters
International, a world;;.Whie pacifist
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0n April 19, 1971, NY 'l'-9 adivBed that the . WRL
sta1'f held a -. meeting on April 14 '· 1971,· concern1ng the
"Cuban Communicatio~ · ·ProJ~,ot''. wh~ch , 1nV()lves sailing a
ship tp Cuba, W1~h children I B - art~ - The purpos'e or.- th1S
· tripk&e to br~ak the United States embargo on Cuba • . NY T-9
said that SEEGER wa~- at this meeting· and.. that "he ·was
sc~eduled to: be · ~ crew ·niember. ·
On·· May 10, -1971, NY T-9 -advised that the national
office of the WRL had completed .its organ1z1rig details ·on
.the .Cuban proJec.~; 'and ·the ship was' acheduled · to ·1eave for
.· Cuba on - May. 19,' 1971, with ch1ldren•s art. A·-press conference
was sch~duled to ~e held on May 11, 1971, at NY; }:TY, an~
· SEEGER was expected to . be · pr~sent. . ip.. I
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On· M~y 26, · 1971, NY .T-9 advised that the ship left
Florida for Cuba on1 May 19, 1971', but that .SEEGER was not
·aboard. · ' · · -· ·. · ·

."w1n 11 magazine, published by the WRL in cooperation·
with the New York Workshop in Nonviolence, issue Qf October
l, 1970, page-32, carried a poem· written by SEEGER.
Oil May 21, 1971, NY T-10 . advised that an anti-war
demonstration was held in Washington, DC, from April 24, to
May 5,. 1971 • . NY T-10~ . advfsed · . ~hat the . subject entertained
fQr some ot the ·demonstrators at an athlet1c- :field·- at Georg~­
town University·, Washington, ·nc, -on May 2, 1971 •. · .-
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· on· August 10~ l97i, NY T-11 advised tha~ an . an1!1-war
rally was held at Duffy Square, 46th Street and Broadway,' NY~
NY., to conunemorate :·the bombing of Hiroshima ..' . N:Y- T-11', stated
· that the subject ent-er.tained ' at ·this
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On September 27", 1971, NY T.'..2 made av~ilable a
partial list of ' people who had . endorsed the ~a~l anti-war
act1v:1ty including the -'october 13, 1971,· and the November
6, 1971, . .' demonstrations~- The -name . PETE- SEEGER was ·included 1n
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5, 1971. While in Cuba, SEEGER g·ave several concerts and
sang the Cuban song, "La Quant Anamera", a . ballad paying
homage to the late Vietnam Pre~ident, HO Chi ltling, and other
songs denouncing American agress1on in Indo-China.
The "International Herald Tribune", published in
Paris, France, .issue of February 15, . 1971,· page 5, carried an
article entitled "students Battle Barcelona Police over Concert
Bann. The article continued that Barcelona University students
battled . police with stones on February 14, 1971, after a
concert by American folk singer PETE ~EEGER was unexpectedly
banned~

On March 29, 1972, NY T-12 ady1sed th..'t the subject,
his wife and daughter, arrived in V~entiane, Laos, from Hanoi,
-Hor.ti'! Vietnam. on the International .control Commission fligb.t
or M~rch 22. 1972. SEEGER transferred to a tl1ght for Bangkok.
Thailand. which left the same .day.
NY T-12 advised that while at the Vientiane airport,
he indicated that while in .North Vietnam his only contact was
with the Musicians Union, who had invited him as ~strictly·
cultural · viaito~· ·
NY T-12 furnished information indicating that Radio
Hanoi broadcast on March 22, 1972, that SEEGER left Hanoi on
Tuesday, after having arriv~d there for ~. visit at the .
invita~ion ot the- Vietnam Musicians Association and the Vietnam
Committee for Solidarity with the American People.
SEEGER, described as a peace militant who has long .
been active in the American peoples movement against the United
.states war 1n Vietnam, during his s~ay in Hanoi, had given
recorded performances for American ~oldiers in South Vietnam
that would .be broadcasted at a future date.

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On March 27, 1972, Radio Hanoi broadcast that
SEEGER, while in. North V1etnarrr; gavesev~ral concerts of
American · folk muaico He also gathered information about the
Vietnamese- musical and art1.~tic traditions, ~ well as the
socialist c~nstruction now going on in North .1etnam in -
spite of the war difficulties. · SEEGER traveled to several
localities and displayed a heartfelt friendshi~ with the
V1etnam~se people·, especially the ~outh. '
Vo INFORMANTS
Informants familiar with phases of CP activity in
the New York City ·area were contacted in February: and March,
1972,. but could provide no.... additional information ·concerning
.t he auoject. . - .

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SUBJECT: PETER SEEGER
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ReNYlet to Bureau and LHMs dated 2/4/70, 3/3/71, and
3/15/71.
Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and .,I
six copies of an LHM pertaining to SEEGER 1 s travel to North
Vietnam.

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In Reply, Pftiase Refer to
New York, New Yo~k

File No. Bufile 100-200845
,NYf1le l00-83801

Peter Seeger
Seour1ty Matter-c

Reference is made ~UJ!moranda dated February 4,' 1970,
Marob 3,. 1971, and March 15, ~1971, concerning captioned
individual.
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Peter Seeger resides at Dutchess Junction, .Beacon,
New York, and is self-employed as a banjo player and folk
singer~

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on a visit at the invitation of the Vletnam Musician ,
Association, and was strictly a cultural visito While in Hanoi,
Seeger gave several 11;oncerts' ·of American :folk music, and
gathered~_1nrormat1on about the Vietnamese musical and artistic
traditions.

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SUBJECT: Pete ~GER (NL)

1. A reliable !source reported that Subject, his wife
and daughter arriveq in Vientiane, Laos, from Hanoi, North<
Vietnam on the International Control Commission flight of
22 March 1972. They transferred to a flight for Bangkok,
Thailand which left !that same day.
2. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service has pro-
vided two teletapes !of broadcasts from Radio Hanoi dated 22
March 1972 and 27 March 1972. The 22 March broadcast stated
that SEEGER had giv~n recorded performances for GI's in
South Vietnam. The ~second broadcast recounts some of SEEGER's
activities in North ~ Vietnam. Copies of both these monitored
broadcasts are attaqhed for your convenience and are for
official use only. ·
3. SEEGER is ±dentical with Peter SEEGER, Bureau File
100-200845.

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LEGAT, BONN (105-1911) (RUC)

PERRY FRIEDMAN, aka
IS - CANADA

ReBONlet 11/15/71.
Enclosed are five -copies of an LHM dated and
captioned as above.
Individuals mentioned in the enclosed LHM as
having been in contact with su~ct or seen by him may
be identified as follows: :2ET~EGER (PETER SEEGER,
Bufile 100-200845); EARL ROBINSON (EARL HAWLEY ROBINSON,
Bufile 100-5578); and M. PITI'MANJ! (MARGARETE ADLER
PITTMAN, aka, Bufile 100-333702).
The information has been set forth in an LHM
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to be. in Toronto about December llt 19710 Robinson may
be identical with Earl Hawley Robinso~t a singer who has
performed abroad .., notably in eastern European countries o
The source advised that Friedman.was impressed by Robinson's
visit in Toronto and felt that politically it provided one
of the most important works to emerge from North America.
Subject had the opportunity to talk with Robinson.and
learned that the latter hopes to be in Berlin sometime
in 19720
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In Reply,-Please Refer to August 17, 1971
File No.

Vitally Lvovich Eeloborodko

A confidential source, who has furnished reliable
information in the past, supplied ini'ormation set forth
below regarding Vitally Lvovich Beloborodko and Aleksey v.
Voronino
Vitally Lvovich Beloborodko is a Soviet
national assigned to New York City as a
correspondent for Moscow Television and
Radioo B9.sed upon available information
and/or his activities, he is suspected
of being connected with the Soviet
Intelligence Services.
Aleksey v. Voronin is a Soviet national
.assigned to New York City as a correspondent
for Tass News Agency, the official Soviet
news gathering agency.
The source advised that he observed the above two
Soviets on the evening of August 6, 1971, in the Times Square
area of' New York City. They were covering a peace rally
being conducted on the anniversary of the dropping of the
atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japano

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The source stated that the only interview he saw conducted
was between Beloborodko and Pete Seegar, well known
.folk singer, who is active in the peace movement.
Following the rally in Times Square, the demon-
strators proceeded to march to Central Park, however, the
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the . same fate- as Paulsen did on
"The R e t u r n of the Smothe1·s
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NBC special, Paulsen in initial
planning was to be a guest and at
the end of the show, Tom
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·T alent contr~cts between CBS FEB 2 3 1970
and Lucille Ball and Ed Sullivan
expire at the end of the ·1970-71
television season. . -. . CBS-TV
which announced it' \vm retain T~ ·
Ron'ie With' Love ·a nd switch it to
Tuesday evening next fall; will.
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G2•SOD 201 · 9 ~anuary 1951

TO: :· Director, Federal Bureau /·
Attn: . · Lir.ti.son Officer
FROM: · Chief".., Ope;raticns Branch, $~\l~i't.;t·,~. Training Division
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SUBJE)}T: SIDB'~R, " Peter

A review of:' the appropriate records Q!" ·'~o · A,dj~fant Generai,
Department of th9 Army, revec1].e::l that· the :i:>~br:idual . described below
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ASN: 3433 5466 .
DATK OF BIRTH:/ 3i~ay 1 1919

PLACE OF ·D.IRTH : . Nev(York City , ' M Y
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LAST KNOVHJ ADDRE0iS: 129 Mac Dougal St., New York, NY

J:JATE. OF DISCBLc1.GE: 14 Dec :l:-945
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Infor mation 0 n the dllegati.;9,r1 is~ re.fl~cted · in the files · of ths
As sistant Chief of . St~i:ff, <i-2,, Dqpartrnt;:nt. of the. Army~
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dated August 8,. 1950-• ) )

. Attached : are pho.to'sta"t,ic copies of COI11!l1Utiications
from Mi).itary .Intelligence, Washing~on, D~_ Ci. dated April 26; -
1;94.3.; May 21 ., ~943, May'-27, 1·9 43, . June 25,. 1943'- July ,z, 194~,.
;AU.,gust 2, 1943 and .September . 4, 1943, with enclosu;res. ' . ; '

Al.so attached :ts a photostatic copy Qf a clipping
fr0m· the New York Daily Ci;>mpass dated Sept(3mber 20, · 19 50, ·
page 19. · - · -
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In view_ of -the 9-llegations · concerning the captioned
. · individual's _,Communist . sympathies, you . ar~ requested to conduct
- · an investigation relative ·to his activities. Thereafter you ·
should. co_nsider- whether a Security .Index card should b .e D
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Office Memorandum · UNITED STATJ:tS GOVERNMENT

TO Director, FBI . DATE: A\JgUSt 8, 1~S9

FROM : S'.t"~C,: Ne;w_York
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SUBJECT: HE r ~ SEB6En · (LOUIS BUDENZ 400) J\#1 7 - /
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1l and a Communist Party .functionary until )1e broke with .. the Party in October,
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!I . 1945 has been · interviewed during the past few months concerning the
concealed Communists whom he knew._ The person named above as the subject
of this case, was·oneof. those individuals whom BUDENZ de$cribed as a
concealed Coriurrunist. BUDENZ describes a concealed tommunist as one who
does not hold hilllself out as a Communist and 1Nho would deny me!fibership
in the Party ..

BUDENZ advised SA WILLIAM J. MC GARTH:(, JR. on Juna 30, l~SQ~
of all he knew concerning the subject, that he f'. eit· was pert'fnent, a.pd he
dictated this inf ormation to 3. stenogr.apher of. this office, who was present
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during the interview,

He use d, in order to bring .o ut all .he knew about the subject, the
follovv'ing set of ques tions. He c.o nsidered all questions -in connection with
this supject. Where he did not comment on some particular question as to' the
t~ activity of the· . subject, then it is. because he had no knowledge. If he
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recalled anything about the subject as a resuJ:'t of these questions he dictated
11 what he knew. The questions are as. fo].lows:
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1. Identify indivj.dual
! a. If observed a description and other identifying data;
I b• If not seen, enough descriptive data about1individual to positively '
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c. Any aliases

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a. If Sl;en at a closed meeting, get date,,place and persons present at
meeting,;
b. If told officially that individual was a Communist, vvho said it, what
wer e the circumstances, and vvho 'was present;
c. Relate all occasions when he met or heard of individual as Corninunist.
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a. Did individual. ever write anything that might be ~onsidered Communist
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4 Fronts
.Wo.s j,ndividual active in front organiz;;l.tions.
a. lhlid1 organizci.tions
b, How active .was individual

5. Espionage
Was individual ever invol.ved in secret work;
What work;
Who kn ew it;
Did individual ever do t.ny special work for })arty.
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6. fa individual still active or sympathetic toward Party.
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I approximat e date of the trips? Can you recall t he nature of the trips.

8. Did you ever hear that he had attended arry of the training schools in
I Russia?

9. Did this subject appear to have entree to the Russi an Consulat e or
:! did ho,recejve spc~ial cons ideration .and attention from kni;:iwn Russian
Agents or CoI!lJY1unist Officials in U. :3.?

10. I s the subj e ct working for the U.S. Government or is he affiliated in
. any way in Confidential Go 1E:rrunent work at thb timo?
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11. Did this individual have military training, ]',braham Lincoln Brigade,
U.S. Army, oth0r service?
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12. Wa s this individual empioyed in yital industry?

13. Do you know any other members of his family who are Communists?
14. Do you know of any other activity on the pa.rt of the individual which
would indicate th&t the individual i ::; a concealed Communist?

Additional quest.ions were asked as a result of his answers to the above
g_uestions in order to fully develop his information.

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Attached is' a blind memorandum dictc1ted by LOUIS F. B1ffiEHZ
and· containing all the pertinent information concerninc the subject 1'.hich
BUDEHZ coukl presently recollect.

The orieina.l of each memo hac been revievred by I'Jr. BUDENZ and he
has made any necessary cdrre~.ti-on~ and he lrn.s. si[:f}ed the ori[!,ina1. Tue
si[.pcd orig:Lnal of each memc fa be:tnc retained in the confidential infonnant.
file of IJOUIS F. BUDENZ 1 HY .file 62-89138.

