Social Movements Collection

Phoebe Huth, Sara Chetney, and Myles Mikulic
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
800 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
© 2019
The Claremont Colleges Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Social Movements Collection
Dates: 1938-2018 and undated
Collection number: H.Mss.1031
Extent: 7.5 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 oversize doc box, 1 half-size document box, 4 flat oversize boxes)
Repository: 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.

Administrative Information


This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Social Movements Collection (Collection H.Mss.1051). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Library purchases, 2013-2024.


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 list:

Processing Information

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 States.

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 undated
  • Series 3: LGBTQIA+ materials, 1971-1991
  • Series 4: Communism, Marxism-Leninism, and Socialism, 1929-1975
  • Series 5: United Farm Workers, 1965-1975 and undated
  • Series 6: Anti-war materials, 1966-1972
  • Series 7: Labor and the economy, 1934-1972
  • 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.

Separated Material

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, 1898.
  • 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Subject Terms

African Americans
Black Panther Party
Black people--Civil rights
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993
Chicano movement
Civil rights movements
Civil rights movements -- United States
Gay liberation movement
Gay rights
Labor movement
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005
Nuclear warfare
Outsider art
Peace movement
Political campaigns
Reproductive rights
Social movements
Social movements -- United States
Tattoo artists
Tattoo artists
United Farm Workers
Women's rights
Young Lords (Organization)
Zoot Suit Riots, Los Angeles, Calif., 1943

Genre and Form of Materials



Series 1:  Black civil rights movement 1938-2007 and undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials from the Black Civil Rights movement in the United States, including a 1938 advertisement for an event featuring Duke Ellington, Juanita Hall, Georgia Burke, and others, put on by the Negro Cultural Committee, and a poster advocating for the freedom of Black Panther prisoners, like David Hilliard.
Box 1, Folder 1

"The Bourbons Got the Blues" flyer 1938 May 8


Promotional flyer printed in dark blue ink on light blue paper. [New York]: Negro Cultural Committee, [1938]. 8.5 by 11 inches.
A flyer for a performance which "offered historical sketches of black life from slavery to the Depression, presented by actors and playwrights in the WPA Negro Theatre" — Mark Naison, Communists in Harlem During the Depression, p. 203. The black playwrights Carlton Moss and Dorothy Hailparn wrote most of the skits and enlisted Georgia Burke, Duke Ellington, Juanita Hall, Rex Ingram, Arthur Wilson and Frank Wilson as performers. By all accounts, the most memorable acts was Miriam Blecker and Anna Sokolow's satiric ballet, Filibuster, in which the dancers played senators opposing the antilynching law while actors read from the politicians' actual filibuster speeches.
Box 2, Folder 1

"Free David Hilliard" poster 1971


Original poster, silkscreened in red and black. [Oakland]: [Black Panther Party], 1971. 14 by 20 inches.
David Hilliard, a Chief of Staff for the Black Panther Party, was involved in a shootout with Oakland police. This encounter lead to the death of the teenage militant Bobby Hutton, two police officers being wounded, and Eldridge Cleaver and Hilliard being under arrest. Cleaver was able to flee the country while on bail, while Hilliard was sent to prison.
Box 5, Folder 2

Equal Housing Rights 1961-1964

Box 5, Folder 2, Item 1

"Operation Windowshop" flyer 1961


8.5" x 11" flyer encouraging black families to participate in a "window shop" of apartments and homes, whether they desire to move or not, in order to demonstrate their right to equal housing. Events like windowshopping aimed to show those "who rent or sell housing that we will no longer tolerate limitations based on race, color or national origin."
Box 5, Folder 2, Item 2

Flyer opposing restrictive housing proposition 1964


8.5" x 11" pink flyer, printed on one side. Sponsored by the United Civil Rights Committee. Text reads "Protect YOUR Right to Buy, YOUR Right to Rent," and states its opposition to "Realtor's Jim Crow Housing Proposition."
Box 5, Folder 3

Equal Job Opportunities 1954

Box 5, Folder 3, Item 1

Equal job opportunity conference leaflet 1954


6" x 9" flyer advertising a conference in support of a FEPC ordinance for Los Angeles to ensure equal job opportunities without discrimination by "race, creed, or color." Sponsored by the following newspapers: Sentinel, Tribune, Eagle, Herald-Dispatch, El Espectador, Frontier Magazine, CIO-Newsletter, and Pacific Citizen.
Box 5, Folder 4

Equal Voting Rights

Box 10, Folder 2

"Free the SF8" print circa 2007


19" x 25" print by Emory Douglas. Created for the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights to support their campaign to free the "San Francisco 8," eight former Black Panthers who were arrested in January 2007 for their alleged involvement in the 1971 murder of Sgt. John V. Young at Ingleside Police station, San Franisco.
Box 5, Folder 8

Martin Luther King Jr.

Box 5, Folder 5

Organizations and Events


Contains various pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, and other promotional materials for protests, fundraisers, plays, meetings, and other events related to black civil rights issues.
Box 5, Folder 6

Segregation and Integration


Contains flyers, leaflets, and informational material regarding school segregation and the fight for the implementation of classroom integration.
Box 5, Folder 7

The Trenton Six


Contains materials regarding the fight to save six men who were sentenced to death for the murder of a shopkeeper in Trenton, New Jersey. The case was controversial for the obvious bias agaist the men, and the efforts of civil rights groups and lawyers succeeded in overturning the original death sentence and gaining a new trial.
Box 5, Folder 9



Contains materials relating to the violence faced by African Americans, such as bomb threats, lynchings, and unfair biases in the justice system.

