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Anticommunist Movement Collection

 Collection — Container: M1994-04
Identifier: M1991-04

Scope and Contents

Collection of publications of anticommunist organizations in America, 1951-1965, including booklets, periodicals, and brochures dealing with communist conspiracies and threats to America. Key writers and organizations include the Christian Nationalist Crusade and its magazine, The Cross and the Flag, the Cinema Educational Guild, William L. Dickinson, Myron C. Fagan, George B. Fowler, Gerald L. K. Smith, and Robert H. Williams. Subjects include antisemitism, anticommunism, Cuba, flouridation of water, John F. Kennedy, Joseph L. McCarthy, racism, the Selma-Montgomery Rights March (1965), UNICEF, and the United World Federalists.


Anticommunism organizations emerged with the beginning of the Cold War and especially after Senator Joseph L. McCarthy launched his "Red War" hearings in the early 1950s. These organizations saw communist threats in the flouridation of drinking water, the United Nations, the United World Federalist movement, in the Presidential campaign of 1960 and election of John F. Kennedy, in the Cuba Missile Crisis of 1962, and in the civil rights and unrest in the 1964-1965 period. The organizations also included a Christian rightwing movement of extreme conservatism, mixing Biblical prophecy and a Communist threat.

Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth) Smith (1898- ) was founder of the American First Party, head of the Christian Nationalist Crusade, and outspoken antisemite. His papers and records are at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The Cinema Educational Guild grew out of era of the McCarthy hearings on communists in the movie industry. CEG was an anticommunist organization headquartered in Hollywood.


  • Created: 1951-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/00/1995


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


26.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Historic Pensacola Preservation Board, May 1995

Processing Information

Cataloged 05/24/1995

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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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