Gerald L. K. Smith Papers 1922-1976


Gerald L. K. Smith Papers, 1922-1976

Gerald L. K. Smith Papers 1922-1976

Founder of the America First Party, head of the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and outspoken antisemite. Correspondence, speeches, oral history transcript, memoranda and other materials detailing his criticism of America's participation in World War II, his Michigan senatorial race in 1942, his campaign for the presidency in 1944, his opposition to the spread of communism after the war, and his support of conservative Christian causes and right wing individuals and organizations; and photographs. Portraits of Smith and his wife, Elna Smith; photographs of meetings and conventions of the America First Party, of picketing and other political activity in support of Smith and his platform, and of Smith's associates and supporters; also photographs and portraits of celebrities, buildings, and activities, which Smith collected, probably for use in his publication, . The Cross and the Flag

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