Series 2:  Chicanx/Latinx movements 1943-2005 and undated

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been arranged in the following subseries:
  • Subseries 2.1: Chicanx Outsider Art, 1984-2005 and undated
  • Subseries 2.2: La Raza, 1967-1972 and undated
  • Subseries 2.3: Young Lords, 1969-1972 and undated
  • Subseries 2.4: Zoot Suit Riots, 1940-1979

Subseries 2.1:  Chicanx Outsider Art 1984-2005 and undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains artwork characteristic of the Chicano movement. Items include a periodical called "The Green Angels" about Mexican Americans in the military, various paños from prisoners, and art from an amateur female Chicana artist working in a prison.
Box 1, Folder 2

Green Angels periodical circa 1984


(Rialto, CA): (Green Angeles), (n.d.but ca. 1984). [48] pages.
The first and apparently only issue of this periodical inspired by the lowrider culture mag Teen Angels. This magazine is devoted to Mexican Americans in the military, using photographs of soldiers, letters, along with drawings and collages of military images.
Box 2, Folder 3

Untitled paño 2005


Avenal State Prison, 2005. 15.5 by 16 inches. Ink on a handkerchief.
Paños are the dominant form of Chicano prison art, typically ballpoint pen drawings on cotton handkerchiefs. This is a particularly interesting example, attributed to "Droopy" by its former owner, who acquired it in Avenal State Prison in 2005.

Yaya Gonzalez (artist)   2001-2002 and undated


Artwork by Yaya Gonzalez including a paños, photographs, and drawings. The art features roses, tragedy-comedy masks, and other drawings in the style of Chicano flash, inspired by the male dominated prison she worked in.
[No location, but acquired in San Francisco], 2001-2002. In a black zippered portfolio case.
Box 4, Folder 1

Colored drawings

Box 4, Folder 2


Box 4, Folder 3

Folder of drawings 2001 June 27 and undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Ink drawings

Box 4, Folder 5


Box 4, Folder 6

Paños 2002 June 20 and undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Pencil drawings

Box 4, Folder 8


Box 4, Folder 9

Binder, originally holding drawings


Subseries 2.2:  La Raza 1967-1972 and undated

Scope and Contents

La Raza was a bilingual newspaper and magazine published by Chicano activists in East Los Angeles from 1967-1977. The paper played a seminal role in the Chicano Movement, providing activists a platform to document the abuses and inequalities faced by Mexican-Americans in Southern California.
Box 8, Folder 10

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 2

Box 8, Folder 11

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 3

Box 8, Folder 12

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 4

Box 8, Folder 13

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 5

Box 8, Folder 14

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 6

Box 8, Folder 15

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 7 1972 January

Box 8, Folder 16

La Raza, Vol. 1, No. 8 1972 April


La Raza newspaper, Vol. 1, Nos. 1, 8, 12 1967 September 4 - 1968 May 11

Box 8, Folder 17, Item 1

La Raza newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 1 1967 September 4

Box 8, Folder 17, Item 2

La Raza newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 8 1968 January 15

Box 8, Folder 17, Item 3

La Raza newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 12 1968 May 11


Subseries 2.3:  Young Lords 1969-1972 and undated

Scope and Contents

The Young Lords were street gang formed by Puerto Ricans in Chicago that evolved into a diverse revolutionary civil rights group active during the 1960s and 1970s. Its platform included Puerto Rican independence, freedom of political prisoners, and withdrawal of military troops from Puerto Rico, Vietnam, and other areas. The Young Lords also advocated for change in their local communities. Although the Young Lords began in the Puerto Rican community, the group's goals of civil rights and social justice attracted members from African American and other Latino populations. This sub-series contains materials documenting the Young Lords Movement, including photographs of Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez, a leader of the Young Lords, as well as a Young Lords banner.
Box 1, Folder 8

Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez photograph 1969 June


Chicago: Newspaper Division, Field Enterprises, 1969. 8.25 by 10.25 inch vintage gelatin silver print.
This photograph, dated June 11, 1969, shows Jimenez in front of the United Methodist Church, which the Lords took over and turned into the People's Church. The building became a center for organizing and activism for Puerto Ricans in Chicago.
Box 1, Folder 9

Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez surrender photograph 1972 December


Chicago: Sun-Times, 1972. 8 by 10 inches. A vintage gelatin silver print. A typed caption glued to the back, along with the printed caption from the Dec. 7, 1972, issue of the paper.
"Cha-Cha Jimenez, Y.L.O. Leader, Hiding from Police Since Aug. 70, Surrenders to Police Tonight— Crowd Outside Cheers Him On"
After being sentenced to one year in jail on a charge of stealing $23 worth of lumber, Jimenez went underground. He emerged 27 months later to serve his time. The image shows Jimenez walking toward the camera as he enters a Chicago police station.
Box 3, Item 2

Young Lords Organization banner


[New York]: Young Lords Organization, [ca. 1970]. 60 by 42 inches. Brown cloth with embroidery and applique lettering.
A handmade, double-sided banner for the Young Lords Organization. The verso reads "Puerto Rico / Puerto Rican" with the island in green cloth in the center. This banner came out of New York, so it seems likely that it originated there in late 1969 or early 1970, before the YLO became the YLP. Stylistically, this banner, with its horizontal rifle, is closer to the Young Lords Party iconography than the angled "Tengo Puerto Rico en mi corazon" logo adopted by the Chicago faction.

