Collection Summary

Title: Photographs of Frank S. Tavenner at House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), 1952; 1954
Accession: MSS 2012-02
Description: 5 Black and White Photographs
Location: Special Collections
Photograph Collection: View 5 digitized photographs
Digitized Content: 5 objects
Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions.

Collection Description & Arrangement

This collection of photographs depict Frank S. Tavenner acting in various capacities as the government's counsel on behalf of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952 and 1954. HUAC was an investigative committee formed by the U.S. House charged with investigating subversive activities of private American citizens and organizations suspected of being connected to or supportive of communist or fascist activities.

A sample transcript of these preceedings can be viewed here: 

Five black and white photographs.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 2012
Donor Information Purchased from Historic Images, Memphis Tennessee via eBay for $86.40.

Content List

  • Tavenner, Frank S. with Donald Appel, Chief Committee Counsel in Red Inquiry, 25 Feb 1952 [1 Photograph]
  • Tavenner, Frank S. (Counsel: Un-American Ace Commission) with Thomas Beak (Assistant to Tavenner), Mar-Apr 1952 [3 Photographs]
  • Tavenner, Frank S. (Sub-committee Counsel), 3 May 1954 [1 Photograph]

Associated People

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