Kenneth Bradley Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Kenneth Bradley Collection
Call Number: MS 88-29
Size: 4.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Kenneth Bradley
Processed By: LTM, 3-18-1988; JEF, 10-2-1998; MN, 11-2012
Restrictions: None
Note: Related collections are MS 87-09, Reverend Dr. Gerald B. Winrod Papers and MS 95-18, John W. Jackson Papers.

Literary Rights

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Content Note

Case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice constitute this collection. The files mainly consist of evidentiary findings concerning Rev. Gerald B. Winrod of Wichita and his activities, including his involvement in the Christian Missionary Alliance. The materials date from 1934 to 1972. In 1942, Winrod was indicted in a Washington, D.C. District Court for conspiracy to violate U.S. Code regarding seditious activities. An evangelist, author, publisher and political activist, Winrod and his organization, Defenders of the Christian Faith, promoted his advocacy of anti-Semitism, anti-Communism, racial segregation, creationism and Prohibition.

Administrative History

Records show that Gerald B. Winrod of Wichita as indicted on July 21, 1942 for conspiracy to violate Section 9 of Title 18, U.S. Code, and Section 33 of Title 50, U.S. Code. Winrod was one of several persons indicted at the same time for alleged seditious conspiracy by siding with Nazi Germany. The case was brought to trial but was halted by the death of the presiding judge which resulted in the declaration of a mistrial. Subsequently, the indictment was dismissed. The Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the decision of the District Court dismissing the indictment on June 30, 1947. Case files from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Department of Justice consisting of evidentiary findings concerning Winrod and his activities continued to be amassed long after the dismissal.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 3 FF 16 FBI Case Files. This series contains the FBI case files on Gerald B. Winrod comprised of correspondence, reports, testimonies, documents and publications.
Series 2 Box 3 FF 17-Box 4 Justice Department Case Files. This series is similar to the FBI case files and contains correspondence, reports, testimonies, documents, and publications.
Series 3 Box 5 Related Files. This series contains miscellaneous files including Supplemental Releases of Documents, correspondence, reports, documents, and publications relating to Gerald Winrod.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- FBI Case Files
     
Box 1 FF 1 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832 Section 1:1-26x. This file contains information from newspapers, Winrod’s writings, and other sources supporting the fact that Winrod was a pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic, dated September 19, 1939 to October 15, 1940.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains the second half of File No. FBI HQ 65-4832 Section 1:1-26x.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains File No. 65-4832: Enclosure behind file 23; Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains clippings from the publication Publicity, 1940.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 2:27-63. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains evidence to state that Winrod was anti-communist and anti-Semitic. He did not want the U. S. to enter World War II.
Box 1 FF 5 Contains the second half of File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 2:27-63. Subject: Gerald Winrod. Dated: October 5, 1940 to August 14, 1941.
Box 1 FF 6 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832-46x Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file attempts to link Winrod with other pro-Nazi groups and individuals.
Box 1 FF 7 Contains the second half of File No. FBI 65-4832-46x Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod.
Box 1 FF 8 Contains File No. 65-4832-53 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of Winrod’s publication The Defender Magazine, 1940-1941.
Box 1 FF 9 Contains the second half of File No. 65-4832-53 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod.
Box 1 FF 10-11 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 3:64-130. Subject: Gerald Winrod.
Box 1 FF 12 Contains File No. 65-4832-60 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, May-June 1941.
Box 1 FF 13 Contains File No. 65-4832-71 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, July-August 1941.
Box 1 FF 14 Contains File No. 65-4832-83 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, October 1941.
Box 1 FF 15 Contains File No. 65-4832-97 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, December 1941-January 1942.
Box 1 FF 16 Contains File No. 65-4832-121 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, February 1942.
Box 1 FF 17 Contains File No. 65-4832-130 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains and editorial from The Wichita Independent, April 24, 1942 entitled, "Are Winrod and Garner Un-American?" It states, "He is a brillant man, a devout Christian and his anti-Semitism is based, we believe, on the tenets of his faith rather than the rabble-rousing bigotry of Garner...He has fought the Jew whom he believes to be an enemy of America. But we do not believe his heart’s loyalty to America can seriously be questioned."
Box 1 FF 18-19 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 4:131-170. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains reports taken from Winrod’s speeches, publications and testimonials that would suggest that he is anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi. Probably the most damaging evidence comes from his estranged wife’s testimony.
