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M-398: Smith Act Pamphlet

Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title: Smith Act Pamphlet

Date: circa 1950

Extent: 1.0 pamphlet

Location note: Vault -- vertical files

Language: English 

Abstract: One pamphlet regarding the jailing of five St. Louis citizens jailed under the "Smith Thought Control Act."

Immediate Source of Acquisitions Note: University of Missouri - Kansas City Special Collections.

Scope and Content note: One pamphlet regarding the five Saint Louisians jailed under the "Smith Thought Control Act" (possibly the Smith Act, or Alien Registration Act of 1940, which saw radicals, communists, and civil rights leaders indicted, under Title I of the act, Subversive Activities).

The five Saint Louisians jailed were: Bill Sentner, trade-union leader; Marcus Murphy, civil rights activist; James Forest, working class activist; Dorothy Forest, civil rights activist; and Bob Manewitz, trade unionist.

The pamphlet also contains propaganda against the Veiled Prophet and the VP Parade.

Controlled Access Headings:

Geographic Name(s)

  • Saint Louis (Mo.)


  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Veiled Prophets of Saint Louis (Order : Mo.

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Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."