National Renaissance Party – Richard Bayer

Gordon Hall interviewed Richard Bayer, a member of the National Renaissance Party, in June of 1968 about his involvement in the party and the party’s ideology. The National Renaissance Party was founded by James Madole (who was also interview by Gordon Hall) in 1949 and disbanded shortly after his death in 1979.  The NRP was a neo-fascist group based out of New York City known for violent riots in the 1960s and controversial publications.[1] Similar to other fascist groups like the American Nazi Party, the NPR was white supremacist, racist, anti-Semitic, and sought for a dictatorship in America.

Richard Bayer, a native New Yorker, one day became secretary[2] of the NRP, but was 28 years old at the time of this interview.  In the section of the interview below Bayer shares his views on the use of violence to achieve political ends. There are quite a few (~50-100) interviews in the Hall Hoag collection and 60 folders of material from The National Renaissance Party.

National Renaissance Party (1968)