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FBI File on Paul Robeson

Title:  FBI File on Paul Robeson

Location:  Jerome Library Main Microforms; film E 743.5 .F34 1987

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 2 reels

Publisher:  Scholarly Resources

Content Description:  Documents from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file on Paul Robeson. The FBI investigated him because of his alleged membership in the Communist Party and because of his activities in the civil rights movement. They also investigated his wife, Eslanda Robeson, because of her political activities. The documents cover 1941-1978. Documents include surveillance logs, field reports, newspaper and periodical articles (some in English translation), letters, etc.

The full text of the FBI file is available on the FBI web site at

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  Roughly chronological order. See the guide listed below for more information.

Index/Bibliography:  Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the FBI File on Paul Robeson (REF E 743.5 .F34 1987 guide). This guide lists the types of materials to be found on each reel, but does not provide a detailed subject index to the contents of the collection.

Subject Categories:  The Arts; History; Multicultural Studies

Keywords:  paul robeson, eslanda robeson, fbi, federal bureau of investigation, communism, civil rights, communist party

Time Period:  20th Century