Five years before the era of McCarthyism began, Frances Curtis’s application for a White House pass was denied by the Secret Service because “superficially, it appears that this applicant may have been directly connected with the Communist Party.” Read the story of Frances Curtis and decide for yourself if her application should have been denied: http://go.usa.gov/47kP Her file is one of the thousands of recently opened Secret Service records that are now available for research at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.Image: Frances Curtis’s application, courtesy of the Truman Library.

Five years before the era of McCarthyism began, Frances Curtis’s application for a White House pass was denied by the Secret Service because “superficially, it appears that this applicant may have been directly connected with the Communist Party.”

Read the story of Frances Curtis and decide for yourself if her application should have been denied: http://go.usa.gov/47kP

Her file is one of the thousands of recently opened Secret Service records that are now available for research at the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.

Image: Frances Curtis’s application, courtesy of the Truman Library.