Guide to the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Collection, 1940s-2010
The SPLC Intelligence Project Collection includes printed materials, serials, organizational literature, pamphlets, clippings, catalogs, fliers, and correspondence from a variety of groups monitored by the SPLC and its contacts between the 1980s and 2010. Included within the collection are many groups falling within the SPLC Klanwatch and Militia Watch projects. Organizations represented in this collection typically promoted anti-semitic, white supremacist, racist, separatist, or anti-Communist views and policies. Other organizations promoted Second Amendment rights, right-wing Christian and American nationalism, Y2K and survivalist preparations, and the rise of the Confederacy. SPLC's interests expanded across the political spectrum to include both right-wing and left-wing extremist literature.
- Collection Number
- Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project collection
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- 115 Linear Feet, 85,500 items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The SPLC Intelligence Project Collection includes printed materials, serials, organizational literature, pamphlets, clippings, catalogs, fliers, and correspondence from a variety of groups monitored by the SPLC and its contacts between the 1980s and 2010. Included within the collection are many groups falling within the SPLC Klanwatch and Militia Watch projects. Organizations represented in this collection typically promoted anti-Semitic, white supremacist, racist, separatist, or anti-Communist views and politics. Other organizations promoted Second Amendment rights, right-wing Christian and American nationalism, Y2K and survivalist preparations, and the rise of the Confederacy. SPLC's interests expanded across the political spectrum to include both right-wing and left-wing extremist literature.
The manuscript portion of the collection includes 11.0 lin. ft. of materials; the remainder of the collection, consisting of serials collected by SPLC from various organizations, has been separated for individual cataloging.
Check the library catalog link for a list of separated serial titles: Separately cataloged serials
Collection is divided into two series: Organizations and SPLC Research, Subjects, and Clippings Files. There are also over 450 serial titles which have been separated from the collection and are available for request through the library catalog.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
This series includes materials collected from different groups and organizations monitored by the SPLC Intelligence Project. It has been arranged into subseries by creating organization; within each subseries, materials range from catalogs and ephemeral mailings to pamphlets or publications by the group. Only scattered serials are present in this collection. For information about other serials published by monitored groups and collected by SPLC, consult the library's online catalog.
Includes Special Police Officer bulletins, "Citizens Rule Book," and fliers.
Sample newsletter and subscription letter for "Inter-Klan Newsletter and Survival Alert."
Includes pamphlets by Dave Barley, such as "Separatism Into Restoration," "Vaccinations: A Mark of the Beast," "Martin Luther and the Jews," "The City of the Living God," along with newsletters and other handouts.
Special reports: "Billions for the Bankers, Debts for the People" (2001) and "8 Reasons Why the Budget is a Fraud" (2002).
Photocopies of newsletters; "The Real Hate Group," by Pete Peters; "God and Lincoln on Negro-White Marriages" pamphlet; "Citizens Rule Book," and ANF promotional literature.
Short stories by Jack Grimes, including "Yonder Comes the Jungle," "The Dictator and the State," "What I Did During the War," "The Little Man," "Why I Became an Anti-Semite," "Ivan the Indian Killer," and "The Klan and the Kike."
Includes materials from the American Friends organization, based in Falls Church, VA. Photocopies of BNP-AF publications.
Includes letter from Glenn Miller declaring candidacy for state office.
Pamphlets titled "Hope Deferred, or Hope Fulfilled?" and "Where Are They Now?"
Church documentation and pamphlets by Pastor V.S. Herrell, including "The Justification of God" and "The Racial War at Baal-Peor: A Study in Pornos."
Aryan Nations pamphlets, including "A Story of the Original Ku Klux Klan," "We Have Accomplished Our Goal," "Life Law," "The Aryan Warrior," "The Secret Holocaust," "The Pharisees," "To Lose Our Sovereignty," and a copy of "Teutonic Unity."
Photocopies of bulletins and pamphlets, including "God, Man, Nations, and the Races," "The Bible Answers Racial Questions," "What Happened to Cain?," "You: Before the World Was Framed," and other excerpts.
Includes articles and pamphlets by Col. Jack Mohr. Mohr's organization is also referred to as Crusades for Christ, and he published in both Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Titles in this folder include "The Marvelous Epistle of Romans," "This Time Bomb Called Zionism," "From the Watchman's Corner!," and others.
Includes booklets and pamphlets by Jack Mohr, such as "Seed of Satan: Literal or Figurative?," "The Birthright or the Right to Govern," "Signs and Wonders!," "Firearms and Freedom!," "Conspiracy to Deceive the Elect!!," "A Warning Direct from the Horse's Mouth!," "Exploding the 'Chosen People' Myth," "The Psychopolitical Indoctrination of America!," "Battle for the Truth," "Salt Without Savor!" and others.
"CSA" refers to "The Covenant, the Sword, the Arm of the Lord." File includes photocopied literature such as the Christian Army Basic Training Manual and "Prepare War" pamphlet.
Library of Political Secrets booklets: "The Secret Driving Force of Communism," "What is Judaism?".
"The Seven Year Tribulation of Daniel and Revelation," with other pamphlets and fliers.
Essays and reports, including "Germany: Hotbed of the Mafia," "The Talmud: Bible of the So-Called Jews," "The Myth of a White Jewish Race," and some excerpts from The Talon.
Soldiers of the Cross catalogs and subscription forms. Also includes "Tenants of the Faith" pamphlet.
Article: "The Truth About the King Alfred Plan (most so-called negroes must die)."
Includes photocopy of program from 1981 Klonvokation, membership application, and subscriber letters.
Original early Klorans, Constitution and Laws from the Association of Georgia Klans.
