History Day Previous Topics

Archived collection of previously suggested History Day resources by topic. Links not maintained.

Lavender Scare

Lavender Scare

See also the general guide for History Day. Under Civil Rights page there with be a box of LBGTQIN2 resources that cover a broad topic than Lavender Scare.

Lavender Scare Government Publications

Lavender Scare Government Publications

Many of these may be found online through our subscription databases as well as freely accessed websites.

See also the links to other libraries' guides (below).

Congress

  • Senator Joseph McCarthy spoke on Senate floor. Congressional Record, 81st Congress, 2nd Session, Vol. 96, Part 2, pp. 1952–1981
  • Congressional Record. Feb 20, 1945. Extension of Remarks (Appendix) by Joseph Clark Baldwin (NY) in reference to Caligula and the downfall of Rome.
  • Report of the Joint Special Committee to Investigate Chinese Immigration. (1877)
  • 1891 immigration law
  • Immigration Act of 1917
  • 1917 Navy investigation at Newport Naval Station. In response, Articles of War were updated in 1920-21.
  • 1921 Senate Naval Affairs Committee recommended discharge of "suspected perverts."
  • 1921 Army Regulation 40-105 - screened recruits for medical defects and included sexual orientation.
  • Tariff Act of 1922 and Tariff Act of 1930 - Customs Service was not to allow "obscene" materials from other countries into the United States.
  • 1944 War Department Circular No. 3 addressed same-sex relations within military.
  • 1944 WAC training camp at Fort Oglethorpe screened women.
  • Employment of Moral Perverts by Government Agencies

Courts

  • Supreme Court Opinions 1952. Sweeney v. Woodall.
  • One, Incv. Olesen 
    • 241 F.2d 772, reversed. Eric Julberfor petitioner. Solicitor General Rankin, Acting Assistant Attorney General Leonard and Samuel D. Slade for respondent. PER CURIAM. The petition for writ of certiorari is granted and the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reversed. Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476.

Executive Branch

Census Bureau

Lavender Scare Articles, Databases, etc

Lavender Scare Articles, Databases, etc

Articles
  • "History of LGBT: Federal Law and Policy" in Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 2004.

Lavender Scare Books, etc

Lavender Scare Books, etc

Lavender Scare Other Institutions

Lavender Scare Other Institutions

National Archives - NARA

Executive Branch

Others

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