A new blog has been created for The Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda. This blog will be updated about once a week for the next three years with the purpose to chronicle the three year CLIR grant awarded to Brown University in 2011, highlight specific items from Hall Hoag Collection and give richer context to researchers using the collection. The site will include images from the collection, work updates, grant reports, technical approaches used, and audio/video testimonials of people working with the collection. As progress is made with the project the blog could become a useful resource for others working on similar things.
Visit the blog here: http://blogs.brown.edu/hallhoag/
Any comments, suggestions or questions should be sent to Daniel Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Background on the Collection
The Hall Hoag Collection contains 800 cartons (2,400 linear feet or ca. 700,000 items) of unprocessed material representing a broad spectrum of militant political, social and religious dissent in the United States, from the post-World War II period to the present. This collection of items emanating from roughly 30,000 organizations, constitutes the country's largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999. The collection began when Gordon Hall, a young veteran of the Pacific Theatre during the war, first encountered the printed propaganda issued by domestic hate-your-neighbor organizations/groups in the late 1940's. He supported his investigations and research of these organizations by giving public lectures about them. Materials from all corners of the country were collected, enabling him to document statements made in lectures as well as in a growing number of expository articles written for newspapers and magazines. Grace Hoag, an alumna of Smith College, began collaboration with Hall during the 1960's, assisting the research and investigation and expanding the collection beyond its initial emphasis. Includes publications of Anti-Abortion organizations; Anti-Integrationist organizations; Anti-Semitic and Racist political parties; Christian Identity organizations; Communist organizations; Communist political parties; Communist publishers; Congressional investigating committees; Cults and Alternative religions; Extreme Left-Wing publishers; Ku Klux Klan organizations; LaRouche organizations; Marxist-Leninist organizations; Militant Anti-Communist organizations; Militant Populist organizations; Neo-Nazi organizations; Pacifist organizations; Racial and Ethnic Consciousness organizations; Right-Wing Christian religious organizations; and Right-Wing publishers.
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