New American Movement (Organization)

Alternative names

Hide Profile

The New American Movement (NAM), a self-identified "new type" of socialist organization, held its founding convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1972. Established largely by veterans of the New Left, NAM wanted to move beyond the activism of the 1960s and rejected a Communist "vanguard party" approach to organizing. The group was opposed to the Vietnam War and called for the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon. NAM's overarching goal was to create a democratic socialist society, characterized by racial, sexual and economic equality. In 1982, the organization joined with the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, led by Michael Harrington, to form the Democratic Socialists of America.

From the guide to the New American Movement Records, c. 1971-c. 1982, (Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Shepherd, Robert Opie, 1950-. Papers of Robert Opie Shepherd relating to the Democratic Socialists of America, 1982-1990. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf New American Movement (Organization). Records, 1971-1982. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Coyle, Brian J., 1944-1991. Brian J. Coyle papers, 1960, 1965-1991. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Padwee, Michael. Papers, 1966-1969. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Democratic Socialists of America Records, Bulk, 1972-1995, 1940-2006 (bulk 1972-1995) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Brian J. Coyle papers., 1965-1991. Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf New American Movement (Organization). New American Movement : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Christopher Rhoades Dykema Papers, 1965-1988 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Boyte family. Boyte Family papers, 1941-1981 (bulk 1968-1977). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Ehrenreich, Barbara. Papers, 1955-1993 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Miller, James Knute, 1946-. James. K. Miller papers, 1966-1991. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn David Greenberg Papers, undated Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Left wing political activities printed material, 1966-1972 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Dykema, Christopher. Papers, 1965-1988. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Michael Padwee Papers, 1966-1979 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Kelly, Kathleen. Kathleen Kelly papers, 1971-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn New American Movement (Organization). Pittsburgh Chapter. Records of the New American Movement, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1973-1982. University of Pittsburgh
creatorOf Democratic Socialists of America. Records, 1973-1983. Wayne State University
referencedIn Lynd, Staughton. Staughton and Alice Lynd papers, 1938-2008. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf New American Movement Records, c. 1971-c. 1982 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Left wing political activities printed material, 1966-2007. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Farrar, Anne. Papers, 1960, 1967-1978. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Joni. Joni Rabinowitz papers, 1961-2008. University of Pittsburgh
referencedIn Kramer, Lawrence Felix, 1949-. Lawrence Felix Kramer papers, 1966-1980, 1966-1972 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn New American Movement Printed Ephemera Collection, 1972-1982 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Michael Padwee Papers 1966-1979. New York University, Tamiment Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Boyte family. family
associatedWith Coyle, Brian J., 1944-1991. person
associatedWith Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Socialists of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Dykema, Christopher person
associatedWith Dykema, Christopher. person
associatedWith Ehrenreich, Barbara. person
associatedWith Farrar, Anne. person
associatedWith Greenberg, David F. person
associatedWith Kelly, Kathleen. person
associatedWith Kramer, Lawrence Felix, 1949- person
associatedWith Lynd, Staughton. person
associatedWith Michigan State University. Libraries. American Radicalism Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Miller, James Knute, 1946- person
associatedWith New American Movement (Organization). Pittsburgh Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith Padwee, Michael. person
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Joni. person
associatedWith Shepherd, Robert Opie, 1950- person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
New Left--United States
Socialist parties--United States
Student movements--United States
Socialist feminism
Socialism and youth--United States

Corporate Body

Active 1971

Active 1982



Ark ID: w6z64cd1

SNAC ID: 23597803