Scope and Content
Title: Christian Identity and Far Right-Wing Politics collection
Identifier/Call Number: ARC Mss 83
Language of Material:
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
43 Linear Feet
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.
Purchased, 2016, 2017
The collection is open for research.
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.
[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.
American Religions Collection, ARC Mss 1, Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California,
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
Christian Identity (Sect)
Aryan Christian Knights
Rand, Howard B., 1889-1991
Peters, Peter J.
Herrell, V. S.