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rev. 07/18/09

Among the most interesting archives and private papers collections which pertain to the history of the conservative and extreme right movements in the U.S. are the following:

Name / Title / Location / Scope --- rev. 07/18/09

Adamson, Lee J.

Papers, 1954-1969

Accountant and conservative political activist, of Bellingham, Wash.; section leader of John Birch Society in Bellingham.

Chiefly correspondence; (bulk 1960-1967), concerning national and international issues and conservative and anti-Communist individuals and activities; together with articles, essays, and editorials by Adamson, mostly on political subjects but including writings on accounting, and subject files. Correspondents include Bryton Barron, Pedro A. del Valle, William E. Fort, Jr., Suzanne Labin, Phyllis Schlafly, Robert Welch, Church League of America, John Birch Society, and Mothers' Crusade for Victory over Communism.

University of Oregon Collection #86

43 boxes -- 22.5 ft


Allderdice, Norman

Pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed ephemera, issued by right- wing, left-wing and other political organizations, and by governmental, business, labor, religious, educational and other organizations, relating to political, social and economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and especially to right-wing and left-wing movements in the United States.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Collection #2000C53

135 boxes-- 81 linear feet


American Business Consultants

American Business Consultants, Inc. was formed in 1947 by several former agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegedly subversive organizations and individuals, particularly those affiliated with the Communist Party, USA. In May 1947, A.B.C. began publishing Counterattack in New York, a for-profit weekly "newsletter of facts to combat Communism."

The collection is comprised of research files for individuals, organizations, events and activities which were considered to reflect communist influence, and contain clippings, ephemera, internal documents, correspondence, and investigative reports, some of which were of an undercover nature. The founders of Counterattack, included former FBI agent John G. Keenan, who became Counterattack's President

In 1950, Counterattack published a booklet entitled Red Channels, which listed possible "subversives" in the world of radio and television. Red Channels listed a series of names of persons in show business, and the number of times each person had been cited by the FBI or HUAC, without making any specific accusations against any given person. The potential of "guilt by association" involved in this technique resulted in a series of libel suits filed against Counterattack by various film and radio personalities.

Although Counterattack defended itself against these libel suits, settling some out of court while winning others on appeal in 1956, the financial cost of litigation proved onerous. As a result, John Keenan in a 1963 memorandum affirmed a "hands-off policy" regarding Communism on the part of the publication. The organization officially disbanded in 1968.

Tamiment Library, New York University, #148


From 1968-1985, held by Church League of America, then donated to Liberty University (Lynchburg VA) – then to Tamiment Library.

44 boxes


Anderson, Thomas Jefferson

Papers 1943-1986

Correspondence (ca. 20,000 letters); writings and speeches by Anderson and others; American Party files, including campaign material for George Wallace and Anderson's candidacy for vice-president in 1972 and president in 1976; subject files; accounts of trips to Northern Europe and the Soviet Union in 1959 with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson; editorial policies, financial statements, and sample issues of farm publications; and audiovisual materials, including tapes of John Birch Society meetings and American Party conventions, motion pictures, and phonograph records. Correspondents include T. Coleman Andrews, Howard H. Baker, Ezra Taft Benson, William F. Buckley, Willis A. Carto, Kent Courtney, Harry T. Everingham, J. Evetts Haley, Jonathan Kirby, Douglas C. Morse, John H. Rousselot, Phyllis Schlafly, Robert B. Snowden, Willis E. Stone, George Wallace, Robert Welch, and Glenn O. Young.

University of Oregon, Collection #157

171 boxes -- 93 cu. Ft


Anderson, Thomas Jefferson

Papers 1943-1985

Anderson was owner of a farm magazine publishing company, Southern Farm Publications, from 1947-1971. A political conservative, his views were disseminated through the weekly publication, "Straight Talk," American Way Features, a national newspaper syndicate which he owned, and through radio commentaries and lectures. Anderson was a member of the council of the John Birch Society from 1959-1976 and was the American Party candidate for vice-president in 1972 and president in 1976.

Collection contains correspondence chiefly related to his publishing and political activities and involving numerous conservative activists; files of publications, correspondence, notes, and manuscripts on various subjects including anti-communism, the United Nations, civil rights, conservative Christianity, and the John Birch Society; scripts of his radio broadcasts; and audiotapes of broadcasts and speeches. Also contains biographical materials, periodicals published by Anderson or carrying articles by him, reprints and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and phonograph records of political speeches. American Party materials include national committee minutes, correspondence, party constitution, political platforms and campaign materials.

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center


105 boxes

Anderson, Thomas Jefferson

Papers 1953-1972

Papers consist of newspaper clippings containing information on income tax reform bills, vocational agriculture, and the Grass Roots Tax Revolt, reprints of the "Straight Talk" editorials from Farm and Ranch magazine, the author's copy of the 1958 third edition of Straight Talk, pamphlets, and newspaper articles relating to Tom Anderson. One photograph.

Texas A&M University, Cushing Memorial Library

Collection #00041

.3 linear feet

Andrews, T. Coleman

Accountant and public official holding the following positions: director, Corporation Audits Division, U. S. General Accounting Office (1945-1947); member, board of directors, Panama Canal Company (1951-1953); president, American Institute of Accountants (1950-1951); Commissioner of Internal Revenue (1953-1955); Independent candidate for the presidency of the United States (1956); and a founder and member of the council of the John Birch Society. Correspondence with John U. Barr, Bonner Fellers, A.G. Heinsohn Jr., Clarence Manion, George S. Montgomery, Leonard E. Read, Paul H. Talbert, Robert Welch,

University of Oregon, Collection #119

20 boxes


Anthony, Ruth F.

Papers 1962-1994

These papers of native Kansan Ruth F. Anthony contain her correspondence with various Christian right wing political organizations which she supported over the years. Included are membership cards, certificates of appreciation, contribution receipts, and several organizational newsletters. In the correspondence are letters from and about Robert Bolivar DePugh, founder of the anti-Communist organization known as the Minutemen.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library #RH WL MS 19

1 box


Anti-Semitic Literature Collection 1869-1993

The Anti-Semitic Literature Collection documents journalistic source materials (newspapers, newsletters, and illustrations) regarding views of anti-Semitism in the United States during the 20th-century. A few items from the 19th-century are included, particularly illustrations from Puck, Vanity Fair, and The Judge. Items are from various periodicals (i.e., The Dearborn Independent, Common Sense, The Crusader, The White American), organizations (i.e., American Nazi Party, the Christian Educational Association, and the White Party of America), and by many different authors (i.e., Father C.E. Coughlin, Benjamin Freedman, Otto H.F. Vollbehr). Additionally, this collection contains responses by American organizations to American and European anti-Semitism as well as documentation on the reaction of anti-Semitism in Canada.

American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History, Collection #P-701

29 manuscript boxes, 4 half manuscript boxes, 1 20x24x3 boxes, 9 16x20x3 boxes


App, Austin Joseph

Private Papers, 1923-1980

Austin Joseph App (1902-1984) taught English language and literature at the Catholic University of America and the University of Scranton from 1929 to 1942. After serving in the Army in World War II, he continued to teach literature at Incarnate Word College and LaSalle College between 1944-1968, but became increasingly involved in revisionist history, anti-Semitism, anti-communism, anti-integration and anti-pornography interests. He was director of Boniface Press beginning in 1948, president of the Federation of American Citizens of German Descent from 1960-1966, and chair of the Captive Nations Committee of Greater Philadelphia beginning in 1965.

Collection includes business and personal correspondence (1925-1981) including correspondence with revisionist historian Harry Elmer Barnes; research files chiefly related to political, historical and social issues including correspondence, notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings and printed materials; manuscripts (1923 - ca. 1980); speeches; financial records; biographical information; scrapbooks; photographs; and books and other printed materials, many in German, on topics related to his historical, racial and social interests.

