Ben Klassen publications and ephemera, 1981-2004

Overview of the Collection

Klassen, Ben
Ben Klassen publications and ephemera
1981-2004 (inclusive)
0.4 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 880
Informational flyers, brochures, newsletters, and books acquired by the Montana Human Rights Network from a departing member of the Church of the Creator Northwest headquartered in Montana.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The Church of the Creator (COTC) was a white supremacist group founded in 1973 by Ben Klassen. Following Klassen’s suicide in 1993 the group was led by Matt Hale.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains published books and a small amount of ephemera written by Ben Klassen, founder of the Church of the Creator. Also included are two contextual documents by the Montana Human Rights Network.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Ben Klassen Publications and Ephemera, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The contents in this collection were in a storage unit belonging to a member of the Church of the Creator Northwest, a splinter group of Matt Hale's World Church of the Creator, prior to being acquired by the Montana Human Rights Network in 2003.

Acquisition Information

The content in this collection was mailed to the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library by the Montana Human Rights Network.

Related Materials

The Mansfield Library's Archives and Special Collections also holds a Right Wing Radicalism collection of publications (PAM 09).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Publications
The little white book / Ben Klassen -- Racial loyalty -- Facts that the government and the media don't want you to know / Matt Hale -- A real case against Jews (reprint from The Century magazine, January 1928) / Marcus Eli Ravage -- The brutal truth about inflation and financial enslavement : the Federal Reserve Board -- What is hate? -- Creativity : creed and program -- Against the evil tide / Ben Klassen -- Rahowa! : this planet is ours / Ben Klassen -- Building a whiter and brighter world / Ben Klassen -- Nature's eternal religion -- The Klassen letters / Ben Klassen -- The white man's Bible / Ben Klassen -- Trials, tribulations, and triumphs / Ben Klassen -- On the brink of a bloody racial war / Ben Klassen
1 Church of the Creator pamphlets and ephemera 1993 and undated
1 Law enforcement, community, and press briefing paper produced by the Montana Human Rights Network 2003
1 Letter about the Ben Klassen collection from the Montana Human Rights Network 2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Christianity and politics
  • Christianity and politics--Miscellanea
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Racism--Montana--Miscellanea

Corporate Names

  • Church of the Creator

Geographical Names

  • Montana--Race relations--Miscellanea

Form or Genre Terms

  • Anti-Semitic literature
  • White supremist literature