Dean Edward Nicholson contacted Ray Chase to provide him with names of faculty and students he determined held “dangerous” political views, which meant anyone he defined as a Communist, including those who were fighting on-campus racism. He mentioned that he was sending Minnesota Daily clippings as well.
Nicholson mentions Shelly. Sheldon Wood was chair of Electric Steel. He and others mentioned, including James Ford Bell, chair of General Mills from 1928-1934, were University regents. They were leaders of the Citizens Alliance, and worked to undermine unions and workers’ rights.
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