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, collection #8817

73 boxes

Baldinger, Wilbur and Mary Alice

Collection on Right Wing 1929-1976

The papers of Wilbur and Mary Alice Baldinger contain minutes, correspondence, reports, articles, clippings and other publications documenting Ms. Baldinger’s career with the National Civil Liberties Clearing House and Mr. Baldinger’s journalistic activities and writings. Also included are Mr. Baldinger’s reference files for a directory of extremist right-wing organizations he had hoped to publish.

Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs, Collection #902

25 boxes


Beaty, John Owen

Correspondence with Josephine Powell Beaty, William F. Buckley. Jr., Pedro A. Del Valle, Merwin K. Hart, George E. Stratemeyer, George W. Robnett.

University of Oregon, Collection #135

1 box


Braver, Michael

Collection of Americanist Material 1960-1979

Collection consists of over 300 speeches by Americanist right-wing extremist spokesmen on reel to reel and cassette tapes, as well as Americanist journals, books, pamphlets, booklets, and fugitive materials. Includes speakers from the John Birch Society, the National Socialist White Peoples' Party, Christian Crusade Convention, and the American Independent Party. Also includes literature from the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, the Libertarian Party, the Minutemen, Sons of the American Revolution, and Voice of Americanism.

UCLA Library, Special Collections #1585

24 boxes


Brophy, Frank Cullen

Papers, 1918-1977

Banker, rancher, writer and conservative political activist; Frank Brophy was a founder and long-time member of the John Birch Society. He was a supporter of Wendell Wilkie and active in Wilkie's presidential campaign. Brophy kept up correspondence with all of Arizona's senators and governors throughout his life. He was a friend of Barry Goldwater and active in Goldwater's political campaigns. He also supported Joseph McCarthy and other national political figures.

Primarily political correspondence beginning with Frank Brophy's anti-prohibition work in the 1920s and continuing through his involvement with the John Birch Society, Barry Goldwater's presidential campaigns, and the growing conservative movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The correspondence reflects political debate between Brophy and his correspondents on a variety of issues including foreign policy, anti-communism, taxation, soil conservation and states' rights. Correspondents include Jack Williams, Carl Hayden, Morris Udall, Henry F. Ashurst, Wendell Wilkie, Robert Taft, Archie Roosevelt, Evan Mecham, Howard Pyle, Paul Fannin, Joseph McCarthy, Ronald Reagan, John Rhodes, Barry Goldwater, Denison Kitchel, Clare Booth Luce, Sam Jones, George S. Montgomery, William F. Buckley, Jr., Robert Welch, and John Rousselot. Also present are speeches and addresses by Goldwater and Brophy's pamphlet "Must Goldwater be Destroyed?" There are publications and correspondence with many national organizations, primarily conservative groups, including the Association Against Prohibition, Citizens for Foreign Aid, The Campaign for 48 States, John Birch Society, For America, Crusade for Freedom, and the Maricopa County Taxpayers Association. John Birch Society materials include publications, correspondence, financial reports, and articles about topics such as Motorede (the Movement to Restore Decency), and Sensitivity Training/

Arizona Historical Society—Tucson AZ, Collection #1125

20 boxes

Brown, Elizabeth Churchill

Private Papers 1943-1984

Memoirs, other writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to American politics, especially during the 1950s; Senator Joseph McCarthy; and American communism. Includes some papers, including memoirs, of Constantine Brown, journalist and husband of E. C. Brown. Also includes some letters and writings of Earl Browder.

Elizabeth Brown and her husband, Constantine Brown, were active journalists in Washington, D.C. and abroad for many years. As a result, they established contacts with key political and diplomatic figures both nationally and internationally. After obtaining a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Berlin (c. 1912), Constantine Brown was in Cambridge, England doing post-graduate work when World War I began. He covered the war on the Russian front for the London Times, was in Russia when the Revolution began, and was one of the first American newspapermen to interview Lenin. He subsequently became Bureau Chief for the Chicago Daily News in Turkey, Paris and London, and moved to the Washington Evening Star as Foreign Affairs Editor in 1932. In 1942, he began writing a column syndicated by the Bell-McClure organization. His memoirs, entitled The Coming of the Whirlwind, were published in 1964. Disturbed by the defeat of Richard Nixon in 1960 and the liberal emphasis of the Kennedy administration, the Browns decided to move to Europe, living in Rome from 1961 to early 1965. After returning to Washington, Constantine Brown died on Feb. 24, 1966.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

41 boxes


Buckley Jr., William F.

Private Papers, 1951-2008

Yale University, collection MS #576

438+ boxes, 568.5 linear feet

Burnham, James

Private Papers 1928-1983

Conservative author and columnist, and Associate Editor, National Review magazine

Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, memoranda, and printed matter, relating to communism in the United States and abroad, the Congress for Cultural Freedom and other anti-communist movements in the United States and abroad, political conditions in the United States and the world, and conservative political thought.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

12 boxes


Chamberlain, John

Private Papers 1943-1990

Writings, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to world affairs, American politics, economic conditions in the United States, conservative political philosophy, and laissez-faire economics. Most of the material consists of drafts and printed copies of newspaper columns and other writings by Chamberlain.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Collection #86004

177 boxes


Clise, James W.

Private Papers

Collection comprises primarily correspondence and subject files, but also speeches and articles, of James W. Clise, a conservative and libertarian political activist. Clise corresponded regularly with leaders of the American conservative movement and his letters detail the philosophy which he and others developed in the post-World War II period. Organizations represented in the collection include For America, America's Future, Campaign for the 48 states, Church League of America, Foundation for Economic Education, International Services of Information Foundation, John Birch Society and Intercollegiate Society of Individualists. Individuals represented in the collection include Frederick E. Baker, Bryton Barron, Faldy A Harper, Henry Hazlitt, James C. Ingebretsen, Robert LeFevre, William C. Mullendore, and Lawrence Timbers.

University of Oregon, Collection #114

10 boxes


Collection of Material About Prejudices 1950-1976

Collection consists of anti-semitic, anti-black and extreme right-wing political and religious booklets, pamphlets, and periodicals. Includes material by American nationalists, states' rights activists, anti-United Nations advocates, the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party of the USA, and a variety of Southern religious fundamentalist radio preachers.

UCLA Library, Special Collections, #1580

12 boxes


Collection of Underground, Alternative and Extremist Literature, 1900-1990

UCLA Library, Special Collections #50

191 boxes


Courtois, Helen

Papers 1950’s

Helen Courtois was the secretary and founder of the Keep America Committee, an anti-communist organization based in Los Angeles which was active in the 1950s. The Committee acted as a reprint service, reproducing and disseminating articles from far-right publications. Courtois was also involved in Mankind United, a religious cult active during the World War II era. This collection of her papers reflects her participation in these organizations, as well as a collection of newspapers, newsletters, and other sociopolitical pamphlets and documents. The collection also contains correspondence to Courtois from several of these organizations.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library #RH WL MS 12

7 boxes


Cox, Earnest Sevier

Private Papers

The papers of Earnest Sevier Cox span the years 1821 to 1973, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1964. The primary focus of the collection is Cox's advocacy for the separation of the races by the repatriation of blacks to Africa, which he actively pursued for over forty years. The Correspondence, Writings, Speeches, and Printed Material series most clearly reflect his interest in "separation not amalgamation." Figuring less prominently in the collection is his military service during World War I and his work as a real estate agent for the Laburnum Realty Corporation in Richmond, Va. As early as 1906, Cox held the belief that the Caucasian race was superior to the black race and that blacks should be kept in a segregated and unequal position. Correspondents represented in the papers include: Wickliffe P. Draper, (ca. 1936 to 1949); Madison Grant, (ca. 1920 to 1936); S. A. Davis, (ca. 1925 to 1962); W. A. Plecker, (ca. 1924 to 1947); Willis A. Carto, (ca. 1955 to 1967); and Amy Jacques Garvey, widow of Marcus Garvey, (ca. 1926 to 1965).

