American Labor & Radicalism
This section includes books (both nonfiction and fiction) as well as ephemera related to labor unions and activism, grassroots political organization in fields such as environmentalism and free speech, and the underground press. Our holdings range from academic historical works and labor-themed novels to original leaflets and pamphlets.
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New York: Institute for Social Service Alternatives, 1978-1988. Nos. 1-22, missing only number 5; generally very good condition, minor wear and handling soil. Nos. 9/10 and 17/18 are double issues. Many issues have special themes. Topics range from radical perspectives on ghetto organizing to a psychotherapist's examination of the impact...
Los Angeles: Ammon Hennacy House of Hospitality and Berrigan Resistance Center, 1971. 11p., tabloid format newspaper, evenly toned, otherwise very good. Radical Catholic anti-war newspaper published by L.A. Catholic Worker house. Cover story is on the Winter Soldier investigation.
Cambridge, MA: Indochina Peace Campaign, . 4p., tabloid newspaper format brochure, evenly toned. Issued in the wake of the Paris Peace Accords.
n.p. [196-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, US flag on green field.
n.p. n.d. 1.25 inch diameter pin, text emerging in a gap between stylized prison bars.
Toronto: Toronto Women's Caucus; U. of T. Women's Caucus, . 11x8.5 inch mimeographed handbill with depiction of woman at right, minor creasing and handling wear. Announcement of events to be held at 188 Adelaide St. West.
Los Angeles: Southern California Committee for The People's World, 1965. Yellow single-sheet invitation to an anniversary celebration on Feb. 7, 8.5 x 3.5 inches. "Program dedicated to Negro History Week featuring: Earldon Scales - baritone; Clevanson Penn - international dances; Frank Hamilton - folk singer."
n.p. Donnelly Colt, 2008. 1.25 inch diameter pin with four-color peace symbol to celebrate the anniversary of its creation, very good.
[Palo Alto, CA]: Mid-Peninsula Peace Center, 1983. [16p.], wraps, certificate laid in honoring Isobel and Ed Cerney. Program for the celebration, with short biographies of the fifty senior activists being honored. Most were relatively unknown grassroots organizers, though the roster includes Linus Pauling.
San Francisco: USOCA, 1983. Single sheet folded to create a 9x11.5 inch gazette or tabloid-style paper, newsprint. Includes a map of US Troops in the Caribbean, photos from the massacre at Pantasma. Primary story is "Exposé: Reagan's Lies about Granada." Published by the U.S. Out of Central America organization.
Akron, OH: Central America Solidarity Association, 1989. Four-panel pamphlet, 7x8.5 inches, apparently a 1989 update of a pre-existing item, as the timeline on the back has the 1989 invasion of Panama cut and pasted in. Creased from having been folded.
Atwater, CA: Peoples Park Collective, 1972. 4p., broadsheet format newspaper, folded into quarters, evenly toned with areas of mild discoloration. Marxist-Leninist paper, evasive about the group actually publishing it. Cover stories are a piece on the "Kangeroo Courts" (sic) in the case of the Soledad brothers, "From pot to politics,"...
Chicago: Young People's Socialist League, 1958. 1 sheet printed on both sides, 11x17 inches, faint yellowing with mildly worn edges. Produced after the merger of the SP and Socialist Party-Social Democratic Federation. Also wishes readers a happy May Day.
New York: Young People's Socialist League. 1958-1959. Four issues of the newspaper, perhaps all published; vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2 and vol. 2 nos. 1 and 2; 4 pages each, tabloid format on toned newsprint. Much coverage of civil rights: Volume one, number 1 has an approximately 19 column...
New York: Challenge Publishing Association, 1938. 4p., tabloid format newspaper, paper toned with mild edgewear, generally good. Articles include critique of the Communist-dominated furriers union, a piece on successes in the textile industry, accusations against "Stalinist" painter's unionists, local update on anarchist activities in Los Angeles, much critique of Hitler...
San Francisco, CA: Change, 1972. Newspaper. 8p., folded tabloid newspaper, features, photos, comic strip, stamped Received on cover, toned and worn, newsprint.
Simpsonville, MD: Changes/PEER Collective, 1974. Newspaper. 44p. folded tabloid newspaper in two sections, comix, political cartoons, radical columns, news, services, very good on newsprint. Underground radical political newspaper. Articles on the murder of George Jackson in prison, Racism in Hopward County, LGBT and Women's Rights, Black Panthers, the US still...
Berkeley, CA: Southeast Asia Resource Center, 1979. 28p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, thoroughly illustrated with B&W photos. Special joint issue with Pacific Research. Includes articles on women working at electronics assembly plants and Manila brothels.
Palo Alto: Palo Alto Resistance, [1967 or later]. [8p.], staplebound pamphlet, 5.5x8.5 inches. "this is an unedited, official Selective Service System memorandum." Per textual note, "'Channeling' was one of 10 documents in an 'orientation kit' put out July, 1965, by the SSS. It was withdrawn, perhaps because of the outrage...
[San Francisco?]: The Resistance, [1967 or later]. [8p.], wraps, 7x8.5 inches. Cover image is a George Tooker swipe depicting young people in box-like cubicles. Per textual note, "'Channeling' was one of 10 documents in an 'orientation kit' but out July, 1965, by the SSS. It was withdrawn, perhaps because of...
[San Francisco?]: The Peace & Liberation Commune Press, [196-?]. [7p.], wraps, 7x8.5 inches. Brief blurb on first page explains the context of the memorandum, which "was withdrawn, perhaps because of the outrage it engendered"
San Francisco: Star Engraving, [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, black text on yellow field field. Undated, but issued prior to the 1978 diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China.
Chicago: Chicago Police dept. 1968. 32p., includes covers, 8.5x11 inches, introductory message from superintendent James B. Conlisk Jr., extensive tables, graphs and figures, very good booklet in stapled green wraps with shield photo on cover. Would love to see the 1968 report!
New York: National Child Labor Committee, [193-]. Six-panel brochure, very good, with rubberstamp on front panel updating the list of states that had ratified the Amendment, the last being Kansas on February 25th.
New York: US-China People's Friendship Association, New York, 1974. Four issues of the well-produced newsleter with black and white photos, all in wraps, 8.5x11 inches, very good; issues present are vol. 3, nos. 2-5. Articles on Chinese economic and cultural achievements, reports from visitors, a piece by Rewi Alley written...