Archive for the ‘surveillance’ Category

Marked confidential, this July 31,1957 declassified redacted memo from FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to General Robert Cutler outlines information obtained by a confidential FBI informant. The informant stated “he had obtained some information from an individual who is in contact with the American Friends Services Committee. He did not name this individual” (p.2). The […]

A stunning FBI document, replete with coverletter by Director J. Edgar Hoover to Gen. Robert Cutler (Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1953-55 and 1957-58), Communist Exploitation of Radiation “Fall-Out”  Controversy (June 12, 1957) lists nineteen scientists who held membership in the World Federation of Scientific Workers, and suspected of being a  […]