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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Clay Shaw and the Mysterious Visit of ASP

I am now putting what I hope are the finishing touches on the Clay Shaw biography, a real labor of love. As with any project, there are unanswered questions.

One is related to an entry in Clay Shaw's diary, which he maintained for some period after his arrest. In one entry around mid-May 1967, a little over two months after his arrest, he mentions a "mysterious visit by ASP."

Does anyone out there have any idea who or what "ASP" is or was? I solved most of the cryptic references in his lengthy diaries, but this is one where I struck out.



  • At February 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Greg said...


    this was undoubtedly a reference to "The National Council of Arts, Sciences and Professions" known as NCASP or just ASP. It was a sponsor of peace groups and therefore considered a Communist Front.

    Hope this helps,



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