Preserving "A Fair Chance For a Free People" - Karl E. Mundt


RG I Departmental Files - War 1942
1 Hollinger documents box (#234)

Senator Karl Mundt's landmark bill (HR 3342) providing for disseminating of information about United States to the people of Europe is documented in this file. This bill paved the way for the United States Information Agency, students, teacher, and cultural exchanges, and Voice of America. These devices for "waging peace" caught national attention in the November 9, 1947 New York Times-Magazine section "Are We Losing the War of Words in Europe" by Karl Mundt. He saw himself as a warrior against "Un-American Activities" so that all employees employed as a result of this act were cleared by the FBI. This became Public Law 402 80th Congress and internationally known as the Smith-Mundt Act.

Hirst, Albert
Riehle, Theodore M.

Army Reserve Corps
Gallup Poll
Pearl Harbor    

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