Box 1 FF 20-24 Contains File No. 65-4832-146 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, May 1941-June 1942.
Box 1 FF 25-27 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 5:171-190. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a report of some of Winrod’s writings and correspondence that might give evidence that he is a pro-Nazi and is guilty of sedition.
Box 1 FF 28 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832-178 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains various publications of Winrod, including The Defender Magazine.
Box 2 FF 1 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 6:191-215. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains reports from agents regarding Winrod’s correspondence and other writings that might be used to convict him of pro-Nazi activity.
Box 2 FF 2 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 7:216-265. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains evidence from the publication entitled The Revealer, dated February 15, 1935, which carries a banner headline, "Gerald B. Winrod Just Returned From Europe Discusses Important International Problem." In discussing Hitler, Winrod stated, "One of the first things that disgusted Hitler was the fact that he discovered night clubs, cabarets, centers of vice, nudist colonies, as well as poison literature to be under the control and direction of an organization of Jews, who for money, were willing to tear down the Gentile morale of the nation."
Box 2 FF 3 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832-221 Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, the Missionary Messenger and Western Voice, dated October 1942-January 1943. Much of Winrod’s outspokenness on controversial issues is toned down in these periodicals.
Box 2 FF 4 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 8:266-300. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains field reports from agents regarding Winrod’s speeches and writings that would indicate that he is pro-Nazi, dated 1940-1943.
Box 2 FF 5-6 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832-8x. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains copies of The Defender Magazine, January-July 1940. These issues contain anti-semitism remarks, but he also claims that he is not pro-Nazi.
Box 2 FF 7 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 9:301-365. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains information that would indicate that the FBI does not have enough information on Winrod to convict him, but would have to file a case against him at a later date, often they rearrange data or receive more damaging evidence. The most damaging evidence they have against him is his trip to Germany in 1934 and his publications. There seems to be no direct evidence to link him with Nazi organization.
Box 2 FF 8 Contains File No. FBI HQ 65-4832. Section 10:366-400. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a report that says, "For the reason that the Kansas City Field Division is also the office of origin in the case entitled, ‘United States vs. Gerald B. Winrod, Et al- SEDITION’, it is believed expedient at this time due to the fact that prosecution of Subject WINROD on the Sedition charges in Washington, D.C. are still pending, to place this case in a pending inactive status until such time as the case against Subject Gerald B. Winrod, in which an indictment has been returned in finally concluded." Also an article that appeared in the Chicago Daily Tribune on September 2, 1943 stated that the sedition cases might have to be dropped because the laws that covered sedition are not sufficiently broad enough to prevent the distribution of material unpopular with the U. S. government. It further stated, "Senators Robert A. Taft...and some of the country’s leading jurists have warned that the Justice Department must distinguish between promoting unrest or mutiny in the army and navy...and the citizen’s right of opposing government policies and conduct." This report is dated during the months of August and September 1943.
Box 2 FF 9 Contains File No. 65-4832-150. Section 10A. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains testimonies that Winrod was linked with a known Nazi agent Fritz Kuhn.
Box 2 FF 10 Contains File No. 65-4832-365. Section 10B. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains Robert Dell’s book, Germany Unmasked (London: Martin Hopkinson, LTD., 1934), p.p. 110-127, 160-271. This book explains and documents German propaganda and espionage techniques.
Box 2 FF 11 Contains File No. 65-4832-311. Section 10C. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains photocopies of The Defender Magazine, September-November, 1939.
Box 2 FF 12 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 11:401-430. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains an extensive report that seeks to document the seditions activities of the National Socialists in Germany and abroad, dated 1943.
Box 2 FF 13 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 12:431-456. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a series of reports that list and name propaganda material that has reached the U. S. from Germany and propaganda techniques used by the Nazis.
Box 2 FF 14 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 13:457-500. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a report linking Winrod with the German American Bund, photocopies of issues of the California Weckruf, 1935-1937, and a photocopy of the publication, "German Justice for the German People Through National Socialism" (Berlin: Journal of the Academy for German Law, 1939).
Box 2 FF 15 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 14:501-525. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file tries to link Winrod with the Volksbund Fuer Dos Deutschtum in Ausland (People’s Society for Germanium Abroad, V. D. A.)
