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Jo Mahaffey papers concerning the American New Left

 Collection
Identifier: MS0068

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.

Dates

  • 1960 - 1975
  • 1968 - 1975

Creator

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.

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

Overview

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.

Arrangement

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.

Processing Information

Previously named the American New Left Collection.
Title
Jo Mahaffey papers concerning the American New Left
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated