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Guide to the The Broom Newspapers Collection, 1946-1948
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: The Broom Newspapers Collection
    Dates: 1946-1948
    Identification: URB/BNC
    Creator: Delmar T. Oviatt Library
    Physical Description: 1.34 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Urban Archives
    Abstract: The Broom newspaper touted itself as a voice to the Christian Community of Southern California. The Broom was published by owner Fred de Aryan and his father and editor, C. Leon de Aryan, in East San Diego in 1932. The Broom was primarily dedicated to expounding reactionary theories on anti-Semitism, racial purity, war, and interpreting the word of Christ. Typical examples of article subjects are "Message of Holy Zarathushtra," "The Heroism of Peace in Wartime," "Synopsis of and Essay on the 'Race Problem'," "Slave-Laboring German Prisoners of War," and "Sanhedrin: 70 Anti-Christ Master Minds." The collection consists of 22 issues of the newspaper.
    This descriptive finding aid was revised in October 2004, in part under a generous gift from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

    Historical Note:

    The Oviatt Library created this collection of materials for study and research.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:


    Geographic Name:

    California, Southern -- Ethnic relations
    California, Southern -- Race relations
    California, Southern -- Religion -- Periodicals
    San Diego (Calif.) -- Newspapers
    San Diego (Calif.) -- Social Conditions -- 20th century

    Topical Term:

    Anti-Semitism -- California -- Periodicals
    Christianity -- 20th century -- Controversial literature
    Christianity -- California -- 20th century -- Periodicals
    Christianity -- California, Southern -- Periodicals
    Conscientious objectors -- California
    Underground press publications -- California

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Robert G. Marshall

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

    Related Materials:

    Scope and Contents

    This collection of 22 issues of the newspaper is arranged in chronological order.