Box 2 FF 16 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 15:526-568. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains "A Defense of Christ’s Course", where Winrod defends himself against articles written by Mr. Nelson Poynter, editor of the St. Petersburg Daily Times. It also contains a report where Mr. Arnold Gingrich testified before the Dies Committee on October 6, 1938 where he said, "The fundamental aim must always be to discredit conditions in the United States and thus make life in Germany seem enviable by contrast. It will, therefore, be to the best interests of the League to cooperate secretly with all persons or groups who criticize our American system, regardless on what ground. The line to be taken in all such cases is to exaggerate the strength of Germany and to contrast it with the weakness of the democracies."
Box 2 FF 17 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 16:569-575. Subject: Gerald Winrod.
Box 2 FF 18-19 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 17:576-635. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains reports on various Nazi organizations possibly working in the United States.
Box 2 FF 20-21 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 18:636-665. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file mostly contains copies of The Defender Magazine, 1944.
Box 2 FF 22-23 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 19:660-690. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file mostly contains copies of The Defender Magazine, 1944.
Box 2 FF 24-26 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 20:691-739. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file mostly contains copies of The Defender Magazine, 1945 transcripts of speeches, and other writings of Winrod. In these writings Winrod defends himself by stating he is not pro-Nazi and his writings are void of anti-Semitic remarks.
Box 3 FF 1 Contains File No. 65-4832-722. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file mostly contains copies of The Defender Magazine and other publications put out by Winrod, 1947.
Box 3 FF 2 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 21:740-756. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains publications put out by Winrod and copies of correspondence between Ms. Eleanor Roosevelt and Herzel Plaine. Ms. Roosevelt requested information on the background and identity of the Defender publishers in Wichita, Kansas, who were advertising a book on the late President by Dr. Emanuel M. Josephson. Mr. Plaine was Special Assistant to the Attorney General and the correspondence is dated in August and September 1951. During this time Winrod’s publications once again became anti-Jewish, anti-Catholic, and anti-Communist.
Box 3 FF 3 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 22:757-769. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains several copies of The Philip Dru Case which was written by Winrod in 1952. The publication tries to prove that all the woes in American politics is due to a Jewish-Communist plot and the U. S. presidents are tools used by the Communists.
Box 3 FF 4-7 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 23:770-802. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains several copies of The Defender Magazine, 1953-1955.
Box 3 FF 8 Contains File No. 65-4832-786. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a copy of The Defender Magazine, April 1954. In this issue there is an article by Evangelist Billy Graham on page 40 and one article by J. Edgar Hoover on page 62 entitled, "The Sunday School, A Deterrent to Crime."
Box 3 FF 9 Contains File No. 65-4832-788. Enclosure behind file. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains the same as above.
Box 3 FF 10 Contains File No. 65-4832. Section 24:803-814. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a copy of The Defender Magazine, 1958 and other publications by Winrod, 1956-1958.
Box 3 FF 11 Contains File No. 56-506. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a report on Winrod’s election law investigation, 1942-1943.
Box 3 FF 12 Contains File No. 61-10711. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains one issue of The Defender Magazine, 1956 and other reports that implicate Winrod with pro-Nazi activities, 1942-1943.
Box 3 FF 13 Contains File No. 65-45316. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains one issue of The Defender Magazine, 1951 and other Winrod publications.
Box 3 FF 14 Contains File No. 94-8-3-206. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a Justice Department News Release dated 7-23-42 stating that Winrod and others have been indicted for sedition.
Box 3 FF 15 Contains File No. 97-827. Serials X 4 and 143. Subject: Gerald Winrod. This file contains a report which says that the Winrod case is to be held in a closed status in the Boston Field Division, 1-4-44.
Box 3 FF 16 Contains File No. FBI HQ 105-9796. Subject: Gerald Winrod.
 
Series 2 -- Justice Department Case Files
     
Box 3 FF 17 Contains files of the Justice Department on the Winrod Case. Items 1-50. These items date from 1942-1943. In item 13 dated April 27, 1942, "Report on the ‘The Defender’ by the Department of Justice states, ‘The Defender’ is anti-Semitic, anti-administration, and anti-British. It is intolerant, intemperate, irresponsible and unfair. But the examination has led to the conclusion that charges of sedition cannot be sustained. It is true that some of its articles and editorials might tend to cause distrust of the Administration but it is fairly plain that their purpose and their only probable effect would be difficult to establish that the publisher intended more than that or that their publication created "a clear and present danger" that readers would be led to violate the law or resist its enforcement." Item 30 dated July 23, 1942 from the Assistant Attorney General, Wendell Berge issues a warrant for the arrest of Gerald B. Winrod for the charge of Sedition.
