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Christian Identity and Far Right Wing Politics collection
ARC Mss 83  
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  • Acquisition note
  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Christian Identity and Far Right-Wing Politics collection
    Identifier/Call Number: ARC Mss 83
    Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Physical Description: 43 Linear Feet 38 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1910-2015
    Date (bulk): 1970-2010
    Abstract: The collection consists of over 100 periodicals, pamphlets, books, programs, and other printed ephemera regarding American Christian Conservative groups' philosophies, mainly Christian Identity, as well as Far Right wing politics and election propaganda.
    Language of Material: The collection is in English, Spanish, and German.

    Acquisition note

    Purchased, 2016, 2017

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Christian Identity and Far Right Wing Politics collection, ARC Mss 83. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Related Material

    American Religions Collection, ARC Mss 1, Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of over 100 periodicals, pamphlets, weekly newspapers, booklets, and books as well as a few audio visual works concerning Conservative Christian ideologies and political philosophies, mainly that of the Christian Identity movement. The collection spans from the early 1900s to 2015 and arranged by subject. The first series-- Series I. Christian Identity and other Christian Conservative Tenets-- consists of works describing Christian Identity origin beliefs and major tenets. Christian Identity is an ideology rooted in the belief those of European descent, Anglo-saxon, Germanic, and Nordic people, can be traced back to the "Lost Tribes of Israel" or the real "Israelites" descended of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; as opposed to those of the Jewish descent, who are believed to be impostors. Accompanying those works are a few works relating to British Israelism, a precursor to Christian Identity ideology but with a foundation in philosemitism. Of particular note, included in the series is works from the Silver Legion and Christian Separatist Church, who hold more extremist view of the relationship/correlation between the Bible and fascism. There are works by Christian conservative religions, such as Baptist and Evangelical, which heavily describe their interpretations of biblical prophecies. Beyond origin beliefs, Christian Identity beliefs are highly political and are linked to White nationalism while also paradoxically believing anti-government, thus Series II. Right-Wing and Christian Identity Political Theory consists of material relating to Christian Identity and Far Right Wing political beliefs in anti-socialism and communism, anti-abortion, anti-homosexuality, antisemitism and, most notably from Christian Identity, anti-government rhetoric. Series III. Periodicals encompass a new addition (acquired in 2017) of newspapers, newsletters, and bulletins from various Right wing organizations.


    The collection is arranged by subject.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Christian Separatist Church Society
    Evangelicalism -- Political Aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
    Bible -- Prophecies.
    African Americans Segregation
    Homophobia Religious aspects
    America's Promise Ministries
    Right-wing extremists United States
    Right-wing extremists
    Pro-life movement
    Christian Identity (Sect)
    Aryan Christian Knights
    Rand, Howard B., 1889-1991
    Peters, Peter J.
    Herrell, V. S.