Subseries 2.4:  Zoot Suit Riots 1943-1979

Scope and Contents

This series contains items pertaining to the Zoot Suit Riots, a series of violent clashes in June 1943 largely between U.S. and young Latinos in Los Angeles. Materials include a Broadway program from the musical "Zoot Suit" depicting the Zoot Suit riots, and a photograph of the first Zoot Suit on record, originally published in the New York Times.
Box 1, Folder 10

"First zoot suit on record" 1943 June


6.5 by 8 inch image on 7 by 9 inch paper. Black and white copy-print photograph with a separate mimeographed caption. Date stamps on the back.
News photo used to illustrate the most widely circulated story about the origin of the zoot suit style in the immediate aftermath of the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles. This image is a photograph of a half-tone illustration from the February 1940 issue of Men's Apparel Reporter. Acccording to the caption, Clyde Duncan, a busboy in Gainesville, Georgia, ordered this suit from the tailor A. C. McEver. McEver thought it was ridiculous and sent the picture to a trade magazine. When the Zoot Suit Riots brought the long coat and baggy pants style to national attention, this photograph was republished in hundreds of newspapers around the country (including the front page of The New York Times).
Box 1, Folder 11

Zoot Suit Broadway program 1979


New York: Schubert Organization, 1979. First edition. [24] pages, 8.75 by 11.75 inches.
A program for the Broadway production of Luis Valdez's play, Zoot Suit, which includes a longish essay by Valdez on the origin of the play. Illustrated with stills from the production. Zoot Suit had a record-breaking run at the Mark Taper Forum, and then at the Aquarius Theater in Hollywood, where it ran for many months. It was less successful in New York, lasting just five weeks at the Winter Garden.

Series 3:  LGBTQIA+ materials 1971-1991

Box 1, Folder 17

Black Lesbian Newsletter and Onyx 1982, 1984


A six issue broken run of San Francisco's Black Lesbian Newsletter, later Onyx, from 1982 to 1984. Each newsletter is 8.5 x 11 inches, 8-10 pages long, and include articles, poetry, services, and resources. The publication changed its name to Onyx in 1983. Black Lesbian Newsletter: Vol. 1, Nos. 2-6; Onyx: Vol. 3, No. 5.
Box 6, Folder 3

"High Tech Gays" (HTG) pamphlets 1985-1986


Two six-panel folded brochures for a queer tech organization promoting visibility for LGBTQ individuals in the early 1980s technology field in Silicon Valley, CA. Contains a list of companies and institutions that were LGBTQ friendly and employ openly queer individuals. Written by Rick Rudy.
Information provided by Lux Mentis Booksellers, Portland, ME.
Box 1, Folder 3

"L.A. Queen" flyer 1991 December 6


An original flyer for the 1st Annual Latino Female Impersonators Beauty Pageant in Los Angeles, California. Photomechanically reproduced flyer on 8.5" x 11" paper. Flyer reads: "Self-Help Graphics presents, in conjunction with Viva! and 'A Day without Art': L.A. Queen."
Box 1, Folder 16

Lewd Conduct magazine, Issue 1 1971 October


Los Angeles Gay Community Alliance news magazine.

Series 4:  Communism, Marxism-Leninism, and Socialism 1929-1975

Box 6, Folder 5

"Help Us Save Your University," Angela Davis Fund pamphlet circa 1969


Single sheet, folded 6-panel pamphlet created by the Angela Davis Fund and the Committee for and Orderly University. Pamphelt urging readers, presumably UCLA students to write to Governor of California Ronald Reagan regarding the dismissal of Angela Davis as Acting Assistant Professor in Philosophy at UCLA based on her ties with the Communist Party.
Box 6, Folder 4

National Counter-Olympic Committee 1932


Small archive of materials related to the Communist Party's effort to promote a boycott of the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 1

"Boycott the Anti-Labor Olympics" circular circa 1932

Box 6, Folder 4, Item 2

"Build Workers Sports Movement!" pledge form circa 1932

Box 6, Folder 4, Item 3

"Join the International Counter Olympic Open Soccer Championship Tournament" circular circa 1932

Box 6, Folder 4, Item 4

National Counter-Olympic Committee press release 1932 March 18


Release No. 11
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 5

National Counter-Olympic Committee press release 1932 May 13


Release No. 16
Box 6, Folder 4, Item 6

National Counter-Olympic Committee circular circa 1932

Box 2, Folder 5

Red Sky, Blue Sky newspaper 1970


Seven issues of underground newspaper Red Sky Blue Sky (Nos. 1-7) from March to November/December 1970.
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 1

No. 1 1970 March


Featured articles: "I Ain't Your Old Lady No More"; "Alan Solganick: Radical Economist"; "Thinking Change: A Marxist Methodology"; "War & Pollution: By-products of Capitalism."
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 2

No. 2 (Special Issue) 1970 April


Featured article: "The Tupamaros: Armed Vanguard in Uruguay."
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 3

No. 3 1970 May


Featured articles: "The Subjective Foco"; "Editorial: Free Bobby"; "More Tupamaros"; "Book review: The Peasants of North Vietnam."
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 4