Photocopies of fliers, comics, newspaper articles, catalogs; Newspaper insert, "The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan"
Includes photocopy of "Constitution, Laws and Ceremonies," mass mailings, and 1991 postcard to Klanwatch.
Publications/pamphlets, including "Constitution and Laws" (1964), "What is a Klansman?" (1971), "Kloran" (3 versions: 1958, 1975, and 1995); other fliers; copy of Neal Payne deposition in Vietnamese Fisherman's Association vs. Knights of the KKK, 1981.
Photocopied clippings, listserv printouts, other materials and Klan coverage.
Newspaper advertisement essays by Benjamin H. Freedman: "Why Congress is Crooked or Crazy or Both," and "Crisis Nears Climax: Time to Tell the God's Honest Truth"
Includes pamphlets such as "An Open Letter to the Gentiles," "Made in Russia: The Holocaust," BBS-Users Group Listing, other fliers.
Newspaper inserts and subscriber letters, including solicitations for funds following Liberty Lobby's libel judgment in Hunt vs. Liberty Lobby.
SPLC's research file, including correspondence with informants, and a Spotlight Index, 1983-1984.
Manual: "Outcome Based Education and Higher Order Thinking Skills," by Jeannie Georges.
Includes parts 1 and 2 of "Taking Aim," and several Preparedness Catalogs.
Pamphlets and bound volumes. Titles include "Christian Duty Under Corrupt Government," "Eve: Did She or Didn't She?," Yah's Laws: Are They For Today?," and "The Sacred Names of God."
Booklets 1-7: "How to Get the Most Out of a Sermon," "Ezekiel 38 Could Be in the Past," "Study in Genesis, parts 1-4," "Which Day is Our Sabbath?"
Booklets 8-15: "1st Timothy 2:14," "Studies in Genesis, part 5," "Seed of the Woman Mystery," "Lucifer God's Servant," "How to Study the Bible," "Beginning of the Kingdom, part 6-7," "A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, part 8"
Reports, photocopied clippings, other literature about or by the National Alliance.
"Firearms in America: The Costs and Benefits Associated with the Private Citizen Ownership of Firearms" report; bumper sticker; subscriber mailings.
Edition of the National Socialist journal; scrapbook page of Nazi clippings.
Resistance Records mailings, suggested readings; and articles.
Copies of "Pardon Me, But," "Flying Colors," "On Target," and "Desert Shield and the New World Order."
Petition for an Official English Language Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
"Operation Vampire Killer 2000" manual, a "American Police/Military Action Plan for Stopping World Government Rule."
Pamphlets and catalogs. Titles include "The Present Truth for Israel," "Women and the Militia," "Will 'New World Order' Create Disasters?," and "The Word is Out!"
Fliers from "Mankind Quarterly" and "Journal of Social, Political, Economic Studies."
Includes titles "Communion and its Potential Blessings, Curses, and Need," a camp songbook, and "Death Penalty for Homosexuals is Prescribed in the Bible," written by Pastor Peter John Peters.
"Prophetic Nouns" and "Shiloh Separatist" publication, by Elliott Germain.
Includes pamphlets "Commons Sense on Mass Immigration" and "The Ethics of Immigration Policy." Published by John Tanton.
Essay: "White Victory in Memphis and How It Was Done!: Racism, Publicity, and Organization, the Key to Victory."
Photocopy of a "Survival Tactics Seminar" manual; presumably related to Constitutional Township of Tigerton Dells.
Correspondence, clippings, and other materials collected by SPLC to monitor Truth At Last newspaper.
Pamphlets by Charles A. Jennings, including "Our Southern Heritage: The Confederate Battle Flag," "America's Cultural War: Biblical Christianity and Caucasian Culture," and "The Need of the Angle Israel Truth."
Pamphlets, including "Defending the Faith for Our God, Our Nation, and Our Posterity," "The Separation of Church and State Myth," and a copy of Kingdom Builders Report.
Photocopies of newsletters; clippings with VCI coverage; Directories of Covenant People/Israel Identity; pamphlets and reports, including "The Myth of a Judeo-Christian Tradition," "The Strangest Alias in History," and "Was Jesus Christ a Jew?"
SPLC subscribed to clippings services to monitor news coverage of accusations of bias, hate crimes, Klan and Nazi activities, and mentions of other extremist groups. Clippings collected are from local and regional publications and do not include national press stories from AP or other syndicates.
Loosely sorted by month/year.
Includes clippings about various hate groups, racial discord, and coverage of SPLC.
Includes various clippings, handouts, and fliers from neo-Nazis, Klan groups, and white power groups.
Includes literature on anti-tax movements, anti-UN movements, etc.
Includes literature by pro-white Christian extremists.
Mass mailings from Thorz Hammer promoting his book "WHAM! Confessions of a White American Man."
Photocopy of Directory for "All Anglo-Saxon Celtic and Kindred Peoples," including organizations, contact names, and addresses for New Israelites from around the world.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is based in Montgomery, Alabama.
Over 450 serial titles have been cataloged separately from this archival collection. Click this link for a list of SPLC Intelligence Project serials in the library catalog: Separately cataloged serials
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Catholic Church
- Human Rights Archive (Duke University)
- Intelligence Project
- Klanwatch Project.
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Antisemitism in literature -- United States.
- Anglo-Israelism -- United States
- Conspiracy theories -- United States.
- Conservative literature -- United States.
- Gun control -- United States
- Holocaust denial literature -- United States.
- Left-wing extremists -- United States.
- Neo-Nazis -- United States.
- Nazis -- United States.
- Racism -- United States
- Right-wing extremists -- United States.
- States' rights (American politics) -- Southern States.
- White supremacy movements -- United States
- Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems) -- United States.
The Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013.
Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff, March 2014
Accessions described in this finding aid: 2013-0048