Political Newspapers Collection


Political Newspapers Collection

This collection consists of 113 newspaper titles. Some journals report from a national perspective, while others focus on local news and politics. These journals all focus on politics from a leftist point of view, and a large number of publications in the collection espouse a Marxist viewpoint. The collection spans from the early 1950s through the early 1990s, though the majority of newspapers were published in the late 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the collection is comprised of issues of The Guardian, though there are also larger collections of Berkeley Barb/Berkeley Tribe, Black Panther, The Call, Chinese Literature, People's World, Ramparts, La Raza, The Realist, and World Magazine. The majority of journal titles are represented by a single issue or a few issues. There is also a collection of flyers, leaflets, and other publications a variety of topics including the Anti-War movement, the Black movement, Feminism, the Labor movement, and the Student movement.

30 boxes42.74 linear ft.

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Jackson, Jesse, 1941-

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The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Jackson h...

Communist Party of the United States of America

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The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), a Marxist-Leninist party aligned with the Soviet Union, was founded in 1919 in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution by the left wing members of the Socialist Party USA. These split into two groups, with each holding founding conventions in Chicago in September 1919: one which established the Communist Labor Party, and a second which established the Communist Party of America. In a 1920 Joint Unity Convention, a minority faction of t...

Seale, Bobby, 1936-....

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Weather Underground Organization

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Newton, Huey P.

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Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)

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Students for a Democratic Society was a successor to the Student League for Industrial Democracy, founded in 1930, which had merged with the National Student Union to form the American Student Union. A quiescent period followed World War II, but the 1960s saw a revival by new activist radicals, including James Farmer, who was a chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality. In 1964, the SDS outlined its ideals in the Port Huron Statement. It rejected Marxism and envisioned an established democracy...

Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...

Zweig, Martha

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The collection consists of 113 newspaper and journal titles, published between 1953 and 1994, though the majority of the collection was published between 1969 and 1992. The newspapers all report from a leftist perspective and many of the publications espouse a Communist ideology. Topics relating to many of the major movements of the late 20th Century are covered, including the Anti-War Movement, the Black Movement, the Chicano Movement, and the Feminist Movement. As many of the publications rela...

Carter, Jimmy, 1924-

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Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.), thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a ...

Black Panther Party

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The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The philosophy of the Black Panthers, known as their ten-point program, combined Marxist socialism and black nationalism with demands for land, housing, education, justice and peace. By 1969 the Black Panthers had become known nationally. From the guide to the Black Panther Party FBI file, 1967-1969, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manusc...

Mao, Zedong, 1893-1976

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Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998

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Co-founder of Black Panther Party, presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party (1968), and author of Soul on Ice. From the description of Papers ca. 1969-1977. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55998690 Eldridge Cleaver was born August 3, 1935 in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. During his youth he was convicted of various drug and assault charges and spent time in reformatories and prisons. His experiences led him to become a follower of Malcolm X and the Nation of...