People for the American Way

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People for the American Way (PFAW) was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear, Barbara Jordan, Father Theodore Hesburgh, and Andrew Heiskell. PFAW is dedicated to promoting equality, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. Their operational mission includes promoting progressive policies, electing progressive candidates, and holding public officials accountable. Josh Glasstetter from PFAW read in the New York Times about the newly formed Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements at UC Berkeley. He then contacted the Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal, to inquire about the possibility of the Center providing a home for the PFAW archive of materials pertaining to American right-wing groups and individuals. Dr. Christine Trost, Program Director for the Center, contacted the Bancroft Library to see if they might be interested in processing and housing the collection.

From the guide to the People for the American Way collection of conservative political ephemera, 1980-2004, (The Bancroft Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Buenfil, John,. Social Movements Collection [manuscript] ca. 1959-2000 [bulk 1970-1988]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf People for the American Way. People for the American Way collection of conservative political ephemera, 1980-2004. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Conyers, John, 1929-. Julian Bond papers [manuscript], 1968-2009. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McNeill Smith Papers, 1937-1999 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Constitutional Educational League, Inc. Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda, 1940-1994. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Ernest B. Furgurson Papers (#4912), 1950-1985 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Butner, Fredrick. Collection 1987,1988. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf People for the American Way. People for the American Way : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Chuck Stone Papers, 1931-2007 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mincberg, Elliot, 1952-,. Reminiscences of Elliot Mincberg : oral history, 2002-2003. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf People for the American Way collection of conservative political ephemera, 1980-2004 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Additional papers of Mary Steichen Calderone, (inclusive), (bulk), 1914-1989, 1960-1989 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Butner, Fredrick. person
correspondedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 person
associatedWith Furgurson, Ernest B., 1929- person
associatedWith Michigan State University. Libraries. American Radicalism Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Mincberg, Elliot, 1952-, person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Smith, McNeill. person
associatedWith Stone, Chuck person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Christianity and politics--History--21st century
Christianity and politics--History--20th century
Conservatism--Religious aspects--Christianity--History--20th century
Conservatism
Censorship
Political science--Miscellanea
Right and left (Political science)
Conservatism--Religious aspects--Christianity--History--21st century
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Active 1994

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