|Title||Protestors outside Canwell Committee hearings, Seattle, 1948 |
|Caption||The Committee on Un-American Activities, also known as the Canwell Committee, held hearings in 1948 in the Seattle Armory. Organizations under investigation included the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Building Service Employees Union, the Washington Pension Union, and University of Washington faculty. After being accused of Communist involvement many individuals lost their jobs and organizations were shut down. |
|Notes||Protest signs read: Abolish the Canwell Committee. Your university is under attack from the Canwell Committee. Hands off our free educational [...]. The Canwell Committee is illegal [...]. Get scab-herder[?] Dave B[...] off the Board of Regents. Tenure for teachers.|
Additional sign in image reads: If it's action you want, go Navy.
Handwritten on image: Protest parade.
Handwritten on sleeve: Communists - Washington - Canwell Committee hearings.
Caption information source: HistoryLink.org.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 20, 1948.
|Subjects||Activists--Washington (State)--Seattle; Demonstrations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Governmental investigations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Anti-communism--Washington (State)--Seattle; Flags--American--Washington (State)--Seattle; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Queen Anne (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI21683 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |