Lester Breslow was an important leader of the student movement at the University of Minnesota in the mid-1930s. He was involved in opposition to mandatory ROTC, anti-war work, student rights, and African American rights for student housing. Dean Edward Nicholson and Ray P. Chase focused on Breslow in personal files, lists of radicals, and as this document reveals, sending information to the FBI. Air Force officers were queried by the FBI in 1957 because they had worked in Dean Edward Nicholson’s office, about Breslow and whether he might have written an article that opposed mandatory ROTC.
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