Duke University Special Collections

13,000 items, 16 linear feet


Diamond, Sara

Collection on the U.S. Right

UC-Berkeley Bancroft Library, BANC MSS 98/70 cz

62 boxes

Dies, Martin

Papers, 1910-1972

Martin Dies achieved national prominence as chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). HUAC, formed in 1938, probed Nazi, fascist, and communist organizations. Dies served as committee chairman from 1938 to 1945. The collection includes material relating to Dies' chairmanship of HUAC. While not the official HUAC committee files, the HUAC papers include files on individuals being investigated, publications, and card files. These cards focus on "subversives" and include such personal information as name, address, relationship to the subversive group, and the source of the information. The majority of the HUAC papers pertains to communist, fascist, and Nazi activities in the United States.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

AC 1983.141

167 boxes


Donner, Robert

The Robert Donner collection consists of books, serials, pamphlets and ephemera on American history, political science, economics, Americanism, minority groups, and Communist and Socialist activities within America. Robert Donner collected most of his library, which he housed in his Colorado Springs, Colorado office, after his retirement from the Donner Corporation in 1957.

Abilene Christian University

3000+ pamphlets and 4000 books


Draskovich, Slobodan Milorad

Papers 1949-1974

Slobodan M. Draskovich was born in Yugoslavia, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1933, and was a professor of economics at the University of Belgrade until 1941. He was a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany during World War II. Draskovich immigrated to the United States in 1947 and edited a Serbian newspaper in Chicago, Illinois. He wrote and lectured against communism and U.S. policy towards Yugoslavia. In the early 1960s, Draskovich wrote a monthly column for the John Birch Society magazine, American Opinion, entitled "On the Cold War Front."

Collection contains articles, essays, speeches, congressional testimony, and correspondence by Draskovich concerning Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, Milovan Djilas, anti-communism, U.S. summit conferences with the Soviet Union, and the Watergate hearings. Also included is Draskovich's book, Tito: Moscow's Trojan Horse.

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center #5176

1 box

Firing Line (TV program) Broadcast Records


Contains videotape film, transcripts of the files, and photographs of television series hosted by William F. Buckley and produced by the Southern Educational Communications Association, relating to conservative thought, especially in the United States, and to American foreign and domestic policy. With 1,505 installments over 33 years, Firing Line is the longest-running public-affairs show in television history with a single host, William F. Buckley Jr.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Collection #80040

192 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 7 cubic foot boxes of sound recordings, video recordings (948 linear feet linear feet)


Fellers, Bonner Frank

Private Papers

Speeches and writings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, orders, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American propaganda and military activities in the Pacific Theater during World War II, the occupation of Japan, and postwar conservative political organizations in the United States, especially the Citizens Foreign Aid Committee.

Hoover Institution. Stanford University, Collection number: 70031

59 boxes


Gossett, Ed Lee


Sitting on the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization, Gossett was one of several southern Democrats who led opposition to any easing of postwar immigration quotas and he called instead for tougher restrictions. As a result he drew national media attention and the applause of ultra-conservatives. The Gossett Papers document well this opposition to what became the 1948 Displaced Persons Act, as well as the fight to introduce tougher qualifications for immigration which eventually led to passage of the Internal Security Act of 1950.

The Ed Lee Gossett Papers in the Baylor Collections of Political Materials consist of nine linear feet of correspondence, speeches, congressional documents, reports, publications, and news clippings. The bulk of the material documents the years 1945-1951, Gossett's last three terms in Congress. Although Gossett kept separate files on immigration, Zionism, and Communism, anti-Semitic sentiment pervades all three files and richly documents this aspect of American thought during the post-war period.

Baylor University

22 boxes


Greb, Edward M.


Edward Greb founded the Freedom Center Bookstore in Kansas City in 1963 and operated it until his retirement in 1970. This collection contains subject files from Greb's personal research library on topics related to government, politics, economics, and history.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library, Collection #RH WL MS 29

188 boxes – 94 linear feet


Grede, William J.

Papers, 1909-1979

Papers of a Milwaukee industrialist, business leader, national YMCA executive, and spokesman for political conservatism.

Included are correspondence, financial records, minutes, memoranda, reports, speech materials, tape recordings, and news clippings from Grede's activity in Grede Foundries, the J.I. Case Company, the John Birch Society, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the YMCA.

Also included are labor files documenting Grede's long-time resistance to unionization and union activity and his participation in the tri-partite panels of the Regional Board of the National Labor Relations Board. Other files concern his involvement with Carroll College, the Rampart College Freedom School, the League to Uphold Congregational Principles, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Richard M. Nixon, and Robert A. Taft.

Wisconsin Historical Society—Madison WI

Collection #Micro 1057

93 boxes


Group Research, Inc. Records 1955-1996

Founded by Wesley McCune and based in Washington DC until ceasing operations in the mid-1990s, Group Research Inc. collected materials that focus on the right-wing and span four decades. The collection contains correspondence, memos, reports, card files, audio-visual material, printed matter, clippings, etc.

Wesley McCune founded Group Research Inc. in 1962.

Based in Washington DC until ceasing operations in the mid-1990s Group Research Inc. collected materials that focus on the right--wing and span four decades. The resulting Group Research archive includes information about and by right-wing organizations and activists in the form of publications correspondence pamphlets reports newspaper Congressional Record and magazine clippings and other ephemera. The collection is thoroughly cross-referenced and contains the Group Research Directory which dating mostly from the 1960s provides brief histories of prominent people organizations and publications associated with the right wing.

McCune and his small staff also published an initially bi-monthly but in later years monthly newsletter Group Research Report which kept its subscribers abreast of the latest views and actions of right-wingers.

Columbia University, Collection MS0525

512 boxes, 200,000+ items


Guide to the Right Wing Publications,


Cornell University, Collection #4213

6 boxes, 5.5 cu ft



Gwartney American Legion and Anti-Communist Collection

This collection documents B. E. (Bill) Gwartney's service as a member of several American Legion Posts in Southern California, including correspondence and notes from his tenure as chairman of the Americanism Committee for the L.A. City Council Post in the early 1960s. Dating primarily from the 1960s, the collection consists of correspondence, notes, resolutions, unpublished reports, newsletters, memos, programs, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook about the Southern California School of Anti-Communism in 1961, produced with the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade. There is one oversize folder of posters from World War II. B. E. (Bill) Gwartney was active in several American Legion posts in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s. He chaired the Americanism Committee of the Los Angeles City Council Post in the early 1960s, and aided the effort to arrange the Southern California School of Anti-Communism in 1960-1961. He later served in the American Legion, San Diego Post. Mr. Gwartney was a real estate agent and was also active in the La Mesa Writers Club and the Congress of California Seniors.

San Diego State University, Special Collections


7 boxes


Hadden, Jeffrey

Private Papers 1958-2000

Jeffrey K. Hadden, professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, was well known for his studies on religious broadcasters, the emergence of the Christian Right in the 1980s, and the comparative study of religion and politics. He was coauthor of Prime Time Preachers: The Rising Power of Televangelism (1981) and Televangelism: Power and Politics on God's Frontier (1988), as well as several works on politics, religion, and social change. Hadden worked closely with a number of religious groups such as the Unification and Scientology churches, sometimes acting as an expert witness in court cases. He died in 2003 at the age of 66.The collection contains files (correspondence, financial and tax records, clippings, notes, website printouts, brochures, newsletters, mailings and other promotional literature) assembled by Hadden, relating to various religious groups and leaders, mainly televangelists such Jim Bakker (PTL), Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson.

UC – Santa Barbara Special Collections, ARC Mss 24

8 cartons


Haley, Rosalind Kress

The Rosalind Kress Haley collection spans the years of the 1930s to 1990s. The collection is composed of files from Rosalind Kress, J. Evetts Haley, Norman Dodd, and Robert Francis, an American Legion activist in Florida. Also, included in the collection is a set of files that came from Ronald Reagan's pre-presidential campaign.

Rosalind Kress Haley Library, Eagle Forum Archives

157 boxes


Hall, Gordon and Grace Hoag

Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda 1926-1996

The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda constitutes one of the largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999.