Since the ind:i. viduals such a~; the subject of this case are 1
ace or dine; to B1JDJ:t1JZ, concealed Communi:Jts and s:Lncc: the;)' arc:!, in most
instances,, p0~rsons of. snmc prom:i.nenc:c, it is ~rnge:ost,cd that if the
information ay:ipoar:ine :Ln the att::ich(;d blind memo is reported;. then Mr.
BUDFlJZ should be gi \TOn a temporary con.f'ident:Lal :i.nfcrmant r..;ymbol.

J.i'or the in f'c)):ma ti •Jn of the Bnro.:rn. the subject is one of tho 1,00
con coaled (ioirll'.11mis ts vtlom BUDENZ Gtated he knew. 1'he names of these .
concealed Communists were mmt to the l3ureau in tho case ca::itioned"Communis t
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Al.though I am under the impression that SE.OOm,, a.long
wlt.b 0SC:a:ft- BRAWD, entert;ained, the Con•1ention of the Cominuni.St Party in a
, elca ed dinner session .in hono:c· 9f 1.!!0i'ijER. BLOOR arou..tJ.d 194~; I was first
advised of his membe:rsl'lip in .. the CommunJ.s·t Party by ALEXAMDliJR. TRACH'.t'li$BERG
and V-. J• JEROME in 1945.. ~is a:r.osa because <;>f his gt(>Wing c<:>op~re.tion
with EARL ROBINSON, partieularly in the ifeople•s songs ventUX'~~-

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TO D:i.rector, FBI DATE: August 8, 19.50

~ S1.C, ·New York

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'LOUIS F./BUDENZ, formerly managing edito,r of tne 1 ~:Qaily W-0:r · r~'
and a ColTllmmist Party .functionary until he broke .with the Party in October,
1945 has .been in1erviewed during the past few months concerning the
concealed Communis-ts whom !;le knew. The person named above as the subject
of this case, was one of those individµals whom BUDENZ described as a
concealed Communist. BUDENZ describes a . concealed.Communist as one who
does. not hold himself out as a Communist and who would deny membership
in the Party.

BUDENZ adv:Lsed SA WILLIAM J. MC CAR';J.'HY, JR •. ori June 30:1 l.9.501
of all he knew conc'erning the suoject. that he felt was pm;tinent, and he
dictat~d this information to a stenographer of this office, who was present .
during the interview.

r· He used, in order to ,bring out all he knew about the . subject., the
w : follo'l'd.ng r:;et of questions.. He considered all questions in connection "irith
1,., this . subject. Where h':J did not comment on some particular question as to the
·~~,~~· activity of the subject., then it is becau~e he had no knowledge.. If he
"'11 recalled anything about the. subject as a result of these questions hE:l dictated·
~,.,·:,. · - - what he knew.. The _questions are · as follows:
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1. Identify individual
<.) a., If observed a description and ot.h er identifying data;

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b. If not seen, enough descriptive data about individual to positively
identify him or her;
c. Any aliases

i' 2, Narrate hovr he lmows individual as a Communist
a. If seen at a closed meeting, gE;lt date, place and persons 'present at
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I b. If told officially that .individual was'" a Communist,, who said it;. what
were the circumstances, and who was present;
c~ Relate all occasions when he met or he~rd individual as Communist. of
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I a. Did individual ever write~anyth:j_ng . th9-t migl:lt be considered Gommunist
literature. . !l .
1. For 11 Daily Worker", ·"New Masses", "Political ,. Affairs"~
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any any fron~ rub~ica,tions or o.~her publi.~3;tions. .-- F' .
trf\,J:sc· ~· ',,, ' '-1 / I 10:0- J._O 0 <t1..g,
CC : NY 62...8988
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Wo.s ~ndividual active ~n front organizat~ons.
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5 • Espionage
Was individual ever involved in secret work;
What work;
Who knew it;
Did individual ever do anyspecial work for party.

6. fa individual still active or sympathetic toward Party.

7. Can you recall any trips abroad particularly to Il.us~>ia. e.nd the
approximate date of the trips? Can you recall the nature of the trips.

8. Did you ever hear that he he.d attended any of the training schools in
Russia?

9. Did this subject appear to have entree to the Hussian Consulate. or
did he. t'Ccelve special conoido.ration and attention from krn;:>wn Russi.an ·
Agents · or Cormnunist Officials· in U .s.?

10. Is the subject working for the U.S. GovtJrnment or is he affiliated in
any way in Confidential Goi.Ternment work at this time?

11. D_id this individual have military training, Abraham Lincoln Brigade,
· u. .:~ . Army, other service ?
12. Was this individua.l employed in yital industrJ·?

13. Do you know any other membe rs of his family who are Cormnunists?
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would indicate that the individual i f:i a concea led Cornrounfrt?
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questions in order to ft1ily develop · his information..

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Attachcd is a blind memorandum dictBted by ~Lours· F. mmEHZ
and containing all the pertinent information concerning the subject which
BUDENZ co11ld pr0~;entJy recollect. ·

The orit:inal of each rncwo has been reviewed by t..Jr. PUDENZ and,he
has made any necessary co:rrec~~,ot;t.:j and he ha~:: sig10d the original. 1he
sif11cd 0ric:Lnal of each roomo "ii be:i.nc retai7lod in the confidential infonnant
f:i.lo o.f I.OT.TIS F. BUDFNZ, NY file 62-8988.

Since tho ir:id:L viduals such a::: the ::-:nbject. of this ca.se arc 1
accordine to lnJ1)}<1-JZ, concea]J~d Commnni:Jts and s:Lncc they nrci, in most
in.stances, porsons of .sc)mc ;1romimmeo, it is n1g;:.,es+.cd that if tbe
inform tion ar•penrinr: in the attached blind memo i;s ro;,ortcd,, then Mr.
BUDFlJZ r:.:hould be given a temporary conJ'ident:Lal :i.nfcrmant symbol.

i For the information ofthe B1iro.:rn the subject :Ls one .of thG L,00
concoalGd Cornmunis·~s 11.hom BUDEllZ :3tsted he knew. 'l'tH: names of those
Ii conenalcd Communists wore ~;ent to the Bureau in t.ho case ca~itioned"Cornmunist
Party, USA, Internal Sccuri ty - en. .. ...-.}

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Although .t atti imder the iiiJPreasion that SE.EGER., along
wit,h OSCAR BltANll>; ente:rtained the Convention of the Communist Party in a
clcs ,e d dinn~ sess ion il1 honol" of MG'n{f;,R ;B_LOOR a.round 1944, l wa.s .first
advised 0£ his m.em:per:3hip in the CQmmtlnist. Party by At:EXAmJ:ElR !J!RACI-IT~JM:BERG
and v. J. J'ER.OME in 194.5· 1'his a.rose beqa\We of his greWing c9oper(;1.tion
with EARL
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Director, .Fe'deral Bureau of Inve'stigation,
· United 'statJs Department of Justice:
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MEMO~. FORTl!E OFF.iQER IN CHARGE
Subject: · SEEGE~. Peter (Pvt~ ) .
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I ASN 34335466
· 307~h Teoh~ ·sq. · . . :
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:· · Attempted i~terview ,tlth r. o~nie~ teao~ers of .
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:Re
spring · Bili ~ra.mrnS.r schciot, ·Litchfi:t~1d~ c?iin~
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.. 9n _26 April lf)4:3 this Agent visited the l!'or~man School, :~itchfield.,
'oonnectiou~, )'ormetiy knawn as the Sprip.g Hill 'Gr•a.r Sch6Ql, regarding
.information of Su,bject' a att~:ridanoe. . · · ..·: , · .- ·· · . ·. · . . ·
' ' '•' ' ' , l · , ' • · ' , , • C. , r .' I '' • ~ ' , • • •

. J!he . a.vailrib~e . re¢or~~ of ~_he Fprenian .S9P,0ol did, not .oqver th,e ..
pertod of Subject's attendance, .aii.d no membe~ of.the present faculty
. were -- ~0nnecteti Wit.h tlie school during· that peri.od. · .
, , . • •• - , · "' • • · ·• • . . ... . ;· .. _. • . c : -.,_ • · • • - • .

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cme Mrs •. ~be.l · Spinti~Y' '_ fl.lld M113s Ds;>r,otw Buil . e.11~ JVa.~ taken,. ·over se>me .
y~ars ;_ ag() ,by, t}i~ pretient ·_ owrierliJ •. .· . fur~.11.~t, in-ires~ig~:\:;ion disclosed that
.W.s~ . ~11 w~~ - d<:ioe!i~ed· anQ.. ~~ • .~pifihey. had, Changed.:h,er 'residence t .o .\

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' Subject: · SEEGER, ;E'e~er {Pvt~)
ASN,34335466
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307th Tech. Sq.
J!:eesler Field, Mississippi

Re .: ·Eduoatfion, check -
Avon Old Farm High School

on 23 April 1943 this Agent checked the records at Avon Old Fa.rm
High School, Avon, Connectiout.and·interviewed Dean Sears regarding
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I . Subject.

Sears informed this Agent th.at $ubject atte:q.d~d the af'oremf)nti,oned
schooi -from 1932 to 1936; and that he. remembereci $ubject well• Sears
added that Subject.was a'nephew of Allan Seeger {Ame?"ican Poet of World W~
··fame) arii:l that Subject possesa.ed urn~s.'lla.i literary 'talents. Sears continued
that while Subjeot attended the Avon School he .was the founder and editor
of a sma:ll school .newspaper which gained popul~rity and is at present widely
read by the alumlli. ·

· · In describing. Subject, Sears ~aid that he was an· introvertive, shy,
retii9ent tjpe, physioally·we~k.and :for .these. reasons was not' popular .with
his fellaw .S.tU:dents~ · ·$ea:r.s ·wa;ig .of
the' impression that Subje_d:t;t.s parents.
were estranged. and tha:t .Subject'$ home 1.ife and environment wel-e not
, 4~~~x-able~ Sears,. h~0v<;l.f; )1eld great respe~t for S).lbjeot•s mentality and
stated :that ·in ,his cipinion Subject· was oon;iplete'1y., honest ahg reliable• :
~ubject is: l?elieved to 'have· attende.d .I:Iarvard U:niversity after .leaving Avon
Old Farm High: $ohool. · ·. · ·· · · ·

· · In· further. discussing Subje$.t.* s':.,'backg.ro~d, ~~ars 1ftate4: 'that .·
·.Subject. called .·on Him •about three years aftpr leavin,g the ,Avon Jl9h.ool •... At
that· time,~se:ars said that. Subject apP,eared. to:.have a.sswned a "Bohemian''
attitude in dress and appearance. From this visit, Sears concluded that
Subject
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, Sea.rs did not feel that Subjeot.. was in any way dangerous, but he
did suspect that Subject had ·aligned himself with.the so-called radical
element of 1'Ia.rvard University. , .

/s/ Matthys M. Laubscher
MATTHYS M. .LAUBSCHER
Agent, CIC

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SUbjeit: SEEGER, Peter· (Pvt.) -
ASN ·34335466
307th 'J.'ech~ sq.
Iteesler Field,. 'M His •.

Re - Inspeption o;f ·re·¢ ords at Harvard · UniverSity

. ~ 27 ?lay '].94S,- this Agent vit;ited Uni varsity Ball~ Harvard Yard,
. 96.mbrldge, Ma$s.
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~ ~: to examine Subject's s·chol~stic record •
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· . :Exe.mine:tibn of theae record.El ·rav(;)aled that. Subject entered Harvard
~61.lege in Septefitber, :J..~3s:; iiucce~sl'ully oompieted ·.the first· year, ·re-
- turJ1ed for t;he · sophc:mi.or~ year in the fall: of 1937,· but did not complet~
. thE:l ·s econd ' year·, , being 'allowed :withdraw' because ' financial troublei' to' of,'
'12 A,pril 1938. · Grades · in' the · first year· were fair. No credit was re•
ceived fo,r the wor1c: ,of
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. .. . 'the~f .r :aoor.da: ~ont~in a note· that' Subject 1 s· mother and -father are ·
$eparated ~ .·' Mothar•s address is given· as; . ·
ConstariCe I)eClyver (Ed'iron) s~eger
_. 7!) South Broadway .
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~n Ma~~h~ 19~6 Sullject· W~f:J plated on probatiqn for ·'cutting' classes
and for unsa;t;lsfacto;ry work. · J:.n. April,, he was allowed to withdraw.
Reasons fin.ajlc:bil t:roub'l,es. · ·
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A further .? lota:tion show8 that a. record- of Subject's marks was sent
to City College of New .York.
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Subject: SEEGER, Peter (Pvt.} ·
ASN 34335466 .
307th Tech. Sq.
Keesler Fie.ld, Misso

Re .: Inspection of records, Harvard University

On 28 May 1943, this Agent visited the office of the Supervisor of
Undergraduate Non-Athletic Activities, University Hall, Harv~rd University,
Cambridge, Mass., to ascertain if Suqject·was a member of The Harvard Stu-
dent Union. ·

This Agent personally examined a list of members of the Harvard Stu-
dent Union, dated November I 1937, on which ·appeared the Subject ts n.rune
followed by the word 'Secretary' • .

AGENT'S NOTE: Examination of 'The Harvard Progressive•,· published ,by the
Progressive Committee of the Harvard Student Union and the official organ
of the Student Union, · shows that Subject was listed on its staff as Secre- ·I
tary.
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The Harvard Student Union {not to be confused with the . Harvard Union /
which is officially a part of the University) represents an amalgamation of · I
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organizations which reflects the libE:)ral sentiment of the college. It is, a I
chapter of the American ·student Union. It came into ·existence in 1935 by · ·
the fusion of a number of organizations, including the Peace Society; · League ·
for Industrial Democracy, and The National Student League. ·
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subjeqt.: . S~Gli)R, Peter (J?Vt.)
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307th 'Tech. Sq·.
i Kee~ier Fie+d, .Miaa.
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Re :. Interview with Miss Qorca.s Bi13hop., _ Supervisor of
Sub _j~ct' s part•t:ime :work• .