Box 3 FF 18 Contains items 51-100, dated August-October, 1942. These items contain various reports and correspondence, but item 75 contains an article written by David Camelon, dated August 17, 1942 in the "Chicago Herald-American," the "Washington Times-Herald", and other newspapers in which Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio states that the Sedition Case is a witch hunt, smear campaign, and a violation of the First Amendment which guarantees free speech.
Box 3 FF 19 Contains items 101-149, dated November, 1942-January, 1943. These items contain various reports and correspondence relating to the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 3 FF 20 Contains items 151-200, dated January-April, 1943. These items contain various reports, documents and correspondence relating to the Sedition Case Trials. One document written by Roger Sherman Hoar, an attorney from Milwaukee wrote an article, "Two Conflicting Doctrines" which was dated February 15, 1943 and sent to the Attorney General. This article summarized the conflict between free speech and the right of the government to protect itself from subversive movements. Item 188 contains an article written by Keith L. Brooks entitled, "What is the Winrod Issue". This article condemns Winrod for his anti-Semitic behavior and for being in league with Nazi propagandists.
Box 3 FF 21 Contains items 201-250, dated April-December 1943. These items contain various reports, documents and correspondence relating to the Sedition Case Trials. Item 211, dated May 14, 1943 written to Mathias Correa, United States Attorney in New York City from John Rogge. Special Assistant to the Attorney General, wanted information on Virginia Cogswell, who show claimed to have met Fritz Kuhn in July 1937 and had a love affair with him according to an article in The Defender Magazine, April 1940. The article also stated the Reverend Gerald Winrod was, "our best man in the West", according to Kuhn, who was a Nazi spy. Item 212, dated May 19, 1943, Rogge informs Correa that he received a copy of the official statement taken from Virginia Cogswell. However, this statement is not found in these files.
Box 3 FF 22 Contains items 251-300, dated December 1940-October 1945. These items contain various reports, documents and correspondence relating to the Sedition Case Trials. Item 294 is a letter written to Tom C. Clark, Attorney General, Department of Justice from James G. Laughlin, an attorney in Washington, D.C. which states that the defendants in the sedition case were hounded and oppressed by the Roosevelt Administration for exercising their right of free speech. Laughlin says, "I am sure, that these defendants in the sedition trial merely exercised the constitutional right of free speech and they incurred the ill will and the enmity of the administration merely because they criticized the foreign policies of the administration. It cannot be shown that any of the defendants did anything to hamper the war effort or to undermine and thwart the morale of the armed forces. There are other documents which show an attempt to get a bill passed in Congress allowing Public Defenders to receive a stipend from the government for their services.
Box 3 FF 23 Contains items 301-350, dated November 1945 to November 1946. These items contain mostly "hate" mail from people who criticized Attorney General Clark for dropping the Sedition Case Trials and for firing John Rogge who was in charge of the investigations.
Box 3 FF 24 Contains items 351-400, dated November 1946. These items mostly contain "hate" mail from people who criticized Attorney General Clark for dropping the Sedition Case Trials and for firing John Rogge who was in charge of the investigation. Item 355, however, is an official report dated November 8, 1946 which states, "On June 17, 1942, Mr. Maloney recommended the return of an indictment charging conspiracy under Section 11 of Title 18, U.S.C., to violate Section 9 of Title 18, U.S.C. against 33 subjects. On July 10, 1942, Mr. Berge requested Mr. McInerney’s views on this problem. In a memorandum to Mr. Berge, Mr. McInerney pointed out that he had serious doubts as to whether these subjects were guilty of conspiracy to commit the violation for which they were proposed to be indicted. Mr. McInerney pointed out that there was very little evidence that these subjects attempted to reach members of the armed forces with their propaganda..." The report further states, "It is the writer’s view that their activities might well be denominated a campaign but hardly conspiracy. This was a recognition of the validity necessary evidence of conspiracy between these subjects was lacking. It was decided that, as a matter of policy, it was necessary to proceed with the Sedition case despite the Conclusion that the first two indictments could not be supported.