Brown University, Collection #MS76

168,800 items from 5400 organizations, political parties, and publishers


Hall-Hoag Collection of Extremist Literature in the United States, 1948-1984

Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag

The approximately 5,000 publications represent an effort to document the wide spectrum of political and religious dissent from the post-World War II period through the Reagan Era.

Brandeis University Library #MWalB00054

42 linear feet


Hart, Merwin Kimball

Papers, 1929-1962

Attorney, president of the National Economic Council which actively promoted conservatism in politics and economics, and member of the John Birch Society.

Consists primarily of the records of the National Economic Council, including reports, publications, position, papers, addresses, correspondence, and internal committee files particularly the Educational Advisory Committee which prepared reports on New York school systems and textbooks. Of special interest are the files of the House Select Committee on Lobbying Activities (the Buchanan Committee) which investigated the Council in 1950. Correspondence with William F. Buckley Jr., A.K. Chesterton, Martin Dies, Robert LeFevre, J. Howard Pew, George W. Robnett, Gerald L.K. Smith, Robert A. Taft.

University of Oregon, Collection #121

8 boxes


Heinsohn, A.G.

Papers, 1942-1975

Tennessee business executive and political conservative

Founding member of John Birch Society. Papers include correspondence with T. Coleman Andrews, Pedro del Valle, Robert Dresser, Bonner Fellers, Merwin K. Hart, Clarence Manion, George W. Robnett, Edward Rumely, Robert Welch

University of Oregon Collection #127

6 boxes


Hoover Institution Archives

Private Papers

Includes: America First Committee, James Burnham, Elizabeth C. Brown, Ralph deToledano, Firing Line TV program (Buckley), Walter Judd, Alfred Kohlberg, Willmoore Kendall, Eugene Lyons, William LaVarre, Raymond Moley, National Republic magazine, Henry Regnery, George Robnett, George Sokolsky, H. Keith Thompson, Freda Utley, Albert Wedemeyer, Nathaniel Weyl, Charles Willoughby, Loyd Wright.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota – Council Records 1922-1974

Clippings, reports, publications, and correspondence relating to the investigative activities of this organization created in the 1930s to publicly protest anti-Semitic activity in Minnesota and the United States. Largely organized as subject files (1922-1967), they document organizations, individuals, and publications expressing conservative political, religious, and racial views

Includes: Charles E. Coughlin, kent Courtney, Martin Dies, Billy James Hargis, Merwin K. Hart, Joseph McCarthy, Clarence Manion, William Dudley Pelley, Paul and Luke Rader, Gerald L.K. Smith, Harvey Springer, Ku Klux Klan.

Minnesota Historical Society #P445

68 boxes


Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. Community Relations Committee

Papers 1933-1980

Includes material on or by Upton Close, Elizabeth Dilling, John Birch Society, Ku Klux Klan, William Dudley Pelley, George Lincoln Rockwell, Gerald L.K. Smith, Jack B. Tenney – and anti-semitism / fascist propaganda

Part I organized into five series : I. Published Literature, (a) English, (B) German, © Italian, (d) NAZI, (e) Anti-Fascist; II. Printed Materials-United States; III. Visual Images; IV. News Research Service, Inc.; V. Testimony on Nazi Activities in United States.

California State University-Northridge

455 boxes


Johnson, Phyllis

Papers 1946-1977

Phyllis Johnson was involved in right-wing politics from 1955 into the 1970s and involved in numerous organizations. She was a registered nurse and a resident of South Pasadena, California. In 1956 she became the Senior State President of the Society of Children of the American Revolution. Her political and civic activities were motivated by her interest in "the preservation of our Constitutional Republic and Christianity." This collection of her papers contains over two decades of correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, literature from the various organizations to which she belonged, and other miscellaneous religious and political documents.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library #RH WL MS 11

7 boxes


Judd, Walter Henry

Private Papers 1922-1988

U.S. Congressman (1943-1963, MN) and radio commentator, "Washington Report", sponsored by the American Security Council.

Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, memoranda, minutes, statements, press releases, notes, printed matter, and audio-visual material, relating to American domestic politics and foreign policy, anti-communist movements, the Chinese Civil War, American foreign policy toward China, the question of United States and United Nations recognition of China, and aid to Chinese refugees.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

273 boxes, 24 oversize boxes, 25 envelopes, 10 motion picture film reels, 19 phonorecords


Kent, Tyler Gatewood

Papers 1939-1964

Kent was editor and publisher of the Putnam County SUN Publishing Company, established in 1954 in Palatka, Florida. This newspaper was ultra-conservative with anti-Communist, anti-Black, and anti-Jewish content, among other types of articles, some written by Kent. The collection contains copies of Kent’s newspapers published in the 1950s and 1960s, The Putnam Sun, subtitled "Palatka, Florida’s independent newspaper with national circulation." Also included are extensive topical files in alphabetical order that include clippings, articles, and notes of a wide range of subjects from South Africa to the Ku Klux Klan.

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center #10947

126 boxes

Kilpatrick, James Jackson

Papers, 1950-1966

Editor of the Richmond VA News Leader, newspaper columnist, and television commentator

Include office files, 1950-1966, kept while editor of the Richmond (VA) News Leader, containing correspondence, unused editorials, speeches, articles, and scripts of television debates covering the major social and political issues from 1950 to 1966, especially race relations, politics, massive resistance, the doctrine of interposition, Virginia and national elections, the John Birch Society and its campaign to impeach Earl Warren, and the Catholic issue in the 1960 Presidential campaign.

Topics also include education, journalism, the Constitution, civil rights, conservatism, Douglas Southall Freeman, the Republican National Convention (1952), and Richmond and Virginia civic affairs. Also includes typed notes and printed materials, 1925-1964, concerning Harry F. Byrd, Sr., with material concerning the campaign against Francis Pickens Miller (1952); and scripts for debates, 1960-1966, with Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, Ralph McGill, and William Sloane Coffin.

Also include papers relating to Kilpatrick's activities with the National Council of Editorial Writers and the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government; and correspondence, 1964-66, concerning speaking and luncheon engagements. Correspondents include J. Lindsay Almond, T. Coleman Andrews, William F. Buckley, Harry F. Byrd, Sr., Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Colgate W. Darden, Drew Pearson, Donald Richberg, John Dos Passos, Harry Golden, Lewis L. Strauss, Vaughan Gary, Henry Regnery, Lewis Powell, Richard Nixon, and Warren Burger.

University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville VA, Collection #6626s

35,680 items


King, Willford Isbell

Collection consists of voluminous correspondence, writings by King and others, organizational records of the Committee for Constitutional Government, and three photographs. Correspondence with Robert B. Dresser, James H. Gipson, Ralph W. Gwinn, F.A Harper, Alfred Kohlberg, Samuel P. Pettingill, Edward A. Rumely.

University of Oregon, Collection #89

89 boxes


Knight Granville Frank

Papers, 1920-1981

Granville Frank Knight (1904-1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist. As a physician he specialized in nutrition and allergies; as president of the Pure Water Association of America he advocated against fluoridation of public water. Knight was an active member of the John Birch Society.

Papers include correspondence, speeches, and writings, concerning fluoridation of public water, mental health, John Birch Society, anti-Communism, and nutrition and allergies. Correspondents include: R.E. Combs, Pedro A. Del Valle, C.O. Garshwiler, Robert Welch, Margaret P. Wuichert, and West Wuichert, and among public officials, Barry M. Goldwater, S.I. Hayakawa, John R. Rarick, and Charles M. Teague.

University of Oregon, Collection #82

10 boxes


Knox Mellon Collection of Material About the John Birch Society, Network of Patriotic Letter Writers, and Other Radical Conservative Organizations and Causes, 1959-1967

William Knox Mellon, Jr. (b.1925) was a professor of history at Immaculate Heart College, the Democratic nominee for the California 24th District for Congress (1962), and the treasurer for the Oral History Association. The collection consists of periodicals and various publications of the John Birch Society, clippings and documents of the Pasadena-based Network of Patriotic Letter Writers, and papers and clippings of several political campaigns in Southern California.