, . On ~8 ~y . i943~ . tJµs Agent iz;tterviewed Miss . Dorcas Bishop:, Libra.ria.n,
Harvard ·G:fadµa.te
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Bishop eta:ted that Subj(;lct Wn.s 'employed on a part time basis for about
six n1.6nths 'ftorti_September,, 1943 while h0 i.~as a sophomore at Harv_a rd College.
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After stating. that S,ubject.'s work was entirety satitlfactor:f; Bishop .
. stated that he was 'mod.erni -.:iri hiS : -:Politioa.1- j,dea~. When ask~d to e :xpa.n~ \
on this. point; Bishop :said t_hat Subject seemed to he:v:e . r~d.ical ideas1 with
a strong le&p;ing toward. ¢ommurii'sm. She continued. by sayirtg that ,, Sub.Jeet . .
wa:s strong-willed and highiy opini.onate<t in . his views. , Subject'~ _b:;-other, .
John Seeger, who was e.iso At this tinie a :stu_ dent e,mpioyee at the same .' ..
library D he4 ezj>re~sed conce]'."n~ BiShop said,,' 9v~I'.. th:e .fact that the Eio• ·
called progres:sive) school which &lbject had atten~ed had not do~e him ~Y . ·
good~ Bishop stated, .that in, this ..statement and other~ . simnar ·t9 it 1: Johll
seemed to ~haw dt?sat.isfaction with Sub·j(3ct• a . liberal, pfogres~iva polHi-·
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that Suti.ject ," h{l<i vp.th.dr$c'Vm froir~ the college . and. that·he. was ,living 'on· ;his
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Subject: SEEGER. Peter (:pvt.)
ASN 34335466
307th Tech. Sq.
Keesler Field., - Miss. ·

Re Attempt to interview .for)JJ.er "t!eiacher and acquaintance at
Harvard University.

In a~tempting to find acquaintan9es of Subject, this Agent contacted
the following people who remembered him slightly o:r insufficiently to sup-
ply any information .about him: I

Mr. Willia.lll A. lleaman, Manager of !he Harvard Union, Vfhere Subject was
employed from Febru~y to June, 1~37. ·

. Miss M. Murray, As.s 't• Manager of The Harvard Union •.

Mi~s Go' Baldwin and Mrs. J. Ryan, Harvard Student Employment Office,
who supervised Subject's tem:pora,ry employment.

Subject's roommates at Leverett Rouse, not available at 'this time, in
city arei · '·
Ed'ward Steele, 1904 'Meridian St., Nashville,, Tenn.
William F. Pennebaker, .1334 State St.~ New Orl.eans.
Ge'Q:rge N~shikowa., 336 East 116 St.,, New York.

/s/ William B. Hickey
WIL~lAM B. HICKEY
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFiOER IN CHARGE

·subjeQt: SEE<rER, Peter (:fyt.)
ASN 34335~66 .
307th Tech. Sq.· / ·
Keesler Field, }4iss.

Re ;: ~nspection ' of recordis, .Leverett House, ·~arva.rd University

0n Thursday, 27 May 1~43, this Agent vi~ited the me.star's lodgings, , I

Lever.e tt Ho.use, niµ-vf;U'd Uni~ersity, G,_a mbridf;-;:,. Mass., to secure information ·
on Sub·je.c t' s e_duoi)i.tion .and organizations. · ,~. · · · · ·

. Examination ·pr the ··records ther~; · revealed th(l.t SuhjeQt reSided at
Leverett Rous~ during part of' the 1937•38 term. A notation on his appli"."
l cation state.d th.at· S\lpject had lived at Harvard Union dt).ring the preiri.o us.
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Subjeot''s· eXtra-curricu.lar activities . were listed as track, tenniS;
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Mikules, J)eil:[ood, and·
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i attached to the Universj;ty~ Latest address of -these men ares T • .Leonard
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE · OFFICER IN.· CHA.RGE1

Subj ecta PETER - SEEGER., Pvto
ASJJ 34335466
30ith Te oho .Sch. Sqo 41
Keesler Field9 . Miesiseippio ·

- Res : In1i,eJ;"Tiew with
· Vino Baine

interviewed· lino Bai.xi., .line foreman 9
OD 17 Jlll2.e 1943 this Agent
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. . Terstedt Manufacturing Company, Fort and We8t End, , Detroit. Miohigan9
/ superrisor of Julian Bercovioi 9 who is an acquaintance ot Subject, . in
connection with the dise.ftection investigation of PETER SEEGER to determine
the loyalty of Subject, 'who wote'·a letter protesting and criticizing the
Ca,litornia American Legion •·a resolution advocating deporta~ion of all
Japanese, a1 requested by the Director, Intelligence Division, Fourth
Service Command.

Intormant stated Bercovioi has been working as instrument adjuster .
tor about six months at the Terstedt I>iTI.siou of the General Motors Corporation
and that prior to this time he worked at the Detroit Transmission. tor a month ,
as lathe operator• resigning from that positionbecauee ,it was not hie line
of work. Bercovici alao _..Orked at the Packard Motor Company for a few months 9
bUt was laid ·oft tor some unknown reascno . Be also worked as optical inspector
for Bausch and Lomb, in Rochester, lin York 9 prior to his coming to Detroit
ill 19410 .-

Beroovioi w·as desoribed a.afi5:t,G" tall, . l&> lbso,,~ very dark hair and
dark, sallow complexion, appear:izig rather sickly., Be has been late JDaDY'
mornings,, and has been absent from work quite a few times,, claiming sickneas 0
Informant was of the opiliion that he did nbt get much sleep, for he has
had to waken Beroovioi several times at his· bench 0 .

Inf'ormant stated that Bercovioi was born in New York 9 and attended
· the University of lfew York, graduating with a Ba.ohe.l or of Music degree 9
and that his motherns born in Ba.oharest, Hungary, and his father. who i i
a radio nns commentator, was born in Bew Yorko Bercovioi. is married9 and
lµ\s one childe

Bain stated that Beroovioi is . a very mild :mannered and timid
person, very shy, and when asked. about anYthing is very inquisitive and
Wishes to know why he is being questioned., He was described as being
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Beroovici's work as instrument adjuster is a very precise operation1> and
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Informant would not venture to say anything about Beroovioi's
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AGENT'S NOTEa Inf'or.mant has beon observing Beroovici since he
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Subject: SEEGER; · Peter ('Pvt.)
ASl\T 34335466 . .
307th Teoh. Sq.
Keesler 'F'ie ld:; Miss.;

.I nspection of o•.N•.L • and. F.B.I.. records .•

On 23 April 1943, this Agent inspected the re9ords oT the O.N.L;
· .Bridgeport, Conn., a.nd the F.B.L, Nevt Haveni · conn. ?elative to the
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subject;. SEEGER, 11eter (Pvt.) . I

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The O.N.I.; 150 Causeway St., F.B.I., 10 Post Office Sq.,. and the
Massachusetts Boa.rd of Probation; · Pemberton Sq., all of Boston, Mass.,
report no record on Subject as of 28 Ma.y 1943. · ·

/s/ William B. Hickey
WILLIAM B. HICKEY
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE:

SUBJEX;T: SEEGER, Peter (Pvt.,)
ASN 34335466
307th •rech. Sq.
Keesler Field, Miss~

RE·: Attempt to interview former teacher and acquaintance at
Harvard University.

In attempting to find acquaintances of Subject, this Agent contacted
the following people who remembered him slightly or insuff;i.ciently to ·sup--
ply any information about him:· ·

Mr. William A. Heaman, Manager of The Harvard Union, where Subject was
employed from February to Jl1ne, 1937.
Miss M. Murray, Ass 1 t. Manager of The Harvard Union.
Miss G. Baldwin and Mrs. J. J:\yan, Harvard Student Enployment Office,
who supervised Subject's temporary employment.
Subj_ect's roommates at Leverett House, not available at this time, in
this city are: ,
Edward Stecsle, 1904 Meridien St., Nashville; Tenn.
William F. Pennebaker, 1334 State St., New Orleans.
George Nishikowa, 336 E.ast 116 St., New York~

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SUBJEX)T: SEEGER, Peter (.Pvt.)
ASN 34335466 .·
307th Tech. Sq•.
Keesler fi'ield, Miss.

RE: Inspection of records, Harvard University

On May 28, T94.3, this Agent visited the office of the Supervisor of
Undergraduate Non-Athletic Activities, University Hall, Harvard University,
Cambridge, M~ss., to ascertain if Subject was a ma~ber of The Harvard Stu- '
dent Union.

This Agent personally examined a list of
members of the Harvard Stu-
,dent Union,. dated November, 1937, on which appeared the Subject's name
followed by the word •secretary'•

AGENT'S NOTE: EX:amination of 1 The Harvard Progressive•, published by the
Progressive Committee of the Harvard Student Union and the official organ
of the Student Union, shows that Subject was .l isted on its staff· as Seer~
tary.,

The Harvard S:tudent Union (not to be confused with the Harvard Union,
which is officially a part of the University) repr.e sents an amalgamation of
organizations which reflects the liberal sentiment of the college ., It is a.
chapter of the American Stuclent Union. , It came into existence in 1935 by
the fusion of a number of or~anizations, including the Peace Soci.e ty, League
for Indu~trial Democracy, and The Na tional Student League.

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WILLIAM B. HICKE:Y
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SUBJ~T: S~t, Peter (Pvt~)
ASN 34335466 .
307th Tech. Sq..,
Keesler Field, Miss.

·RE: Inspection· of records, Leverett House, Harvard University

On Thursday, May 27, 1943, this Ager~t visited the master's lodgings;
Leverett House, Harvard Universit,y, Cambridge, Mass., to secl,lre information
on Subject's education a11d organizations. ,

Exazjlination .of the records there, revealed that Subject r~sided at
Leverett House during part of th~ 1937-38 term. A riota.ticn on his appli-
cation stated that Subject had lived . at Harvard Un;Lon during t,he J?revious
·" . school year.,

. . • Subject i.s extra-:-curricular activities were. iisted as . track, tennis,
instrumental club, pain-t;.ing, and drawing~

A(TENTW NO'l'E: . Ther~ i:,3 no .one at . Levet~ett Ho~se at the pres..,en~ time who
k.rlows Subject. 'Th~e ' p:reseri't- master. as9umed . the position oru;y re_c ently. The ·
f'.ormer master, now :Professor Murdock, did not recall Subject. Me.s srs. Mi.,,. I
kules, DeHooci, , and , Gordan, listE?d as advisors to Subject, are no longer ·at-- '
tached to the University. Latest addre~s of these men are: T." _I,eonard
Mikules, 419 Fourth St., N.W., Yvashington, D. C.,; John D.'aordan, Jr,.,
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. VHLLIAM B.• HICKEY
SPECIAL AGENT, CIC

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SEJWER; Peter (Pvt")
ASN 34.33 5466
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307th · Tech. Sq'!'
Keesler Field, Mias.

RE: _Inspection of records at Harvard University

On May 27, 1943, this Agent visited University Hall, Harvard Yard,
_ Cambridge, Mass., to examine Subject's scholastic recordo

Examination of these records revealed that Subject entered Harvard
College in Septewher, 1936, successfully completed the first year, re-
turned for 'the sophomore year in the fall of 1937, out did not complete
the second year, being 'allowed to withdraw• because of financial troubles
April 12, 1938. Grades in ~h? firat year .were fair~ No credit was re.-
ceived for the work of the. second year,,

Major field of c:oncentration was to be Soci9logy.

These records contain a note that Subject's ~other and father are
separated~ _ Mother's . address is gj,ven as:
Constance DeClyver ·(Edson1 Seeger
75 South Broadl'{ay
Nyack, New York.

_L"l March, 19JS Subject was placed on probation for •cutting' cl~ses
and for unl$atisfa.ctory work. In April, he was allowed to wi_thdraw., Rea""'
son : financial troubl_e s ~
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A further notation shows that a record of Subject's marks was sent.
to City College of New York,.
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SUBJE3T: SEEGER, Peter (Py~")
ASN. 3 4335466
307th Tech. Sq. .
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RE: Inter,view with Miss .D<?rcas Bishop, Supervisor of Subject's
part.-time work.

On May 2$, 1943, this Agent, ;interviewed Miss Dorcas Bishop, Librarian,
Harvard Graduate School of Etl~cation, _Cambridge,. Mass., regarding Subject.,

Bishop stated that Subject was employed 011 a part time basis for about
six ·m onths fro m September, 1943 while he was a sophomor.e at Harvard Collegeo

After stating that Subject's work was qntirely satisfactory, Bishop
stated ths.t te· was 1modez:n' in his political ideas. When asked to expand
on this point, Bishop said that Subject seemed to have radical ideas, with
a strong leaning toward Communifil!J.F · She continued by saying that Subject
was strong-v~illed and highly ·opinioqated in .his views. Subject 1 s brother)
John Seeger, vih,o was also at this time a. student employee at the ~rune
library, had expressed concern, ·Bl.shop said, over the fact that the so--
called progressive school which Subject had !'l-ttended had not done him any
good. Bishop stated that in this . statement and others similar to it, John I
seemed tr.1 show diss·atisfaction with Subject's liberal, progressive politi- I
cal ideas~ ·
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Bishop concluded by saying that in March or April, 1938, she heard
that Subject had withdrawn from the college and that he was living · 'on his ·
own' in Bos.ton. She added that she knew nothing of Subject' ,s extra-c~rri­
cular activities or at.' his acquaintances,.

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WILLIAM . B. HICKEY
SPECIAL AGENT, CIC

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MEMORMIDUM FOR 'I'HE OFF-ICER rrq CHARGE:.

SEEGER., Peter (Pvt. ) ,
. ASN. 34335466,,. 397th Tech~ Sq~.
Keesler F~eld, Md.ssiss~p:pi.

!~spection. qf o.~~I., · ~d}'•B·~:· :records.

.. On April ,23,· 1943, this ·A.gent' inspected th~ r'e6ords of tte O.N:r~,
_· Bridgep(:)!'t~ .conn., and· the F.B~I., lJe11i Haven, conn .
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MEM()RANDUM FOR 'l'HE OFFICER IN CHAJ1.GE:

SUBJ:EX!T: SEEGER, Peter (Pvt.,)
ASN 34335466
307th Tech. ~q.,
Keesler Field, Miss "
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The O.,N.I., 150 Caus'eway St .. , F.B.,Io, 10 Post Office Sq., and the
Massachuse_tts Board. of Probation,, Pemberton Sq.. ; all of Boston, Mass .~,
. report no record on s 'u 'bject as of lK_ay 28' 1943 ..

