CPUSA Archivist Challenges Library of Congress

Irvine -- Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, features an interview Tuesday, March 6, 2001 with Mark C. Rosenzweig, the archivist at the Reference Center for Marxist Studies, which maintains the archives and records of the Communist Party, USA. The show airs on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, and is Webcast at kuci.org.

Rosenzweig disputes a transfer from Russian state archives to the Library of Congress of microfilmed copies of CPUSA documents that was sent to the Soviet Union for safekeeping during the Red Scare. Rosenzweig suggests that the transfer may violate archival practice since the CPUSA was never consulted. The LC responds that the transfer is legal under Russian law. Rosenzweig is seeking support for an open letter to LC that he has drafted.

To chat with our guest, call (949) 824-5824 during the show, or send e-mail to: subversity@kuci.org.

Online Resources:

Open Letter to Library of Congress
Library of Congress press release
Chadwyck Healey press release on microfilm agreement
Hoover Institution press release

Meanwhile, the controversy over the long-dormant Anaheim city ID ordinance, since resurrected, and which we covered last week, continues. City Council Tuesday night will debate whether or not the ordinance should be repealed. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at 200 South Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim.

For links to archives of the show, go to: kuci.org/~dtsang