Material Information

Behind closed doors
Alternate title:
Dark legacy of the Johns Committee
Beutke, Allyson A
Litvack, Scott
University of Florida -- Documentary Institute
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida, Dept. of Journalism, Documentary Institute
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (28 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Subjects / Keywords:
Civil rights -- Florida ( lcsh )
Anti-communist movements -- Florida ( lcsh )
Homosexuality -- Florida ( lcsh )
Governmental investigations -- Florida ( lcsh )
Subversive activities -- Florida ( lcsh )
Race relations ( lcsh )
Anti-communist movements ( fast )
Civil rights ( fast )
Governmental investigations ( fast )
Homosexuality ( fast )
Race relations ( fast )
Subversive activities ( fast )
History -- Florida ( lcsh )
Florida ( fast )
Florida -- Legislature -- Legislative investigation Committee ( lcsh )
Diettrich, Sigmund
Copeston, Art.
Mushroom, Merrill.
Penelope, Julia, 1941- ( fast )
History. ( fast )
Target Audience:
adult ( marctarget )


The Legislative Investigation Committee probed unpopular groups in Florida during the 1950's and 60's. Also known as the Johns Committee, investigators questioned civil rights activists, suspected Communists and homosexuals. Includes live interviews with Art Copleston, Merril Mushroom, and Julia Penelope; and a narrative about the first Johns Committee target, Sigmund Diettrich (who is now deceased), by former colleagues.
Creation/Production Credits:
Written by Allyson A. Beutke ; producers, Allyson A. Beutke, Scott Litvack ; photographers, Brad Courtney, Claire Fontana, Chris Nowak, Allyson A. Beutke, Scott Litvack, John Aldrich, Ben Wilson ; music, Chuck Michaelson.
Narrator, Mark Sexton.
System Details:
General Note:
Produced through the Documentary Institute in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright [Allyson Beutke DeVito]. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
59758907 ( OCLC )
030653708 ( ALEPH )
F316.2 B5 2000 ( lcc )


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