Box 3 FF 25 Contains items 401-424, dated November 1946 to May 1965. These items mostly contain reports and correspondence concerning information on Gerald B. Winrod who has trouble getting his programs broadcasted on the radio in the early 1950s.
Box 3 FF 26 Contains items 425-430, dated 1934-1942. These items give more information on Winrod and The Defender, plus information on the jurors of the Sedition Case Trial.
Box 3 FF 27A Contains items 432.1-86, dated 1942-1949. These items contain reports, correspondence, and documents relating to Justice Department cases of U. S. vs. Gerald B. Winrod et. al. and later United States vs. McWilliams et. al. Item 432 dated June 17, 1942 gives the strategy outlined in prosecuting these cases. These reports give information on certain defendants such as Dilling and Winrod. The outcome of the case is stated in Item 432.53 which says that the U. S. Court of Appeals threw out the case and charged the Department of Justice with "lack of diligence" in prosecuting the Mass Sedition case, dated July 1, 1947.
Box 3 FF 27B Contains items 432.87-140, dated 1940-1948. These reports contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 3 FF 27C Contains items 432.138, 143-155, 84, dated 1942-1948. These items include miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 1 Contains items 433-484, dated 1949, 1942. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 2 Contains items 485-535, dated 1942-1943. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 3 Contains items 536-585, dated 1943. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 4 Contains items 586-635, dated 1943. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 5 Contains items 636-685, dated 1943. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 6 Contains items 686-735, dated 1943. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 7 Contains items 736-785, dated 1943-1944. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 8 Contains items 786-835, dated 1944. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 9 Contains items 836-885, dated 1944-1946. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 10 Contains items 886-935, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 11 Contains items 936-985, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous reports, correspondence and documents relating to the Sedition Case.
Box 4 FF 12 Contains items 986-1050, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Justice Department, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 13 Contains items 1051-1100, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Justice Department, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 14 Contains items 1101-1150, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Justice Department, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 15 Contains items 1151-1200, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 16 Contains items 1201-1250, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 17 Contains items 1251-1300, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied with the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 18 Contains items 1301-1350, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied or praising the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 19 Contains items 1351-1400, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied or praising the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 20 Contains items 1401-1450, dated 1946. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence of people dissatisfied or praising the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials.
Box 4 FF 21 Contains items 1451-1500, dated 1946-52. These items contain miscellaneous correspondence from people dissatisfied or praising the dismissal of Mr. John Rogge from the Department of Justice, who was the leading prosecutor of the Sedition Case Trials. These items also reveal that people desired to either see the defendants in the Sedition Case tried or they wanted them left alone. In addition, there are letters addressed to the Justice Department seeking information on Winrod.
Box 4 FF 22 Contains items 1501-1535, dated 1953-1972, 1943. Contain requests for information on Winrod and his Defender Magazine or the Sedition Case Trials. Contains miscellaneous reports made during the Sedition Case Trials.
 
Series 3 -- Related Files
     
Box 5 FF 1 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 61-10711. This file contains copies of the FBI documents concerning the arrest and charges against Rev. Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 2 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 11. This file contains copies of FBI documents, edited for "security reasons," concerning Winrod and the National Socialist Party.
Box 5 FF 3 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 13. This file contains the "Memorandum for the Director," regarding Winrod , et al sedition and a piece of correspondence dated December 3, 1942 concerning the trial.
Box 5 FF 4 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 14. This file contains copies of correspondence to the FBI from individuals concerning the trail against Winrod and others indicted on sedition charges. The correspondence is of a naturalist tone and unapproving of the defendants, 1942.
Box 5 FF 5 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 15. This file contains copies of correspondence to the FBI questioning the delay in trial for Winrod and others, "Fifth Columnists," 1943.
Box 5 FF 6 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 16. This file contains copies of correspondence to the FBI concerning acknowledgement of letters never seen by correspondents and their confusion with the matter.
Box 5 FF 7 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 17. This file contains letters sent to the FBI regarding letters they claim never to have sent to the FBI regarding the Winrod trial.