UCLA Special Collections #102

35 boxes


Koenig, Marie

Collection on Right Wing

Huntington CA Library

300 boxes

Kominsky, Morris

Collection on Right Wing

(see his 1970 book, The Hoaxers, for representative sample of material contained in his collection)

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

65 boxes

Ku Klux Klan Collection

United Klans of America

Michigan State University, MS 202

5 boxes


Lane, Thomas A.

Private Papers 1947-1976

Major general, United States Army, conservative columnist, lecturer and author; president, Americans for Constitutional Action, 1965-1969. Speeches and writings, correspondence, press releases, and printed matter, relating to American foreign and military policy, the Vietnamese War, other public policy issues, and activities of Americans for Constitutional Action and other conservative and anti-communist organizations. Includes a few items from the military career of T. A. Lane.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Collection #90030

11 boxes


LeFevre, Robert

Private Papers, 1946-1981

Collection comprises correspondence and a variety of other materials associated with Robert LeFevre, an American anti-communist, anti-government libertarian figure. Collection includes correspondence with Richard M. Nixon, Robert Heinlein, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as material associated with the Falcon Lair Foundation, Freedom Club, and Freedom School/Rampart College. There are also microfiche copies of some of LeFevre's works; records and correspondence relating to such groups as the Congress of Freedom, United States Day Committee, and the Wage Earners Committee; and several of his published books. After running unsuccessfully for Congress in 1950 he moved to Florida. During the late 1940s and early 1950s he became more involved in right-wing anti-union and anti-communist organizations. He was executive director of the Congress of Freedom and the United States Day Committee, which both demanded the U.S. withdraw from the United Nations. In 1954 he published an article claiming to find socialist and "one-world" propaganda in the Girl Scout handbook. Later that year he moved to Colorado Springs and wrote for the Gazette telegraph, eventually becoming its editor. There he founded the Freedom School, which later moved to California and was renamed Rampart College. His political philosophy moved from more traditionally conservative to radical libertarian and beyond that to reject all political action and even the Libertarian Party itself. His Freedom School attracted such figures as Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and Rose Wilder Lane.

University of Oregon, Collection #202

67 boxes


Liebman, Marvin

Private Papers, 1953-1992

Marvin Liebman Associates, Inc., founded in 1958 by Marvin Liebman, was a New York Public relations firm engaged in lobbying for conservative and/or anti-communist organizations in the United States and abroad. Its services for clients included promoting public meetings, organizing sponsoring committees of distinguished citizens, compiling mailing lists, administering mail campaigns, publishing press releases, and effecting publicity. Its offices also served as headquarters for some organizations. The firm discontinued operations in 1969. Clients of particular importance were the American African Affairs Association, American Afro-Asian Educational Exchange, American Committee for Aid to Katanga Freedom Fighters, American Conservative Union, American Emergency Committee on the Panama Canal,

Assembly of Captive European Nations, William F. Buckley, Jr. for Mayor, Committee for the Monroe Doctrine, Committee of one million, Draft Goldwater Movement, National Committee Against the Treaty of Moscow, National Committee for Justice for Dodd, Tshombe Emergency Committee, World Congress for Freedom, and Young Americans for Freedom.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

153 boxes


Lowman, Myers G. (Circuit Riders, Inc.)

Private Papers, 1920-1966

Circuit Riders, Incorporated was a group which formed in Cincinnati, Ohio within the Methodist Church. As stated in the preface to an early pamphlet dated February 1952, the group's purpose was to spread the gospel of Christ. This mission included opposing all socialistic, communist, and "anti-American" teachings within the Methodist Church. A specific early goal was to remove the Methodist Federation for Social Action from the national church organization. During the late fifties and sixties, however, the focus of the Circuit Riders expanded to include the investigation of socialist-communist infiltration into all churches, government, education and the civil rights movement nationwide.

Myers G. Lowman, as executive secretary of the Circuit Riders, distributed a newsletter to Circuit Rider members. On behalf of the Circuit Riders, Lowman organized the review of textbooks which were being used in some of the public schools in the 1950s. Although these reviews were not requested by educators or publishers, Lowman informed school boards of the consensus of the reviewer's opinions. Lowman and other Circuit Riders spoke extensively to clubs and organizations on the subject of communism, and collaborated with state and federal committees. The Circuit Riders presented a solid enough ideology for Lowman to be called as an expert witness before the executive committee of the Ohio Committee on Un-American Activities.

Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, photographs, motion picture film, phonotapes, and clippings, relating to communism and other leftist movements, the civil rights movement, and anti-communism, primarily in the United States.

University of Oregon, Collection #167

9 boxes


Lowman, Myers G.

Papers 1920-1966

Circuit Riders, Inc.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Collection #67019

100 boxes, 11 envelopes, 3 motion picture film reels, (41.4 linear feet)


Manion, Clarence E.

Private Papers 1941-1979

Chiefly papers relating to Manion's radio program, the Manion Forum, and to conservatism from the 1950s to the 1970s, including incoming correspondence and carbon copies of outgoing letters, transcripts of broadcasts and publications of the Manion Forum, monographs written or published by Manion, speeches, clippings, and other printed matter. Topics include the activities of the John Birch Society, Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative (1960) and 1960 and 1964 presidential candidacies, the proposed Bricker amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Communist expansion abroad, U.S. military preparedness, internal subversion, and the extension of the power of the federal government in domestic affairs. Correspondents include personal friends, members of the general public who listened to the Manion Forum, public officials and political leaders, and conservative publicists, theoreticians, and organizers, among them L. Brent Bozell, William F. Buckley, Jr., Bonner Fellers, Phyllis Schlafly, Paul H. Talbert, and Robert H. Welch.

Chicago Historical Society Research Center

NUCMC MS 75-411

116 boxes


Matthews, J.B.

Private Papers

Matthews was Director of Research for the House Committee on Un-American Activities from 1938-1945 and subsequently was a lecturer and author. He served as a consultant to John A. Clements Associates, a Hearst public relations firm and he was an Associate Editor of the John Birch Society magazine, American Opinion. He also served as Research Director for Church League of America.

Duke University

743 boxes, 306,000 items. 479 linear feet


Meier, Margaret

Collection of Extreme Right Ephemeral Materials, 1930-1980

The Margaret Meier Collection of Extreme Right Ephemeral Materials, c1930-1980, consists of 47 manuscript boxes and 9 print boxes. The collection contains Margaret and Herbert Meier's materials documenting the rise and the activities of the extreme right in California and national politics. The bulk of the materials date from the 1960s-early 1970s, with additional materials from the late 1930s through the 1980s. Much of the materials relate to activities and groups in Southern California, where the Meiers lived, especially the towns of Arcadia and Sierra Madre. Included are political ephemera, newspaper and magazine clippings, and serials from extreme right groups such as the John Birch Society, Americanism clubs, various Christian right organizations, republican and extreme right political personalities. A censorship debate regarding the Arcadia Public Library's decision to include Kazantzakis' work, The Last Temptation of Christ, the activities of and opposition to the John Birch Society and opposition to Senator Kuchel of California are three examples of subjects which are especially well covered. The collection also contains 18 boxes of serials and 3 OS boxes of newspapers, including publications of the John Birch Society and its leader, Robert Welch, the Institute for American Democracy, and Gerald L.K. Smith.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, #M0688

56 boxes


Meyer, Frank S.

Private Papers 1931-1971

Conservative American journalist and author; senior editor, National Review magazine, 1957-1972.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Collection #2001C107

19 boxes


Morton, Sterling

Private Papers

Correspondents on politics and economics include William F. Buckley, Jr., Ralph E. Church, Lawrence Dennis of the periodical The Appeal to Reason, Everett M. Dirksen, James L. Donnelly of Illinois Manufacturers' Association, Merwin K. Hart of National Economic Council, Inc., Herbert Hoover, Clarence E. Manion, Robert R. McCormick, Archibald Roosevelt, James H. Smith, Adlai E. Stevenson (ca. 1950s), R. Douglas Stuart, Robert A. Taft, Ben E. Tate, Charles Wesley Vursell, Robert Welch of John Birch Society, and Robert E. Wood.

