Emily Brookes Reference Files on Political Extremism

Collection ID: 
SCRC 78
Date: 
1940-1972, bulk 1960s
Footage: 
21.25 linear feet (17 boxes)

 

Collection Summary

Title
Emily Brookes Reference Files on Political Extremism

Dates
1940-1972, bulk 1960s

Collection ID
SCRC 78

Creator
Brookes, Emily

Quantity
21.25 linear feet (17 boxes)   

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Emily Brookes researched and collected publications of the radical right movement of the 1960s and 1970s, especially as it manifested itself in Arizona. At that time, the radical right movement was gaining ground and beginning to upset the political balance there. For more than eleven years, Brookes collected and catalogued newsletters and other publications produced by these political extremist groups, as well as relevant newspaper and magazine clippings.

Brookes was connected with Franklin H. Littell, a Temple professor from 1969 to 1986, who was also interested in the study of political extremism, and she provided course materials for at least two of his courses at Iowa Wesleyan College in the late 1960s. It is not clear how Brookes and Littell met, but they corresponded in 1969 just before the publication of his exposé on extremism in America, Wild Tongues.

Description of Collection

The Emily Brookes Collection on Political Extremism houses a variety of newspaper and magazine clippings, printed materials and publications, ephemera, and correspondence pertaining to the radical right movement, primarily in Arizona. The collection dates from the late 1940s to the 1970s, with the bulk of the materials from the 1960s.

This collection provides an introduction to the radical right movement of the mid-twentieth century, how it was portrayed in the media, and the ways in which key players and organizations presented their own agendas.  There are clippings files on communism, Arizona politics, the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, Group Research, Inc., and the John Birch Society, among other topics; collected printed materials from an assortment of rightist politicians and political groups; as well as some correspondence regarding key political figures. Particularly well represented figures include Barry Goldwater and Billy James Hargis and his Christian Crusade ministry.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of reference file, which is generally subject and/or creator name. Folders containing a range of subjects appear alphabetically at the end of each letter.

 
           

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5653198~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Condition Note

Collection was treated for mold during processing and boxes have been marked; precautions will be offered at time of access.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Emily Brookes Reference Files on Political Extremism are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Emily Brookes Reference Files on Political Extremism, SCRC 78, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related material

Franklin H. Littell Papers, SCRC 85, Special Collections Research Center.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Included in Marcia Sachs Littell’s donation of the Franklin H. Littell Papers, 2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in September 2014 by Meredith Thomas, Student Worker, and Erin DeFord, Franklin H. Littell Papers Project Intern.

 
           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Brookes, Emily
Goldwater, Barry, 1938-
Hargis, Billy James, 1925-

Corporate Names:
Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
Group Research, Inc.
John Birch Society

Subjects:
Communism
Extremists
Right-wing extremists
Radicalism
Radicals
Race relations
United States -- politics and government
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Places:
Arizona

Material Types:
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Publications
Reports
Vertical files
 

