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Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws

While not as well known as its counterpart in the House of Representatives, the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Senate, too, investigated internal security issues, the main one at the time of the passing of the Internal Security Act in 1950 being the issue of Communist infiltration and the potential for a takeover by the Soviet Union.  Also, its lower profile meant the committee lasted until the 1970s.  Below are links to hearings by the committee digitized by the Boston Public Library.

21 Year Index- Combined Cumulative Index, 1951-1971, to published hearings, studies, and reports.  (BPL only holds v.1, A-K).