Chicago Historical Society Research Center

NUCMC MS 75-415

52 boxes


National Republic Magazine Records 1920-1960

Walter S. Steele

The National Republic (subtitle, "magazine of fundamental Americanism") was published by the National Republic Publishing Co. in Washington, D.C. It was established in March 1905 and ceased publication with v. 47, no. 11 in March 1960. Until March 1925 it was published under the title National Republican. The magazine, an illustrated monthly, focused on political affairs in the United States, particularly with regard to internal security and communist activities. By the time it ceased publication in 1960, it had achieved a circulation of about 20,000.

Clippings, printed matter, pamphlets, reports, indices, notes, bulletins, lettergrams, weekly letters, and photographs, relating to pacifist, communist, fascist, and other radical movements, and to political developments in the United States and the Soviet Union.

Hoover Institution Stanford University

823 boxes, 735 microfilm reels


New Christian Crusade Church

Ephemera 1917-1978

The New Christian Crusade Church was a Christian Identity church based in Louisiana during the second half of the twentieth century. The collection consists of right-wing, racist, and anti-Semitic ephemera, including publications, books, newspapers, reprints, periodicals, and government documents. Most of the collection’s materials were published in the United States, but the collection also contains materials published in a number of other countries, including Great Britain, Canada, and Germany.

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center #11545

4 boxes

Norton, Clark Frederick

Right wing publications, 1942-1975

Cornell University, Collection #4213

5.5 cu. ft


Pegler, James Westbrook

Private Papers

The papers of James Westbrook Pegler, nationally syndicated columnist for the Scripps-Howard and Hearst King Features Syndicates. Contributor to John Birch Society magazine, American Opinion.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

144 boxes, 44,500 items


Pew, J. Howard

Papers, 1902-1971

J. Howard Pew (1882-1971) was born in Bradford, Pa., in 1882. He attended Grove City College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From there he went to work for his father, Joseph N. Pew, Sr., the founder of the Sun Oil Company. In 1906 he was named vice president and member of the board of directors. When his father died in 1912, he became president - a position he was to hold until 1947.

The J. Howard Pew Papers are primarily concerned with Pew's political activities and philanthropy. Of particular interest are the letters which document Pew's activities in the American Liberty League, the Republican National Committee, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Political files include analysis of 1944 election, strategy for state and local elections and analyses of Democratic senators' voting records (1933-1938). Files on Communism include solicitations for the Russian government in exile and information collected by the National Council for American Education on the political activities of selected college professors during the 1940s and 50s.

Presbyterian Church files reflect the split in the church over integration, McCarthyism, and civil liberties. To buttress his campaign for conservativism within the church, Pew also sponsored research on the life of Calvin and Calvinism. There are also files from the National Council of Churches, Grove City College, United Presbyterian Foundation, and the Christian Freedom Foundation.

Correspondents include: William Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, J. Edgar Hoover, William Loeb, Carl McIntire, Ronald Reagan, Robert A. Taft, Robert Welch.

Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington DE), Collection #1634

117 linear feet

Philbrick, Herbert A.

Private Papers 1940-1993

Anticommunist activist and counterspy.

Correspondence, writings, speeches, television scripts, subject files, and other papers relating primarily to Philbrick's role as a leading anticommunist spokesman, his activities as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was a member of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), and the television program based on his autobiography, I Led 3 Lives: Citizen, “Communist,” Counterspy.

Library of Congress, ID No.: MSS84356

290 boxes, 126,000 items


Political Research Associates

Somerville MA

The collection contains over 5,000 books, 1100 serial titles, 48 drawers of files, scores of archival boxes, and hundreds of video and audio tapes: more than 500,000 documents and other items. PRA’s extensive library of primary and secondary materials on the U.S. Right and government repression is open to the public through advanced reservation of the available seating for researchers


Private Papers of Right-Wing Personalities

Numbers in parentheses refer to the collection number: Lee J. Adamson (86), Tom Anderson (157), T. Coleman Andrews (119), John O. Beaty (135), Wally Butterworth (129), James W. Clise (114), Lucille C. Crain (95), Pedro A. Del Valle (126), Brice P. Disque (115), John T. Flynn (116), Merwin K. Hart (121), A.G. Heinsohn (127), Ashley E. Holden (138), James C. Ingebretsen (147), Howard E. Kershner (128), Willford I. King (89), Eugene Lyons (117), William C. Mullendore (125), George W. Robnett (Ax762), E. Merrill Root (51), Polly K. Ruhtenberg (81), Edward A. Rumely (122), Marjorie O. Shearon (131), John H. Snow (106), Willis E. Stone (118), Lawrence Timbers (123)

University of Oregon—Eugene OR

Huge archive of private papers. For example: Tom Anderson is 171 boxes, Lucille Crain is 96 boxes, Howard Kershner is 44 boxes, Willis Stone is 39 boxes, Lee Adamson is 43 boxes

Purinton, Frank R.

Papers, 1970-1986

Frank Purinton (1895-1991) was a conservative activist who sought to protect the United States and Christianity from the perceived threat of Communists, Zionists, and Satanists. He was active in the American Legion and the John Birch Society and he published a Christian newsletter.

Collection comprises correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material related to the work of Frank Purinton from 1970 to 1980. Purinton believed an international conspiracy of Communists, Zionists, and Satanists threatened to destroy the United States and abolish Christianity. Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters to politicians, leaders of Christian organizations, and members of racist and anti-Semitic groups. Manuscripts include speeches, essays, addresses, and articles, many of which focus on the theme of the "Communist-Zionist-Satanist" plot. Printed material includes newspapers, newsletters, and pamphlets on a variety of topics, including Christian perspectives on national and international politics and events, economics, and the media.

University of Oregon Collection #210

3 boxes


Radical Right Collection 1907-1982

Pamphlets, leaflets, newspaper and serial issues, newsletters, bulletins, circulars, and other printed and near-print material, issued by right-wing organizations and individuals in the United States, relating to anti-communist, patriotic, fundamentalist, racist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi and other right-wing political movements and concerns in the United States, primarily since World War II. Includes material relating to world government, education, mental health, fluoridation and other issues. Includes a few letters and other manuscript materials. Elizabeth Dilling, John T. Flynn, Kenneth Goff, Billy James Hargis, Carl McIntire, Fred Schwarz, Gerald L.K. Smith, Gerald Winrod.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

84 boxes


Regnery, Henry

Private Papers 1909-1996

Founder and President of Henry Regnery and Gateway (publishers of conservative literature)

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

139 boxes


Right-Wing Collection of the University of Iowa Libraries, 1918-1977

Composed mainly of right wing serials held by the University of Iowa Libraries, but also includes materials from Tulane University Library, Northern Arizona University, Kenneth Spencer Research Library of the University of Kansas, California State University at Fullerton, and Harvard College Library. Finding aid: The Right Wing Collection of the University of Iowa Libraries: A Guide to the Microfilm Collection (REFERENCE HS 2303.P54 1978).

University of Iowa

177 microfilm reels


Robnett, George W.

Private Papers 1932-1963

Co-founder, Church League of America. Reports, speeches, and writings, relating to federal control of education, and to socialist and communist movements in the United States.

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

1 box


Robnett, George W.

Private Papers 1950-1969

George W. Robnett (1890-1975) was an author and advertising executive, and co-founder and executive secretary of the National Laymen's Council, Church League of America (1937-1956). In 1960 he founded the Institute for Special Research. He was publisher of News and Views. After retiring, Robnett concentrated his efforts on the Middle-East conflict and made three trips to the area. This collection includes Robnett's files containing correspondence and ephemera.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library, #RH WL MS 14

3 boxes


Rusher, William

Private Papers, 1940-1989

The collection documents the instrumental role Rusher played in the development of the conservative movement from its origins in the 1950s. Nearly four decades of service to the conservative cause are highlighted by the papers, including Rusher's participation in key organizations and political campaigns, his writings and lectures, and his work as publisher of the first significant national journal of modern conservatism, the National Review.