Inventory

1          1          Academic freedom          1960-1971, undated         
1          2          Advertising          1961-1963, undated
1          3          AFL-CIO          1959, undated
1          4          All-American Conference to Combat Communism          1961-1964
1          5          Allen, Julia          1957-1961
1          6          America’s Future Inc.         1960-1964
1          7          America’s Future Inc.          1960-1966, undated
1          8          American Civil Liberties Union          1961-1971
1          9          American Council of Christian Churches          1966-1971
1          10          American Council on Education          1966-1968
1          11          American Economic Foundation          1962-1967
1          12          American Friends Service Committee          1944-1970
1          13          American Jewish Committee          1965-1968, undated
1          14          American Legion          1902-1963, undated
1          15          American Medical Association          1940-1969, undated
1          16          American politics          1960-1971, undated
1          17          Americans for Constitutional Action          1961-1963
1          18          Anti-government          1960-1963, undated
1          19          Arizona          1961-1966, undated
2          1          Arizona, anti-communist movement          1961-1967, undated
2          2          Arizona, news clippings          1960-1971, undated
2          3          Arizona, news clippings          1966-1967
2          4          Arizona Republic news clippings          1962-1968
2          5          Ali, Muhammad – American Country Life Association          1958-1968, undated
2          6          American education lobby – Australia          1958-1967, undated
2          7          Bookmailer News          1962-1967
2          8          Bricker Amendment          1952-1961, undated
2          9          Buckley, William F., Jr. reference file          1955, 1962-1970
2          10          Buckley, William F., Jr. reference file          1971, undated
2          11          Bangladesh – Berrigan          1963-1971
2          12          California          1960s
2          13          Catholic Church, news clippings          1954-1965
3          1          Chicago, news clippings          1960-1969
3          2          Christian Anti-Communism Crusade          1961-1964, undated
3          3          Christian Anti-Communism Crusade          1964-1970, undated
3          4          Christian Anti-Communism Crusade          1970-1971
3          5          Christian Anti-Communism Crusade          1970-1971, undated
3          6          Christian Crusade          1960-1963, undated
3          7          Christian economics          1957-1963
3          8          Christian economics          1964
3          9          Christian economics          1966-1970
3          10          Christian Nationalist Crusade          1963, undated
3          11          Church discipline, news clippings          1955-1968
4          1          The Church League of America          1959-1963, undated
4          2          The Church League of America          1960-1963, undated
4          3          The Church League of America. “News and Views”          1958-1963
4          4          Church response to extremism          1961-1963, undated
4          5          Church response to extremism          1961-1964
4          6          Citizens foreign aid committee          1961-1964, undated
4          7          Citizens information center          1961-1965, undated
4          8          Cities, social issues (Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, New York), news clippings,          1959-1967
4          9          Cities, social issues (Chicago, Des Moines, New York, Washington, D.C.), news clippings          1967-1969
4          10          Communism          1960-1967, undated
4          11          Communism, master plan          1961
4          12          Communism, news clippings          1960-1968
4          13          Communism, news clippings          1960-1968
4          14          Communism and American religion          1958-1962, undated
4          15          Communism and civil rights          1959-1967, undated
4          16          Constitutional Amendments          1963-1964, undated
5          1          Correspondence          1954-1964, undated
5          2          Correspondence and notes          1959-1964, undated
5          3          Cuba          1961-1970, undated
5          4          Calley, Lieut. William L., Jr. Foundation – Civil rights          1963-1988, undated
5          5          Committee of One Million – Czechoslovakia          1961-1986, undated
5          6          Davis, Angela – Dunellen          1961-1971, undated
5          7          Eastland, James O. (James Oliver)          1962-1968
5          8          Economics, Harry T. Everingham          1953-1970
5          9          Ecumenics, news clippings          1963-1966
5          10          Education          1954-1962
5          11          Education          1967, undated
5          12          “Fact finder”          1961-1967
5          13          Family, news clippings          1956-1963
5          14          For America          1954-1962, undated
5          15          Free Enterprise          1959-1962:
5          16          Free Enterprise          1963-1967, undated
5          17          Freedom Institute          1964-1967         
5          18          Freedom School          1963-1964
6          1          Freedom School          1964-1967
6          2          Freedoms Foundation          1962-1969, undated
6          3          Farm Bureau Federation – Fox, Col. Victor J.          1959-1970, undated
6          4          France – Fundamental American Freedoms          1953-1971
6          5          Goldwater, Barry, bibliography          undated
6          6          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1946-1953
6          7          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1956
6          8          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1956
6          9          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1959
6          10          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1959
6          11          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1960
6          12          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1961
6          13          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1961
7          1          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1962
7          2          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1963
7          3          Goldwater, Barry, congressional hearings          1965
7          4          Goldwater, Barry, correspondence regarding Goldwater          1958-1964
7          5          Goldwater, Barry, free enterprise          1959-1964
7          6          Goldwater, Barry, human events          1960-1964