/s/ William B. ljickey
WILLI.AM B. fq:C KEY
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Subject: . PETER SEEJG$!(, private,
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gence, Fo-µrth service Qominand, requesting i ·n -
vestigation of uq_dt;lveloi;?ed leads concerning
· PETJ!:R ~GER;· who W!'o~e a letter ·protesting
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: the }II:usic :section,, ,Pan Amep.can U:ni<.>n, .and father of :Subject.~ was ili-
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Mr. :Seeger· stated /Subject i.va-'s bo~n· in New York City, ~.y~ Jii1ay in II s{
19i9,- and was b.orn ·to Mr. Seeger' I? .f irst wife, Constanqe .ue ·Clyver
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Edson ;seeger; from whom he is now divorced. Constance ;seeger is. a vio..
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linist ·az;id is living ~-;n·M,11A.mi, Florida, where she i;s teaching muSic. '.
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··at~ending a; private ~9ho91, whicli· he believes was tocated at· N~w Cannon, ::t ·sc
'· Corµiecticu.t. ~Subject .later att.e~ded ;s!Jring 'Hill !School, Litchfiei<l;, don-' ,I 18c . . ,
necticut~ - -s~bject ~ttended a high ~ sichqol . Avon iSchC?.ol:, Avon, . qonpecti""'. at ' j Sc ..
cut. · :~bject also attended Harvard Un,.:tversity1 Cambridge; M.assachu~etts, I 1~
/ where :he . m~trtcula,ted in Mi ,AJ;"ts·;and Sciences course.· ·.,Subject left . Ht.\!:-
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·<tti°e: cpu.lltry' for the 'past two or three :years;' that Subject has. · ' 1 h:heh~hiked 11
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1 :·~1 . .~v:er:·. the southwe.ste;rn .part of\ th€( United .:states; that ;,~bje'ct was ·a.
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· . Informant _revealed .su"'~ 'e .t yr~a ·a. · clo~ fr.fend .and .ti.ssociate of .
· Leadbetter".;· also kri'Qi'm as :te<¥lbelly0 , ·a negro ?nU:rderer who esca~d
:ftt0m prison I,\. few years .ag ~' Subjeqt ll:lnd 11 Leidbettertt often travelled and
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· . · · L\iQjeet wae.i a. s"ing~r and ,.banjo ,player with t~e Almanac Si.pf$era, and
· was'. very l:lCi;.i.ve· :i.n Detroit,. Michigan, ·. a;ssi.st;tng the CIC. in .a ~berSh:iP
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th.e ~'u,'bject was dis~atis£ied with h~ .s pi:'.esent ~sition in, th¢ Arrr:;y; ·thitt
...Sub.ject wants to get.· an .aeysignment .to active duty -whe):oe : he can .get into
C;ombat. It. is .SUbj~ct. s fatner Is opinion that ' .subject is ~ing .h eld l;i.ack
\)y.tb.e· Amiy because -o f 51.lbjec.t'~ radical tendencies and associ~tes;. t. · '\i
-:Suqjec-t:.' a .ta.the:{' doef! not believe Sub.;jebt :t~ ,1"8.d.ical:>..but Admits ,Subject ,
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·brpwn hatr; · blue ~:y,e.~; . £air complei.ti.on. . . . .
Mr• '.Seeger ·i 'nf:P:'IZied t~s .Agent, Dave Taylor, Qf Co'.lumbiti .SX-oadcasting·
~'jstem, . 485· Ma,d,:i. SQn l\V'enu~ .e . Nevr Y()rk; · u~ Y• ..and Frank .tu.t..'ler '.O,f Decca .·. . i t ro
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itifo~tion relative 'lio ~lubject, as Suoject :Vrorked .:rot. the?m~ ' · . ·. ·. , .

. . Info1'!lant stated .Subject has had an al.buin, of reco:t;ds, i.Oc~rded. tmct~r
the _title of . "Mr.~ . Preaidentt11 E!.~4 E;\lso . an ~10µm· pf ~e~ songs was ;-ecord":"
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. ·. Stibjeat•·s father informed· this: Agent t?->4t.he is an , ~4.v~nor to 'tbe .
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and was not verJ ~l;l.oo.sey about his fr~ends.. · · ·

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WAR .DEPAHTM,ENT
Military Intelli gence Service· l· !:;. C::1•··:..•):~ .................. .
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Subje ct: . Letter of ''Transmittal.
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· To: The Honorable J. Edgar Hoovor,
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Uni, t~d States Department of Justice,,
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Was~ington, D~ C. .

The a ttached 90111'!liinica.ti~ns a.re forward e d for your informa-

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For . the Chief, HUitarY , In te lligence Service:

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C6lonei, G~n e ral Staff Corps,
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. . · · - ~- .tlfay 71 i94j, this l\:aent wt¢n'iewed Goorge 1~ J()nas, 46; W'ewk
Av$I1Uep .Neri 'iOJ'k: ·Oi1llel:'· of :camp Rising· ~ •. ¥rald~ 1 ~ew lork#: .ta.nd ~ aoqua~tanee .
fow s~ yea;%'$ og tl-le ~bj~t,. · ·
.. ., . . Jonas El$.:t.d tho:t b.e ma. . estn'blished Camp Rl$irlg Sun 14 years ~- . I ,

f'h the purpose of! .giVing _Uzn!SV.ally ta.lent~ ·boys an opp<>rtunity "'tQ davel.op th$~
talents and quall.t1es · ot lea,di/lrship~. 'rhe boyti _we:tl'e selected each year :f.rom can-.·
dide.tes froti1 about ;o .outstanding sChools·"'· .. Sel:tools &lvi~i~r ~aos par-ti~ m
fields ·wel"e consid0l'ed :ooys who we,:{J chosen pa~· what they C<>uld,
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~- this usti.s.lly m11ouuted to $4 or $; a weeJt. f!1ey enjoyed ~ the btrnofits l!intl· a~~
ti'V!t1es of.a oop!· s~ ·-camp~. pl~ t~~ jJ). !iel:f..ge>v$'llment1 publication of
camp pape:i'.'S., .<;onstrue·t>io11 of ttorks of ~- an¢1! so tort11'lf. . the Stil>Seet bad _been suggested
to Jom{tl ·b.f..the ::Q1St$.~e: o£ i~aical Art:;. which. 5.s ~of the'~ MtmiO_,SohoOl
Wl't.er<iJ Jonfis b~ieves·· thav the .S ubjecif's mother ·ht.«J be~ a ta'US1c te-Qch~w The $Ub~
jeq'vis mother ~seed J~s . as a ·niee~: but -un~thetie person~ .·$ ild _ she _haa·· - ~en-
aepara:ted from hew· husband l;'or som~ t1trie• . fhe .-h'JlSbUl(l was a n.nisico,:to3~st, 1i'fhiCh ·.. .
m~s that 11.e> . stiiatea.•ill~ .hietotw of _m:ua.ta, ®llectecl s~le®ed ·~aoi,ipts) and made
very ·little. mo~~;. In the op~ of a'.ona$, t.he Sub~ecil~ .f'athm1 vms a- v~ can~ .
man ·. est:®i~ in tbr.iil he did not eQn&icter t,he Subject to be SJ1Y .or.· his rasp<>nsibility:~
.Tamie had ·knovm-
~jzp~a when 'thQ '$\ibject ·w.w ~upws-~ly ltv.il;>g w:tth his tam~, vfhtan ~
b.a.d to s];eap o~ a pa;rl~ 'Qeli~h · be®.tt~ the ·~u$e vms .ruu t;>f gllC$Wi7 The father· bl\$· · ·
. married· to m»thet .WQmaJ.l . t~ a01I1e 'tilne a?ld, 119'7 lives in _Vlash~.o J>.- o..,,
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: . · · . .. . . Jenae sa!d the,. &lbjeqt. W1jlS 1'4d~m ~ ma~ tbings an.d bad ~
ability __.i n painting, writ~~ 1:music" -and- coo~l .The Subjee1; had :attended .Camp
l'iiil!ing Sun for tne month ot :Ju;cy-, 11.936~, - At ibbe end ot thia; 'Pe.ried'J the Subject'$
tattier 1'.ad_ taken him out of -the ~ - -q.nd $ent· htm t!) do $Omo -~ - pick!L~ f<YJ:" a· _ .
friaia. oz the fa:t~~. ~w "16on$id~te gesttllo"C? ·bad. been ®nsi,4~~ oi.ltr~is by
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· Atter.. leaving,'the ·v:~, E:>~et A~n S~li..eol, the S'Ub3ect attellC!al
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more tl.nto~est _ in etµQ.e11t union a~tiVi,t,~s· tb$,n in his studies,.,· Jona.9 ~id- the .
Sub3ecrt. bad' alr•' ·+~e.c:l ~-. Communtsti9 tb~t and he be.l~e~ that th1.$ was
f\mtbeted by th0 Sui,30ot·' s e.t~ .(lt fl· verv wealthy -~l while his parents \ltere
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.and the Subjeae· }\.EJd . once inva.ted ·hi."11 to ettena. the mustc festival ;in G~cmvi~ Vi.1lage1
lie1.11 l<>rk.t Upon att<m¢.l:in€,J:t JoZl!as had. tound th~e a sma:U. gathering and th$ en~""" ·
meat eon~ist~d ot Italian ravGlutioruu7 songs; nus1;l16.n songs, ·~ C~st~ ls'bOlt-
Union mmgs~ In view of this ba~ound acmas bad late!'· ~ited -tho Subject out ·t1;t
diml• all'ld ottered the Su.'bjact ail 'OP):io1~ity to eJq)lai.n hie e~ic vtows~. fhe
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would. like tQ g0t in. tou~h Viith R'eiao· -NishikaV/$1 .µho bad beGn a r:lose #!.end Qt ihe
Subjaot at ~9 Rising :Jun~ Jonas ti,escr>i'bed Njshik'aw{l. $s a ·halt Japatte.f:Je 'Who had
wavs had vftC7 radical .l¢~~- _J>Olltical bel:tets.~
'. ' -~oriiis mentiond. ;th$.t the Sv.hjeot had two' olcl~ bl-~thers, at least
one of whom bed attend¢d ,th~ JbtaVawd \1niveraitvr~ lll'ld Joma b~es ·t nat bO('..auae of
this · fact.,. am! with th$o :ti.ta. of a 11~ scholarshS.p, the $ubjeet, Ghio wa$ admitted
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I and . he ~au.ld. ens-Uy . see bGW ~ ~bject ~t g$t .i nto trpµble espee~ if' he were'.
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I11te-~iew ·w:tth· W~ W• .Gt"tthrie; fEJUo~employe~ and f':t•iend ~
, ·. Oa- ~ .1 , 194),. this AgE,mt 1lnt~t>V~.~·~ W• w., G~th:rie, ,
74 (jblµ'les Str~et; Nevi ·Yo?:'kl tv ~ Y ~ ·; friend Qf' $ubj.• ut a:~ fQl:'ijterly ::f'~J:J.Qw• a
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Gi1t,h r!e stdd that he
of· 1941 and he lmew th.at Subject Md just left flarv~, b~.t "Iie f;ii<! not mow ·~he
·reas011. Both&9 Subject and Guthrie, ~d . ;·o.t.nStl the A.1.~c Singers, which wae
a group of ·musici.ans who wr0te r:-J-.d · a~ _ hflll'till~ aorms anii ball~ds for a'Ud10~¢~~­
wher~ver tb.ey. could be f Qund " Most· Qf' f.he g roup·•s engagements we.1·e in. Uriio'n ·~filra
and at Union oµt :.tngs ~- Guthrie woul«i . tusit $tate how the Alr~aes CQ,me ~n:to "~1ri4i~ -· .
and· be mi;tieated: that ·he d:Ui net know tn.~·f Wber.tMibolits. of a:n·y Qf the- f'ormer r.nem'.b·e.~s .. .
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./ts fa;ri' as Guthrie k;nowa, "':~he rams:~$.:~ .Alma."!Sc :~Pla¥e't:s al"$ now ~.n Det~oit , Iifiic}aig@:
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the gl'oup Qtlii \Vas the - one _-\vho wrotie. most of tlW or.\lgina.l. lyrics·- f'or tbc.;)~ .ba,llads •
nothing :was known of the $.\ib~~·ct• ·s p~~i.ts ·bey@rid the fact that th~ ~~thQr ~i!ed-,
i~ ,Waahi.~ijton 1 _D ., ·.c •·, and ha.d bee.n. marri~d · aga.:in ~- _•ao.4 .•the. motl)~r l iv~ _.-;ltl-- -~1;6~:$.da.•
Ul of tb~ membel"..s (;if tb,e f'$trlj,ly weta ~c~01l.lP±ial1~ mi~~i~~:@s an.d :the ~tt~!iee.t ,_ ~'il· _
:teamed all he 1'ad , about m.'W!lio from a.s!30C:l:at:1.on With hls pa)~ents 6lJl4, °!J>r9i~er;s • ~
Guthrie. cl.id ·not !tnow _anything aboµt · the~~ )rothe1fs,11 ~thei;ghjJ1e. · tho~gh.t:. t~r0 wllS
or:u·~ named John and on~ 1!1a.med. Cnarle$ \ and both ·~1ere oldEi~: t;h~ t~~ _.$n~6eet. f · .

