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Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra

From the Archives: Episode Four

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Norma Lundeen

Norma Lundeen

A photo of Norma Lundeen, widow of U.S. Senator Ernest Lundeen

A mission unprecedented in radio broadcasting

A mission unprecedented in radio broadcasting

A transcript of Norma Lundeen's speech defending her late husband, given on NBC News radio.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
A matter of perspective

A matter of perspective

Sen. Ernest Lundeen delivers a speech under a swastika banner to the Board of Trade for German-American Commerce on March 20, 1940.

\"Sabotage!: The Secret War Against America\" by Michael Sayers and Albert Eugene Kahn
\"Principal speaker\"

"Principal speaker"

A memo from Sen. Ernest Lundeen's files, describing his participation in an event for the Board of Trade for German-American Commerce, where he would deliver a speech under a swastika banner. The memo says Nazi agent George Sylvester Viereck made the arrangements for Lundeen.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Pay to the order of...

Pay to the order of...

A check written out to Sen. Ernest Lundeen -- via his secretary Harriet Johnson -- for appearing at the event for the Board of Trade for German-American Commerce. Lundeen was paid $200, roughly $4,000 today.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
\"to delete mention of the late senator\"

"to delete mention of the late senator"

A letter from NBC Vice President Frank M. Russell addressed to Mrs. Ernest Lundeen in which he claims to have removed specific mentions of her late husband from broadcasts on two occasions.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
George Sylvester Viereck

George Sylvester Viereck

An undated photo of George Sylvester Viereck. Viereck was paid by the Hitler government in Germany to spread fascist propaganda and disinformation throughout the United States.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
\"George Viereck to see E.L.\"

"George Viereck to see E.L."

An entry from Sen. Ernest Lundeen's calendar on February 3, 1939. At 4 P.M., Sen. Lundeen was scheduled to meet with George Sylvester Viereck, a paid agent of the Hitler government.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
\"Raleigh Hotel dinner with Viereck\"

"Raleigh Hotel dinner with Viereck"

An entry from Sen. Ernest Lundeen's calendar on April 5, 1940. At 7:30 P.M., Sen. Lundeen was scheduled to have dinner with George Sylvester Viereck, a paid agent of the Hitler government.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Lunch date

Lunch date

A telegram to Sen. Ernest Lundeen from paid Nazi agent George Sylvester Viereck.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
With the compliments of...

With the compliments of...

Material from paid Nazi agent George Sylvester Viereck sent to Sen. Ernest Lundeen.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Some interesting people

Some interesting people

A telegram from George Sylvester Viereck to Sen. Ernest Lundeen, dictated to Lundeen's wife Norma.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
\"Very much in need of funds\"

"Very much in need of funds"

Sen. Ernest Lundeen writes to George Sylvester Viereck, telling him he is in desperate "need of funds" and is seeking to receive payment for an article they collaborated on together.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Congressional directory

Congressional directory

George Sylvester Viereck writes to Sen. Ernest Lundeen, asking for a copy of the Congressional directory.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Original German

Original German

George Sylvester Viereck responds to Sen. Ernest Lundeen's request for passages of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf."

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
From the record

From the record

George Sylvester Viereck asks Sen. Ernest Lundeen to send him copies of a speech from the Congressional record.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Hitting the brief

Hitting the brief

George Sylvester Viereck thanks Sen. Ernest Lundeen for the copy of his speech from the Congressional Record, and discusses the draft of a speech he is preparing for Lundeen.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
A dozen or so

A dozen or so

George Sylvester Viereck asks Sen. Ernest Lundeen for copies of his speech from the Congressional record.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
See enclosed

See enclosed

Sen. Ernest Lundeen sends the copies of his speech requested by George Sylvester Viereck.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Dear Friend

Dear Friend

George Sylvester Viereck writes to Norma Lundeen after the death of her husband, Sen. Ernest Lundeen.

Ernest Lundeen papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Viereck's Passport

Viereck's Passport

A photo of George Sylvester Viereck's U.S. passport. Viereck was born in Munich and became a U.S. citizen in his mid-twenties.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
Press pass (front)

Press pass (front)

The front of George Sylvester Viereck's press pass to the 1938 Reichsparteitag rally.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
Press pass (back)

Press pass (back)

The back of George Sylvester Viereck's press pass to the 1938 Reichsparteitag rally.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
\"I am a born dictator...\"

"I am a born dictator..."

A questionnaire filled-out by George Sylvester Viereck, found in his archives.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
\"Powder for Grandmother's nose\"

"Powder for Grandmother"

A to-do list found in George Sylvester Viereck's archives.

George Sylvester Viereck Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
William Power Maloney

William Power Maloney

Photo of Justice Department special prosecutor William Power Maloney.

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