Of special interest is correspondence between Rusher and his associates, including government officials, members of various conservative groups and organizations, political activists, Hollywood actors, and journalists & writers. Correspondents include Spiro T. Agnew, John M. Ashbrook, Robert E. Bauman, Morton C. Blackwell, Patrick J. Buchanan, James L. Buckley, James Burnham, Roy Cohn, M. Stanton Evans, Barry M. Goldwater, Charlton Heston, Donald Hodel, James Lewis Kirby, Marvin Liebman, Roger Moore, Ronald W. Reagan, William Rickenbacker, Richard Viguerie, and John Wayne.

Library of Congress, ID No.: MSS77641

78,400 items; 224 boxes; 89.6 linear feet; 36 microfilm reels


Sanctuary, Eugene Nelson and H.F. Pritchard

Papers 1930-1973

Sanctuary (right-wing publisher, editor, writer) materials include correspondence (with Elizabeth Dilling, Austin Hancock) and typescripts of material written by Sanctuary (1930s-1940s). Pritchard materials include correspondence (1948-1965), files of background information and clippings on various groups and individuals.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library #RH WL MS 13

4 boxes


Schlafly, Phyllis and Fred

Eagle Forum Collection

The Phyllis Schlafly collection spans her childhood in the 1920s to today. The collection reveals Phyllis Schlafly's interest in and impact on conservative and pro-family issues in the 20th century and beyond. Series in this collection, with the exception of Communism, are closed to the public. Specific folders from the ERA Series can be requested upon application.

The Phyllis Schlafly collection is comprised of sixteen series:

Books, Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, Communism, Congressional Campaign 1970, Congressional Investigations, Constitutional Convention (Con Con), Daughters of the American Revolution, ERA, General Information: Pre-1970 Series, General Information: Post-1970 Series, Illinois Federation of Republican Women (IFRW), National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), Personal Papers, Post-2000, Republican National Coalition for Life (RNC/Life), and Speech Notes.

The Books Series [17 boxes] contains materials regarding books authored and co-authored by Phyllis Schlafly. Book titles include Strike from Space, Power of the Positive Woman, Safe Not Sorry, The Betrayers, Kissinger on the Couch, Mindszenty the Man, Child Abuse in the Classroom and Who Will Rock the Cradle? Correspondence, publication information, advertisements, and research material are included. Additional material is found in Phyllis Schlafly's Office Files Series.

The Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation Series [3 boxes] contains the Mindszenty Report (1958-1971), The Red Line report (1963-1972), seminar brochures, study group materials, and Phyllis Schlafly's relevant correspondence and speech materials.

The Communism Series [19 boxes] spans primarily the years 1950 through 1970s. The collection contains letters from prominent figures in the U.S. government, including Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Ronald Reagan, Pat McCarran, Barry Goldwater and others.

The Congressional Campaign 1970 Series [5 boxes] contains materials from Phyllis Schlafly's 1970 Illinois campaign for Congress. Items include the candidate's handbook, extensive correspondence, mailing lists, endorsements, and news releases.

The Congressional Investigations Series [3 boxes] is a personal collection of investigations made by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Senate McCarthy committees, the Senate Jenner committee, and foundations.

The Constitutional Convention (Con Con) Series [10 boxes] contains materials from the Constitutional Convention battle, especially during the 1980s. Mrs. Schlafly led the opposition to a Constitutional Convention to propose a Balanced Budget Amendment.

The Daughters of the American Revolution Series includes research material and correspondence from Schlafly's long time involvement with the DAR, especially her work as National Chairman of National Defense. The published volumes of proceedings of the DAR and of the Illinois Organization DAR are available on request.

The extensive ERA Series is divided into nine sub series, Subject files, State Action files, International Women's Year, International Year of the Child, Law School Papers (LSP), Lawsuits, Oral History, ERA 1980s, and ERA Miscellaneous. Given the size of the collection, it is on a separate webpage. Click here or on the ERA Series link.

The General Information: Post-1970 Series [83 boxes] consists of many subjects, filed alphabetically and is part of Eagle Forum's working files.

The General Information: Pre-1970 Series [23 boxes] consists of many topics filed alphabetically and was Eagle Forum's working and reference files before 1970.

The Illinois Federation of Republican Women (IFRW) Series [7 boxes] contains materials regarding Phyllis Schlafly's membership and presidency in the Illinois Federation of Republican Women from 1954-1967, including correspondence, speeches, and reports.

The National Federation of Republican Women Series (NFRW) [7 boxes] contains material regarding Phyllis Schlafly's participation in the NFRW in the 1960s. Files contain correspondence from Republican Party leaders and conservative activists, and extensive material concerning Phyllis Schlafly's campaign for the presidency of NFRW in 1967.

The Post-2000 Series [2 boxes] consists of ongoing material about Phyllis Schlafly, donated to and collected by the archives.

The Republican National Coalition for Life (RNC/Life) Series [13 boxes] contains materials of RNC/Life and the Republican Party Platform beginning in 1992.

The Speech Notes Series [1 box] contains typed and handwritten material organized by date (1965-1976), and miscellaneous topics. More recent speech notes are found in the Personal Papers Series.

The Eagle Forum collection reflects the purpose and activities of the organization and its founder Phyllis Schlafly and members. Material includes published and unpublished materials. This collection is closed to the public.

The Eagle Forum Collection comprises seven series: Conferences, Eagle Councils, Organization, Education Fund, Education Reporter, Education, and News and Notes.


Fred Schlafly Collection

The Personal Series [18 boxes] is organized by type of collected material, Schlafly's interest in specific organizations, personal and business matters by date, and speeches. This collection is currently closed to researchers.

The Defenders of American Liberties material is organized by date (1962-1979) and includes founding correspondence, organization budget and minutes, financial records, and correspondence with Robert Morris, Edward V. Rickenbacker, Clarence Manion, and Col. Arch Roberts.

The Marquette Boy's Home material includes information about the home, its 1957 fundraising campaign, Schlafly's personal correspondence, and the Olin estate.

The personal material is organized by date (1952-1982) and includes Republican politics, anti-Communism, United Nations, political commentary, Owens-Illinois glass strike, Phyllis Schlafly activities, ERA, General Walker case, and Pentagon case. Correspondence concerns personal, business, financial, political, and anti-Communist materials. Correspondents include family, Senator Everett Dirksen, Clarence Manion, J. Evetts Haley, Strom Thurmond, Wilbur D. Mills, Gen. A. C. Wedemeyer, Princeton, Harvard Law School, and many others.

Speech material (1961-1965) includes American Bar Association, a debate with James Roosevelt, and anti-Communism schools materials.

Clippings collected by Fred Schlafly includes Phyllis Schlafly's congressional campaign against George Shipley, Phyllis Schlafly's Statement to the Joint Committee on Campus Disorders of the Illinois General Assembly, and other material.

Eagle Forum Education Center

301 boxes


Shearon, Marjorie O.

Collection comprises correspondence; manuscripts of books, research reports, articles, and addresses; subject and source files; published writings, including those from her early career as a paleontologist and later pamphlets of the Shearon Legislative Service, as well as incomplete holdings of Challenge to socialism; financial records; and personal memorabilia. Major correspondents include Charles Pavey, Milford Rouse, and R.B. Robins, American Medical Association, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Health and Accident Underwriters Conference, and Insurance Economics of America. American paleontologist Marjorie O'Connell Shearon (1890- ) was an expert on public health and an opponent of nationalized medicine. She edited the newsletter Challenge to socialism (1944-1967), wrote Wilbur J. Cohen: the pursuit of power (1967), and worked with members of Congress, including Robert A. Taft, on health care legislation (1939-1956).

University of Oregon, Collection #131

5 boxes


Smith, Gerald L. K.

