Keep America American, Chase Flier

The Ray P Chase Institute offered information about people and groups Chase deemed subversives, Communists, and dangerous. This 1937 circular sought to create a “Voluntary Committee” to carry out this work. He used the language of “facts” in all of his work to carry out political campaigns to smear the people he disagreed with. Ray Chase claimed the work was “non-political,” despite its highly partisan approach. He drew on the right-wing’s language to “Keep America American,” and made clear that those who were foreign born, Jews, or whose ideas disagreed with his were not “American.”

CreatorRay P. ChaseSourceMinnesota Historical Society, RPC Box 41, Folder undated, c. 1937.RightsCourtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyCoverageUnited StatesTime Period1930s