Radical Right Collection

The sharp revival of the U.S. political right in the late 1970s and early 1980s was accompanied by a proliferation of white supremacist and other extremist organizations. Drawing on an mix of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, Christian supremacist, and Libertarian ideologies, long-established organizations such as the John Birch Society, newly formed coalitions, and a new generation of leaders such as David Duke sought to shift the American political spectrum rightward through both formal political means and underground agitation.

The Radical Right Collection consists of newspapers, newsletters, and other publications from far-right organizations during the late 1960s through 1980s, along with associated ephemera and lists of extremist literature. The collection includes a significant run of the white supremacist magazine Instauration, the Neo-Nazi newspapers Attack and National Vanguard, the National Alliance Bulletin, and Richard Berkeley Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint, along with publications from Christian rightists Gerald L. K. Smith (The Cross and the Flag), Billy James Hargis (Christian Crusade), and Chick Publications.

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Background

The sharp revival of the U.S. political right in the late 1970s and early 1980s was accompanied by a proliferation of white supremacist and other extremist organizations. Drawing on an mix of Neo-Nazi, white supremacist, Christian supremacist, and Libertarian ideologies, long-established organizations such as the John Birch Society, newly formed coalitions, and a new generation of leaders such as David Duke sought to shift the American political spectrum rightward through both formal political means and underground agitation.

Contents of Collection

The Radical Right Collection consists of newspapers, newsletters, and other publications from far-right organizations during the late 1970s through 1980s, along with associated ephemera and lists of extremist literature. The collection includes a significant run of the white supremacist magazine Instauration, the Neo-Nazi newspapers Attack and National Vanguard, Thunderbolt, and the National Alliance Bulletin, and Richard Berkeley Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint, along with publications from Christian rightists Gerald L. K. Smith (The Cross and the Flag), Billy James Hargis (Christian Crusade), and Chick Publications.

The provenance of part of this collection is uncertain, but most of the extremist material appears to have sent to Philip A. Anderson. Born in Galveston County, Texas, in 1923, Anderson moved to Amherst with his family as a child and after service with the Army during the Second World War, lived in the region until relocating to North Carolina in 1995. Materials on right wing Christian groups were collected primarily by Milton Cantor of the UMass Amherst Department of History.

Series descriptions
1964-1994
80 folders

Dating primarily from the 1970s through mid-1980s, the periodicals in this series include significant runs of newspapers, newsletters, and magazines from white supremacist, Christian supremacist, racist, and right-extremist organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi organizations, militia movement supporters, and Libertarians. Among the organizations represented are the National Alliance, the John Birch Society, the Christian Defense League, and David Duke's National Association for the Advancement of White People.

A mix of materials from right-wing extremist groups, this series includes conspiracist and Holocaust denial pamphlets, catalogs of extremist books, and ephemera.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Periodicals
1964-1994
80 folders
American Nationalist
1981-1982
3 items
Box 1: 1
American Opinion
1966
2 items
Box 1: 2

vol. 9, nos. 6-7

APRA News (American Pistol and Rifle Association)
1979
1 item
Box 1: 3

No. 7

Attack: Revolutionary Voice of the National Alliance
1973-1978
5 items
Box 1: 4

Vol. 18 (special issue); nos. 55-58. 1973 issue identified as a publication of the National Youth Allianc

Battle Cry
1984 Feb., Apr., June
3 items
Box 4: 1

Chick publications

Berean Call
1994 Dec.
1 item
Box 1: 5
Christian Defense League: CDL Report (Christian Defense League)
1980-1993
4 items
Box 1: 6

No. 32, 78, 160, unnumbered

Christian Defense League: CDL Special Report
ca.1979
6 items
Box 1: 7

No. 3 (2 copies), 4-7

Christian Crusade
1964
2 items
Box 4: 2
Christian Crusade
1965-1967
5 items
Box 4: 3

From Billy James Hargis: 1965 (Jan., Feb., Mar., May), 1967 (May).

Christian Crusade Weekly, vol. 11
1970-1971
5 items
Box 4: 4

Issues no. 2, 20, 37, 39, 51.

Christian Crusade Weekly, vol. 12
1971-1972
4 items
Box 4: 5

Issues no. 5, 17, 18, 23.

Christian Crusade Weekly, vol. 13
1973
3 items
Box 4: 6

Issues no. 12, 29, 35.

Christian Vanguard
1979-1984
7 items
Box 1: 8

No. 88 (3 copies), 89, 90, 97, 99, 148-150

Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1975-1983
Box 1: 9

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for June/July and Nov./Dec., 1978; plus ephemera and correspondence (mostly circular letters).

Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1985
Box 1: 10

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for Aug. and Sept., 1985; plus ephemera and circular letters.

Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint)
1986
Box 1: 11

Includes Richard Cotten's Conservative Viewpoint for Jan./Feb., Mar., Apr., May/June, 1986; America's Promise Newsletter, July/Aug., 1986; plus ephemera.

Cotten, Richard Berkeley
1993
Box 1: 12
Councilor
1977-1979
3 items
Box 1: 13

Vol. 14, 2; 14, 9; and 15, 4

Cross and the Flag, vol. 27
1969
2 items
Box 4: 7

Nos. 9, 12 (Jan., Mar.).

Cross and the Flag, vol. 28
1969
5 items
Box 4: 8

Nos. 1, 2, 6-8 (Apr., May, Sept.-Nov.).

Cross and the Flag, vol. 29
1970
1 item
Box 4: 9

No. 7 (Oct.).

Cross and the Flag, vol. 30
1971-1972
6 items
Box 4: 10

Nos. 5, 7, 9 (Aug, Oct., Dec.) and 10-12 (Jan.-Mar.).

Cross and the Flag, vol. 31
1972
1 item
Box 4: 11

No. 5 (Aug.).

Flag Wars
undated
2 items
Box 1: 14
Gideon
1993
2 items
Box 1: 15

Vol. 94, no. 1 and 4

Gospel truth
1980
1 item
Box 1: 16

Vol. 20, 7

Instauration, vol. 1
1976
2 items
Box 5: 1

No. 6-7

Instauration, vol. 2
1977
4 items
Box 5: 2

No. 8, 10-12

Instauration, vol. 3
1978
11 items
Box 5: 3

No. 1-10, 12

Instauration, vol. 4
1979
12 items
Box 5: 4

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 5
1980
12 items
Box 5: 5

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 6
1980-1981
12 items
Box 5: 6

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 7
1981-1982
12 items
Box 5: 7

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 8
1983
12 items
Box 5: 8

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 9
1983-1984
11 items
Box 5: 9

No. 1-7, 9-12

Instauration, vol. 10
1984-1985
12 items
Box 5: 10

No. 1-12

Instauration, vol. 11
1986
12 items
Box 5: 11

No. 1-12

John Birch Society Bulletin
1982-1995
7 items
Box 1: 17

Nos. 279, 295, 323, 325, 375, 426, 434

Liberty Bell
1991-1992
2 items
Box 1: 18

Vol. 18, no. 11; vol. 20, no.4

Minutemen
1968-1976
4 items
Box 2: 1
NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People)
ca.1983-1985
7 items
Box 2: 2

Nos. 27, 28, 30(?), 31, 32, 35, 36

NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People)
1986-1988
6 items
Box 2: 3

Nos. 38, 41-44, 46

NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People)
1988
6 items
Box 2: 4

No. 48-51, 54, unnumbered

National Alliance Bulletin
1978-1979
4 items
Box 2: 5
National Alliance Bulletin
1982
3 items
Box 2: 6
National Alliance Bulletin
1983
5 items
Box 2: 7
National Alliance Bulletin
1984
11 items
Box 2: 8
National Alliance Bulletin
1985
9 items
Box 2: 9
National Alliance Bulletin
1986
7 items
Box 2: 10
National Alliance Bulletin
1987
6 items
Box 2: 11
National Alliance Bulletin
1988
5 items
Box 2: 12
National Alliance Bulletin
1989
7 items
Box 2: 13
National Alliance Bulletin
1990
8 items
Box 2: 14
National Alliance Bulletin
1991
1 item
Box 2: 15
National Vanguard (formerly Attack)
1978
7 items
Box 5: 12

No. 59-65

National Vanguard
1979
8 items
Box 5: 13

No. 66-73

National Vanguard
1980
3 items
Box 5: 14

No. 74-76, 79

National Vanguard
1981
5 items
Box 5: 15

No. 80-84

National Vanguard
1982
7 items
Box 5: 16

No. 85-91

National Vanguard
1983
6 items
Box 5: 17

No. 92-97

National Vanguard
1984
5 items
Box 5: 18

No. 98-102

National Vanguard
1985
3 items
Box 5: 19

No. 103-105

National Vanguard
1986-1992
8 items
Box 5: 20

No. 106-112, fragment

NSV Report (National Socialist Vanguard)
1993
1 item
Box 2: 16

Vol. 11, no. 4

On target: Intelligence newsletter of the Minutemen Organization
1982
3 items
Box 2: 17
Rebirth
1990-1991
4 items
Box 2: 18

No. 1-4

Review of the News
1966
4 items
Box 2: 19

Vol. 2, nos. 25, 33, 35, 27

Spotlight
1978-1979
2 items
Box 2: 20

Vol. 4, 20 and 5, 42

Thunderbolt: The white man's viewpoint
1977-1978
2 items
Box 5:

No. 223, 233

Thunderbolt: The white man's viewpoint
1979
6 items
Box 5:

