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Institute for Propaganda Analysis records, bulk (1937-1941, 1947-1951)

Title
Institute for Propaganda Analysis records, 1937-1968, bulk (1937-1941, 1947-1951)
Author
Institute for Propaganda Analysis.

Details

Additional Authors
Description
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Uniform Title
Propaganda analysis.
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Terms of Use (note)
  • Publication requests to be directed to Alfred McClung Lee.
Source (note)
  • Lee, Alfred McClung
Biography (note)
  • The Institute for Propaganda Analysis (IPA) was founded in New York City in 1937 by a group of scholars in the social sciences for the purpose of assisting the public to detect and analyze propaganda. The IPA conducted research into the methods by which public opinion is influenced, published analyses of current problems, and promoted the establishment of study groups in public schools for detecting propaganda. It published a monthly bulletin, Propaganda Analysis, from 1937 to 1941. The organization was dormant during World War II and in 1950 all formal operations ceased.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1513
Author
Institute for Propaganda Analysis.
Title
Institute for Propaganda Analysis records, 1937-1968, bulk (1937-1941, 1947-1951)
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, by-laws, minutes of board and executive committee meetings, financial records, and printed matter. Bulk of the collection is correspondence, including that of executive directors, Clyde R. Miller and Alfred McClung Lee, with members of the Institute's advisory committee and others. Correspondence relates in part to the preparation of Propaganda Analysis and to allegations that some of the oficers were Communists or Communist sympathizers. Other topics are the funding and operations of the IPA, board elections and research projects. Financial records include statements and audit records. Also, press releases, circular letters, ballots for board elections, certificates of copyright registration, drafts of IPA publications, and printed ephemera.
Terms Of Use
Publication requests to be directed to Alfred McClung Lee.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
The Institute for Propaganda Analysis (IPA) was founded in New York City in 1937 by a group of scholars in the social sciences for the purpose of assisting the public to detect and analyze propaganda. The IPA conducted research into the methods by which public opinion is influenced, published analyses of current problems, and promoted the establishment of study groups in public schools for detecting propaganda. It published a monthly bulletin, Propaganda Analysis, from 1937 to 1941. The organization was dormant during World War II and in 1950 all formal operations ceased.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Added Author
Beals, Clyde, 1896-1975.
Brown, Percy Shiras, 1883-
Cantril, Hadley, 1906-1969.
Dale, Edgar, 1900-1985
Doob, Leonard William, 1909-
Edwards, Violet.
Glaser, Edward M. (Edward Maynard), 1911-1993.
Johnson, F. Ernest, 1884-1969.
Kefauver, Grayson Neikirk, 1900-
Lee, Alfred McClung, 1906-1992.
Long, Forrest Edwin, 1895-
Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-
Mather, Kirtley F. (Kirtley Fletcher), 1888-
Miller, Clyde Raymond, 1888-
Speer, Robert K., 1898-1959.
Goodwill Fund.
Added Title
Propaganda analysis.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1513
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