No. 4 1970 June - July


Featured articles: "Work is Death!"; "Book review: Ecology and Power"; "Movie Review: Fellini's Easy Rider {Satyricon}"; "On Women in History"; "A Matriarchal Past?".
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 5

No. 5 1970 September


Featured article: "Spontaneity vs. The Party: Interview with Jean-Paul Sartre."
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 6

No. 6 1970 October


Articles include: "Letter from a Yippie: Remember Kent/Jackson State!"; "Sisterhood is Powerful!"; "Paul Nizan: Aden Arabie."
Box 2, Folder 5, Item 7

No. 7 1970 November-December


Articles include: "Long Live Anarchy!"; "Emma Goldman: Anarchism"; "Editorial: Free Angela Davis."
Box 2, Folder 6

Seize the Time newspaper 1975 July


Volume 2, Number 2 of Seize the Time, a newspaper published by a California-based, Marxist-Leninist organization of the same name from July 1975. Seize the Time grew out of the revolutionary national struggles of Black, Chicano, Asian American and Native American peoples. Inside this Issue: Collectives and Mass Organizations; From Vietnam, Problems of Cadres and Organization; Mass Line and Scientific Socialism; What is a Collective?; Black Workers and National Liberation Part II; Class Struggle, Organizing in the Military. Also contains articles on Wounded Knee (1975) and Grand Juries.
Box 1, Folder 4

"The Socialist: Official Organ of The Socialist Educational Society" 1929-1930


New York: Socialist Educational Society. 9 quarto issues; printed wrappers, stapled; each issue 8 pages.
Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1

Volume 1, number 1 1929 November

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 2

Volume 1, number 2 1929 December

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 3

Volume 1, number 3 January 1930

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 4

Volume 1, number 4 1930 February

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 5

Volume 1, number 5 1930 March

Box 1, Folder 4, Item 6

Volume 1, number 6 1930 April

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Socialist: Official Organ of The Workers Socialist Party of the U.S.A." 1937-1938

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 1

Volume 2, number 1 1937 June

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 2

Volume 2, number 2 1937 September

Box 1, Folder 5, Item 3

Volume 2, number 4 1938 July


Series 5: United Farm Workers 1965-1975 and undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials documenting the United Farm Workers movement. Items include photographs of Juan Chavez and Cesar Chavez, a flag from the United Farm Workers, and a poster advertising for a play at University of California Berkeley, entitled, "The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa."
Box 1, Folder 6

Cesar Chavez photograph 1966


[Delano, CA]: Jon Lewis, 1966. Gelatin silver print, 8 by 10 inches. Date stamped June 14, 1966.
Jon Lewis, the photographer, began volunteering with the United Farm Workers in 1966 and became the union's de facto official photographer. Very few vintage prints of his photographs are in private hands. A rare vintage print from the most important photographer of the UFW.
Box 2, Folder 4

"Don't Buy Non-UFW Grapes or Gallo Wine" broadside undated

Box 1, Folder 7

Juan Chavez photograph 1974 June


Chicago: Field Enterprises, 1974. Gelatin silver print, 10.5 by 8.5 inches.
Lenahan, Jack [photographer] Juan Chavez, 36 Yrs. Old, Striking Farm Worker from California, Working on a Press at United Farm Workers Head quarters in Chicago.
Box 2, Folder 2

"The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa" poster 1969 April 11


[Berkeley]: Committe for Arts and Lectures, 1969. 11 by 15 inches; printed offset in three colors.
This is a poster for the April 11, 1969, performance of a play by El Teatro Campesino on the UC Berkeley campus. The Shrunken Head was Luis Valdez's first full-length play, written when he was a student at San Jose State University in 1964. It was influenced by the nascent magical realist movement in Latin American literature and involves surrealist elements, including a talking head. After college, Valdez joined the United Farm Workers movement and formed El Teatro Campesino (The Farmworker Theater). His troop, drawing on agitprop traditions, performed for striking farmworkers and soon evolved into the first (and still oldest) Latino theater group. El Teatro Campesino (ETC) material from the 1960s is quite scarce.
Box 3, Item 1

United Farm Workers flag circa 1960-1969


Rougly 36 inches square, double-sided; 1960s. Constructed from burlap dyed red, with a white circular field cut with pinking shears, and a black eagle cut from thin black cloth.
Box 9, Folder 7

United Farm Workers protest pins circa 1965-1975


13 United Farm Workers protest pins stored in flat box with batting. Pins include Cesar Chavez - "Non Violence is our Strength," "Cesar Chavez - "No Violencia es Nuestra Falda," "Boycott Lettuce" (2), "Chavez Si Teamsters No," "Huelga Arizona," "Boycott Grapes," "Si Se Puede," "No on Nixon, No on 22," "Justice for Farm Workers, No on 22," "Nixon Eats Lettuce," Emiliano Zapata - "Viva La Causa," "Vote UFW."