Box 5 FF 8 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 18. This file contains copies of correspondence written to the FBI The first concerns the "Recurrence of the FBI that the President is a Jew," and questions regarding The Defender. The second correspondence concerns questions regarding the trial.
Box 5 FF 9 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 19. This file contains two letters denouncing Winrod.
Box 5 FF 10 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 20. This file contains a number of letters written to the FBI in 1945 concerning literature, magazines, and publications sent to them. Many of the authors of the letters point to Winrod as being the source of the unwanted mail. Furthermore, these letters also express their disagreement with the message presented within the material.
Box 5 FF 11 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 21. This file contains copies of letters written to the FBI regarding Winrod. These letters concern the author's opinions on Winrod or contain affirmations of loyalty to the United States. Some letters indicated the enclosure of materials or items not included in the file.
Box 5 FF 12 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 23. This file contains copies of letters written to the FBI concerning enclosure of literature material published by Winrod or in connection to him. Many of the letters indicate displeasure with Winrod and his "UnAmerican" viewpoint.
Box 5 FF 13 Supplemental Releases of Documents from 65-4832 Section 24. This file contains copies of correspondence to the FBI indicating concern with the nature of The Defender, and also disassociating themselves with this publication and Winrod.
Box 5 FF 14 Gerald Winrod 61-7056-26. This file contains a report by a Special Agent (FBI) regarding Elizabeth E. Dilling and her publications: "The Red Network" and "The Roosevelt Red Record."
Box 5 FF 15 Gerald Winrod 61-7055-51. This file contains an item of FBI correspondence regarding Mrs. Elizabeth E. Dilling.
Box 5 FF 16 Gerald Winrod 61-7307-89x. This file contains an FBI report concerning James True, author defendant in 1945 sedition trail.
Box 5 FF 17 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-437. This file contains an edited FBI note to Assistant Attorney General Tom C. Clark concerning the trial United States vs. Joseph E. McWilliams, et al; Gerald B. Winrod, Defendant; Sedition.
Box 5 FF 18 Gerald Winrod 61-7580-529. This file contains a copy of the FBI report regarding the case, United States vs. Joseph E. McWilliams et al. This file also contains a variety of publication that are connected to Winrod at his organization of Defenders, Inc.
Box 5 FF 19 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-772. This file contains an affirmation of two reports sent from the FBI to Assistant Attorney General Tom C. Clark.
Box 5 FF 20 Gerald Winrod 61-7820-792. This file contains a letter from the FBI to Assistant Attorney General Tom Clark regarding enclosed reports from 1938 and 1940.
Box 5 FF 21 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-796. This file contians an FBI affirmation of translated German documents sent to Assistant Attorney General Tom Clark.
Box 5 FF 22 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-803. This file contains affirmation of FBI reports sent to Assistant Attorney Genernal Tom Clark.
Box 5 FF 23 Gerald Winrod 61-7580-808. This file contains an FBI affirmation of an enclosed report sent to Assistant Attorney General Tom Clark.
Box 5 FF 24 Gerald Winrod 61-7580-814. This file contains a copy of a FBI affirmation of an enclosure.
Box 5 FF 25 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-824. This file contains the August 30, 1944 FBI report concerning Joseph H. McWilliams, et al.
Box 5 FF 26 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-826. This file contains the September 6, 1944 FBI report concerning the case U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams, was, et al.
Box 5 FF 27 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-829 and 61-7850-833. This file contains FBI replies to Assistant Attorney General, Tom Clark.
Box 5 FF 28 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-837. This file contains an FBI correspondence regarding the case U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 29 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-843. This file contains an August 25, 1944 FBI report concerning U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 30 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-844. This file contains the September 8, 1944 FBI report concerning the case U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams, was, et al.
Box 5 FF 31 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-846. This file contains an August 19, 1944 FBI report concerning U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 32 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-847. This file contains a September 20, 1944 FBI report concerning U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 33 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-848. This file contains a piece of correspondence from the FBI to Assistant Attorney General Tom Clark regarding "Enclosed investigative reports."
Box 5 FF 34 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-894. This file contains a memo from the FBI to Assistant Attorney General Tom Clark regarding reports forwarded to the latter's office.
Box 5 FF 35 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-851. This file contains an April 7, 1945 memo from the FBI to Tom Clark regarding requests for information concerning the German-American Band.