Since leaving rfarva~, the SubJeet· .had ba'.d .na· ::P~nna.~:uant
ad•iress, -as his ~mpl~ym~nt · w~.th the il'l°iafl€.1CS had e~ied him tttr~h.·~.f'q.r~y.:.tive , ·
$1:.ates in tb.e Un±ted $t~t.es: .and -the~r ~uart~l'e we:te ali!la~S ehoReif ft9ii1' o:ppt;l~tm;titi~a
at ~nd.• ·. 'l'bis 1!leant that- the gitoup liad slept. ou fre!ight trains, ~E?r br1~gEi._~, _in
eh'ilrcnes ~ and so fG!t.h:.;, _Guthrie . saii?l'- tlie· Su'bject b,ad ._ bes~ forid1.Qf r.ms·jxp and folk
dancing ·~ti> tlt1a,t he likelj> spci:rts., .s~11ing in {f.>B:rl.-i.e_u}Qr_. • Gut:hr;te !,!':i.¢l -,n ot Im.ow ·
ot. any or~i!Ulizations . to· v1h.i¢h the $UbJeet qad. be~()~ged.
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in ~.eriean fo1:k.lorE1--and he.~: ~- all..vmys been. interested in people and uht;\t ·;t.h~'Y were--
had be~n · fP'e~t;ty int~i-~st~ ., _ 1.
dd.ng .•· ·Tns ,$ubdect had a great· d:eal: c:Jf ·en&rgy. ~d ,v,iaa, b-rill:tant; bu.t ' be was 'h.ard:.
to l.ll'ld~rratand, ·. (:tu:thrie att~i:Jmt<t!d· .this· t!o the fact- 'that the auuj'~>et always -vanted
.to see thil.ngs d~1e ·in :a morE} ¢:fficlent ·an.d -bet"tier wa.y.than they ·were bei:rm a.ol'le ~
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In addition, the Subject lovt.">d good orgtinization and was always active in t.ryi!lg
to make gl"()U:p endea,vors ·work more smoothly. Guthrie 'lo70uld not name an1 ~ii of
t.ne groups, ·but $a:id he re~errecl to m~ kinds of outings or m!!letings ~.n vild.(}h
peo~le assembled at larc.re ga·cner:ings: .~

1'he Subject wa.s pregrt,Ssive in his outlook and h.ad li'bQral
vieris 1 ma~ta.i.ni.ng ·~h&.:t m.e n 1-.a.d the rigt.t to org~lrze and b,argain · eollaetively.
In add ition,i;,,?l?.e Suh jeot wils very mu.c h in .f!a.vor o.f labor 1mion.s .and t1oet o.f the
Almanacs' ~90kings were 'b y .su.C:h uni.QDS :• ~CCQJod.ing .to Guth:rie, the Subject's
present pol;i.tie5 are .Nationa.J.. lr:ni~y. Guthrie emphi sized. that the Subj'e ot 1s not
an overthrower, 'but he la out te w:1~n the v.' ar ~ What the ·s u.b jeot wants .persenal~,
is t o do M:ltler the most damage possible, Gutl:'i..:rie sald he had just ree:leverl e. letter
stating th.at the Su''bjaot was ext.Eemely an,xi qus to b~ sent o.n ~etiv~ service and .
t nat he could notl
underrstand why ha :Was bei~ held. #.l'va.ctiYe :i.n ,a.~ Wl.'liss'lgned i;r.tQl2! '-'

l\ef'erril!lg to '1toshi Ohta, Guthrie Mid tb..at · the girl was the ·
Subje~t' s f:i,anc.ee a.nd. that she had rnat t~e Subj~ct shortly be£ora his entrance
into the. ~ of' the 'Uni.ted Stat(!)s ~ · Guthri.e preft-.s~fed. to k."low l;t:t,t le about I
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Tosr..i Ohta, but tiia1d sb.e. ~d onc;e:·been ·a n a:J:tist 1 s model atid th.at 1Bhe am'.ieI?.t;J.y
hoped r or th~ def~t of the Japanese beeaus~ of their mil! t!.rry aseresaio~ e Her
father had. been cmstcd ·. fro;;:t Japan 'because ef ~ia palltical a.cti v:it.iea there.
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enuld be t:t•wrtoo1n a posithm of respe.naibili::ty and that .'bec~u.se or the aubjeet's .·
brlll.1.ant mind, it ·eould be a wise thln.g to uttH.:ae the Subject's talents. ·
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guitax on ~h:l eh ~here a:ppl';lared the · inscri:ptio~.) 0 tbis .~e·liine J;t:Uls Fascist$ .n
:rt is . th:t.e .Agent's o.p inS•cm that t .h.is bGatta . cut Mi.e belief' that thO: ;~e,.e · Pla,-ers·
wire ~tive singing Communist sqnge . ·a?J.d ap·r $acling propaganda~f · ·

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as bee w~·nt ~ .but that he knew a. great deal more about the Sµ'bject • $ pol~tics. and.
activ1:tiee. tl:1an '·ha · admitted~ S1ibseque1rt,·;..investigat.1on intiio~~~d t~t be ·had lived I
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.307th Teoh. Sch~ Sqdn•
·Xfeesl.er Field, Plissiasippi ·

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.Down.ing Streat, New York, N. Y., former l.an.dlady of the Subject fer a'b0ut two
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ft11;•$ ~. ~iorui said that the Subje0t had leased tui apax•tmeni,i
in the .bas~ment ahQut the middle of M.q, 1942, oatensib.l;r tor the use of the one
per&on.~ .However, the next daN·, a .fellow iIS.1ned. Guthr.ie appeared. ·and although ·t.he
Subject said h.0 was only \ra.i.dting, Guthrie .eetabli.shed himself. perma.nentlf with
the St1bject .. A. t'E>v1 dqs later, a girl· turned up i.'iho a.lso lived with t~{e other
t.wo. Wh.en iW<'1'S .. ~ngim·1e. r€tnonstrated, she bad ·been told ·that the new ar:rival tr.as
a si.at~r .of o:n(!l of the bo;y·s; b.Qwew1·, she. 'believes that the girl' a m.une wal!l Ro'b'.<i.."lso~ •.
ii~rs • Mangione· remer11.'be1·~d tl·u;"J girl of &lightly Japanese appearan¢e woo u.se to visit · ,
the boys.. In a~dition pe:i.·son~ enum~a·ted.a~J<ove, there were othex· yo1mg·
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m.em who rrei;;i,tts.nt.1.y called cind accord1ng t<> ~a.. Mang:1.o:ne, .the .group wa~ much too
1101sy lnl!)St of t:he M.me. · She .eh,.:Fa:E'ae·t.<:n:-~.zed tbem. a.a: a dis-reputable ero~., none ot
the m~bers of which ever lotilted ~eat or clean-cut. :Most .of them wol:'e lumber
jaoltete and blu* de:n:lm trousers and. frequently appi:mrett ca.rrylng gui.ta.rs -a.."ld .other
111\ts:l..eal :i.11s"trti:monts. In- J'ul:y; 1942, the oceupa.rrts departed a.nd the t£h1bJ:eo·t .had.
siaid be wa.s .. aoout to enter tbe Awmya Th$;Y had left ori.f~ Mrs. M~i,one one--hal,f.
month 1 $ rent and the gas company had. later appeared trying to collect an unpaid
bill for ~4.00. PJira .. Ma.n~ic:me stated tlW.t although.. she did not bow. ..,the ·oc'-"'UPMts
perst~ly, she was glad ~hat they had let't ~ . - ·
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llh's •.!.\.1angione hs.1'il later received a' post eard from 'the Subject .
which wae postmarked Florida~ · · ·

. It is this !gent's opinion that the Robinson girl was an "~
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e:nterta1.ner who a:ppeared vd:th the Almanacs and was not a sis·t.er of f.d.ther the )

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Subject: PEW.inR SEEGER, ·Pvt • .
ASN 34335466
· 307th Teeh. 'S ob. Sqdn • . '
l{eeeler ~Fiel~ ~ Mississippi

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· . . . . · . . _Qn ~!/av 3,- 194.3 1 this .Agent :i.n.terviewed -~ Gorden, i?S · ·
s~venth Avenue, N,ew t o.rk, N:. ! ,,.; .Gora.om is . tbe owner· of a n1.g htolub known a.s the
Villa,ge Vtanti>Uatd • .'
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Gordon said that the Almana(Js· had appeared in his ·c lub on
two oecaelens. They had r.resentw balladE; and danc·e s. · Gordon considered the '(
· ii.lmanae 1!18.teri.al too leftist for the- cli~ntel.-e' of th0 nightclub and £or t hat
_reason, had not engaged. them mo:re 0ften. · m~ stated that. the is\.1.inanacs ha<l made
z·eeorizl.nga_although hE;i di.d .n ot-know the nature .of .them {r~mo I } • 1'he manager II
of the Al.tnana~.lS J.o..aifj, been a .fellow named Mel ( llfd l.t) tampe.ll• ''.l;ba $ubj~ct 4Jld a
f~llow ne..mcd. Gutb,r§.e had been -the other .members of the g r-oup who .a~~od out in
Gord.on' s mind. .A girl 11a.m~'.l Bessie J..omax ·he.d .oc-e.afS'iona:Ll;Y. ap}ieareti a s an. · .
entertu:tn~:r, but she has ea.nee b~en marri-00. .and Gordort doea not know where she
is. li.. gir~ nam~ T9shi Ohta bad ·ttsllally acc•panied the group, but had not been
an en'terta:tn~r;. Gordon l"t.a.d not _h eard ~f a rgirl named Hel;!n Robinson, but thought
that she m.ight h~v·e been an aocord:loniet that had_app~ed wit,h the ~cs• \
- . . ln the Ol".~-anization, SEE~ had \Vl'itten J.yr!os fo_r .the
songs , p:t•O{lt;ced by the grot1p and had -also been a guitar player, ~ Gol\'don ccn- , .
s~derer.l him to be thf> most interestirig person of the e.ggregat.i.m and thought :Lt \I
~s too bad -tl~t the Sub,iect was so enthusiastic about hls leftist ideas. Gordon
po:i.nt$d eut that G7.1thrie had a book published. .ealled 'l!'Jaound _fol' Qlory0 wh..tch. :ts j
aut~biegraphieal. ~:nd wh.;%.eh is alTeadjr near · the top of the_ beat seller list~- . . . I
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· ·:n-aA met a violent death . Gordon a.ttribu:ted Guthrie's bitter ·and cynical outlook
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'band who constituted a -rotating mem'bewsb:tp and l'iMJ of .them__ ha.d appeared with I

.t .pe group for only Ol'l© or two _engagements. Gerdon while admitting . that the
material of the group _was lefti.s t and ·fntl.amatery in nature, ~1iated '!bat the
boys were nice f'@llows and he coriaidered them -~t'mless,, For this res.so~, ha
could sea no X'ElQSQl'l why the Subj~ct should not be tX'UStEld with a. poe:ttion
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Subject:
PIT~:n ~Gml<, Pvt.
ASN JA3J5466
307th Teen. Sch. Sqdn.
Keesler F.i.e~d,, mi~tr§iesiip.pi

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Interi!ew with ierna:rd $chultz, acquaintance 't·
· On·~- 3, 1943 1 this Agent ~.nterviewed. Berl'lQX'il! Schultz,
430 S~h Avenue.~ New York, N. Yo 1 oimer of the build•tng where the Almanacs
ferme1·.cy had their· l'teadqua::rtere. '
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$cl:mlts said about !by, 1942, a girl named -Bees:!~ I.ietaa.K
had i'".i.!lPeal:'ed and. bad signed th~ lease tor on~ year, for a ·five-room .a.pa.rtmeri,t in
the· ree:r of tbe l;).U!U'ters ~t the a.hov0 .address~ .A;lthougb it was / understood that
two persons were to occupy th~ qi.ta.rt.ere, Schulte said that most of the time thetoe .
were five or au. men·ooeupying the place and also an indeterm:l.na:te .nWl'lber of women.

Sch~:t.tz said that the crowd had been a noisy and troubles~me
crowd ar..!d :h~ eonsid~e<t tb~ membe~s in(Uvid~ to .. be a diereEu:.table, no account
ty-pe- of indiV-tdt."141. Re believed ·that there had be'3n seve:ral Ottalh~m~aris in· the
group.
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· fhe crowd bad often been heard pl~ing and sinef.::tng mwaica:L ..
aeleeM.anm and ·he ur.derstood that they ~em knot'ill a.e the Almanac. Players who eeaured
their bool(ings thro~h the Internat1.onal Workers Qrder.o Schultz remembered. t},le
·Sub,jeet wh.o~b~ c~l':ts!deteci tt> be the lewier of the g:t'OUP 1 but Sc®].tz thj)ngbt him
:ta b~ just e erra:tio as the . oth~ menfbet'a and thought ~hat he ftood out onlY. -
beoaus® he hl.1.d ha,(tt more edueati.on. rt •s the Subject who @Tote the lyrics or
the 'ba.lle.<:1s whieh the Altnana.e _l?laye:rs i11resent~ ~ ·
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t;lte members had departed a.bout DGOGtnber, '191.2, and SQhul.tz' stat.ea.that bEJ ·~s glad
to see them go in spite. Of· the_ fact that they had broken .the.ir lease·~ · ·· _· :
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a.rs rEh)ltden,tia.l q11arters .Liil the t•ear- <>t a d.i~pido.ted and virtually . da~erted office
bulldipg ~ . This Agent . interviewed the other oeoupant, :Oenjriinib. Zena.oh,· .. who said
he knew .noth:b:is of tho JU.man,a'os, but· that, tbie Agent could see\ll'e more infor-ma,tion
lW calling the .Education De~rtment oi', the International Workers Order.i·

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J~y a phone eall to the Xnteniational V'dox·ke;t's Ord.er~ this
A.gent determined. that . the remaining- :members ef the Al.illl!Ulae Pla.yoriil were t1ow
in DetTei t, Michiga:n ~ · .Notbit\g else coul.d be detena.inE..'d ~ ~he tolephone enll was
mail.f;) umle:r ptret,¢ ·~ the SUbjeet ~ not mantioneet~,