Series 6:  Anti-war materials 1966-1972

Box 6, Folder 8

Anti-war, student, and labor protest photographs 1967-1972

Box 6, Folder 8, Item 1

Anti-war protesters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1968 September 24


Photo caption: "Anti-war protesters sing and chant as they watch draft records taken from Selective Service office burn today in downtown Milwaukee. The group overpowered a cleaning woman shortly after the office closed, carried out the bags of records, and ignited them after dousing them with gasoline."
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 2

Anti-war protestors, Miami Beach, Florida 1972 August 24


Photo caption: "Roving dissenters tie up Miami Beach traffic - Antiwar dissenters swarm along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach trying to block Republican Convention delegates from going to Convention Hall for their final session Wednesday night. Some cars were stalled when their tires were punctured by icepicks."
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 3

Student protesters, University of Wisconsin–Madison 1967 October 19


Photo caption: "A riot stick-swinging Madison Police officer beats back an angry throng of University of Wisconsin protestors Wednesday on campus. Squads of riot officers broke up a sit-in intended to disrupt Dow Chemical Co. job interviews. Dow makes napalm for the war in Vietnam."
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 4

Student protesters, Reed College 1967 October 20


Photo caption: "Six draft protesters, four men and two girls, chained themseleves to the Selective Service office. Chanting 'Hell no, we won't go,' they blocked entrance for 45 minutes. Police cut them loose and took them to a police wagon. Police said the six were students at Reed College of Portland."
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 5

Student protesters, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1969 February 18


Photo caption: "Wisconsin National Guardsman turn marching student protestors away from Capitol Square in downtown Madison today. Students at the University of Wisconsin are marching in support of black student demands."
Box 6, Folder 8, Item 6

Student protesters, Tulane University 1969 May 7


Caption: "Tulane University campus police participate in a tug-of-war with students protesting the ROTC program at the New Orleans University during a sit-in Tuesday. Some 40 students were removed by campus police when they refused to move off the ROTC drill field."
Box 5, Folder 1, Item 2

Bring the Troops Home Now, anti-Vietnam War newsletter 1966 April 11

Box 9, Folder 3

"Resist the Draft, Nov. 14" leaflet 1968

Box 5, Folder 1, Item 1

"We are Heading Toward World Destruction", anti-Vietnam War flyer 1967


Broadside flyer 8.5 x 11 inches, yellow, single leaf, printed on one side. Protest flyer produced by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Features quotations from Pope Paul, U Thant, George McGovern, Walter Lippman, and the Republican White Paper on Vietnam.

Series 7:  Labor and the economy 1934-1972

Scope and Contents

Contains materials relating to labor rights, employment, and economic issues.
Box 6, Folder 8

Anti-war, student, and labor protest photographs 1967-1972

Box 6, Folder 8, Item 7

Labor protesters, Arthur Fletcher at hearing, Chicago, Illinois 1969 September 26


Photo caption: "Assistant Labor Secretary Arthur Fletcher, center, at Chicago hearing. Police held back a mass of picketing construction workers to clear path." Fletcher was attending a hearing on employment discriminiation in the building trades.
Box 5, Folder 10, Item 2

"Diamond Jubilee: 75 Years of May Day" brochure 1961


4" x 9" folding brochure, printed on both sides. Mailer announcing a May Day celebration at Los Angeles's Zenda Ballroom, featuring a speech by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the National Chairman of CPUSA.
Box 6, Folder 7

International Pamphlets labor pamphlet series 1934-1935


A series of pamphlets published by International Pamphlets (New York) under the direction of the Labor Research Association.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 1

History of May Day 1934


By Alexander Trachtenberg, 31 pages. International Pamphlets, No. 14. Composed and printed by Union Labor.
Box 6, Folder 7, Item 2

Company Unions Today 1935


By Robert C. Dunn, 31 pages. International Pamphlets No. 43. Composed and printed by Union Labor.
Box 5, Folder 10, Item 1

"Triple Revolution" manifesto 1964


12 page pamphlet by Dellinger, Dave, et al. Complete text of the Ad Hoc Committee's controversial manifesto. Issued as an offprint from Bayard Rustin's "Liberation" magazine. Early attempt to define the terms of the coming transformations of society in the 1960s. The "triple revolution" is said to consist of the Cybernation Revolution, the Weaponry Revolution, and the Human Rights Revolution.
Also contains "Commentary" by Dave Dellinger and "Growing Up Absorbed" by Paul Goodman.

Series 8:  Tattoos 1982 and undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Tattoo artist cards 1982 and undated


This folder contains cards made by Tattoos, Inc. (Berkeley) and 1982 Artist Agency (Collingswood, New Jersey) showing the work of tattoo artists D. Dennis, D. E. Hardy, B. Roberts, J. Rudy, Benedict Tisa, and unknown. It also contains a temporary tattoo advertising the tattoo artist Majenta.
Box 1, Folder 13

Tattoo parlor cards, A - C


This folder contains business cards advertising the tattoo parlors Ambrotos Tattoo and Body Piercing, Anubis Warpus, Beachin Tattoo, Big Daddy's Tattoo, Blue Bird Tattoo and Piercing, Body Artt Tattoos and Piercing, Tattoos Christ, The Church of Body Modification, and Tattoo Creeporium. Some of the cards also advertise the artists Matthew Zabas, Jim McLeod, Brad Schneider, Paul Booth, Sparky, and Troy Harless.
Box 1, Folder 14

Tattoo parlor cards, E - O


This folder contains business cards advertising the tattoo parlors Tattoo Evolution, Flesh Tones Tattoos, Freakshow Tattoo and Body Piercing, Greenlake Tattoo, HB Tattoo, Inflictions Tattoo and Body Piercing, Island Ink Tattoo Company, The Joke's On You! Tattoos, Lynnwood Tattoo, Tattoo Mania, and Outrageous Tattoo. Some of the cards also advertise the artists Tom, Mike Ferguson, Kikki, Tommy, Hohnny, Chris, Atom, Catfish Jay, Gilbert Jumping Eagle, Majenta, Tony Mucci, Paul and Brian, James Gordon, and Paul L. Espinoza.
Box 1, Folder 15

