The collection consists of periodicals, correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, flyers, catalogs, brochures, subscription
forms, greeting cards and mass mailings created by the National Socialist League (NSL) and other related organizations, 1928-2011.
The NSL was a Los Angeles based organization of gay nazis from the 1970s to the mid-1980s run mainly by Russell R. Veh.
The National Socialist League (NSL) was a Los Angeles based organization of gay nazis from the 1970s to the mid-1980s. NSL's
main goal was to promote both (certain) gay rights and national socialist ideology. It was founded in the early 1970s by Jim
Cherry and was taken over by Russell R. Veh (pseudonym Russell R. Patton) in 1974. Though starting from Los Angeles, NSL opened
chapters in cities throughout the United States. The NSL published flyers and periodicals, mailed radical right-wing greeting
cards, organized nazi film screenings and tried to get involved in gay activism. However the organization was not well received
by the community and Russell Veh was forced to move out of Los Angeles (Echo Park) in 1980 and to thereafter hide his place
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