Record copies of books, pamphlets, and bulletins, relating to Marxist theory and socialist political analysis and commentary,
and including works of Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Malcolm X and others. Includes publications of Pioneer Publishers, Merit
Publishers, and Monad Press, predecessors of Pathfinder Press; publications issued directly by the Socialist Workers Party
and affiliates; and foreign-language translations of Pathfinder Press publications. Also includes some unpublished material
related to publishing projects.
Pathfinder Press descends from Pioneer Publishers, a publishing house established in New York City in 1930 in affiliation
with the Communist League of America (predecessor of the Socialist Workers Party). Pioneer Publishers was superseded by Merit
Publishers in 1965, and Merit Publishers in turn was superseded by Pathfinder Press in 1969. Monad Press, which operated between
1972 and 1986, was closely associated with Pathfinder Press.
52 manuscript boxes, 5 phonotape cassettes, 1 envelope
(21.8 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection open for research.