Pamphlets, circa 1971
These pamphlets were sent to Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman by a citizen in 1971. In a response that was not sent, the mayor replied, “I must admit that there is very little in the pamphlets with which I can fully agree. Inexplicably, the facts of our constitutional democracy and our bill of rights is contradicted extensively in the pamphlets while some undefined notion of constitutional government was being extolled. Perhaps there is one thing we can agree on and that is that it is important that our society permit such pamphlets as yours to be printed and freely distributed. And the same right must be given most of the notions condemned in the pamphlets.”
Found in Alphabetical Correspondence 1971, Wesley Uhlman Subject Files (Record Series 5287-02), Seattle Municipal Archives. For more anti-Communist uproar, see our website for the story on protests against Pete Seeger’s planned performance at the Opera House in 1965.