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Preliminary Guide to the American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera, 1919-1984

Abstract

This is a collection of pro-Libertarian literature, which includes a wide range of conservative viewpoints.

Accession (2009-0196) (1000 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1919-1984) consists of pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, brochures, and other publications and periodicals from a variety of pro-libertarian and right wing organizations, including the American Economic Foundation and the National Economic Council, Inc. Topics include free market capitalism, price stabilization, the elimination or reduction of taxes, anti-communism, the Federal Reserve, inflation and the gold standard, the Marshall Plan, and foreign aid.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera, 1919-1984
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0196) (1000 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1919-1984) consists of pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, brochures, and other publications and periodicals from a variety of pro-libertarian and right wing organizations, including the American Economic Foundation and the National Economic Council, Inc. There is a wide range of materials, but many are related to topics such as gold and silver, the value of money, conspiracy theories, the taxation of the American people, and inflation. Early materials idealize the work of Henry George, a political economist who proposed a land value tax. Post-World War II materials frequently discuss foreign aid and the Marshall Plan, tending to espouse anti-communist viewpoints. 1970s-era materials tend to discuss gold, inflation, and monetary reform.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0196)

(2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Materials have been arranged by date. Newspapers were separated into their own oversize folder.

1919-1949
Box 1
1950-1957
Box 1
1958-1959
Box 1
Myths and Truths about Free Enterprise, 1958-1961
Box 1
1960-1964
Box 1
1965-1969
Box 1
1972-1973
Box 1
1974-1976
Box 2
1977-1984
Box 2
Undated (2 folders)
Box 2
Newspaper articles, 1941-1956

Many of these newspapers are extremely fragile and may require conservation work prior to access.

Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

Materials in this collection are from a variety of creators, but all deal with right-wing economic, pro-libertarian subjects.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.