McWhirter tells Dies Committee Semitic investigation was for personal information. Washington, D.C., May 23. Felix McWhirter, Indiana banker and Republican State Finance Officer, today's witness before the Dies Committee, was questioned as to why he wrote J.E. Campbell of Kentucky, inquiring if 'Hull's wife is a part of full blooded Semite,' and about 'Semitic connections' of Alf Landon and William Allen White. Dies asked, 'Why did you want that information?' 'For the same reason that I would like to have any factual information,' he replied. 'What difference did it make?' McWhirter leaned back. 'No difference,' he replied
Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection.
Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955.
General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec
Temp. note: Batch five.
The Harris & Ewing, Inc. Collection of photographic negatives includes glass and film negatives taken by Harris & Ewing, Inc., which provide excellent coverage of Washington people, events, and architecture, during the period 1905-1945. Harris & Ewing, Inc., gave its collection of negatives to the Library in 1955. The Library retained about 50,000 news photographs and 20,000 studio portraits of notable people. Approximately 28,000 negatives have been processed and are available online. (About 42,000 negatives still need to be indexed.)