This section includes books and ephemera from the conservative movement and the far right, including many items that may be (and should be) found offensive by our customers, such as racist and anti-Semitic publications. Someone needs to preserve this historical record!
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Colorado Springs: Air Defense Command [USAF], no date (circa 1955). 19p., saddlestitched leaves in folded wraps; 10.5 x 8 inch brochure, spine fold is split. A public relations response to community complaints --noise, land grabs, hazards, and doubtless other fears unvoiced in this text.
Washington DC: the Embassy [of the Government of the Republic of Viet-Nam], 1969. Paperback. 33p., paper covers, 11x8.5 inch staplebound self-wraps featuring news articles and photographs in facsimile, accompanied with keyboard-set text. Slight dust-soil and edgewear, a very good copy.
n.p. . Single page, typescript handbill mimeographed on thin paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, printed on one side. Anonymous exhortation to California voters to press their assemblymen to support the "senate book bill" (SB 1671). This bill would remove from school libraries any works that did not "impress upon the.....
Washington DC: National Media Analysis, 1970. Premier issue of the monthly newsletter, 8p., 8.5x11 inches, creased from having been folded for mailing, with receipt stamp from a library on the cover. "Straight" analysis of the underground press, including discussion of recent political or cultural trends. They valiantly read those obscene.....
Washington DC: National Media Analysis, 1970. Second issue of the monthly newsletter, 8p., 8.5x11 inches, creased from having been folded for mailing, with receipt stamp from a library on the cover, else good condition. "Straight" analysis of the underground press, including discussion of recent political or cultural trends. They valiantly.....
Redondo Beach: Project "Each Reach One" 1962. Single leaf folded once to make four 8.5 x 11 inch "bond" panels. Filagree borders, green, red, blue and black inks on white ground, about 500 words of text, very good aside from fold creases. Elaborate rightist humor, reasonably good visual parody of.....
Belmont, MA: John Birch Society, n.d. Group of pamphlets and a paperback book, "Shanghai Conspiracy," sealed together in plastic wrap and originally sold as a set at JBS bookstores. Plastic still intact, though with a few small tears and minor dust soil. Slogans on cover sheet include "Support our fighting.....
Chicago: Saint Germain Press, 2003. 48p., staplebound booklet, very good. Single issue of the publication that continued in print decades after the Ballards took a leaf from the Dudley Pelley script of fascist mysticism. This issue includes incantations to protect the USA as the "Permanent atom in the heart of.....
Washington: Liberty Lobby, . Single 8.5x11 sheet folded to make envelope-sized brochure decorated with a sketch in red white and blue; very good. Invites recipient to join the Liberty Lobby, working to cut taxes, end welfare, and "clamp down hard and fast on campus agitators, black militants and bombers"
Great Barrington MA: American Institute for Economic Research, 1978. Pamphlet. 32p., softbound pamphlet in 8.5x5.5 inch stapled glossy wraps, faint edgewear, a clean sound copy. Per introductory materials: "..founded in 1933..the Institute's research is planned to help individuals protect their personal interests as well as those of the Nation. The.....
n.p. ARDE, 1985. [22p.], 8.5x11 inches, very good. Newsletetr issued by US-based supporters of the southern Nicaraguan Contra group. Judging by the advertisements, published in California. Includes black and white photos of militia members, ARDE representatives, and assemblies in the forest.
Belmont, MA: American Opinion, [1968?]. pp. 27-40, wraps, old archive stamp on front wrap. Offprint from the March 1968 issue of American Opnion. Opposed to Black Power, and notes "Martin Luther King's plans to invade and disrupt Washington itself..." A fine, unintentional, study in European American hysteria.