Extremism Course collection, 1937-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Green, Ronald S.
Title
Extremism Course collection
Dates
1937-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.07 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
6183 (Accession No. 6183-001)
Summary
Collection of notebooks and subject files related to extremist groups, compiled by Redmond High School students
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Extremism [in America?] course was offered to Redmond High School students from approximately 1968 to 1973. The course, taught by Ronald S. Green, provided an overview of both right-wing and left-wing extremist groups operating in the United States and abroad. As part of the course, students were expected to produce a research notebook containing news-clippings and ephemera related to extremist groups along with a brief description or comment from the student on the materials discovered.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection is composed of notebooks compiled by Redmond High School students and subject files containing news-clippings, newspapers, correspondence, ephemera, essays, and notes related to right-wing and left-wing extremist groups in the 1960s and 1970s. Extremist groups and publications featured in the collection include: The Councilor (Louisiana White Citizens Power), The Conservative Party, John Birch Society, Liberty Lobby, National Youth Alliance, Ku Klux Clan, United Klans of America, Christian Crusade/Christian Nationalist Crusade, National States Rights Party, National Socialists White People’s Party, Nazis, Common Sense (Christian Education Association), Minutemen, Yakima Herald Republican, The Thunderbolt, The Weekly Crusader, The Fiery Cross, Truth About Civil Turmoil, Young Americans for Freedom, The Christian Beacon, The Yakima Eagle, Students for a Democratic Society, Black Panther Party, Guardian (Independent Radical Newsweekly), Los Angeles Free Press, American Indian Movement (AIM), Industrial Workers of the World, Progressive Labor Party, Socialist Labor Party of America, Socialist Workers Party, Young Socialist Alliance, International Socialists, Workers World Party, Youth Against War and Fascism, Women’s Liberation Movement, Communism Around the World, GI Civilian Alliance for Peace, Technocracy, Seattle Union Record, Women: A Journal of Liberation, Women’s Liberation in New York, Front de Liberation du Quebec (Quebec Liberation Front), Quarter Moon Tribe/Woodstock Nation, The Weatherman Underground, Youth International Party (YIPPIE), Seattle Liberation Front, The Red Sun Tribe, People’s World (West Coast Communist Paper), Weekly Worker, The New Left, The New Party, The Chicago 7, Rapid Transit Guerilla Communication, Third World Liberation Group, National Mobilization Committee, Student Mobilization Committee, Liberation News Service, Revolutionary Youth Movement, Peace and Freedom Party, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of B’Nai B’rith, The American Jewish Committee, Institute of Human Relations, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Group Research Inc.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Subject Files, 1965-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Anarchism
1965 -1969?
1/2
Worker World Party - Youth Against War and Fascism
1970 - 1975?
1/3
Freedom Socialist Party
1967 - 1970
1/4
Socialist Workers Party
1968 - 1970
1/5
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
1968 - 1972
1/6
US Communist Party
1937- 1971
1/7
Workers Power
1971
1/8
United Farm Workers
1969?
1/9
Lewis-McChord Free Press
1971
1/10
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
1971
1/11
Peace and Freedom Party
1968
1/12
Women's Liberation
1970
1/13-14
Black Panthers
1968 - 1971
1/15
Muhammad Speaks
1965
1/16
1968 Chicago Riots
1968 - 1970?
1/17-18
Student Protests
1967 - 1970
1/19
The Student Left
1968 - 1970
1/20
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
1969 - 1970
1/21-22
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) - Weatherman
1969 - 1970
1/23
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM)
1969 - 1970
1/24
Progressive Labor Party
1965 - 1970
1/25
Seattle Liberation Front
1970
1/26
Chicago 7 and Youth International Party (YIPPIE)
1968 - 1970
1/27
Helix
1966 - 1967
1/28
The Left - General and Miscellaneous
1968 - 1970
1/29
Anti-Communism
1961 - 1969
1/30
The Councilor
1965 - 1975
1/31
Common Sense
1967 - 1970
1/32
Christian Nationalists
1969 - 1970
1/33
House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
1960 - 1970
2/1
Fiery Cross
1969 - 1970
2/2-3
American Nazis (National Socialist White People's Party)
1971 - 1976
2/4
Attack! - National Youth Alliance
1970?
2/5
The Thunderbolt
1971 - 1972
2/6
Ku Klux Klan
1960 - 1965
2/7
Minutemen
1966 - 1973
2/8
Independent American - Tax Fax
1969
2/9
Richard Cotton
1965
2/10
Bob Jones University
1968 - 1969?
2/11
Liberty Lobby
1970
2/12
Sex Education
1968 - 1969
2/13
Christian Crusade (Billy James Hargis)
1969 - 1970
2/14
Christian Beacon - Rev. Carl McIntire
1970
2/15
Let Freedom Ring
1965 - 1969
2/16-17
John Birch Society
1962 - 1970
2/18
Dan Smoot
1960 - 1969
2/19
The Right - General and Miscellaneous
1962 - 1968
2/20
Polarization
1969 - 1970
2/21
Attorney General's List of Organizations
1955
2/22
Extremism Bulletin Board
1968 - 1969?
2/23
Extremism - Mederate Views
1967 - 1970
2/24
J. Edgar Hoover
1969 - 1970
2/25
Educational Publications on Extremism
1967 - 1971

Series 2:  Student Notebooks, 1968-1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/26 - 2/31
Multiple notebooks
1968 - 1969
3/1 - 3/16
Multiple notebooks
1969 - 1973
4/1 - 4/10
Multiple notebooks
1968 - 1973?
Box
5
Laurie B's notebook
1968 - 1973

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Anarchism--Study and teaching
  • Civil rights--Study and teaching
  • Communism--Study and teaching
  • Labor movement--Study and teaching
  • Personal Names :
  • Green, Ronald S.--Archives