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Twentieth-Century Political Pamphlet Collection


Twentieth-Century Political Pamphlet Collection


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of ephemeral political materials distributed by and for members of national organizations and political committees. The majority of the materials relate to New Left organizations from the 1960s, but examples from the 1940s to the early 1990s are also included. Many of the materials are concerned with civil rights, anti-war protest, feminism, and economic policy. Current events in China, Cuba, Europe and the Middle East are also discussed. Organizations represented include Students for a Democratic Society, Southern Student Organizing Committee, Radical Education Project, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and several others. The collection offers primary source material to researchers interested in the various social protest movements of the 1960s.


The collection is fully digitized and available in JSTOR's Reveal Digital platform. The collection is available to all researchers in the Special Collections reading room during regular service hours. Materials do not circulate. 


The provenance of this collection is unclear. Most of the materials appear to have been acquired by the MU Libraries at the time of publication.


Manners and customs
New Left
Politics and culture
Protest movements
Students -- Political activity
Politics and government
Protest literature, American
New Left -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Politics and culture -- 20th century -- Sources
Economics -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Liberalism -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Students -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Sources
Politics and culture -- United States -- 20th century -- Sources
Protest literature, American -- United States -- 20th century -- Sources

United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Sources
United States
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Sources

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