Private Papers

Founder of the America First Party, head of the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and outspoken antisemite. Correspondence, speeches, oral history transcript, memoranda and other materials detailing his criticism of America's participation in World War II, his Michigan senatorial race in 1942, his campaign for the presidency in 1944, his opposition to the spread of communism after the war, and his support of conservative Christian causes and right wing individuals and organizations; and photographs. Portraits of Smith and his wife, Elna Smith; photographs of meetings and conventions of the America First Party, of picketing and other political activity in support of Smith and his platform, and of Smith's associates and supporters; also photographs and portraits of celebrities, buildings, and activities, which Smith collected, probably for use in his publication, The Cross and the Flag .

Correspondents and organizations represented in the collection include: George W. Armstrong (head of the Judge Armstrong Foundation for the furtherance of a unified anti-Semitic movement), John O. Beaty (university teacher and author of The Iron Curtain over America), Mrs. Catherine Brown (head of the National Blue Star Mothers of America), Elizabeth Dilling (anti-Communist crusader and director of the Patriotic Research Bureau), Myron C. Fagan (national director of the anti-Communist, Cinema Educational Guild), Kenneth Goff (pastor and head of various anti-Communist organizations in Colorado), Norman Jaques (Canadian M.P. and supporter of Smith and his work), Frederick Kister (director of the Christian Veterans of America), Conde McGinley (editor of anti-Communist newspaper, Common Sense), Leland Marion (pastor, and candidate for governor of Michigan in 1944 on the America First ticket), Jonathan E. Perkins (Los Angeles pastor and supporter of Smith), Harvey H. Springer (Colorado pastor and editor of Western Voice), Jack B. Tenney (California state senator and candidate for vice-president on the Christian National Party ticket in 1952), Rev. A. W. Terminiello ("Father Coughlin of the South," secretary of the Union of Christian Crusaders), Gerald P. Winrod (prominent pastor and publisher of Christian, anti Communist journal, The Defender).

Additional correspondence from Robert Welch (John Birch Society), H.L. Mencken, William F. Buckley, Gamal Abdul Nasser, George Lincoln Rockwell, Westbrook Pegler, George Sokolsky, Arthur Vandenberg, and Ernest Liebold (secretary to Henry Ford).

University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library, call number: 85818 Aa 2

102 boxes


Snow, John Howland

Consists of personal correspondence between Snow and his wife-to-be Mary Elizabeth German Robey, owner and operator of the Robey Drilling Company and president of the National Association of Pro America; Snow's London diary documenting and analyzing World War II pre-1941; a list of books published by Snow's publishing company, Long House, Inc.; and published writings. Correspondence with Lucille Cardin Crain, Vivian Kellems.

University of Oregon, Collection #106

3 boxes


Stimely, Keith

Collection on revisionist history and neo-fascist movements, 1957-1986

Collection comprises subject files, research files, and correspondence created by Keith Stimely in his research of revisionist historiography and journalism concerning the two world wars and their aftermaths, and in his research of American and European political movements in the 1970s and 1980s of neo-Fascist, neo-Nazi, racialist or anti-Zionist character. Includes material on/by Austin J. App, Willis Carto, Harry Elmer Barnes, Arthur R. Butz, Robert Faurisson, Ditlieb Felderer, Percy L. Greaves, Tyler Kent, Revilo P. Oliver, H. Keith Thompson, Ernst Zundel.

University of Oregon, Collection #183

56 boxes


Stoner, J.B. Gubernatorial Campaign Papers

Included in this collection are campaign committee newsletters, flyers, a bumper sticker, and many news clippings from white supremacist J. B. Stoner's 1970 campaign for Governor of Georgia as National States Rights Party candidate. Stoner was defeated in the gubernatorial election by Jimmy Carter, who was elected President of the United States in 1976. Stoner revived a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Chattanooga, Tennessee when he was eighteen. He later founded several anti-Semitic political parties, ran for high political offices in Georgia as an avowed white supremacist, and served on the legal team for James Earl Ray, who was convicted of the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. In 1977, Stoner was indicted, and was later convicted and imprisoned, for the 1958 bombing of an African American church in Birmingham, Alabama. He died on April 23, 2005 at Lafayette, Georgia.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library, #RH WL MS 21

1 box


Storke, Thomas More

Private Papers

Includes material regarding his activities as editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press and his opposition to the John Birch Society; his civic interests.

UC – Berkeley, BANC MSS 73/72 c

54 boxes


Thompson Jr., Harold Keith

Collection 1932-1993

Prominent figure in U.S. neo-nazi movement. Founder of American Committee For Advancement of Western Culture.

Leaflets, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper and periodical issues, clippings, correspondence, and writings, relating to fascist and other rightist political groups in the United States and Europe after World War II. Includes a few leftist publications.

Hoover Institution Stanford University

23 boxes


Trevor Jr., John B.

Correspondence, published materials, clippings, and ephemera detailing his interest in, and involvement with, such organizations as the Sons of the American Revolution and the American Coalition of Patriotic Societies.

University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library

12 linear feet


Wedemeyer, Albert C.

Private Papers

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

141 boxes


Weyrich, Paul M.

Papers 1968-2002

Weyrich was born on October 7, 1942 in Racine, Wisconsin. He was involved in politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and became one of the most influential conservatives in America. He was a lobbyist and advocate for some of the early New Right foundations which preceded the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, and others. He was President of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation, he headed up the Coalition for America, and was the founding President of the Heritage Foundation.

The Paul M. Weyrich collection contains a wide variety of materials reflecting his work as a conservative lobbyist and advocate during the 1970s to the present. There are brief histories of opposing members of congress with their vulnerabilities. There are correspondence, memos, many research files, notes, meeting minutes, manuscripts, publications, and photographs from his work at the committees and foundations. Much of the material is concerned with domestic issues like adoption, abortion, and homosexuality. The collection contains political audio tapes, VHS tapes, and Beta Cam SP video tapes from Weyrich’s television and radio broadcasts from 1979 to 2002. There are National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or AMTRAK, meeting agendas when Weyrich served on the Board of Directors and railway publications. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence and biographical information about Weyrich. The collection also contains the manuscripts and rough drafts written by Connaught Marshner, as well as her correspondence and committee files while working with Weyrich and the Free Congress Foundation.

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center #10138

90 boxes

Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements

Collection consists of an estimated 5,000 monographs, 4,500 serials, 800 audiotapes, 80,000 pieces of ephemera and the personal correspondence of Laird M. Wilcox and others involved in the Left- and Right-wing politics of America. The bulk of the collection documents the history and development of political thought and action ranging from the 1960’s to the present. Some earlier materials include the work of Elizabeth Dilling, Gerald L.K. Smith and William Dudley Pelley. For the more contemporary period a very few of the groups represented are Students for a Democratic Society, the Communist Party, U.S.A., the American Nazi Party and the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library

77,000 catalog cards, 2085 linear feet


Wilcox, Lloyd M

Papers 1951-2000

Laird M. Wilcox, a widely published authority on political extremism and ideological movements, is the founder of the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements at the University of Kansas--one of the largest collections of its kind for the study of left-wing and right-wing political movements in the United States. The Laird M. Wilcox Papers include his research correspondence with individuals and organizations, as well as various manuscripts of his many publications.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library

29 boxes – 12 linear feet


Wilkinson, Bill

Ku Klux Klan Bankruptcy Papers 1983

These transcripts are of United States bankruptcy court testimony and subsequent examinations held at Baton Rouge, Louisiana in the case of the United States (plaintiff) vs. the Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (defendant). The transcribed testimony on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan and on behalf of entities named in association with it is by Bill Wilkinson, self-identified as Imperial Wizard of the KuKlux Klan and as pastor of the Universal Life Church of Racial Purity.

University of Kansas Spencer Research Library, #RH WL MS 8

1 box


Wright, Loyd

Private Papers 1924-1971

Conservative lawyer, former President California State Bar Association, President of American Bar Association, Chairman, Commission on Government Security, John Birch Society endorser. In 1962, he was GOP candidate for U.S. Senator from California and Ronald Reagan was his State Campaign Chairman

Speeches and writings, correspondence, testimony, reports, conference proceedings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to internal security in the United States, international law, law in the United States, and California politics.

Hoover Institution Stanford University

45 boxes


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