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American Forensic Association chooses GMU faculty, Warren Decker, for Ad Hoc Committee for Public Political Debates. This group worked with the League of Women Voters to promote debates pertaining to political issues.

Cover to the playbill for The Cruicible. The play, originally wrote in 1953 by Arthur Miller, holds a legacy of being specifically written as an allegory for McCarthyism. Miller’s play is a fictionalized version of the Salem Witch Trials.

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Two opened pages to Arena Stage 1973 Russian Tour scrapbook. in 1973, Arena Stage became the first American theatre company to tour the Soviet Union as part of a State Department cultural exchange initiative. They presented Our Town and Inherit the…

First Lady, Patricia Nixon and President Nixon vote in the 1972 Election in San Clemente, CA, November 7, 1972

Photograph of U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaii in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. Mink was the first woman of color elected to Congress.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School students practice Civil Defense drills in the school hallway for photographer, Oliver Atkins to illustrate an article entitled: “This School is Ready for the H-Bomb” in The Saturday Evening Post, September 25, 1954.

Senator Joseph McCarthy checks his telephone for listening devices in this photo by Oliver Atkins for an article in The Saturday Evening Post entitled: “Why Has Washington Gone Crazy?” July 29, 1950.

Front and barck covers to House Un-American Activities Committee: Bulwark of Segregation, a booklet which makes the claim that the House Un-American Activities Committee engages in racist practices.

Container belonging to the Civil Defense Administration film, Duck and Cover by Castle Films.

A glass coffee carafe featuring a starburst motif.
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