Chicago: American Vigilante Intelligence Federation, 1933. A single issue of the semi-monthly organ of the American Vigilant Intelligence Federation, a dubious investigative body founded by ex-private investigator, Harry Jung, that compiled files on subversive individuals and organizations, which were then sold to concerned industrialists. Donald Strong describes the sheet’s purpose as “present[ing] ‘radical’ trends in such a menacing light that its readers will be kept in constant state of delirium tremens” (Organized Anti-Semitism in America, p. 51). Content for this issue includes a report on a speech by a shadowy Communist named Professor Szanto, the consequences of trading goods with the Soviet Union, a lengthy alphabetical list of “internationalistic, pacifistic, Communist, Socialistic, atheist, anti-national, anarchist, pseudo-religionist, government ownership and other miscellaneous groups,” a report on the ‘Special Department’ of the Communist International, a continuation of a previous article on ‘The German Youth Movement’, and half a dozen smaller items.
Bifolium (11 ¾” x 9 ¼”), 4 p. Small closed tears to the edges, otherwise VG. Four institutions show scattered holdings in OCLC. Issues rarely appear in the trade. Item #9956