Record copies of books, pamphlets, and bulletins, relating to Marxist theory and socialist political analysis and commentary,
and including works of Leon Trotsky, Fidel
Castro, Malcolm X and others. Includes publications of Pioneer Publishers, Merit Publishers, and Monad Press, predecessors
of Pathfinder Press; publications issued directly by the Socialist Workers Party and affiliates; and foreign-language translations
of Pathfinder Press publications. Also includes some unpublished material related to publishing projects.
Pathfinder Press descends from Pioneer Publishers, a publishing house established in New York City
in 1930 in affiliation with the Communist League of America (predecessor of the Socialist
Workers Party). Pioneer Publishers was superseded by Merit Publishers in 1965, and Merit
Publishers in turn was superseded by Pathfinder Press in 1969. Monad Press, which
operated between 1972 and 1986, was closely associated with Pathfinder Press.
48 manuscript boxes, 3 phonotape cassettes, 1 envelope (20.4 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection open for research.