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The Florida Legislative Investigation Committee digital collection consists of materials from the John Egerton Papers, John Allen Papers, and the University of South Florida Archives identified for scanning by archivist Andrew Huse.  Materials for this exhibit draw from these collections as well as those of Sumter Lowry, Terrell Sessums and Governor LeRoy Collins. 

Selected Works on the Johns Committee:

Beutke, Allyson A., Scott Litvack, Mark Sexton, Jim Schnur, Glenna Carr, Fletcher N. Baldwin, John Tileston, et al. 2000. Behind closed doors. Gainesville, FL: Documentary Institute, College of Journalism and Communication.

Bertwell, Dan. 2005.  "A Veritable Refuge for Practicing Homosexuals": The Johns Committee and the University of South Florida. The Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 83, No. 4 (Spring, 2005), pp. 410-431

Braukman, Stacy Lorraine. 2012. Communists and perverts under the palms the Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Elkins, Charles L. 1998.  From Plantation to Corporation: The Attack on Tenure and Academic Freedom in Florida. Sociological Perspectives. Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 757-765

Graves, Karen. 2007. "Doing the Public's Business: Florida's Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers, 1959-1964". Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association. 41 (1): 7-32.

Graves, Karen. 2006.  “Confronting a ‘Climate of Raucous and Carnival Invasion’: The AAUW Takes on the Johns Committee.” The Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 85, No. 2 (Fall, 2006), pp. 154-176

Poucher, Judith G. 2006. “Raising Her Voice: Ruth Perry, Activist and Journalist for the Miami NAACP.” The Florida Historical Quarterly. Vol. 84, No. 4 (Spring, 2006), pp. 517-540

Poucher, Judith G. 2014. State of defiance: challenging the Johns Committee's assault on civil liberties.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Schnur, James Anthony. 1995. Cold warriors in the hot sunshine: the Johns Committee's assault on civil liberties in Florida, 1956-1965.

Stark, Bonnie. 1985. McCarthyism in Florida: Charley Johns and the Florida legislative investigation committee July, 1956 to July, 1965.

Weitz, Seth A. 2007. Bourbon, pork chops, and red peppers: political immorality in Florida, 1945-1968. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Florida State University, 2007.