Tattoo parlor cards, P - W


This folder contains business cards advertising the tattoo parlors Psycho Tattoo, Purple Panther Tattoos, Red Hot Tattoo, Rock-A-Billy Tattoo Studio, Speedy's Tattoo Studio, Starborn Tattoo, Sweet Pain Tattoo, Tabu Tattoo, Talon Studio, Tattoo Temple, Tiki Tat-z, Top Tattoo, and West Side Tattoos and Body Piercing. Some of the cards also advertise the artists Deano Cook, Painless Jen (Jen McLellan), Dave Poole, Hiroshi Morino, Ted Ted King of the Dead, Rob Semple, Micky Sharpz, Raya, Shawn Warcot, and Majenta.

Series 9: Political campaigns 1934 and undated

Box 2, Folder 9

California League Against Sinclairism 1934


Two leaflets produced by the California League Against Sinclairism in their campaign against Upton Sinclair and his "End Poverty in California" (EPIC) campaign during the 1934 California gubernatorial election.
Box 2, Folder 9, Item 1

"Defeat Sinclairism!!" leaflet circa 1934

Box 2, Folder 9, Item 2

"Plundering the Farmer!" leaflet circa 1934

Box 5, Folder 11

John F. Kennedy

Box 5, Folder 12

McCarthy, Eugene J.


Series 10:  Nuclear war 1961-1968

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials published and distributed in order to inform, instruct, and prepare U.S. citizens for the possiblitly of nuclear war and its consequenses. The majority of the booklets and pamphlets were produced by the Department of Defense and Office of Civil Defense, and contain guides to creating and supplying personal fallout shelters.
Box 6, Folder 1

Fallout shelter pamphlets 1961-1968

Box 6, Folder 1, Item 1

"Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do About Nuclear Attack" 1961 December


Guidebook for actions to be taken before, during, and after a nuclear attack. Includes information on radiation, fallout, creating a plan of action in case of attack, and building a family shelter.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 2

"Family Shelter Designs" 1962 March


Booklet containing multiple designs and material plans for the creation of a personal family fallout shelter. The U.S. government encouraged citizens who did not live near a community shelter to build their own small shelters as a protection in case of nuclear attack.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 3

"Emergency Sanitation at Home: A Family Handbook" 1963 May


Handbook containing guideines and lists for storing food, water, and sanitation supplies in preparation for surviving a nuclear attack. Also contains instructions for water purification, outdoor cooking, and safe waste disposal.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 4

"Your Family Survival Plan" 1963 May


Fold-out list of survival supplies and skills needed in case of nuclear attack. Encourages U.S. citizens to create a shelter plan and provides information on where to obtain further instructions.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 5

"In Time of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook on Nuclear Attack [and] Natural Disasters" 1968 March


Handbook for U.S. citizens with instructions for what to do before, during, and after a nuclear or natural disaster. Topics include what to expect in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear attack, such as fallout, radiation sickness, first aid methods, and food supply contamination. Also contains a section on creating and supplying family fallout shelters. Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes are covered briefly.
Box 6, Folder 1, Item 6

Maryland Civil Defense Agency envelope undated


Series 11:  Brian Shannon activism photographs 1960-1979

Scope and Contents

This series contains black and white photographs by Brian Shannon. The mounted prints are from assignments for The Militant newspaper between 1966 and 1968. Subjects covered include the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, anti-war demonstrations, French protests, the San Francisco Bay Area "be-in," student protests, Black Panther Party demonstrations in New York City, and individual activists such as Coretta Scott King, Tariq Ali, David Harris, and Berkeley activist "Big Bill."
Box 7, Folder 1

Activism 1966

Box 7, Folder 2

Activism 1967

Box 7, Folder 3

Activism 1968

Box 7, Folder 4

Activism 1969

Box 7, Folder 5

Activism 1971-1976

Box 7, Folder 6

Activism circa 1960-1979

Box 7, Folder 7

Anti-War Marches and Rallies (1 of 2) circa 1960-1969

Box 7, Folder 8

Anti-War Marches and Rallies (2 of 2) circa 1960-1969

Box 7, Folder 9

Chicago Democratic Convention 1968

Box 7, Folder 10

French Revolt 1968

Box 7, Folder 11

Individuals (1 of 2) circa 1960-1979


Includes photographs of Coretta Scott King, David Harris, Tariq Ali, Berkeley activist "Big Bill," and Asher Harer.
Box 7, Folder 12

Individuals (2 of 2) circa 1960-1979


Includes photographs of Tariq Ali and possibly a leader of the Belgium Jeunes Gardes.
Box 7, Folder 13

Pathfinder Reprint Project 1966-1971


Folder contains photographs that may have been grouped together for use in a 2001 Pathfinder printing of Trotsky writings. Topics covered in the photographs include anti-war protests, demonstrations at Berkeley and Washington DC, the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, the 1968 Young Socialist Convention, and activists Mary-Alice Waters, Coretta Scott King, George Novack, and Alain Krivine.
Box 7, Folder 14

Protests (1 of 2) 1966-1969


Includes photographs of the San Francisco Bay Area "be-in," Columbia University student protests in 1968, University of California Berkeley demonstration against Governor Reagan's cutbacks, demonstrators against Community Control of Schools in New York City, and Black Panther Party action at a New York City courhouse.
Box 7, Folder 15

Protests (2 of 2) 1966-1969


Includes photographs of the San Francisco Bay Area "be-in," Columbia University student protests in 1968, University of California Berkeley demonstration against Governor Reagan's cutbacks, demonstrators against Community Control of Schools in New York City, and Black Panther Party action at a New York City courhouse.

