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Radical Right Collection

Radical Right Collection, 1966-1995 (Bulk: 1978-1993).

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 816

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.

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, 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 it appears to have been gathered by a resident of Hadley, Mass. Materials on right wing Christian groups were collected primarily by Milton Cantor of the UMass Amherst Department of History.

Collection inventory
American Opinion, vol. 9, nos. 6-7
1966
2 items
Box 1
Appalachian Forum
undated
1 item
Box 1
Attack: Revolutionary Voice of the National Alliance, nos. 55-58
1977-1978
4 items
Box 1
Battle Cry
1984 Feb., Apr., June
3 items
Box 4: 1

Chick Publications.

Berean Call
1994 Dec.
1 item
Box 1
CDL Report (Christian Defense League),no. 32
1981 Feb.
1 item
Box 1
Christian Crusade
1964
2 items
Box 4: 3

From Billy James Hargis: 1964 (July, Oct).

Christian Crusade
1965-1967
5 items
Box 4: 4

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

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

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

Christian Crusade Weekly, vol. 12
1971-1972
4 items
Box 4: 6

Issues no. 5, 17, 18, 23.

Christian Crusade Weekly, vol. 13
1973
3 items
Box 4: 7

Issues no. 12, 29, 35.

Christian Defense League Special Report, no. 3
ca.1981
1 item
Box 1
Christ’s Power Partners’ Report, no. 1
ca.1987
1 item
Box 1
Cosmotheist Community
1979-1981
2 items
Box 1
Cotten, Richard Berkeley (includes copies of Richard Cotten’s Conservative Viewpoint)
1978-1983
Box 1

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

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

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
Cross and the Flag, vol. 27
1969
2 items
Box 4: 8

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

Cross and the Flag, vol. 28
1969
5 items
Box 4: 9

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

Cross and the Flag, vol. 29
1970
1 item
Box 4: 10

No. 7 (Oct.).

Cross and the Flag, vol. 30
1971-1972
6 items
Box 4: 11

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

Cross and the Flag, vol. 31
1972
1 item
Box 4: 12

No. 5 (Aug.).

Duke, David (ephemera)
1987-1988
10 items
Box 1
Ephemera: Anti-Communist, Antisemitic, Christian
1969-1977
Box 4: 13
Flag Wars
undated
2 items
Box 1
Gideon, vol. 94, no. 1 and 4
1993
2 items
Box 1
Gritz, Bo
1992
5 items
Box 1
Howard Allen Enterprises
undated
1 item
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 4, no. 2-5
1979
5 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 4, no. 6-9
1979
4 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 5, no. 7, 9, 10
1980
3 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 5, no. 11-12
1980
2 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 1, 2, 4-6
1980-1981
5 items
Box 1
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 7-9
1981
3 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 6, no. 10-11
1981
2 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 7, no. 1-5
1981-1982
5 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 7, no. 6-10
1982
5 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol. 8, no. 5, 6
1983
2 items
Box 2
Instauration, vol.10, no. 12; vol. 11, no. 1
1985
2 items
Box 2
Institute for Historical Review (ephemera)
1988
3 items
Box 2
John Birch Society Bulletin, nos. 323, 325, 375, 426, 434
1986-1995
5 items
Box 2
Liberty Bell, vol. 18, no. 11
1991
1 item
Box 2
Minutemen
1968-1976
4 items
Box 2
NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People), nos. 27, 43-45
1983-1988
4 items
Box 2
NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People), nos. 49-51, 54
1988
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1978-1979
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1982
2 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1983
4 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1984
11 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1985
9 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1986
6 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1987
5 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1988
5 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1989
7 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1990
8 items
Box 2
National Alliance Bulletin
1991
1 item
Box 2
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 59-60, 63-65
1978
5 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 66-72
1979
8 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), nos. 74-76
1980
3 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (formerly Attack), no. 110-112
1989-1992
3 items
Box 3
National Vanguard Books (catalogs)
1988
5 items
Box 3
National Vanguard (ephemera)
1989
Box 3
New Christian Crusade Church
1990
4 items
Box 3
Notes
ca.1993
Box 3
Reality Video
1988
1 item
Box 3
Rebirth, nos. 1-4
1990-1991
4 items
Box 3
Review of the News, vol. 2, nos. 25, 33, 35, 27
1966
4 items
Box 3
Rudolf Hess Gesellschaft
1989
3 items
Box 3
Sons of Liberty Book List
1987
2 items
Box 3
Sons of Liberty (ephemera)
ca.1987-1988
Box 3
Study War No More: UCP’s Guide to Uncovering the Right on Campus
1994
1 item
Box 4: 14
Thunderbolt, nos. 263-265, 273
1981-1982
4 items
Box 3
Voice Cry, vol. 9, no. 2
1989
1 item
Box 3
World Economic Review
1984/1987
4 items
Box 3
Administrative information
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.

Subjects

  • Antisemitism--Periodicals
  • Duke, David Ernest
  • Racism--Periodicals
  • Radicalism
  • Right-wing extremists

Contributors

  • Cotten, Richard Berkeley
  • National Association for the Advancement of White People
  • National Vanguard (Organization)

Types of material

  • Newsletters
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