The 1966 BYU Student Spy Ring
Tags: BRIGHAM Young University -- History; WILKINSON, Ernest L., 1899-1978; ANTI-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century; COLLEGE teachers -- Political activity; SPIES -- History; UTAH -- History -- 20th century; HILLAM, Ray C.; BENTLEY, Joseph T.; SANDGREN, Clyde D.; MORMONS -- Utah; MCKAY, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970
- The Richard D. Poll and J. Kenneth Davies Cases: Politics and Religion at BYU during the Wilkinson Years. Bergera, Gary James // Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought;Spring2012, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p43
The article discusses the relationship between Ernest L. Wilkinson, former president of Brigham Young University (BYU), and faculty members Richard D. Poll and J. Kenneth Davies. Both faculty members had ideological disagreements with Wilkinson which affected their careers at BYU. Poll, a...
- Student Political Activism at Brigham Young University 1965-71. BERGERA, GARY JAMES // Utah Historical Quarterly;Winter2013, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p65
The article discusses student activism at Brigham Young University (BYU) between 1965 and 1971. The article discusses the political climate of BYU, its ownership by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), and the conservative political beliefs of then-BYU president Ernest L....
- D-day in Mosinee. Weinberg, Carl R. // OAH Magazine of History;Oct2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p3
An editorial introduction to the October 2010 issue is presented discussing its central theme of anti-communist sentiment in the U.S. during the Cold War, highlighting the work of British author George Orwell, the Richard Nixon presidential administration, and a mock-communist takeover of...
- Prophet, Seer and Innovator. // Time;2/2/1970, Vol. 95 Issue 5, p53
An obituary for prophet, seer and innovator David O. McKay is presented.
- Amend the McCarran Act. // America;10/28/1950, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p99
The author discusses the implementation of the McCarran anti-Communist law by the U.S. government amid the confusion within the administration in 1950. He perceives that the confusion has been in an attempt to have the Act amended or repealed, as Homer Ferguson has accused the officials for...
- CULPABLE SCHOOL BOARDS. // America;3/29/1941, Vol. 64 Issue 25, p686
The author talks about the Communist party line in New York, identified through municipal colleges, but is still to be investigated by the Rapp-Coudert Committee. In the U.S., there were aliens who have been staying before the start of war who were subject to deportation. However, these aliens...
- Useful Idiots. Jones, Nigel // History Today;Oct2013, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p66
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the September 2013 article "In Focus" by Roger Hudson about American actors and the anti-communist movement in the U.S. during the 1950s.
- "A Peace that is No Peace": The Cold War as Contemporary History. Suri, Jeremi // OAH Magazine of History;Oct2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p5
The article presents a foreword to the issue, discussing the political climate and discourse of the United States during the Cold War.
- The Man Who Knew Everything. Muravchik, Joshua // Commentary;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 136 Issue 1, p39
An obituary is presented for Herb Romerstein, a U.S. government employee who promoted anti-Communism during the presidency of Ronald Reagan and throughout his career.