7          7          Goldwater, Barry, human events          1963-1964
7          8          Goldwater, Barry, interview transcripts, voting records, and public records relating to Senate          1953-1965, undated
7          9          Goldwater, Barry, magazine articles          1961-1964, undated
7          10          Goldwater, Barry, news clippings          1960-1964
7          11          Goldwater, Barry, news clippings          1960-1965
8          1          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1954-1962
8          2          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1961-1968, undated
8          3          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1963
8          4          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1963-1964, undated
8          5          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1964
8          6          Goldwater, Barry, news and magazine clippings          1964
8          7          Goldwater, Barry, newsletters and ephemera          1954-1964, undated
8          8          “Group Research Report”          1962
8          9          “Group Research Report”          1962-1969
8          10          “Group Research Report”          1963
8          11          “Group Research Report”          1964
8          12          “Group Research Report”          1965
8          13          “Group Research Report”          1965-1968
8          14          “Group Research Report”          1966
8          15          “Group Research Report”          1967
9          1          “Group Research Report”          1968
9          2          “Group Research Report”          1969
9          3          “Group Research Report”          1970
9          4          “Group Research Report”          1971
9          5          “Group Research Report”          1972
9          6          “Group Research Report,” directory          undated
9          7          Gabaldon – Guevara, Che          1962-1968
9          8          Harding College. Hunter, Edward          1960-1969
9          9          Hargis, Billy James, Air Force manual          1960-1964, undated
9          10          Hargis, Billy James, brochures and ephemera          1961
9          11          Hargis, Billy James, brochures and ephemera          1961
9          12          Hargis, Billy James, brochures and ephemera          Undated
9          13          Hargis, Billy James, brochures and ephemera          undated
9          14          Hargis, Billy James, Christian Crusade          1961
9          15          Hargis, Billy James, Christian Crusade          1962
9          16          Hargis, Billy James, Christian Crusade          1963
9          17          Hargis, Billy James, Christian Crusade          1964
9          18          Hargis, Billy James, Christian Crusade          1964
9          19          Hargis, Billy James, Correspondence          1960-1961
9          20          Hargis, Billy James, News Clippings          1962-1966
9          21          “The Hate Campaign Against the U.N” by Gordon D. Hall          1952
9          22          Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace          1969, undated
9          23          Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), news clippings          1960-1965
10          1          Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), articles and reports          1949-1960
10          2          Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), articles and reports          1961-1963, undated
10          3          House  Un-American Activities Committee          1961-1963, undated
10          4          Housing and urban renewal          1961-1966
10          5          Housing code          1960-1966
10          6          Human events          1960-1963
10          7          Human events          1964
10          8          Human events          1965, undated
10          9          Human events          1966-1967
10          10          Immigration          1963-1964, undated
10          11          Impeach Warren, “Independent America”          1957-1964
10          12          Insider’s Newsletter. International Youth Federation for Freedom          1960-1971, undated
10          13          Institute for American Democracy          1968-1970
10          14          Interfaith, news clippings          1956-1966
10          15          International Christian Relief          1967, undated
10          16          John Birch Society          1960-1970, undated
10          17          John Birch Society          1960s
10          18          John Birch Society          1965-1985, undated
10          19          John Birch Society, exposing          1960-1965, undated
11          1          Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), assassination          1964-1969
11          2          King, Martin Luther, Jr., news clippings          1965-1970
11          3          Ku Klux Klan           1960-1969, undated
11          4          Katanga – Krux          1960-1965, undated
11          5          Liberal efforts          1960-1965
11          6          Liberty Amendment          1962-1971, undated
11          7          Liberty Bells Arizona newsletter          1960-1961, undated
11          8          Liberty letter          1961-1970
11          9          Liberty lobby          1961-1964, undated
11          10          Liberty lobby          1961-1967
11          11          Liberty lobby          1963-1970, undated
11          12          Labor – Lyons, Daniel          1960-1970, undated
11          13          Maffeo, Mary          1961-1964, undated
11          14          Maricopa Advisory Council reports          1962-1964, undated
11          15          Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown)          1953-1958
12          1          Mayer, Milton          1962, undated
12          2          McCarthy, Joseph          1953-1971, undated
12          3          McIntire, Carl          1954-1964, undated:
12          4          McIntire, Carl, “Christian Beacon”          1961-1964, undated
12          5          McIntire, Carl, “Christian Beacon”          1963-1964, undated
12          6          Mental Health          1959-1964, undated
12          7          Meyer, Walter          1961-1963, undated
12          8          Military          1961-1962, undated
12          9          Ministers’ sermons         1961-1962
12          10          Minutemen          1961-1967
12          11          MacArthur – McCarran          1960-1964, undated
12          12          McFarland, K – Minority of One          1961-1969, undated
12          13          Mission Mountain College – Motive          1961-1967, undated
12          14          “The Nation”          1957-1962
12          15          National Committee of Christian Laymen          1961-1967, undated
12          16          National Economic Council          1954-1964, undated
12          17          New Left          1967-1970, undated
