Political Literature: Collection Strengths

Major Publishers

A publisher's ideological slant is a central characteristic in evaluating polemical literature.  Publishers are indexed as "authors" of their publications when no personal author is named.  Search the individual organization in ANTPAC by author to locate these materials.

Archival and Manuscript Materials

Archival and manuscript collections are described in detail in searchable, online finding aids in the Online Archive of California. Follow the links below to view the complete finding aids. Numerous archival collections documenting political issues in Orange County, California, are also found in the Orange County collection, described separately on this site.

  • The courage to remember: the Holocaust, 1933-1945: posters
    A set of forty published posters based on a Simon Wiesenthal Center traveling exhibition about the Holocaust.
  • New York Workers School materials, 1926-1935
    Materials documenting courses offered by the New York Workers School of the Communist Party USA.
  • Orange County Holocaust Oral History Project interviews
    Videorecorded interviews with residents of Orange County, California, who are survivors of the Holocaust. This collection is not yet organized; please contact us for more information.
  • OSPAAAL poster collection
    Posters published between 1967 and 1997 by the Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL).
  • Paris revolt
    Documents the protests and general strike that took place in France in 1968 when Parisian students and workers protested against American involvement in Vietnam, as well as for a better educational system and working class rights. This collection is not yet organized; please contact us for more information.
  • Times Change Press political posters, 1970-1974.
    Collection consists of seven posters published by Times Change Press (New York City) on a variety of national political issues, including political activism, voting, demonstrating against the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh and Che Guevara. This collection is not yet organized; please contact us for more information.
  • United Farm Workers Information Fair collection
    Fliers, newsletters, photographs, and ephemera used at a United Farm Workers (UFW) fair held in 1969.  Documents the UFW and its formation, the Delano Grape Strike (1965-1966), migrant agricultural workers’ living and working conditions, and other topics.