No. 239, 242-244, 246, 247

Thunderbolt: The white man's viewpoint
1980
5 items
Box 5:

No. 249, 250, 257, 259, 260

Thunderbolt: The white man's viewpoint
1981
10 items
Box 5:

No. 262-265, 267-272

Thunderbolt: The white man's viewpoint
1982
4 items
Box 5:

No. 273, 274, 308, 309

Voice Cry
1989
1 item
Box 2: 21

Vol. 9, no. 2

War eagle: A voice and forum for revolutionary pan-Aryanism
1993-1994
4 items
Box 2: 22

Vol. 1, no. 1 and 2; vol. 2, no. 1 and 2

Western Front: dedicated to the renaissance of Western culture [newsletter]
1978
1 item
Box 2: 23

Vol. 12, no. 151

White Patriot
ca.1982
1 item
Box 2: 24

No. 57. Includes covering letter and enclosures sent with issue: "Worldwide voice of the Aryan people"

White Power
1978-1979
6 items
Box 2: 25

No. 85, 87, 88, 90-92

World Economic Review
1984/1987
4 items
Box 3: 1
Series 2. Publications and ephemera
1969-1994
28 folders
Ackridge, W. Lee: The Ku Klux Klan: a pictorial history, 1865-1946. Matairie, La. : Phoenix Enterprises
1978
1 item
Box 3: 2
Appalachian Forum
undated
1 item
Box 3: 3
Booklists: Aryan Free Press Books
1994
1 item
Box 3: 4
Booklists: Institute for Historical Review
1980
1 item
Box 3: 5
Booklists: National Vanguard book catalogs, no. 10, 11, 14, 15
1986-1994
9 items
Box 3: 6
Booklists: Sons of Liberty
1976-1994
7 items
Box 3: 7
Christ's Power Partners' Report, no. 1
ca.1987
1 item
Box 3: 8
Correspondence
1976
2 items
Box 3: 9
Cosmotheist Community
1979-1981
2 items
Box 3: 10
DePugh, Robert B.: Blueprint for victory, 4th ed.
1978
1 item
Box 3: 11
Duke, David (ephemera)
1987-1988
10 items
Box 3: 12
Ephemera: Anti-Communist, Antisemitic, Christian
1969-1977
Box 4: 12
Godfathers [comic book] The Crusaders, vol. 14
1982
1 item
Box 3: 13

Anti-Catholic comic book by Jack Chick; with accompanying letter complaining of a Satanic conspiracy to silence Jack Chick and his Christian message

Gritz, Bo
1992
5 items
Box 3: 14
Harwood, Richard: Did six million really die? The truth at last. Historical Fact No. 1 (Historical Review Press)
1978
1item
Box 3: 15
Hess, Rudolf: ephemera
1986-1989
5 items
Box 3: 16

Flier supporting release of Rudolf Hess (Hilfsgemeinschaft Freiheit fur Rudolf Hess); brochure "Flite for world peace"

Hindman, Jo: The secret of who ordered Kennedy's death (The search for a master assassin). Bootstrap Report no. 1
ca.1972
1 item
Box 3: 17

On John F. Kennedy's assassination as Commuinist conspiracy.

Howard Allen Enterprises
undated
1 item
Box 3: 18
Institute for Historical Review (ephemera)
1988
3 items
Box 3: 19
Miscellaneous racist ephemera
1983-1986
Box 3: 20
National Vanguard (ephemera)
1989
Box 3: 21
New Christian Crusade Church
1990
4 items
Box 3: 22
Notes
ca.1993
Box 3: 23
Private Enterprise Inc. stock shares (signed by Robert B. DuPugh and Ramona V. DePugh)
1977
1 item
Box 3: 24
Reality Video
1988
1 item
Box 3: 25
Smith, Gerald, L. K.: Mysterious facts behind the death of Senator Joseph McCarthy. S.n. : s.l.
undated
1 item
Box 3: 26
Sons of Liberty (ephemera)
ca.1987-1988
Box 3: 27
Study War No More: UCP's Guide to Uncovering the Right on Campus
1994
1 item
Box 4: 13

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Provenance unknown, acquired prior to 2000; and gift of Milton Cantor, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed 2014-2015.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Radical Right Collection (MS 816). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Anti-Catholicism--Periodicals
  • Antisemitism--Periodicals
  • Extremists--Periodicals
  • Neo-Nazis
  • Racism--Periodicals
  • White supremacy movements--Periodicals

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Names

  • Anderson, Philip A.
  • Chick, Jack T.
  • Cotten, Richard Berkeley
  • DePugh, Robert B.
  • Duke, David Ernest
  • Hargis, Billy James, 1925
  • John Birch Society
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • National Alliance (U.S.)
  • National Association for the Advancement of White People
  • Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976

Genre terms

  • Comic books
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers