PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University Library is pleased to announce that David Adler ’14 is the recipient of the sixth annual Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Library Research, generously funded by Douglas W. Squires, ’73. This award, established in partnership with the Office of the Dean of the College, recognizes undergraduate projects that make extensive and creative use of the Brown University Library’s collections, including print and primary resources, databases, and special collections. On Monday, April 30th at 9am, the Library will present Adler with his award in the Absolute Quiet Room on Level A of the Rockefeller Library. A reception will follow.
David Adler’s paper “A Sergeant of Industry” led from a close study of the Hall-Hoag Collection of dissenting and extremist propaganda, to direct correspondence with Brian Bex of the American Communications Network, and involved the acquisition of new materials from Bex which Adler will donate to the Library.
In his paper, Adler argues that a top-down reading of the conservative movement is incomplete, as it often neglects grassroots organizers, like Brian Bex, who Adler calls “sergeants of industry.” As Adler explains, “The story of Brian Bex suggests that we might view the conservative revolution as the result of the cooperative efforts of the entire chain of command in the free enterprise army.”
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