Proletarian Publishers

Proletarian Publishers was started in 1972 as a rebuttal to the Communist Party, USA. The San Francisco based organization sought to build a multinational Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. They viewed CPUSA as revision of Bolshevik communism and a major deterrent from a true multinational communist party.[1] They published throughout the 1970s on topics related to communism and Marxism.

Proletarian Publishers 1976

Proletarian Publishers 1976

Proletarian Publishers 1972

Proletarian Publishers 1972

 

[1] From: On Proletarian Publishers in a Proletarian Publishers pamphlet from 1972 title Mastering Blosheivsm

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Women’s Liberation

This week’s post contains a few items from Boston during the 1970s about the Women’s Liberation Movement. One item is a flyer for a rally to have taken place April 17, 1971 in Boston Common. There is an additional item from World Socialist Party of the United States. This is a political sticker handed out around what I am guessing was the midterm elections of 1970.

Women's Liberation Flyer (1971)

Women’s Liberation Flyer (1971)

Women's Liberation Sticker (1970)

Women’s Liberation Sticker (1970)

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Prophetic Herald

Prophetic Herald was founded in Spokane, Washington by Alexander Schiffner in 1962. The Hall Hoag collection contains items from the 1960s through the 1990s, although it is hard to determine if it is still being published.

It is a religious publication based on the concept that Christ will soon return to Earth. See the image below for more details on their beliefs. Prophetic Herald was published monthly on a variety of topics revolving around the prophecies of the bible.

Prophetic Herald (1975)

Prophetic Herald (1975)

Prophetic Herald Inside (1975)

Prophetic Herald Inside (1975)

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Washington Peace Center

The Washington Peace Center was started in 1963 by Larry Scott to “education, support, and provide resources to activist groups.”[1] Focusing mostly on anti-war and nonviolence the Washington Peace Center has opposed the war in Vietnam, nuclear arms proliferation, and the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay among other things. Additionally, the Peace Center has helped advocate for groups opposed to racism and gender/sexuality bias. The Washington Peace Center is still in existence today.

Washington Peace Center (November 1987)

Washington Peace Center (November 1987)

Washington Peace Center (November 1987)

Washington Peace Center (November 1987)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Peace_Center

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CLIR Unconference/Symposium

On March 12th and 13th I participated in the 2015 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Unconference and Symposium: Innovation, Collaboration, and Models at the University of Pennsylvania  During the Unconference I ran a workshop on using OpenRefine to clean and gather data. Most of the concepts discussed in the workshop have been used during our work on the Hall Hoag Collection. Notes from the workshop can be found in this Google Doc.

I had a great couple of days in Philadelphia and encourage everyone to look into some of the other CLIR funded projects.

CLIR Unconference University of Pennsylvania (March 2015)

CLIR Unconference University of Pennsylvania (March 2015)

CLIR Unconference University of Pennsylvania (March 2015)

CLIR Unconference University of Pennsylvania (March 2015)

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