The following sources were used in conducting research for this documentary.
- The Florida State Archives, Tallahassee -- More than 30,000 pages of official state documents related to the Johns Committee are stored here. The records were supposed to have been sealed until the year 2038, but Florida's public record laws allowed them to be opened in 1993.
- www.jtsears.com, James T. Sears, author of Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life
- Special Collections Library, University of Florida -- specializes in the study of Florida history
- James Schnur, Eckerd College professor who wrote a master's thesis entitled, Cold Warriors in the Hot Sunshine: The Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties in Florida, 1956-1965
- Bonnie Stark, a University of South Florida graduate who wrote a master's thesis entitled, McCarthyism in Florida: Charley Johns and the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
- Personal interviews with Art Copleston, Merril Mushroom, and Julia Penelope
- Alligator, Gainesville Sun, Miami Herald, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Lakeland Ledger, Tampa Tribune, and Tallahassee Democrat newspaper articles
- Numerous individuals, including students, professors, reporters, lawmakers, and others who were involved with the Johns Committee investigations and have spoken about their experiences.
Behind Closed Doors is a documentary produced by Allyson A. Beutke and Scott Litvack, two graduates of the University of Florida. The documentary served as the creative thesis for completion of their master's degree in
It was completed in 2000 and is available for purchase. Copies are $25 plus $3 for shipping and handling. Please email Allyson Beutke at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The master's program in documentary production is offered through The Documentary Institute at the University of Florida.
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