Series 5, Subseries 3, Radio Reports
2 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.
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Collection Creator: Fund for the Republic..
Extent: 2 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use.
Series 5, Subseries 3, Radio Reports, 1953-1960, is textual summaries of radio broadcasts in which the Fund was mentioned, and is arranged chronologically. Included are excerpts from the broadcasts of newscasters such as Eric Sevareid, Paul Harvey, Tex and Jinx McCrary, Walter Winchell, Cecil Brown, and Fulton Lewis, Jr. A majority of the radio reports feature excerpts from Lewis and his nightly news commentary on national affairs for the Mutual Broadcasting System. Lewis maligned the Fund, its officers, its board members, and its beneficiaries almost nightly. Lewis stated the Fund was “…nothing more than an ill disguised tax-free slush fund of fifteen million dollars, of money that really belonged to the public.” Basing his information on the Fund's annual reports, he contended that the Fund was using its entire endowment to spread left-wing propaganda through its various projects and grants. He called for the revocation of its tax exempt status on numerous occasions. The Fund often bought advertising spots immediately following Lewis's program as an act of damage control.
Series 5, Subseries 3, Radio Reports; 1953-1960; Fund for the Republic Records, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.