In 1949, the Board of Regents of the University of California reacted to the Cold War and the Red Scare by imposing loyalty oaths. While the University of California regents had established a formal anticommunist policy in 1940, it was not until 1949 that the regents amended the state-mandated oath of allegiance to include an anticommunist clause. In the summer of 1950 thirty-one professors became "non-signers" and were dismissed. This digital collection of over 3500 pages of electronic text, 30 images, and 15 audio clips document this controversy. It brings together items from four different repositories at the University of California, including The Bancroft Library and the Young Research Library. First-time users should read the brief introduction, and then move along to the "Timeline" area. The "Timeline" includes links to relevant primary documents, photos, and audio files that document this difficult and controversial period. Finally, visitors can browse around at their leisure through the various files and also search for specific items.


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