Box 5 FF 36 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-857. This file contains a memo from the FBI regarding U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 37 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-960. This file contains a memo from the FBI to Tom Clark regarding the U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams et al; Sedition
Box 5 FF 38 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-988. This file includes a Hoover memo to Attorney General.
Box 5 FF 39 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-1067. This file contains several memos from the FBI to Assistant Attorney General T. Vincent Quinn.
Box 5 FF 40 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-1067. This file contains the FBI report concerning the McWilliams Case.
Box 5 FF 41 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-1089. This file contains an FBI memo to Assistant Attorney General James McInerney on September 8, 1950. The memo concerns the retention of exhibits used in McWilliams trial.
Box 5 FF 42 Gerald Winrod 61-10711-108. This file contains an FBI memorandum to Assistant Attorney General Wendell Berge concerning the indictment of Howard Victor Broenstrupp on July 23, 1942.
Box 5 FF 43 Gerald Winrod 61-10711-513. This file contains the FBI report concerning Howard Victor Broenstrupp regarding the U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams Case, November 21, 1947.
Box 5 FF 44 Gerald Winrod 62-33719-125. This file contains a June 28, 1950 FBI memo to James McInerney regarding exhibits material from United States vs. Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 45 Gerald Winrod 62-33719-125. This file contains a February 18, 1952 FBI memo regarding the Winrod Case.
Box 5 FF 46 Gerald Winrod 62-64924-15. This file contains a November 21, 1942 FBI memo to the Attorney General.
Box 5 FF 47 Gerald Winrod 62-80365-1. This file contains two letters sent to FBI in 1948 regarding sedition arrests during the war.
Box 5 FF 48 Gerald Winrod 65-1413-397. This file contians a copy of the April 26, 1943 FBI report concerning Protestant War Veterans; Edward James Smythe.
Box 5 FF 49 Gerald Winrod 65-1413-430. This file contains the September 20, 1943 FBI report concerning the case Protestant War Veterans; Edward James Smythe. Includes pamphlets for "National Council for Civil Liberties."
Box 5 FF 50 Gerald Winrod 65-1413-542. This file contains an FBI report concerning the November 21, 1947 United States vs. Joseph E. McWilliams Case.
Box 5 FF 51 Gerald Winrod 65-5071-111. This file contains a "Memorandum for the Attorney General," March 19, 1942.
Box 5 FF 52 Gerald Winrod 65-47438-7. This file contains the FBI, June 10, 1943 memorandum to Wendell Berge regarding the Winrod Sedition.
Box 5 FF 53 Gerald Winrod 92-306-77. This file contains the November 21, 1947 FBI report concerning Ernest Frederick Elmhurst, defendant in the case U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 54 Gerald Winrod 97-391-220. This file contains an FBI summary of investigation concerning Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 55 Gerald Winrod 97-391-802. This file contains an FBI reports, November 21, 1947, regarding George Sylvester Vierech, a defendant in U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 56 Gerald Winrod 100-0-19173. This file contains a September 6, 1943 memo regarding the Winrod Sedition Case and related correspondence.
Box 5 FF 57 Gerald Winrod 100-4428-85. This file contains a November 21, 1947 FBI report concerning Eugene Nelson Sanctuary, a defendant in U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 58 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-6. This file contains a May 15, 1941 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 59 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-7. This file contains a July 12, 1941 report regarding Gerald Winrod concerning anti-Jewish writing.
Box 5 FF 60 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-23. This file contains an October 15, 1942 FBI report concerning Gerald Winrod and thread to "Internal Security."
Box 5 FF 61 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-23. This file contains an January 26, 1943 FBI report concerning Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 62 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-51. This file contains a March 12, 1943 FBI report concerning Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 63 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-56. This file contains a March 23, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 64 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-58. This file contains a March 30, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod's activities.
Box 5 FF 65 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-59. This file contains an April 6, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 66 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-60. This file contains an April 15, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 67 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-67. This file contains a July 2, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 68 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-71. This file contains a September 22, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 69 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-74. This file contains the October 6 and 7, 1943 FBI report.
Box 5 FF 70 Gerald Winrod 100-24409-76. This file contains an October 25, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 71 Gerald Winrod 100-40229-6. This file contains December 1, 1943 FBI report regarding Gerald Winrod.
Box 5 FF 72 Gerald Winrod 100-92526-1011. This file contains a December 19, 1947 letter from J. Edgar Hoover to Assistant Attorney General T. Vincent Quinn.
