The Library of Congress and Federal Loyalty Programs, 1947-1956: No "Communists or Cocksuckers"

@article{Robbins1994TheLO,
  title={The Library of Congress and Federal Loyalty Programs, 1947-1956: No "Communists or Cocksuckers"},
  author={Louise S. Robbins},
  journal={The Library Quarterly},
  year={1994},
  volume={64},
  pages={365 - 385}
}
  • L. Robbins
  • Published 1 October 1994
  • History
  • The Library Quarterly
During the late 1940s and early 1950s, as the American Library Association (ALA) debated its "Resolution on Loyalty Programs," the leadership of the Library of Congress found itself in a politically difficult situation. In an effort to maintain relations with a hostile Congress, the Library voluntarily placed itself under the 1947 Federal Loyalty Program. It opposed the resolution first adopted by ALA that condemned "use" of loyalty investigations and instead urged an amendment condemning their… 

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