Series 12:  Religion and theology 1965-1970 and undated

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been arranged in the following subseries:
  • Subseries 12.1: Astara Foundation, 1965-1970 and undated

Subseries 12.1:  Astara Foundation 1965-1970 and undated

Box 8, Folder 1

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 1 - no. 3 1965

Box 8, Folder 2

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 4 - no. 6 1965

Box 8, Folder 3

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 7 - no. 9 1965

Box 8, Folder 4

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 10 - no. 12 1965

Box 8, Folder 5

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 13 - no. 15 1966

Box 8, Folder 6

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 16 - no. 18 1966

Box 8, Folder 7

"Astara's Book of Life," First Degree, no. 19 - no. 22 1966

Box 8, Folder 8

Information booklets 1968-1970 and undated

Box 8, Folder 9

Order forms and promotional materials undated

Box 6, Folder 2

"It Can Happen Here" tract undated


Tract created by the American Tract Society, a Christian literature publisher. Contains a warning against Communism, particularly against the perceived threat of state-mandated atheism and the erasure of Christian life in America under Communist rule. Front cover has had the word "Here" traced in blue ink pen, with a blue ink scribble and coffee cup stain on reverse.

Series 13:  Environmentalism 1964-1966

Box 9, Folder 1

Man on Earth pamphlets, Volume 1, Numbers 1-3 1964-1966


Series of staple-bound pamphlets containing essays on what its editor and author, S.P.R. Charter, calls "Human Ecology - on Man's interrelationship with his total environment."
Box 9, Folder 1, Item 1

Vol. 1, No. 1 1964

Box 9, Folder 1, Item 2

Vol. 1, No. 2 1965

Box 9, Folder 1, Item 3

Vol. 1, No. 3 1965

Box 9, Folder 2

Man on Earth pamphlets, Volume 1, Numbers 4-6 1965-1966


Series of staple-bound pamphlets containing essays on what its editor and author, S.P.R. Charter, calls "Human Ecology - on Man's interrelationship with his total environment."
Box 9, Folder 2, Item 1

Vol. 1, No. 4 1965

Box 9, Folder 2, Item 2

Vol. 1, No. 5 1966

Box 9, Folder 2, Item 3

Vol. 1, No. 6 1966


Series 14:  Utopianism and communal living 1968-1969

Box 9, Folder 4

Ocean Living newsletters circa 1968-1969


Twenty-four broadsheet newsletters issued by Ocean Living, a libertarian maritime communal "lifestyle" periodical devoted primarily to the construction and habitation of man-made islands suitable for communal living. Includes a broken run of issues from circa 1968-1969.
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 1

Vol. 1, No. 7 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Plankton-based diet" and "71 unpopulated Pacific islands."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 2

Vol. 1, No. 8 circa 1968-1969


Article: "About ferro-cement."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 3

Vol. 1, No. 9 circa 1968-1969


Letter from Erwin S. Strauss of TTA Enterprises, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico.
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 4

Vol. 1, No. 10 circa 1968-1969


Letter from Project Laissez Faire.
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 5

Vol. 2, No. 1 circa 1968-1969


Image and caption: "Fisherman's Paradise."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 6

I-41 and I-42 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "The Gypsises of the Sulu Sea," "The Land Ship," and "The Ocean Lab."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 7

I-43 and I-44 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "What is Operation Atlantis?," "Grown your own nodules," and "Microfilming."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 8

I-45 and I-46 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Don't Count Plankton Out" and "The Castaway's Logbook."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 9

I-49 and I-50 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "The Ship's Library: An Island to Myself" and "The Ocean Lab."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 10

I-51 and I-52 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Are Canada and Mexico Illegal?," "The Isle of Roses," "The Real Radio Free Europe," and "Couple finds freedom from taxation in ocean living."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 11

I-53 and I-54 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Radio Pirates Hitch up to the BBC," "Department of Interior Goes Exterior," "The Ship's Store," "The Castaway's Logbook," and "The Flag of Sealand."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 12

I-55 and I-56 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "The Chart Room," "Housekeeping Hints for Life-rafters," "Ocean Treasure Reading List," "Drink Sea Water?," and "Sea City: Sun Trap on the Dogger Bank."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 13

I-59 and I-60 circa 1968-1969


Letter from TTA Enterprises, White Sands Missle Range, New Mexico; Article: "The Castaway's Logbook: How to 'Pasturize' Oysters."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 14

I-61 and I-62 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "The Ocean Lab," and "Foraging: Malvarotundifolia, an Unusually Useful Weed."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 15

I-63 and I-64 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Islands Made to Order," "Answer for Slum Clearing - Complete Cities Afloat," "A Seadrome Airport," "A Seaborne Missle Tracking Station," "Return to Bikini Atoll," "The Ship's Store," and "Instant Igloo."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 16

