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Finding Aid for the South Pasadena Americanism Center Records, 1948-1990 LSC.1844
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Description
The South Pasadena Americanism Center was founded by Jane Crosby in 1961 as community center where politically conservative Republicans could find support among others with similar beliefs. These records span from 1948 to 1990 and contain correspondence, journal entries, political pamphlets, brochures, meeting minutes, and press and newspaper clippings.
Background
The South Pasadena Americanism Center was founded by Jane Crosby in 1961 as a community center where politically conservative Republicans could find support among others with similar beliefs. The Center was run by a group of housewives in the 1960s and provided conservative and anti-communist books which people could read in a safe space. Some of the books included Barry Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative, J. Edgar Hoover’s Masters of Deceit, and Verna M. Hall’s Christian History of the Constitution. Visitors could also register to vote, sign petitions, find out about upcoming lectures, luncheons, workshops and meetings, and sign up to make phone calls and stuff envelopes for Republican candidates. As the perceived threat of communism diminished, the Center shut down in the 1970s.
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1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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