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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[East Bay, CA]: [Robert Rush], [197-]. 1.5 inch diameter pin, clasping hands on yellow field, very good. Produced by California pinmaker Robert Rush, who also produced UFW pins, for sale by Chicano activists.
New York: New York Civil Liberties Union, 1957. 11p., wraps, 4x9 inches. On an anticommunist law passed during the Korean War, due to expire in 1957.
Detroit: UAW Education Dept. 1960. 48p., staplebound pamphlet, light toning along spine, otherwise very good.
[Oakland? CA]: n.pub. [1970?]. Four page shop paper, 8.5x11 inches, mimeographed - poorly, edge wear, stapled in the upper left hand corner. Leftist shop paper for a Caterpillar Tractor factory in the East Bay, with members from three unions involved (IAM, UAW and IBEW). The longest article (page and a....
[Hayward, CA]: Southern Alameda County Econlomic Opportunity Agency, 1969. 8p. newspaper aimed at the low-income residents of southern Alameda County, central horizontal fold.
Buffalo, NY: State University of New York at Buffalo; Sociology Department, 1967. 123p., pictorial cover, mild edgewear and soil. Includes James E. Hansen's "Dialectical critique of empiricism" and Arthur Efron's "Anarchist thought and the theory of meaning-genesis." Other authors include Andre Gunder Frank, Bill J. Harrell, Stephen Crafts and Paul Piccone.
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...