Scope and Contents of the Collection
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Social Movements Collection
Collection number: H.Mss.1031
7.5 Linear Feet
(4 document boxes, 1 oversize doc box, 1 half-size document box,
4 flat oversize boxes)
Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: This collection is made up of materials
from multiple social movements throughout the 20th century. Especially in the 1960s, a boom
of social movements erupted across the globe and in the United States formed by groups of
people feeling frustrated with the continued oppression and lack of recognition throughout
the course of history. There are materials from the Black civil rights movement, Chicano
Movement, the United Farm Workers, the Young Lords movement, and surrounding the events of
the Zoot Suit riots in Los Angeles. Materails in the collection include photographs,
banners, posters, program, Chicano art, and tattoo designs.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in the
collection: English, Spanish.
This collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to
[Identification of item], Social Movements Collection (Collection H.Mss.1051). Special
Collections, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Purchased; 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Additions to the collection are anticipated and this finding aid will be updated
periodically. Please visit our ArchivesSpace page for a more frequently updated container
Processed by Phoebe Huth in 2014 in the Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary
Sources (CCEPS), with assistance from Lisa Crane. Photographs and posters have been placed
in mylar to aid in preservation. Cloth materials were placed in tissue paper. Finding aid
prepared by Phoebe Huth, CCEPS Fellow, Fall 2014. Additions prepared by Sara Chetney, MA,
2018 and Myles Mikulic, 2019.
Biography / Administrative History
This collection is made up of various materials from differing social movements
throughout the 20th century. Especially in the 1960s, a boom of social movements erupted
across the globe and in the United States. In the U.S., some of the movements included the
Black civil rights movement, the United Farm Workers movement, the Chicano Movement, the
second-wave feminist movement, the American Indian Movement, the Asian American Movement,
and several other groups of people feeling frustrated with the continued oppression and
lack of recognition throughout the course of history. The Black civil rights movement
changed over the course of the century, moving from peaceful sit-ins and boycotts to a
more militaristic approach with the emergence of the Black Panther Party. The Chicano
Movement, including the Young Lords Organization, began to gain more traction in the late
1960's and 1970's, adopting some tactics from the Black civil rights movement. There was
also an explosion of Chicano art that inspired many artists around the world. The United
Farm Workers movement emerged in the early 1960's and continued into the 1970's to
establish rights for workers and to unionize to protect these rights. These movements, and
others, created a lasting impact on the rights of humans today throughout the United
Scope and Contents of the Collection
This collection consists of materials related to social movements throughout the 20th
century. There are materials from the Black civil rights movement, Chicano Movement, the
United Farm Workers, the Young Lords movement, and surrounding the events of the Zoot Suit
riots in Los Angeles. There are a wide variety of materials, including photographs of
movement leaders, art inspired from the Chicano movement, original banners from
organizations involved in these movements, posters, programs, and periodicals.
Organization and Arrangement
This collection has been arranged in the following series:
- Series 1: Black civil rights movement, 1938-2007 and undated
- Series 2: Chicanx/Latinx movements Chicanx/Latinx movements, 1943-2005 and
- Series 3: LGBTQIA+ materials, 1971-1991
- Series 4: Communism, Marxism-Leninism, and Socialism, 1929-1975
- Series 5: United Farm Workers, 1966-1974 and undated
- Series 6: Anti-war materials, 1966-1968
- Series 7: Labor and the economy, 1934-1964
- Series 8: Tattoos, 1982 and undated
- Series 9: Political campaigns, 1934 and undated
- Series 10: Nuclear war, 1961-1968
- Series 11: Brian Shannon activism photographs, 1960-1979
- Series 12: Religion and theology, 1965-1970 and undated
- Series 13: Environmentalism, 1964-1966
- Series 14: Utopianism and communal living, 1968-1969
- Series 15: Women's rights and Feminism, 1810-2022
- Series 16: Human rights movement, 2007-2018
- Series 17: Conservatism, 1963
- Series 18: Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Far-right, 2014-2016
Materials have been organized alphabetically by folder title.
These items were purchased with the original collection and then moved.
The following monograph items can be found in Library Search using the Uniform Title,
"Social Movements Collection" or copying and pasting the following into the Search Box for
Library Search: ut:Social Movements Collection.
- Boog. From the Street with Love Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2007.
- Forbes, David R. A True Story of the Christiana Riot. First edition, first issue (?).
Quarryville, Pennsylvania: Sun Printing House, 1898.
- Forbes, David R. A True Story of the Christiana Riot. First edition, second issue,
with inscription to Moses Dunmore Quarryville. Pennsylvania: Sun Printing House,
- Henry, Martha V. and Joralemon, Peter David. Art From the Inside: Paño Drawings by
Chicano Prisoners. Brooklyn, CT: New England Center for Contemporary Art, 2005.
- Lopez, Jose, Castrejon, Adrian "Spider", Rodriguez, Anthony "Tattoo Tony." Low Rider
Tattoo Flash. Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2010.
- Vialetto, Miki and Sawyer, Daniel O. "Danny Boy." Con Safos: Chicano Style Tattoo Art.
Milan, Italy: Mediafriends, 2012.
- Zermeno, Andrew. Huelga! Strike! Tarzana, California, 2010.
The following monograph item can be found in Library Search by copying and pasting the
following into the Search Box for Library Search: ti:"Utah's Greatest Manhunt".
- Gallagher, Betrand E. Utah’s Greatest Manhunt: The True Story of the Hunt for Lopez by
an Eye Witness. First edition. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913
The followng materials were originally purchased with the collection but have been moved to
the Honnold/Mudd Manuscript Collection (H.Mss.1065).
- 6 documents regarding California’s independence from Mexico in 1836.
- A typed transcript from the Superior Court of the State of California in the case of
Domingo Mendez v. Manuella Mendez.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library’s online public access catalog.
Black Panther Party
Black people--Civil rights
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements -- United States
Gay liberation movement
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005
Social movements -- United States
United Farm Workers
Young Lords (Organization)
Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943
Genre and Form of Materials