List of organizations described as Communist fronts by the United States federal government

This list of organizations described as Communist fronts by the United States federal government includes the names of groups included in various reports of the Attorney General of the United States or House Un-American Activities Committee listing "subversive" or "Communist" front groups. While some of these were documentable mass organizations of the Communist Party USA, many were included out of convenience or political expedience.

Inclusion on any of these lists should not be regarded as definitive proof of covert organizational ties or actual subversive intent.

1948 Attorney General's listEdit

1961 HUAC guideEdit

On December 1, 1961 the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) published a 288-page book entitled Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications.[1] This massive list, annotated with notes documenting the first official government mention of alleged Communist affiliation, superseded a very similar list published on January 2, 1957.[1] The style of the publication follows that of a 1948 HUAC pamphlet, Citations by Official Government Agencies of Organizations and Publications Found to be Communist or Communist Fronts.[2]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Committee on Un-American Activities, US House of Representatives, Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications (and Appendixes): Revised and Published December 1, 1961 to Supersede Guide Published on January 2, 1957: (Including Index). Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1962.
  2. ^ Committee on Un-American Activities, US House of Representatives, Citations by Official Government Agencies of Organizations and Publications Found to be Communist or Communist Fronts. Washington: US Government Printing Office, Dec. 18, 1948.