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The Cold War and Internal Security Collection (CWIS): SISS

Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS)

The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) was established in 1951, in the wake of the passage of the Internal Security Act of 1950. A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, SISS is widely considered as the Senate counterpart of HUAC. SISS was disbanded in 1977.

The CWIS Collection contains over 800 volumes of SISS hearings, reports and other documents. Almost all have the SuDoc Stem Y 4. J 89/2.

Notable SISS Documents in the CWIS Collection

Examples of noteworthy SISS documents in the CWIS Collection include:

  • Abuse of Psychiatry for Political Repression in Soviet Union, Sept. 26, 1972.  (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:P 95/2)
  • The Attempt to Steal the Bicentennial--the Peoples Bicentennial Commission : May 1976. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:B 47)
  • Fair Play for Cuba Committee. 1961. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:F 15; 4 pts.)
  • Institute of Pacific Relations. 1952. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:P 11/2; 15 pts.)
  • State Department Bombing by Weatherman Underground, Jan. 31, 1975.
    (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:B 63)
  • Subversive Influence in Educational Process. 1952-53. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:Su 1/10; 14 pts.)
  • Testimony of Linus Pauling, June 21, 1960. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:P 28) 
  • Testimony of Stokely Carmichael, Mar. 25, 1970. (SuDoc no: Y 4.J 89/2:C 21)