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Radical Right Collection, ca.1966-1995 (Bulk: ca.1978-1993)
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Collection number: MS 816

Abstract:
The sharp revival of the U.S. political right in the late 1970s and early 1980s was accompanied by a proliferation of white supremacist and other extremist organizations. Drawing on an mix of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, Christian supremacist, and Libertarian ideologies, long-established organizations such as the John Birch Society, newly formed coalitions, and a new generation of leaders such as David Duke sought to shift the American political spectrum rightward through both formal political means and underground agitation.

The Radical Right Collection consists of newspapers, newsletters, and other publications from far-right organizations during the late 1970s through 1980s, along with associated ephemera and lists of extremist literature. The collection includes a significant run of the white supremacist magazine Instauration, the Neo-Nazi newspapers Attack and National Vanguard, the National Alliance Bulletin, and Richard Berkeley Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

The sharp revival of the U.S. political right in the late 1970s and early 1980s was accompanied by a proliferation of white supremacist and other extremist organizations. Drawing on an mix of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, Christian supremacist, and Libertarian ideologies, long-established organizations such as the John Birch Society, newly formed coalitions, and a new generation of leaders such as David Duke sought to shift the American political spectrum rightward through both formal political means and underground agitation.

Scope and contents of the collection

The Radical Right Collection consists of newspapers, newsletters, and other publications from far-right organizations during the late 1970s through 1980s, along with associated ephemera and lists of extremist literature. The collection includes a significant run of the white supremacist magazine Instauration, the Neo-Nazi newspapers Attack and National Vanguard, the National Alliance Bulletin, and Richard Berkeley Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint.

The provenance of this collection is uncertain, but it appears to have been gathered by a resident of Hadley, Mass.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Radical Right Collection (MS 816). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Provenance unknown, acquired prior to 2000.

Processing Information

Processed March 2014.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
American Opinion, vol. 9, nos. 6-7
1966
2 items
Box 1
Appalachian Forum
undated
1 item
Box 1
Attack: Revolutionary Voice of the National Alliance, nos. 55-58
1977-1978
4 items
Box 1
Berean Call
1994 Dec.
1 item
Box 1
CDL Report (Christian Defense League),no. 32
1981 Feb.
1 item
Box 1
Christian Defense League Special Report, no. 3
ca.1981
1 item
Box 1
Christ's Power Partners' Report, no. 1
ca.1987
1 item
Box 1
Cosmotheist Community
1979-1981
2 items
Box 1
Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1978-1983

Box 1

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for June/July and Nov./Dec., 1978; plus ephemera and correspondence (mostly circular letters).

Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1985

Box 1

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for Aug. and Sept., 1985; plus ephemera and circular letters.

Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1986

Box 1

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for Jan./Feb., Mar., Apr., May/June, 1986; America's Promise Newsletter, July/Aug., 1986; plus ephemera.

Cotten, Richard Berkeley
1993

Box 1
Duke, David (ephemera)
1987-1988
10 items
Box 1
Flag Wars
undated
2 items
Box 1
Gideon, vol. 94, no. 1 and 4
1993
2 items
Box 1
Gritz, Bo
1992
5 items
Box 1
Howard Allen Enterprises
undated
1 item
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 4, no. 2-5
1979
5 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 4, no. 6-9
1979
4 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 5, no. 7, 9, 10
1980
3 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 5, no. 11-12
1980
2 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 1, 2, 4-6
1980-1981
5 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 7-9
1981
3 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 10-11
1981
2 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 7, no. 1-5
1981-1982
5 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 7, no. 6-10
1982
5 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 8, no. 5, 6
1983
2 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol.10, no. 12; vol. 11, no. 1
1985
2 items
Box 2
Institute for Historical Review (ephemera)
1988
3 items
Box 2
John Birch Society Bulletin, nos. 323, 325, 375, 426, 434
1986-1995
5 items
Box 2
Liberty Bell, vol. 18, no. 11
1991
1 item
Box 2
Minutemen
1968-1976
4 items
Box 2
NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People), nos. 27, 43-45
1983-1988
4 items
Box 2
NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People), nos. 49-51, 54
1988
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1978-1979
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1982
2 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1983
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1984
11 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1985
9 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1986
6 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1987
5 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1988
5 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1989
7 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1990
8 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1991
1 item
Box 2
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 59-60, 63-65
1978
5 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 66-72
1979
8 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 74-76
1980
3 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), no. 110-112
1989-1992
3 items
Box 3
National Vanguard Books (catalogs)
1988
5 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (ephemera)
1989

Box 3
New Christian Crusade Church
1990
4 items
Box 3
Notes
ca.1993

Box 3
Reality Video
1988
1 item
Box 3
Rebirth, nos. 1-4
1990-1991
4 items
Box 3
Review of the News, vol. 2, nos. 25, 33, 35, 27
1966
4 items
Box 3
Rudolf Hess Gesellschaft
1989
3 items
Box 3
Sons of Liberty Book List
1987
2 items
Box 3
Sons of Liberty (ephemera)
ca.1987-1988

Box 3
Thunderbolt, nos. 263-265, 273
1981-1982
4 items
Box 3
Voice Cry, vol. 9, no. 2
1989
1 item
Box 3
World Economic Review
1984/1987
4 items
Box 3

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Antisemitism--Periodicals
  • Duke, David Ernest
  • John Birch Society
  • National Alliance (U.S.)
  • National Association for the Advancement of White People
  • Racism--Periodicals
  • White supremacy movements--Periodicals

Contributors
  • Anderson, Philip
  • Cotten, Richard Berkeley

Genre terms
  • Newsletters


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