Confidential Report on Social Problems Club to Ray Chase

This report to Ray Chase about a February 27, 1935 meeting of the Social Problems Club focused on a group that Dean Edward Nicholson viewed as radical. It listed the names of every student and faculty member attending. The report noted what other political organizations the students belonged to, and which student was African American. Many of these individuals-both faculty and students- appeared on the lists of University of Minnesota men and women that Chase was tracking. An identical report appears in the papers of Edward Nicholson. The only difference from the one in the Ray Chase file is that Chase is admonished to avoid revealing the source of the report. Nicholson and others recruited students to spy on organizations.

CreatorRay ChaseSourceRay P. Chase Files, Box 40, correspondence and miscellaneous file, January-July 1935Date27/02/1935RightsCourtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyTime Period1930s