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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 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.

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.

The provenance of this collection is uncertain, but it appears to have been gathered by a resident of Hadley, Mass.

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Inventory of Collection
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
Berean Call 1994 Dec. 1 item Box 1
CDL Report (Christian Defense League),no. 32 1981 Feb. 1 item Box 1
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
Duke, David (ephemera) 1987-1988 10 items Box 1
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
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
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Provenance

Provenance unknown, acquired prior to 2000.

Processing Information

Processed March 2014.

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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