Lieutenant Colonel Adam E. Potts Spies for Chase and FBI

These lists of students were sent by the head of the ROTC to Ray P. Chase. Potts recruited students to infiltrate left-wing student organizations and collect names. He then sent them to Chase. Chase requests students addresses and their “nationality,” which was a code word for whether or not they were Jews or children of the foreign born. Chase refers to this information from “Marxist Club.” The report lists “Marxists” and “socialists.”

SourceMinnesota Historical Society, RPC Box 43 Folder: March–June 1939.Date03/05/1939RightsCourtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyCoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1930s