New York: Voice of Freedom Committee, Spring, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Newsletter consisting of 4 mimeographed leaves measuring 11 x 8 1/2 inches (280 x 218 mm), first leaf with text on both sides, all leaves stapled.The Voice of Freedom Committee, chaired by the writer Dorothy Parker, was a left-wing group that fought the increasing anti-Communist hysteria of American broadcasting. This issue of the group's Voice of Freedom newsletter says major radio networks have failed to devote any coverage to "the world's biggest news story -- the story of America's cry for peace" and lists examples of peace groups being ignored. Another article chides television networks for "sexy children's entertainment."There's also an appeal from Rockwell Kent to submit art works for an exhibition on the influence of mass communications. Readers can also fill out a coupon to become a "Monitor" of radio broadcasts.This issue of Voice of Freedom appears to be rare. Although some half-dozen institutions hold copies of Voice of Freedom, we have been able to identify only one institution holding this particular issue: New York University. There were no other copies in commerce as of August 11, 2019. RARE. Item #1720
CONDITION: Horizontal fold across the four leaves for mailing. Pages toned, some edge wear and evidence of waterstaining. About Good.