Item #10056 The Sordid Story of Document 8795

The Sordid Story of Document 8795

n.p. n.p., [1961]. An anonymous two-sided flyer alleging the suppression of Document 8795 in the National Archives. The document, which is reproduced on the verso, contains a letter dated Dec. 1, 1920 from J. Edgar Hoover to Undersecretary of State W. L. Hurley acknowledging receipt of dispatch no. 62 from the American Consul at Reval. This dispatch contained the names of “disseminators of Bolshevik propaganda,” and included future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter. Hoover once referred to Frankfurter as the “most dangerous man in America” for his left-leaning sympathies.

The flyer contends that a researcher attempted to access the document in March 1961. Not only was his request denied, but the document was removed from the files and the microfilm cut from the roll. Following photostat requests from numerous Congressman, the FBI was sent to their offices to persuade them to reconsider.

An 11” x 8 ½” sheet printed on both sides. Vertical crease from folding. One copy in OCLC at Michigan State. Item #10056

Price: $45.00