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Collection of propaganda material from Europe, North America, and Latin America, ca. 1847-1976
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of propaganda material from Europe, North America, and Latin America
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1847-1976
    Collection number: 1274
    Creator: [unknown]
    Extent: 21 boxes (10.5 linear feet) 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: A compilation of pamphlets, books, newspaper issues and broadsides from Europe, North America, and Latin America. Major topics covered in the literature include: Marxism, communism, socialism, fascism, anarchism, and labor issues.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing History

    Processed by Elena Boudovskaia, with assistance from Laurel McPhee and Elizabeth Sheehan, December 2006.
    Minimal processing was done at the box level in March 1981. The collection was re-processed at the item level in the Center for Primary Research and Training in Fall 2006.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of propaganda material from Europe, North America, and Latin America (Collection 1274). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232859 

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 1191 pamphlets, books, newspaper issues, and broadsides ranging in date from circa 1847 to 1976. Major groups of literature include: labor movement and labor legislation, especially from Switzerland and Great Britain; pro- and anti-anarchist, socialist and communist theory and propaganda from France, Germany, Soviet Union, and other countries of Europe and, to a lesser extent, US and Latin America; fascist history and practical guidelines, mostly for Nazi youth, from Germany; anti-communist and anti-semitic propaganda from wartime France; communist literature and partisan songs from wartime Yugoslavia, etc.
    Prominent authors include Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Petr Kropotkin, Karl Kautsky, Ferdinand Lassalle, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Elisée Reclus, Jean Jaurès, Errico Malatesta, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Grigory Zinoviev, Adolf Hitler, David Lloyd George, Harry Pollitt, Iosip Broz Tito, Bertrand Russell, and others.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The texts are arranged by country of publication and then alphabetically by title. In certain instances, the country of publication could not be fully determined and a best estimate was attempted.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    1. Sine loco, 1850-1950
    2. [Algeria?], [1943-1944]
    3. [Algeria?], [1943-1944]. .25 linear feet
    4. Algeria, 1944
    5. [Austria], [1918-1919]
    6. Austria, 1871-ca. 1947
    7. Belgium, 1895-ca. 1954
    8. Bohemia and Moravia, 1943
    9. Brazil, 1947
    10. Canada, ca. 1941; 1969
    11. [Croatia], 1944
    12. Croatia, 1944
    13. [Cuba], 1965
    14. Cuba, ca. 1946
    15. Czech Republic, ca. 1934
    16. [Czechoslovakia], ca. 1934
    17. Czechoslovakia, 1934-1935
    18. Denmark, 1939
    19. [Finland], ca. 1939
    20. [France], ca. 1871-ca. 1944
    21. France, 1852-1954
    22. [Germany], ca. 1870-1927
    23. Germany, 1868-1975
    24. Germany (East), 1950-1951
    25. Germany (West), 1946
    26. [Great Britain], 1903-1919
    27. Great Britain, 1884-1968
    28. Hungary, 1918
    29. India, ca. 1951
    30. Ireland, [1918]
    31. Italy, 1902-ca.1938
    32. Latvia, 1929
    33. Lithuania, 1926-1937
    34. [Mexico], 1960
    35. Mexico, 1937-ca.1968
    36. Netherlands, 1908; ca. 1916
    37. New Zealand, 1926; 1933
    38. Pakistan, 1951
    39. Poland, 1927-ca. 1935
    40. Portugal, 1898-1966
    41. Romania, 1924
    42. South Africa, 1944
    43. Soviet Union, 1931-1976
    44. [Spain], ca.1937-1939
    45. Spain, 1936-ca. 1948
    46. Sweden, 1918; ca. 1950
    47. [Switzerland], 1858-1935
    48. Switzerland, 1848-1946
    49. [United States], ca. 1903; ca. 1929; 1931
    50. United States, 1872-1971
    51. Uruguay, 1960-1961
    52. [Yugoslavia], ca. 1944
    53. Yugoslavia, 1943-1947

    Indexing Terms

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


    Propaganda, Communist --Archival resources.
    Socialist propaganda --Archival resources.
    Propaganda --Europe --Archival resources.
    Propaganda --Soviet Union --Archival resources.
    Propaganda --North America --Archival resources.
    Propaganda --Latin America --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material