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Subject :PE?;~ $EFGERJ! M .* .
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. . . .· . .0,:& ~.;v. 4,. :\94), this .Ag~~t l."evievted the report of t?ie 'FedeJ:a.l ·
· ~ · of Ix.lve.stig{ltion~ N~ Y~k G;itf.:P ~:~ G~2~ nq., .2nd S~ifle ~~d, Gov~Ol"/3
lsl.ar.d, ..NeVJ Yorlt1 ~l!.g th¢ Japmes~~i¢an Q()mulitte~ tor Democracy. he
toUQ'!f15.ng ~~JMrbion ·~· Ell). ~·~ ~m ~~ deited: ,as im.U.c\ltoo as roJ.;l<m$i.
Ben~¥$1iJ :. \'·., '' ·Uk'\.\"i~~
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·. , · . . .- , ~a · .r:,.4,,.g. ~~... W$5.·organued in the f.all. of 1940 and bacamo relative:b'
,·mot"'e. ·ae~ve (ifter l)e~$1\e,1'· 7~ . ·194lt . liembe!i'ship is ()ttered. to all loyal _qitiz$l$ •ot
Japan~e ~~Stlr'.t:;; •.ati4 Ja~S(:) f'.Ctili€l~ts-iµ,ya1 to the- United States, ·It•$ };r!lblishe4
· aim j,$ to .~mo~e b~~ ~~~pes~x>~· ~ers~ing and; to promote the economic,
.s ®i;al, ~ qU'.l~.
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C1ub (now
d~~t.) ,who were ·;~lted · f'.~ the ®~trp}. ·~~ tv t~ Japanese Consul iu'1Cl the at»·
tempt of' the ~9Z~i o~~~~i.> t(). ~the,: ~e.~. ~ ane,.i @t Japarws~ ide&J.o~* i11e-
aftG?' D~em~ 7!f. 1'41 ~~a· gt•~ d~ ot p&tt~otism w!th blood d<ma\~
JAC'fJ~
driv~s and t~:/.'?~s. to i;~~ f134~ ~~µ ,_ o,t l#'estUt~tionir the Secretary of ws.r.,.
et<l.. , ex~ss$~ ·n.~ty; ,tp :tp.e. U~l,t~ .$~~e~4· : ,
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: .. A conf~E>nt~tf.l ¥1f~~" l>.#~1 stn~e.el that Yosbltal'8 T~~j .
. ~tive . ~ary.,,. ,vat;l .-~ Q~imn~~t-Ji!4~ .t?l,tl ~ACll ·~~ .J _n-~., The follo~ ~ . I
conned !'ram 1ett¢rheadg. atiit. 11$t~~ture o~ ·th~ ~r~z~tiQl.l. r.e preS(mt .officers· and . I
adv~ ~iho ·a.re Pt'ond.ne~ tii:, :~~a .e*1.68~·~o~i$t front or~tions;, I
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Roger· :eal,dwhl:;. d1reet•,: ~.l~~~;-i · '61vl\1.~$~~ies Union, . taenibar 9 ·organizatl 1
l>ea1·1 lJlxok,.; a.µthor~ ',~'Ptlr.:~Z'q;r:~~'.t~~ · <:" · . -, .
Atm~ ~een~ ed~~t~o~ tl~Ei~~~;:m.em-q~ -!?'.~~aam.~"'tien,s
Yasuq K~s.b1$.·.· inirtlm:~l'p ,mezn~ ~3 ·w.~~t~
Rev. Fd~ t •. ~tson.~~. ·:CJ.~to, . m~~·· ·.t'·• Qr!~li~?i~i:J.o~s . ·_ ' )
~ishop h~nqfs 3-11, 'MC(lonn9ll)· :~~!tj1 ':m¢tn°9~:-.-~· · 4~~atie~
. Eetherine T~m, m~~. · ,µ -~t· - .~t4q~,-. · / _ ·
_frc,t.. "F.1"m'm._.&¥-, .~ofoeS,Ql'~- , ~~· _. . -~- . o.rg~$z~tions
JJl-'"' .A lbert Einstein, ~thematl~t~;, m~ s-., ~atiQ1W
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tho fed.~1 ~u hf! lnve$t;igt\tion s~ a tile :from the JACI>·
offioe tn which there ~ppeal'ed ·a pa.g~ on Qouucil . fat? Pe,moc:j'Scy l.Gtterh~.. There
~PP~ ht longband thia @O~ statenient~ ·" All tttt-ee ~re know ~.d~cale· s.nd
C~!ste;i; lDIT~ actiGn of · Comnronist ~ent or aetivitie:,s goj.ng .011, thoS$ ·a.rrr·
3 a~io · &eh or them is aeti~A.m~:vi;can ~e's ~bilization tor· Vlctor;r
t)'ifet' F¢tsc~• The ·names . ~f liiSlu.>p Ftaneis J,~ tkCQri.nell;;- Alden Wlu:bma.n~ .amt
:Kathe?~ f01rill fell~.,;. ·

~ dgJ»tfl rit1z iir& 194@.J.
i"wo ~gents ot the r~n,1. lltt~ded a-~ ineeting aponeo~ b.v the.
JA<Jl> at t~e Hot~l Dipl~tt·· Ne11 Yorlt Oity, on ~U 15; 194211 ;tiJiey l"epe>rt on the
. spee:kf:ir;i as foll()\11'$1 . · · ··

nr·~ A.. Clayton Powell.1 ne~o•: spoke ira~ ~gainst Jim Crowiam and
moial diSCl'~tionJ "~t$ed ~ A~ Ltneol!i Bd.ga.d$f aoo deplored the ~otting
Of In~ t.a~.kS 'to· neg?'eGS, .tJ..n th~ U'! $·• ~ ~ . ..
t>r·,.. K'W:'t. P~sal'lfeB,, tlt¢1l1an retugee 1 \lrged the 3epanese not te trust
Ritle;r. as Bit:l.er waa t~ . in terms ot vrerld d~tion ~ coiisidered tli.e ~
1£(f'S $0 u~n !llt:>nk~~:· Rosenf"eltl inaieted on racial ~ual.ity~·
. }>earl Buck, . ~tt~ho~, ·. spoke mo.s tly crl ~t:ciral p1•gservation and. $dtl
that Chin.use $rld Ja~e$f;; should not be bal'.Ted bt'.)lll the Uni:t$d State~:ei

:iJ·i n Lt..~ Mo•, . Chinese, · said he b$,d f()ught s~mat . the Japanea~ .5.n.
the .Chinese Army and be knew there we.$ .$ >; mlde:r:-cu..'r.Tent et oppo$ition. ·tQ Ja~ese
ttutiitsrism oxistina in the Japanese~·.~· l3ip cited Jtn$tances of· po~ t;:.aatment et
Cbin<!$e seam.en by wlU.t.es.~. lie .f .inil!1hed by s~~ a so~ whose dbm1ntmt p~ee ·~ · .
•JWe are b.rot.h~rs 1 'ST~e a.re b:rothara-~:Jt . .
l'~o Kariiohi . (pho~tie), tTapan~sa art\illt1 . gave;$·moncttcmcms $p@e}l .
t ·ell.il:tg l1ow he bad beet1 bo1;"n in Jf!pa,n,. bittl filll!itt h$ hnd. no dea:U-e to ;i-eturn. Re ~ ·
wea.td;r applail.dad,t
' .. . .lit 'this point ~ group or· five peapl$ 11 playing .l~tars, rend~ed a
ao+ig~ one· of whioh symbolUed · confilsion during au • •. raid .•~i . ~ther was
fi!mnein.g Aro'u.nd W.tler•s Graw,; 0 the th..i3:-d was ,.Aaseni~ .~ Ciiril~"

·. ·.. Rog~ ~dwin# ot . t}le .C ivil Liberties Union; ~ke $[$iii.inst tho sr
gatiou of Japane$e in ~t-10$. .ai'Jd ~~tt;d their hardshipa;,, . . .
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;part shu 1
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. At ~he close of the meetingj leaflets $%U10uneing the ~Otb.
amdveroary ot the 1 oiu1g C~nmmmiB'~ League wore di~ilr<1ted.. Others adve-rtised tlw
Russian mcv1e 1 tllfhe ~ill.a lh"~d~11 . ·and the Russian m.ka ~u...*ant.a. On ·
the ~i·eet a ~ uas selling tb.$ DAI'Lt W<.mKI!R. when the meeting brtike ttl>l>' ·
· !l'he e.gent~ noted tl1a:t in mmw inst~ces whites~ eo~ pa<>p~
~ived together and. -p~ent.4' were el.ose ts?~s~ll .·
AGmf.r$ .NO'l'Et

.. . it i$ the opin$on of this .E\gent tl$.t the m®iee,J. ~mitwn waa tu
the Almanac Players i;lf which the Subject <:>'f this inV\!lst,igat1oh is a me1a'b?2ti

Note~ . .· An1 11' . . B~lu .tl~ \tork1 . ~J rep~rt, tfatee! }l!ov$bm" .1s, 1942,. . . ·
zi.ndicat~ ~.in ha4 .resigned hQm the JACD because of. its i·afU~al to join
tbil,t
· in .a eampaigt'l in support of a tar.rt C(4se on the .issue et .th~ legali.ty ot W¢st Cea.st
evttena•tj.ons of Nisetii, fos:h i Ohta. (f'umcee or· t~ Subject) 1.S l~l me .~ mem'bBI·
of the executiv-e boa:ri:1 \'.! ·

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Subject: VETlm SmnFJt, Pvt~­
ASn 34335466
)07th feeh• Sch. $qd.n6.
· Eeeeler '11ield 1 iflissiesippi.

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On~ 3,. 194$, this ArJent irtspected-the :ceeol'di;: cf c....2, H1~t .
2nd Se:Mriee Oonl!n~~- . - ~vernora Ialandz tiew lwk1 regard~ SUFv'ey Aasectstes:o. _
Inc~,_ publiah:ers of: ~ey. a~w.-e~ lne &®jeot1s f:it1nee0 11.s sa1d ·to · b~ an · ·
~oyee of' this ecmeern as~~ her fat~ew, '
'rh~ report_~catos ~at~ SU?Vey Gra11hie . in 19,37 e7llibit~
"~~ona~le libeJ.'alh'ml,n lfow~~, in be.~, 1942 1 the r-.q~~izle, ~ppea~ed ,in all
ms'.'oi'i- r~di!lg rooms and the pi.iblit:51wr stated ~hat subeCl"~ptiQll har1 be~n ~i'V•¢n.
by ·$.\'\ a~oua pv-.):"UQll.40 ' ·

i ·. · · lt~iew ot t~e ~azine at thl.a .time cl~elQsed that 1t vms mo$t1y·
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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER. IN CHARGE

Subject: l,?ETEH SIEG~, . M"
ASl1 · 343)5466 ... . . .. . '
io7th T~e}l~ ·e~.~~ Sqdl'.1+ .
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Re:

· . . . · . ... . ..· . ._On E~ ' ' l94p~ thi$ Agent Uiapeoted the rooords of the.tlie~ra.et
Xiitelligenee Otf1C$1 · !i'hir4 !la.VU :Oift~tot1. at l!q.., 2nd Se:tviQ$ Co~;, ~erno~s '
_·. ·. 1 .?l• Y..,.1 _:t~i'd. it?g <J."0$hi.. ()ht..-i1, report
il;jlend _.·· .et!- ,t~eea_. . .. o;t t ·h.._e Su_·b3edt~ .· (Se
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. ... . , . .· . *.r_qsh:J.. Sile~ Ohta.1 7~ Wa~~n at~ Soutl11 NGVI !ork~ N.. Y.,, is
th$ daughter of! '9:~$ht Ohtf.l (See. bel.mv) $nd Vusiniet Ila~ Berry, with '1hom sl:ie>
1i~• The mot.n~ is a Uniteti State$ citizeti,~, Subjeot. wati born~\ 12• l.9,20; ai)
!uni-0ll~~e:rID~\V•!rand !& now.~1n(f s~rv-for-the Japanef:l~~erican Conmtttte.$
· to~ l)G-11otJr€toy~ he F,;B.iiil!I! ia CQP~t~

.. . .... · . Taka$h& Otkta ml$ _·born .in . ~~. Ehit'le, ' len.t Japan, oll 7/}/9J.•
. attenaea bigb school at •tsu lama _.and. Qne year a.t the thrl.versity ot Was~~ .WQh:lo.•
Dut'in$ 1912.-J.fJ.3 1 he e;ssist$d bis tath~ ~ :ra~aing funds tq;r »r-1 ·SWl for 'fihe FJ.rst
Re'7'01ution fer Bi:rth o~ Obitlese ~epW>l:lc and mas ~ Lieutenant ~- t~~ Chine~e ~
· dm•ing. the revolution! He went tQ ~U and worked there from 1913..,..19151 .h elptilg . 1.
·~:Lgn.nts as interpreter ~ $an ~ul.O{>· II~ woi-~ on -~ Bri~isli ·'tank~ d~ipg J]Ql"ld .
ltar .1. After the ~-- be be~ $inp~03~ e.t · the !r«;>uchston~ .Art Ge:q.~,: New YO'l'kt
and dso _ta:ught _3~ _ 3:1.tsu~; . ~~- ~9+~~9~,; b~ , ~~ .•~~ _ e.s _ t~obniciatl at ·the ·
hovinc~town f>lt.\Y lfouae~· ~ew lcxrk~· .~ew %~~, • ~m 1923~192~ -a t lledgerovr 'fheatt"e, . ·
.itoyla~~ - l?$t~' 192~1928.• _ W~pek .~ liouee~ WQQd&'tGok,. N~ i~~P J.92~19311 J7•1~A~ 1

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. thia period he wr&te ~n h;EI .SQuth Ara~~ -end ·l!nited .S'tfltes . ~eil.C<?S .Wld - ~ , ·i
• tiw _·. ·ed _to_ giv_e. 311.t 3_it . - ~· .ru.ta_u .. .. _,,.,_·. & .ba_·._s w_._. _.a__;tten
. . ··.. • __• art .· i~_s_ $ga ·.·_..··Ulst · pr.es__ant f~ Qt
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' ~OVemJ1lellt 1n lapal'l.J>· ' fie uaes. PE!!:\ tlatrt(:)S1 mo'GO, T~j - ~ HomareJ.., '. He ·m arried .' '
V'trginia Serry in W~al'W?gton:i D.,. Q~· _fJl~ i$ a pQn R~i Alle?l Ohta~ .pres~ : at
't;he College ~t at, .tohn3 ~x»UD, ~~ (See ~l(lt!T) ~ · All mooibel"s er the . t~
u,i. the u, •S.~ _bel.Qng _to thEl 3apanos~~~~ C?~tte0 fw Pemom~QY'~. Ohta ata$~s .. _
. that be nt.f.V'~ has be:Lt>nged .·t p the C.onmn~1st F~~ ., ·
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~pciliS; Itfal"9'Umd1 on .bGbalt ·QI ~1 Bro,w<ft~:~ · · . · .

