Harold H. Velde Collection

The Harold Himmel Velde collection consists of six groups of material: subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, bound volumes, audio-visual items, and memorabilia. Each group is described individually in the finding aid. The majority of the collection dates from 1943 through 1956.

The subject files (f.1-f.215), largest of the six divisions, contain material accumulated by Velde, his congressional staff, and members of his family. Subject matter is varied, but much of the collection pertains to Velde's chairmanship of the House Un-American Activities Committee, 1953-54. Other subjects include campaigns, public statements, personal and family papers, clippings, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case files of the Velde and Prettyman law firm (f.183-f.202) dealing with the collection of delinquent accounts are restricted. The subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Learn more in the HHV Collection 31 Guide