Jo Mahaffey papers concerning the American New Left
Scope and Contents
The collection dates primarily from the late 1960s and early 1970s and contains pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, and other printed items of an ephemeral nature. Issues addressed include the Vietnam War; American political and economic involvement in other countries, especially in Latin America; civil rights, racism, and black power; socialism and communism and their relevance to the United States; economics and labor; and women's liberation. Much of the material originated from groups in the Midwest, especially Milwaukee.
- 1960 - 1975
- 1968 - 1975
- J. Murrey Atkins Library. University Archives (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
The American New Left was a term used in reference to activists, educators, agitators and others in the 1960s and 1970s who sought to implement a broad range of reforms. They rejected involvement with the labor movement and Marxism's historical theory of class struggle and were associated with the Hippie movement and college campus protest movements.
2.25 Linear Feet
Pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, and other printed items published by various radical groups based largely in the Midwest, especially Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Material addresses such issues as the Vietnam War; United States political involvement in Latin America and other regions; civil rights, racism, and black power; socialism and communism and their relevance to the United States; economics and labor; and women's liberation.
Jo Mahaffey Papers Concerning the American New Left is organized into two series: 1. Subject Files (1960-1975); 2: Newspapers and Periodicals (1969-1975).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jo Mahaffey, 1981.
Previously named the American New Left Collection.
- Jo Mahaffey papers concerning the American New Left
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