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE
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Subject :PBTm smocnm., M :•
MN :343354'6.
. 307th Tseh •. Sch"'' Sqcbl~- '
~sler Ft¢ld• M1$~1$s~~

Re: ~etion of (k2 ru.es;· A~~() Singers a.mi Pl.eyers

-. ..· . . . cm. ~· :;, l~, . this _Agent ins~ the.re~s of a-:?_#· Hq,t
211d Serv~e ~~, •ovwno1!':3 Is~.~ l;few Yark,_ ,e~~ _ th~ -~-- ~$,.,
t.\ gl'oup ot mueietans to wl'lieh ·the Sub3e~ belonged,; "fbe follow~ Wo~tiEm was
extracted ..ftom the recora.s · ·
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A cireu:li\rr adV"ert!smi.cmt ·~ppaared for the Almanac S~gers €! Players •.
!fhis . 'bore . andorseme-iits bt. _Mike Gold.1 wri~ · .tar the. l>Altt wommn; Fili.Qlmy R~~:,.
edtrecationnl director of' .the · :tnt~rnstlc>nal ~orker$ Or<ler~ El.ltd tho New r&;isses~

. A.ttentiOn is called to the taot tbb.1; about J'U!le~ 1941,. a group· ·Qf;
$'3ti!.tious l"eeordt:i began to be he11irch.· fj!bey t\ttempt6il to stir up resentment fat thf.}
$0lecreive servtee~Aet •G.t!d_te the· ~ of t.he trnttsd Stat_ e s ¢n.to. tlie ·~- ~ _ Names ·
:i.neW!-etI_~ .
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_§11 t_·a r· _Cons_Gr
·flWaehmgtoa Breakrfown;'" etc~·, ~h$s$ ireccr.rd.$ were .balleited to have been p.rodueed ·
in New J•ku m~ l'ortt,··imd thear wel'e advertised •rmd r~emied by ,th~ llU:ti! w~,
. · . _ __ c.Anothe~ repcrt dated April 3.4, 191:+2~ ate,teti .tha't iood;V' Mbrie
(~1<mli ot the ~bjeot) was a mem1*' ·ot·
·the ~~\ The group~s ~- - ~· .
sam.(i.nated b.1 $Ong and baJ.l8cl~, Tae :cyi>ics were :tQ :keepll.ig TJ1th the· lfoill1ll\1l'liet -~
tine·~ .. . ( · · . .. .
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Mention is I®da of e.n ~entified young w~, ·
.aaE?OC;iated with ther
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ga'Oup1 who 1$ of '1$pansae ~()tion~-~ wl'lo is stl.Ul to nave .one¢ been~ Rusetan.-
8."apanfise· ti-anslat<>r tor the Je.panes$ gov~ent-~ She was mtil~ ~om Jiapan t>ecause
of Gcimmunistio a~iViiies:,1 · ·. · ' · '< · '. · · ··
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Case No .• fv- b1S26m ,

MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARG~

Subject: J>E!l$ S:?mG•, M~
ASt~ 34$,5466
30'1th teen.., Sch• Sqc1tl~
tteeeJ.• Fi$l41 ~slaslppi ,

Re: lruipeetlon ·of ~ files oon~ing lli Jarte ,
On·~ 3, 1943~ thisllgent ~the record.is cf the 1*ed~
Bureau of' Invest'4at10n: ~ iiew .Io:rk at the l:leadq~s, •2rii. Set"'Vi¢e Co~,,· Gover•
nor'3 lala:t4j ~· !or~, ~a.tding one m.;(L. J'atte~ whQ is .repwt~ to be a :fl'i~ tJt
th-a ~bjec.1t (C~1, rl .152611, dated March 2S1 1943)1? fbk) toll9wiug intornu1tion: v•,
&eettred flam the re®rde#

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mJ. Jaffea.. .aiu.s. Chf!t.:rles .llaniels, Olarertce Drmie1s1 .d$Wes 1ttliott, .
2U. :tflt:tae1 Fre.nlt Wise~ fl•B~I,.. ag~s Sl'4W Jatte at a celebration Qf the twentieth
e.nniversazey- of th~ Youtig ~. J..easue at .~ttan G~ter,, 34th st~t and
Eighth f4VellUG; ~w !~lt €;3,ty'¥ Cl!l A:prU 20, 1942!< ·
~t 1%trea . N~• z•.. ~..a,1
.. · '1"$fte marri~ lf.ithew Lew~fll °'f Oklahoma C1t,, Oklah<rtl1a 1 ~ ..
linma
9/27/42."" She v1aa active in.thtJ !'ou.ng Co~ ~e in Olrl.ahoma City"' Jat:fe•$
New !ork ~ess is giv~ as ;JZ? iWe~ 15th $t.Joaeti.! IJ:he DAiiY ORLAHOMAN st$ted. ·
that Rebert. Wood, t~ ~ State Seoretmt ot th¢: O~ist Part1.t Ina Wood.0
b.i.s •ite., Alan ShaW, prasel1t. secret~ t>f the f~v,. and Jtll Jaffe, form~ he$i ot,
the Young Comnnmist ~ in ~,-a~ .in· ap~ ar~ts 'before the. . ,
CiltLID~ Court of Appeal.~ in. ~o• City <tn .·Septetilb~. 91 , 194a 1 .·.:\n. a Cr~l. , .
·~icalism 98S~:'t Ue.tte~•s father vuu~ Litmmn~, his mother, Jtiu~~ •... Mi~ occru- ··
pat~-on,-as ,it·~·"~··ms,·~~e ·l.ic<anfSEt; is tlu.'lt ot newspapeF vwi~,~· ·
~·.<lat!fd.~.22~,· iiU,* I)

latte tlJJd bis wire· al"e now liv~
bl. ~ a.a Oklahoma state the
•~ Court ot Ap-poole has .ret'us~ to .~QW him· to. leave the. atilt$; .·~ d~s­
poe;ition of the er~ ~. cbal'ge, fhe olfg~ e~ge that !le ~t!I a C~
muntet .~ 'been reversed on teelm#.® grou.nas 1 bUt he is. still ~e4 with the .~
~t.e~stie U:terature'·· Je$te te no'i living·~ the.r~ ot his wife's parents .on .
,tb.Q· out~ of Qklahonm. Ci~ Me is ·repQrted tQ want to b$. ela.si:tilied as lA 4natead
ot ~ so be can enter the ~ or the ~ted States:~
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Subject: PETER .smnm, llvt~•"
ASM ~4'3~466 . · · :
30'1th tech"' Sch~, Sqdn,t,..·
. Keesler i'_i~d, M.iss!a.pi

Re: lnepec:ftion of Birth Reoort1$., New ?o:r:J.t1 N, Y.
.. On ·M q l• 194?,. th.is Agent inspected ~he re®ria of' tbe Depart...
ment o:e 1lca.l.th1 mw..nhattan;e l~e\v ?wk.ii :w.4' Yi, The tol.J.m'1ing Wormation l1~a - ~""' .
t11S.cted ~om the EflOrilf?; \·
Name~ PETl:'JR SEEGm ·. . . . . . . '
Date of ~thl. ~ 13#' 1919:,. MSJ:Wattw11 New io:rk .
l'lace~ . . St ~Jl~bath Resp.ital# 415 W .e st· SJ.st Stree~, New. ·Yo:rk City
llut~• Charles .te'Uis ~eeger, J~-..1 ·
li"iltelfsoni: N°tl'vi lel::.sey .· ·"'
Eol·n~· . Mm4<» Cl.'Qr.,-. Mtm14o
Age~ :;2 ·
Oc~pat1t1n ~- Musiei@
·Moth~~~ Gonstance Seeger
Pat~$0n; New Jersey
Born: Denver, Col.o:red.o , ··
Age: 32 ·
Qther IJbildl"en ~ ho ·

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MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Subject: :pEfm $~11!1, Pvt~
~-, ASN 34335466 . .
J07th We~ Sc~,. .SQ.d!l,
ltSesle:f »'teld.1 M!\ssteaipPi

Re: ~stiption ot John ~ger
· On ~ mx-s. 1, »aueoo, -~~
61 1943, this_ Agent U:\ternewed
tU.net:ta Lane, New !OJ"k C1~, sup~intendent of ~e ..~ent in which John S~er
lJ.ve:s~ · fh!s Agent- sought Wormation at,; t() the "1ationt.lhip of John Seeger to t~
$ub3eo'b•I '
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Mt's,.- D-.u®s $$!d that 3ohn Sf)egew ·tuld hit:J w$.fe; El~, rJCQUpiod
a~ _IJ)· ·at the ·a~ -~ess+ ~ht1.\Y ll$d ·<;oms ~ f~wlir!gJ> New t<>rk• m Jul;r,
1942, John u a. ~king matructor pi~- e.t¢hool.j a.nt.t Eleanor is a ~ehe:r~
Both plan to leave soon to ~pwci th$ $lmmleJ> at a ·St1mJDer -~~ ·"' · ·

mlm SEml!!t~
•~·~ lla~e did l'lQt .knqw wheth~ JCi>h>;l S~t?gQI"
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!hiQ Agen-PJ v~~$td i1$ighboting te•ta ot f,he Seegers 1 but was.
'lltltlble to secu:re additional itlfo~t1on~: · · ·

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lV bl526ii
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MEMORANDUM -FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

-~ER, M.
Subject: Pl\..'!l:JlR
. AS!t 34335466 ' .
. '°7th f.eak~. S®~ .Sqd:rf, -. . .
. Kees~ Field:p Mississi.PJ;>i

Re : tnspeQ'tlon .ot :reearda ot the Fetter~ Bureau of ;tnveati-.
ption~ . Almroiao· PJ.t\veJ'~
·.· __, _ On ~ 1 1, 194$; _tllUI_Agent ~pected the ~~ca.rds of the Federel
,, ~of lntrestit9oation5 New t0rk,. New York~, 8ZlQ· the follotiting Anf'ornw.tion a~
peered in tho te~:~ · ·
, . .. . _ A.n ~rtiele appeared on Jen~ 1- 1943~ _in tbe ~- toot vr~
. f~~.· _qU'l)t~ ·the·· DAILY wmm .aa $'tQtU;g ~t the AJman$c il>!llgers ~- t~
prU,le ot- the Commtllli(3t :P~~~
- !'riot> to the entry of. the trnitect States into the war; ttw ~aos
·sang eo:ogs cctnd~ the President and Oo~ssit. nw .were against. ¢onsel"iption
·w ith songs like· '" ifel7 Folli'th tl!Qy_Will Be Plowed Unde;r.,.n 8"-ttce o~ ent:ey' into th(' ,
~:J· they have nrged i'u!"th~ e.lid t .o Ru.ssia,, ·
It ia bf4iev«i that th!e o~n1-tion .i s sti'bsidiZed "by the ¢~ .
mmia-t PartyJ and it $.S f~uen~ ~ts~ tu th& UDAILY WOJW§h" The Al.manses 'I
now travel 'tll'l(l~·
the au.spie:~s c.f the 0£tica of Civil:tan Deferiset eat~ d~.-
£mwe workerei o.nd. Qo~ meetings.;;. -

. . . Niche.las Ray Loll\aX; al1Qs n~m N1Ch01as Ktenzl~,,, 235 East '22114
· Str~et~- t~ew York City, 113 a melilb~~ He .i s f,!ls~ p?'Q~ d1.i-ecto%' fO:r the O.ffiee ·
of War Intomationo: · · · ·
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242· East 19th. Street, Netr York City1 and
fll7 ~nd Boulew.rd, J.let:roitJ< Mlehigan1, ms a membeir of tho Alm~. "'She is· now · ,
omployed b~. the Office ot W~ Int~tiOn:,~. She was~ JMuary 211 19211 1n Austm1. '
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steon, anit &itch Bowersfi · ·. . - · ·

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. Subject: PJ:fFll snnm, M-~ 'L (-:,·_~ <
- A5N .S433M66 .. -,-.. ~ ,,.
307tb Teeh+ Sch• Sqdn.., . :
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Re: 1 ,.9.g~ Cheek
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. . ~he foil.Qw:i~ !.nforiTlation wa,s. rec&;i.ved on an .fJ,g-ency- check
.made on Sul.;l-je.c'fl.~ . _ · .

f~~~ ~e.i;i:tt of. InvestigaU012<1 Ne\V t~k . ml
D.is~:tet Int$lligen® o~, Th4.rd. ·Naval.Distrl.Ct NR
$ents~Sh~p ot· New
· !~k · I\i\
tr.• .s.. OitrU S~eeJ. tomndssiM rm
New Yo;rlt C$.i\r Police ne~an·t
lh.w~u ot :rn.formation t:n:t
... ~Eiat\ of t'.h:-.imil1a1 :raentitieation . 11'.l
CW~ Alien &.ireau (Baell~
· aw nee~
Aativities) w
tm
. Spt Squ.e.d fl (SU'bv¢t<aive Squad) Y.$
. CNUt auree.u 0$ Nett !ork · . 11?
· ne~ of Health (b~1 t!ertU~te) ($00 mi!O· K) R .

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To: . Honorable J. Edgar Hoover, , itl:J} M:c-i'.lu:ire ---- ---- -
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United , St a.tes Departmen.t of Justice, ,.~;
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The · atta ched communications· a ; e forwarded for yourL~~;.~;;;_~::.·· ····-· '

tion and such ap'~ion a.,s irou c.onsider advisable.

For the Chief, Jiili tary Intelligence Service:
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L. R. FOBU1
Col<::mel, ·General Staff Corps,
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Date Ha.Y 7, 1943
Case No. VII..LT_--=l=-=0-"'6-=-2~8m~----

MEMORANDUM FOR THE OFFICER IN CHARGE

Subject: PETI!:R SEEGER, r-vt •
ASN 34335466 · -
.307-th · Tech Sch. Sq·
Keesler F'ield; Mississippi -
Re: F-. B. r.· Chock, Oklahoma. City, Oklahome. .
On !day 7, 1943, Miss. Virginia \'lhite, Clerk; District Office, Federal Bureau
of Investigation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,, i-eported that office had no record of
Subject as of that date. ·

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To: The Honorable ..r. Ed~ar - Hoover~ ·
IYiia~ Gandy •••• ---···
,/J , Director, :fedora.l Bureau of Investigation,
/ United States D~partmont of Justice,
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The attached conmi.unications are forwarded for your itifo~ina-
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tion and such action as J1"CU oons;i.der advisable.

For the Chief, !\!ilitary Inteiligence Service:

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Asst. F...xecutive Officer, MIS.

