The Campus Files: Reagan, Hoover and the UC Red Scare

Number 19482
Subject Politics
Source San Francisco Chronicle
State California
Year 2002
Publication Date June 9, 2002
Summary "The Campus Files" is the product of a nearly 20-year FOI battle to obtain documents detailing the FBI's unlawful surveillance and harassment of liberal faculty and students at the University of California-Berkeley. This eight-page special section reveals that California's governor in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Ronald Reagan, in conjunction with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and the CIA "campaigned to destroy the career of UC President Clark Kerr" as well as cover-up their activities. Seth Rosenfeld began his FOI fight in 1981, when he was a student at the UC-Berkeley School of Journalism.
Pages 141
Keywords Berkeley;Ronald Reagan;University of California;J. Edgar Hoover;surveillance;McCarthyism;FOIA;liberalism;FBI;CIA;intelligence;harassment
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