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Civil Rights and Labor History Consortium / University of Washington

U.S. Congress House UnAmerican Activities Committee Hearings in Seattle, 1954, 1955, 1956

U.S. Congress House Unamerican Activities Committee travelled to Seattle for three sets of hearings in the mid 1950s, demanding testimony from suspected Communists and threatening to imprison those who refused to answer questions about their own political activities and the lives of others. Here is the complete record of these investigations including testimony by John Daschbach, Eugene Dennett, Barbara Hartle, Louise Hatten, Burt Nelson, Julia Ruttillia, Clayton VanLydegraf, and others.

The transcripts been made available by the American Libraries website and Boston Public Libraries:

1954 Seattle Hearing

1955 Seattle Hearing Part 1

1955 Seattle Hearing Part 2

1955 Seattle Hearing Part 3

1956 Seattle Hearing            (The Seattle hearing has been extracted from the full volume of 1956-1957 HUAC hearings made available by American Libraires and Boston Public Library at