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WAR DEPARTMENT
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION

Investigation requested by ?.1 .n. I\nnsl O.I' ~. ·i ::ld. '~·]lf1!"1•
Office of origin r:;.r. r.:ru, kt,h Gorv 0 Comrr~na
Report made at i.'..inmi.f Fla.
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Subject: .....1.vi1. - , . Report made by. i.r?l1{) •Lo '~;:or•-. "'frn•·:;·I•·
~f.m 34135466 Period coveredAtir':ll l'>i 194-3 to .lpM1 2fJ; 'Jl){,;1
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ifoeolor 37iald.. Uiesissippi~ / .
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\(fVtatus of _Gase _ _ ___.:1__ Nl
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'REASON FOR INVESTIGATION:

._ ""' . [3ubjcct r:rcto lott.;.ir protest~{ and criticising the Califo;rnio !un.e.r;i.c~~
Lee;ion'o :rcs.olution ~dvocat1.ng deportation of' all J;.1panf;~o, c:i.ti~cn:J o:r not~ ai'to~
the wur and barring e.11 Japanese deseeru.1ent;s fi•o!:J ci ti~sn~hipci 'l'.11~ 2os"c lntolligcnce
, Lccr,lcr fJiold; Disc,.~ -rc-qttectccl ~ backgr.•01mtl iuvest:l~o.tion o~ the"Pubject. z\ CI..a?~l
·:.,'- . :i;'OpoI'i:; uas pl'OJ?3TOd '~t Keesler Field, Iliss.' cW.tcd. tTarch 25' 19.t;..3) Jril0 D 152(:.""l. rr
Th5.s repor·r. contn.inerl widevcloped lcada ·_in the 4th ·Dorv. Co1rtl'llancl. The Dir. 4.t!1 ,i. !cr-v•.
Gcwunan.d :rcqu~stcd t:.fi\ ;in 'cM.rgo CIC t:lotriot <156, Ela.mi, JYlB., tc, -iu:veati::::,~to 'the un•
do-volop~d leuds prepnre rs110rt there of on for~ Clw~l~
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14. PRJ,ioe Record: Pos.t lnteU~t;,~nO:~ -end Provost Mafshal. officoEJ,; 14iemi Beach, ·
tloridaJ· 1".81~ om, n~~.. ~ • .m,n (~e I,l)
&tfiln!e Wermntu.,o_nt Non&.
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Request inveGt~tion in. <ietails fqr a(idrease€j• b~.c~und, ascioe.iat1o.na nnd
londf3 :Crom the f'o!Uotdng1 . · · · . ·

·1 . D!reeiQr HID 2nd Service C~ s .
1. .. · St.~ Neu ¥o:dt Cit;v';° .fQmer ~i:lrece ot Subject, dates un-
70 _E. • _i;2th
lmown. (Memo J)
2. 130 t~. 10th .St,, .. !.Q~w York City, .tomer ~eea· of Subjqet, datos uni--
known. (~ .J) · .
3. 6Jll IiuA.s<>µ liit.. j, .Ncm York City) .t'orme~ addre~s af Subj~ct, dates un•
knot1n. (Memo J) · · ·
4. :27 J&ne. st.' new Yo.rk City, t~rtl\er add,tf2.Ga· of :3u.bjoct, dates unknOrTn•·
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' 2. Dire-Otor HID· 3rd Service .C0nma,iitis

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~ ~J ·1 one month duripg_:l939, ~d ms 1.:1.p -~ Bea.ch, J.il.qrida• for. a. _ahdrt period during
· )' i\ Subject's il:reJy )>asio- training. Further inve~~i{Vit_1on r~vonl~d· t'1at $µb4eet roaided
fi\ '., at 190~ ·lst M!e., '~~am, Alabama,. a~ tim.e..of Subleot•e· ,,-_ eg'!,.str4t:1on ~or Ul~
; r ~aft. .C1;lly tvr~ p~eons knew the. 8Ubject. Due --~ abort ~rW .t:liu.e that Subject
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,: , \7as in. ll$ami Bee.eh anli. -~· Birini~; J\l,e.bama;. very llttl,~ iri.formtit1cm was 9btah.led
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of tirJe that. Subject. has
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Duo to: t® .ab:ort pt;lri.od . bstm .~ Mium.i Bea.oh, ·®ti .tl.n
1H.rtti.ingbw~1, Alabama; . ..and m Viel'f o'f the fact that very littte information baa 'been..
£&..ind con¢.e"11tig Su't)jact., thia Agent recommends. that the status. o.f t.hEf' caae re;naio .
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§!.ib.iqgt I P111'mf. SEWER; Pvt.
ASN 34335466
307th Tech~ Sch• Sq.
Ke~slG.i' Fi0ld~ W.Ssi(loippi
'lnterV!e-t'l Vii.th Ml>s. ~it ton_. neighbor•
On April 171 194.31 tbie Agarrt/i:n~etiGd.~a~ Br1tt6n,, 3374 s. w. 25th
Street- M.iwni,, I'.'lox:iidn,. regarlcU.ng Subject.· . . · ·
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·tnroi:'riiaht· attVi.S~<l ~is Agent that· 'she, ha.a never aQert. SUbject ~ knorio
ver:r little about himj tht}.t ~hat little ehe knows was told -tq her t:>.v SlJ.bjeot.. • s
mother. Mt•s. Britton at,at6'l 'tl~t through auojoct.•s mo~hert- ~ifr'n• SeGge>.'; ohe
learned .thnt Subjec.t ;was in ~ho Arm.Y and. sta~ioned ~t Kesele.i· Field; .that ~
ject was atippoaed to be an a!rplane m.eehttniQ! alEiO; that Subject '>sae eng~l.ged
to be m...~ried.t bUt Wormant Z~ou.ld ·give .fi!J· information reg:m:~ing Sul:J joct' s
fiqncee. · · · · · ·

. P.oeord!ns to r~s. Britton, 1.1\ra. Seeger lived in a tr~er 1ri ~e Ntir
opace to M;t;>s. Seeger for ~~.oo a· week; t~at ,
ci' her hOP'..ei tlla.t s~ 1,"ented t~e
Mrs •. seeger baa livoo there a ;Yetw and, a month. Intorr.aant went on. to s.:~:.r the.t
~ ~ Seeger was a muaic .tetieher ! .~caching a~ thai Conve:rvat.Qry of Music. at. Mlami.it ,
Florida.· 'lhrough Mrs. Seego~, J.nror>.rUmt, learned t.ha~ Subject we.s asalociat.e't.\
\'Ii.th the Almanac Singers and that 011 tm> or three oecasions, Mrs., Seeger ll~n-- .
. ed. to the Al.marmc· Singers over the radio •. Aeeoitdi.rig to Informant, Y.ra. Beilg(!J:'
generally apo!<e about musie aml · tood, ~. qt.dte a tans.tie about food~u }J'.t>G•
Brit.ton said :that Mrs. Seeger .asso~iated with a Mr. tmer.tmn; .a l&ra •. I!of;ta;"t,. &124
a l!ra.. l.eaJw~ aJ.l of. mo!ll '7'ieite4 Mr.a. Seeger. · · . . · ·
. Mi~. Brit~n r~e~ that Mrs~ Seeger was planning to §O tQ l!f&6sau <>.'l4
that !;lra. Seeger he.9· lJean·a.ccQmpanied by Mf. Arutereon totheBrit5,.sh Consulate
to get. det.aUtr .ta bout Obtaining· a passport. Inform.ant .furtll~r atO.ted that WJ, a. 1

Edsori6 ~ther of Mr.;i. Seeger, .hlj!.d v1s1ted td.tJl L:~N~. Ooegor !or a month· or-so,
. a,nd that t® or three yraeks_ ag0, tlra. J]~aon lei't for tJ,m '!'ork. ~s. Edson' ac->·
. e_ording to Int01'iilallt 1 io S6 yuars old. >
. . !.nfo1~.rn.e.nt.'c<mcluded by sayill.g that she haa never heant MrrH Seegar make
.any- derogatory remarks · a.b~ut om• liovernment, and tm t her co1ntcl'sat.1'.:>na dealt r
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On April 17, 194.31 this Agent intervi0wed A,. L. ArnOld; . 3.371 s·.w• .45th
street. MiaraS. 1 Florida., reg~d:l.ng Suoject.

J.n.i'oi°iAE:..'lt advised that h~ ha.a lived ~t, the above e.dd~esa for the) past two
year$ and that ~s •. Constance Seeger has. lived . in a trailer ln the re'.r of .33'14
s. w• .25th S·t.reet;;:Ifor the ·past year. · Aac()rdiiig to the Inform~mt, he has never
seen Subject and knovis of· Subject ollly throngh oo:nversations uith 3ubj9ct•e
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mother. Arnold. said that · Subjec't' .ci.othar ia an a.dcomplJshed mJ._scian o;nd gives
music lesoons at t~e Miam.i Conservatory . of ilusio at M:l.aaii# Florida. 'l'.ni'ormant
tur:bher f:ldv-'..LSed t,hat . the only or3ani zation .or .·c lub that Mrs• Seeger · 'belongs to
is the .Am~rican Red Croes· (Casualty Station) ~ Coral Gablas; that.- °V;X:s. Seeger . ·
ia ver¥ enth.usi,astic abput the Red C1•oss · and on one occasion, . to~k Iru'ormant 'a
wire with her. Mi~. Arnold etated . that ho hea.L--d Mrs. Seeger menti0n that Sub- i
ject :ta a very adept musician awl that he 'iuade his liyir.iij thusly; - that Subject
aent r£4Qney home to his ~ther e<-1e:t'y month. In:form.~&t \'lllJ:).t on to e ey that t'ram
convel!'sations with Mrs. Seege1"~ be learned that M;rs._ Seego1· t1aa planning a. trip
to Naef!~· · Arnold: said that Mrs. Seeger used· his ttii].e-pho11e. on 11umnous· occasions . ,
and that all her cills per~ined to business. ·
Mr. Arnold. w~s of the. opinioli .t}lat Mre. Seeger is p1•0.;.B:rit:J.°oh. Thia opJ.nion
was formed ·ey l11£orm.mt throtigb converc;;a~ions with Mrs. :Seeger .. · Wormant aaviGed
that. ~a. Se~ger'a mother, M.rs. Edson, ·.·a woman of about B6 yeera Qld, liv~ With
her for about a month or so; thn.t M:-a. Edson went back to N~w- York two or three
!Jeek~ ago. · l1coording to the ln.formimt,; SUbject*s mother aml ta.t11er are divoreedj
tbat Subjeet.'~ father is believed to be in Hashii:igton, D. C.,j th~t Su.J:>ject*s . .'.
father is somebQW connected. with . riluaio - tnati he COI!lposea .and edit~ Pan-Ameriqap
musi<h · · ·. · · · · · · "

In eonc.lusion.. · ~. A.mold stailed that his 1mpr4:'ssion of" ~a. Seeger l'nls
that ot a. loYdl.' lune~icanJ that .ha Ma never heard h~r eey anything ~t the
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Res ~nt~rvi~tr m:f;h Dennie DlcDonougb..

On Apl.~il °17, 19/~3 thl.a Agent intervie~e<l Derin:l.s ·M0Don0ugh1> lilail clerk, ·
Little Ri,,.Gr Poat ~fice·1· ,. Li ttJ.~ _River, Fla., 1"$g~~·cl:tng 5ubjeot.~
Mr. · M(~Donot1~tb -1:,ol(!. this Agr~nt tl'.>.P..t a ~'!rs. Ssi9ge!' held Box '761 ;L't tb.a
Li iitle n:tver l?oet fif'f.{cf'~i r,t•oro :Dt-:ie!:\.mi?.er 1939 ;t:.o Decf1.~nbr;::;• 191¢. ;t!!at a i'O-"l"lVM"d•
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tffiM@ANOOM fOl! AH§ OlfIOER IN CH@E
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ASl:J 34335466 .
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Xntervi4W with 1h'>s• WIJ.H.~ •.
ApriJ. 171: 1943, t~.i:?" ~t interviewed l!ri;!• WU:U.em; own.er of ·the
\'fill~ ~aile;t M>t. Jlaric lqca.~d iat. N.E. - -~·.Avenue-~ 70th stre~t, Miam.1.1.
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. - ~Ol'inMt. ~ that Ml-$£ $()ege,r. n'$$ ~ !liUSic teacher -~· g~ vioUn - .
lesQOnSJ . that she had wry l.itU.e to do or StW '~o f.'irs, ~~s t~s.t ehe1 tho ·
Xritormant,;· .t.Qok care of aµ tel~ ~ tei; t!t~~ !).'~~ end t!lat all. pb,onS .
meaeages p$1."t~ ~ ~ an· lJppOS,nflrimlt ~or a mneiC lesson, or cancelling
an appomtm,....~t f'<>r a music· lf?SGOn,!: ·

lnfomant enid thats~ in l.943.1. $W,)jeot vi.Sited hiB mothn.. at. the
Parking M?t and st.ayea far. a nr>ntb; .after .- YN.Ch Subject left f~ tb.e \~eGt _t;Qaat.
Mrs. ililliame ~d that. she se.w.SUb,jsct o~ once and ·COu.ld tJive no opinicm. re-
g8rdi,ng hiln~;:

According to W<mnBn~,, site ~eyer heard Mrs(~- make ~s aru
against ~e United Stat~s and"_cpnd..udet\-by ~ tta.t it-~ te.~-~ie.t , that ·
no onei tJreeently U.vins a.t ..tbe ~~er;. Lot t;:ol.11.d .!d.ve m.v information ~g~
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lirlE.MORANDUM FOR Tt-'J!i .O:E'FICER IN CHARg~

Subject: PETEH . SEEGER~ . Pvt.
ASN' 34335466 ' ·
30?th Tech~Sch• .S q.
Kees,l~r Field, Miss1ssi_p pi. /

.Re: Interview with Mrs. }). ·LeClercq.
On April 19, 1943; t!U.s. Agent interviewed 1fa•s. LeCletoq,
1211 B. Bayshore Dr.; Miami, Fla•, regarding Subject. · . ·
Informarit advised. thia· .Agent ·"t;hat she 6.id uot knovv. Subjec~. ~
that she h!'ld never hearcl ·his name man·t;iqned. Informant' hovvaver 1
stated t.hat Tuira. 111~acy Edson, Subject's· gr·undmother, had 1.ived.· at
the above address for · the pe.st year ,.that Mrs. Edson had left. Miami
about three weeks a.go, for New York. · Informant statod that sher. ·
had found NLv:i·. Edson to · be a charming old lady, and oonsiuered her.
to be a loyal American~
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