13          1          News and Views          1957-1964
13          2          National Republican Congressional Committee-Nixon          1961-1966, undated
13          3          National Association for the Advancement of White People – National Institute for Law, Order and Justice          1959-1964, undated
13          4          Operation Abolition          1960-1961, undated
13          5          Operation abolition          1960, undated
13          6          Oates, Wayne – Oxman          1960-1971, undated
13          7          Pacifist peace walk, planned parenthood          1960-1966, undated
13          8          Parent Teacher Association          1961-1964
13          9          Peace, news clippings          1954-1968
13          10          Pepperdine College          1963-1965, undated
13          11          Phoenix forum          1961-1964
13          12          Phoenix forum          1962-1969, undated
13          13          Phoenix organizations          1963, undated
13          14          Police, public indignation rally          1962-1971, undated
13          15          Prayer, news clippings          1961-1964
13          16          Prayer Amendment          1962-1964, undated
13          17          Prayer Amendment          1964-1966
13          18          Question 7          1961, undated
13          19          The Quill          1964-1968
13          20          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1958-1965
13          21          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1961-1964
14          1          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1961-1967
14          2          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1963-1968
14          3          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1964-1967
14          4          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1964-1968
14          5          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1965-1968
14          6          Race and racial issues, news clippings          1965-1969
14          7          Race problems          1961-1968, undated
14          8          Race problems          1960-1965, undated
14          9          Radical left          undated
14          10          Radical right          1966-1967, undated
14          11          Radical right expose          1960-1963, undated
14          12          Radio Free Europe, religion vs. communism          1960-1969, undated
14          13          Reason          1965-1967
14          14          Religion, news clippings          1954-1966
15          1          Religion, news clippings          1960-1969
15          2          Republican party, news clippings          1965-1970:
15          3          Republican party, news clippings          1966-1968
15          4          Rhodesia          1965
15          5          Right-wing extremists       1962-1969
15          6          Right-wing extremists, advertisements          1963, undated
15          7          Right-wing extremists, Arizona          1960-1969, undated
15          8          Right-wing extremists, expose          1959-1964
15          9          Right-wing extremists, exposing          1969, undated
15          10          Right-wing extremists, exposing          1955-1962, undated
15          11          Right-wing extremists, exposing, magazine articles          1954-1964, undated
15          12          Right-wing extremists, exposing, news clippings          1961-1964, undated
15          13          Right-wing extremists, extra-curricular activities          1962-1964, undated
15          14          Right-wing extremists, groups and meetings          1964-1969, undated
15          15          Right-wing extremists, letters          1961-1964
15          16          Right-wing extremists, men          1962-1964
15          17          Right-wing extremists, news clippings          1960-1965
15          18          Right-wing extremists, Republicans          1960-1961, undated
15          19          Right-wing extremists, taxes and financing          1956-1964
15          20          Right-wing extremists in Churches          1961-1964
15          21          Right-wing extremists in Education          1961-1966, undated
15          22          The Remnant – Roy, Ralph Lloyd          1960-1969, undated
16          1          School aid, news clippings          1957-1964
16          2          School library committee          1960-1964, undated
16          3          Schools          1963-1964, undated
16          4          Schwarz, Fred           1960-1964, undated
16          5          Schwarz, Fred, Arizona news          1960-1963, undated
16          6          Schwarz, Fred, Christian Anti-Communism Crusade          1960-1966, undated
16          7          Schwarz, Fred, School of Anti-Communism          1961
16          8          Sex education          1967-1969
16          9          Sex education          1968-1969, undated
16          10          Shofstall, Dean Walden P., Ph.D.          1960-1969         
16          11          Smoot, Dan          1961-1966
16          12          Smoot, Dan          1962-1963, undated
16          13          State department, John Swomley          1950-1964
16          14          State legislation          1961, undated
16          15          Student Anti-Communism League          1961, undated
16          16          Sullivan, William          1961-1970
16          17          Schlafly – Staggs, Ralph          1954-1966, undated
16          18          Tactics          1964-1966
16          19          “Terrible 1313”          1958-1960
16          20          Test Ban Treaty          1960s
16          21          Textbook censorship, truth for youth          1961-1967, undated
16          22          The Thunderbird          1962
17          1          Udall, Morris K., United Society of Methodist Laymen          1961-1966, undated
17          2          UNESCO, public response          1950s-1960s
17          3          UNICEF          circa 1960
17          4          United Nations          1950-1964, undated
17          5          United Nations          1952-1963, undated
17          6          United Nations          1953-1964, undated
17          7          United Society of Methodist Laymen          1961-1962
17          8          “United States Day” committee, Inc.          circa 1960
17          9          United States Department of Justice          1950s-1960s
17          10          United States Information Agency          1960s
17          11          University of Washington          1961
17          12          “Up with People,” clippings          1967
17          13          Vietnam, news clippings          1963-1967
17          14          Vietnam, news clippings          1966-1968
17          15          Vietnam, news clippings          1967, undated
17          16          Vietnam, news clippings          1967-1968, undated
17          17          “We the People,” World Youth Crusade for Freedom          1966-1968, undated