America First Committee ephemera, 1940-1941

Overview of the Collection

Title
America First Committee ephemera
Dates
1940-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.04 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
Mss.085
Summary
The America First Committee (AFC) was the foremost United States isolationist pressure group against American entry into World War II. This collection consists of 3 pamphlets and 1 broadside distributed by the AFC.
Repository
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
CMB1021
Tacoma, WA
98416-1021
Telephone: 2538792669
archives@pugetsound.edu
Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 3 pamphlets and 1 broadside distributed by the America First Committee (AFC), a World War II anti-interventionist organization. The pamphlets include 1) "America First Committee: Aims and Activities," which describes the AFC and the principles that it stands for, 2) "Our Foreign Policy," the text of a speech by AFC chairman General Robert E. Wood given to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, and 3) "Must We Fight for our Foreign Trade?," with text by Stuart Chase. The broadside is a single sheet asking supporters to contact Congress to speak out against the "war dictatorship bill."

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The America First Committee was the foremost United States isolationist pressure group against American entry into World War II. It was launched on September 4, 1940 and dissolved on December 10, 1941.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Name of document, date.] America First Committee ephemera. University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections, Collins Memorial Library. Tacoma, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top