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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White American Resistance

The White American Resistance or White Aryan Resistance is a white supremacist organization founded by Tom Mezinger who was a grand wizard of the KKK. [1] Mezinger ran various groups from the mid-1970s through the 1990s and even ran for political office in the State of California. WAR gained a certain amount of exposure throughout the late 1980s due to various appearances on television talk shows.[2] WAR is a self-identified racist group and still has a website now: http://www.resist.com/

White American Resistance (1985)

White American Resistance (1985)

White American Resistance (1985)

White American Resistance (1985)

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

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Metzger_(white_supremacist)

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Student Mobilization Committee

The Student Mobilization Committee was formed in 1966 “to coordinate opposition to U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam among college and high school students.”[1] Originally named The Vietnam Day Committee the SMC organized protests on campuses and in cities in addition to being one of the first groups that included civilians and soldiers alike.[2] Based on a letter from 1969, the SMC had centers in 15 cities[3] around the country but began to disband, like many anti-Vietnam groups in the early 1970s (1973) in conjunction with the U.S. beginning to withdrawing troops from Vietnam.[4]

I have included two flyers below from the Boston area center of the SMC.

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (October 20, 1970)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (October 20, 1970)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (March 3, 1971)

Student Mobilization Committee Boston (March 3, 1971)

[1] http://militarylies.typepad.com/gi_movement_archives/student-mobilization-committee-to-end-the-war-in-vietnam-.html

[2] http://depts.washington.edu/antiwar/vietnam_student.shtml

[3] http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1969/jun/05/student-mobilization/

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War#Opposition_to_U.S._involvement_in_the_Vietnam_War:_1962.E2.80.931973

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