I-65 and I-66 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Indian Has Many Uses for Cornhusk," "Water Hyacinths Have Great Value," and "Did Laminated-logs Outsail Solid-log Canoes?"
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 17

I-69 and I-70 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Summary of the report Hong Kong Europe," and "Will concrete sponges fill the valleys?"
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 18

I-71 and I-72 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Selling streamlined 'ice-floes'," "Plastic sheeting goes to sea," and "Jet age compost in 5 to 6 weeks."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 19

I-73 and I-74 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "First Circumnavigation by Trimaran," "The Ship's Store," "Raising Fern Sprouts for Vegetables."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 20

I-75 and I-76 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "River Trail Leads to Vacation Fun," "Wilderness Adventure," "A Marine Biology Reading List," "The Ocean Lab: Free Power at Sea," and "The Chart Room."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 21

II-3 and II-4 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Want to charter the 'Submaray' shown on the cover?," "Strike Three in the Search for Paradise by the Richard Aults," "36-foot stoop 'Adventure' detained by China," "Radio Free America overdue off Long Beach," "Forming-in-tube reported," and "Electroluminescent Lighting."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 22

II-5 and II-6 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "The Ship's Store," "Positive Flotation Obtained by Foam," "The 5.5 Million Square Mile Hardly Inhabited Map," "Power Boat Annual," "1. Beach Users," and "2. Marina Development."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 23

II-7 and II-8 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "Building a Man-Made Island" and "Arizona Utopia Fails."
Box 9, Folder 4, Item 24

II-9 and II-10 circa 1968-1969


Articles: "J.P. vs. America: Impersonal (?) Observations" and "The Ocean Lab: New (?) Heat Source."

Series 15:  Women's rights and Feminism 1810-2022

Box 10, Folder 3

"Female Friendly Society" broadside 1810 July 7


Full title of broadside: "Rules and Orders to be Observed by a Female Friendly Society, for the Casual Relief of Sick Women, in the Parish of Brockenhurst and its Vicinity; instituted on the 7th of July, 1810." Brockenhurst refers to a village in Hampshire, England. The broadside outlines 26 articles for members of the society to adhere to.

Reproductive justice artwork by Meredith Stern 1997-2022

Box 10, Folder 1, Envelope 1

Meredith Stern description of items and curriculum vitae 2022

Box 10, Folder 1, Item 3

"Mine" screen-print 1997


Screen-print on cotton fabric, 10 x 16 inches.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 4

"Jane: Feminist Underground Abortion Service" poster 2020


Offset printed poster, 11 x 17 inches. Third reprint.
Box 9, Folder 5

"Mine: An anthology of women's choices" zine 2002


Photocopied zine, 59 pages, 7 x 8.5 inches.
Box 9, Folder 6

"Mine: An anthology of reproductive rights" zine 2004


Photocopied zine, 44 pages, 7 x 8.5 inches.
Box 11, Item 1

"Roe" stuffed fish 2006-2016


Three dimensional screen-printed, spray paint stenciled, and hand stamped, printed and stuffed fish. 22 x 8 x 2 inches.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 6

"Everyone needs Feminism" print 2014


Four color offset print, 16 x 21 inches.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 5

"Hear me roar" print 2012


Linoleum block print, 13 x 20 inches. Signed by artist.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 7

"Our bodies, our rights" print 2014


Screen-print, 16 x 22 inches. Signed by artist.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 2

"Consensual sex cats" print 2014


Linoleum block print, 11.5 x 12.5 inches. Signed by artist.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 1

"Comprehensive sex education" print 2021


Screen-print, 11 x 8 inches. Hand-numbered and signed, edition of 100.
Box 10, Folder 1, Item 8

"Reproductive justice" print 2018


Linoleum block print, 19 x 25 inches. Signed by artist.

Series 16:  Human rights movement 2007-2018

Box 2, Folder 7

"A History of Racial Injustice" calendar 2018


Produced by Equal Justice Initiative and includes photographs and information on historical racial injustice.

Series 17:  Conservatism 1963

Box 2, Folder 8

"Martin Luther King....At Communist Training School" broadside 1963


Broadside produced by Poor Richard's Book Shop in Los Angeles reproducing a photograph of Martin Luther King, Abner W. Berry, Aubrey Williams, and Myles Horton in a classroom of the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. The text identifies the subjects, calling them the "four horsemen of racial agitation...[who] have brought tension, disturbance, strife and violence in the advancement of the Communist doctrine of 'racial nationalism.'"
The Highlander Folk School was founded by Don West and Myles Horton in 1953 as a training facility for southern civil rights workers; it was the frequent subject of attacks from anti-integrationists. Opening in May 1960 by Frank and Florence Ranuzzi, Poor Richard's Book Shop was a politcal headquarters for the conservative movement in Southern California. Poor Richard's catered to national and international customers, and the Ranuzzis built a thriving walk-in and mail-order business, producing bumper stickers, flyers, and organizing protests dedicated to the cause of defeating communism.

Series 18:  Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Far-right 2014-2016

Box 6, Folder 6

White nationalist zines 2014-2016


Two photocopied zines and an article excerpt featuring alt-right, white-nationalist topics. Two of the zines ("Connect the Dots" and "New Years Resolution") were created by America Publications from Payson, Arizona. The article is entitled "Oil Lie Broken No Oil Shortage" by F. William Enghdal from an issue of V.C.I. (Vol. 9, Iss. 4, April 2016).