Box 5 FF 73 Gerald Winrod 100-92526-1072. This file contains a September 27, 1948 letter from J. Hoover to T. Q. Quinn.
Box 5 FF 74 Gerald Winrod 100-99361-22. This file contains an October 18, 1943 FBI report regarding Ida May Cooper.
Box 5 FF 75 Gerald Winrod 100-99361-24. This file contains a November 2, 1942 FBI summary report concerning United Sates vs. Gerald B. Winrod.
Box 5 FF 76 Gerald Winrod - Documents Referred to Other Government Agencies. This file contains FBI memos regarding G. Winrod September 15, 1943 through March 16. 1944.
Box 5 FF 77 Gerald Winrod 61-10296-14 This file contains an October 29, 1941 FBI report concerning William Ernest Kullgren.
Box 5 FF 78 Gerald Winrod - Department of Justice 146-28-124 (Document #1) and 61-7056-61. This file contains the June 17, 1942 FBI report regarding Elizabeth Eloise Dilling.
Box 5 FF 79 Gerald Winrod 61-10296-77 This file contains the January 1, 1943 FBI report concerning William Ernest Kullgren.
Box 5 FF 80 Gerald Winrod 100-99361-16. This file contains the July 30, 1943 FBI report regarding Ida Mae Cooper.
Box 5 FF 81 Gerald Winrod 61-7307-123. This file contains an October 8, 1943 FBI report concerning Winrod.
Box 5 FF 82 Gerald Winrod 100-33049-15-14. This file includes 1943 FBI memos regarding Winrod and correspondence from the Greater Detroit and Wayne County Industrial Union Council calling for an investigation into a newly formed youth organization and the Detroit Times under suspicion of Fascist activities.
Box 5 FF 83 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-422. This file contains 1943-44 FBI reports, memos, and correspondence concerning Gerald Winrod. This file also includes copies of Gerald Winrod's articles in The Defender, 1943.
Box 5 FF 84 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-559. This file contains an April 27, 1944 memo from . Edgar Hoover to Assistant Attorney General Tom C. Clark regarding U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams. 5FF85 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-904. This file contains 1944 FBI memos regarding the U.S. vs. Joseph McWilliams Case.
Box 5 FF 86 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-925. This file contains a January 9, 1945 FBI memo regarding U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 87 Gerald Winrod 61-7850-927. This file contains the following, a January 15, 1945 FBI memo regarding U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams and a copy of Counter Attack a publication of the National Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism with an article calling for a new trial.
Box 5 FF 88 Gerald Winrod - Department of Justice 146-28-124 (Document #28). This file contains a FBI deleted pate information sheet sent to Bradley.
Box 5 FF 89 Gerald Winrod 65-5372-104. this file contains a November 27, 1947 FBI report concerning U.S. vs. Joseph McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 90 Gerald Winrod 97-218-565. This file contains the November 21, 1947 FBI report concerning Lawrence Dennis, a defendant in U.S. vs. Joseph E. McWilliams.
Box 5 FF 91 Memorandum - Freedom of Information Act. This file contains a letter, November 15, 1985, form the United States Postal Service to Ken Bradley regarding the processing of Freedom of Information Act material.
Box 5 FF 92 Correspondence - Post Office 1942-1944. This file contains correspondence from the Office of Soliciter to the Chief of the Special War Polices Unit, Department of Justice regarding sent materials.
Box 5 FF 93 Kenneth Bradley - U.S. Department of Justice, 1986. This file contains a release form of documents to Bradley and the June 13, 1946 "Report on the Exploitation of German Documents."
Box 5 FF 94 Government Exhibits 936-1594c. This file contains letters and correspondence that were used as exhibits in the Winrod Sedition Trial.
Box 5 FF 95 Kenneth Bradley - U.S. Department of Justice - letters. This file contains release letters from the Department of Justice and 1948 correspondence with T. Vincent Quinn.
Box 5 FF 96 Kenneth Bradley - U.S. Department of Justice, 1987. This file contains correspondence from the FBI to Bradley regarding release of Winrod-related documents and explanations of exemptions.
Box 5 FF 97 Kenneth Bradley 1986-Payments. This file contains correspondence from Bradley to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding payment for duplication.