Bestselling author L.M. Elliott has a new novel coming out, this time set in 1953 just after the Rosenbergs' execution, about the teenage son of an FBI agent and his experiences in dealing with new Czech neighbors and their son near his age:
Do any of you know the terms FBI "identificaiton folder" or "information dossier" (and its meaning in the 1930s and 1940s, in case it changed over the years)?
Does the FBI still keep such (and use the same name/s)?
Gratefully – David
The monograph can be accessed and downloaded either from the home page (https://networks.h-net.org/h-hoac ) or media page (https://networks.h-net.org/node/6077/contributions ) of H-HOAC.
My fellow H-HOAC editor, Bob Cherny, after consulting Ernie Lazar, suggested posting the FBI monograph on CPUSA discipline because Ernie may not have it up on his website for some time.
Bob also suggested that we ask H-HOAC subscribers to what extent the description in this FBI document corresponds with their experience in their research into CP source, interviews, etc. Bob added that from his perspective, what is missing from the FBI document is any analysis in depth of local (i.e., district, sub-district) control commissions.
John Haynes, editor
This 1955 monograph prepared by the FBI's Central Research Section surveys CPUSA discipline from 1919 to 1955. It was obtained by Ernie Lazar with a FOIA request.