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Mrs. McChord Williams Collection

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Williams (McChord, Mrs.) Collection

Inventory of the Mrs. McChord Williams collection
MS0207

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Williams, Helen Avery
Title
Mrs. McChord Williams collection
ID
MS0207
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1953-1970
Date [inclusive]
1949-1983
Extent
1.0 Linear foot
General Physical Description note
circa 250 items
Language
English
Abstract
Primarily booklets, flyers, and pamphlets produced by conservative, anti-communist organizations collected by Helen Avery Williams (Mrs. McChord WIlliams). Includes material by and about J. Edgar Hoover, the John Birch Society, the National Council of Churches, Walter Reuther, and Christmas card from Herbert A. Philbrick.

Preferred Citation note

McChord Williams (Mrs.) Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised primarily of publications produced by conservative, anti-communist organizations. Includes material by and about longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the John Birch Society, the National Council of Churches of Christ, and labor organizer Walter Reuther.

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Arrangement note

Collection is divided into the following series: 1. Subject Files (1949-1983); 2. Newsletters and Periodicals (1961-1983).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gifts of Mrs. McChord Williams, 1993-94.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

American New Left Collection (Mss 68). Hugh Joseph Beard Papers (Mss 161).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Williams, Helen Avery

Subject(s)

  • Propaganda, Anti-communist

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Collection Inventory

SUBJECT FILES 1949-1983

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised primarily of non-serial pamphlets, booklets, flyers, and articles published by primarily by conservative, anti-communist organizations. The bulk of the material is organized by subject, however, in some cases the originating organization is also represented.

Box Folder

ANTI-COMMUNIST PUBLICATIONS AND MOVEMENTS (1951, 1958-67, 1980, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes pamphlets published by America's Future, American Bar Association, American Opinion, Christian Anti-communism Crusade, The Independent American, and National Defense Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Congressional Record reprints relating to the Communist Party, including "March on Montgomery: The Untold Story," by Alabama representative William L. Dickinson (4-27-65); "Martin Luther King...at Communist Training School," The Augusta Courier (4-13-63); and a Reader's Digest reprint (1964) concerning the revolution in Brazil.

1 1-3

CORRESPONDENCE (1964-65, 1982)

Scope and Contents note

Includes Christmas card (1964) from Herbert A. Philbrick, former FBI agent who infiltrated the Communist Party; and a statement (1965) concerning alleged Communist-front memberships of Mark Van Doren, who visited Charlotte in the Thomas Jefferson High School Award Convocation series.

1 4

Disarmament (1961-65, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Anti-disarmament pamphlets and publications in response to U.S. State Department Publication 7277, "Freedom From War."

1 5

Economics (circa 1960)

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets of the American Economic Foundation (ca. 1960) and the Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. (1947-54, 1960-66) supporting laissez-faire economics and capitalism. Also includes an FEE pamphlet concerning Social Security (1954).

1 6

Education (1965, 1980, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes pamphlets and textbook evaluations published The Independent American and America's Future; reprint of A Report by the General Legislative Investigating Committee to the Mississippi State Legislature Concerning the Occupation of the Campus of the University of Mississippi, September 30, 1962, by the Department of Justice of the United States, General Legislative Investigating Committee, State of Mississippi, American Opinion (1964); and articles and editorials from The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte News, News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), and WBT-WBTV regarding a North Carolina law banning admitted Communists from speaking at state-supported colleges and universities.

1 7

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (1959-65, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes anti-communist essays and pamphlets by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and speech transcripts.

1 8

Foreign Policy (1964-65, circa 1983)

Scope and Contents note

Includes pamphlets, reprints, and constituency newsletter from U.S. Senator John P. East.

1 9

JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY (1962-65, circa 1966)

Scope and Contents note

Includes a membership application, Society publications, and "The John Birch Society: A Report," an advertising supplement to the Los Angeles Times (1964).

1 10

MACARTHUR, GENERAL DOUGLAS (circa 1962, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Advertisement for a recording of MacArthur's farewell address; and a postcard of and a pamphlet about the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial.

1 11

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES (1960-70, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes The Record of the National Council of Churches by the Church League of America (1969) and pamphlets published by the Committee of Christian Laymen, The Presbyterian Journal, and other religious organizations denouncing the N.C.C. Also includes a pro-N.C.C. booklet by Judge William H. Maness, Brainwashing and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (1964).

1 12

POLITICAL CONSERVATISM (1959-65, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Primarily pamphlets and essays published by America's Future, The Independent American, The Dan Smoot Report, Network of Patriotic Letter Writers, Americans for Constitutional Action, and Liberty Lobby. Also includes an essay by the former President Dwight D. Eisenhower (Reader's Digest reprint, 1964) and advertisements for phonograph records of speeches available through Key Records.

1 13

RELIGION AND POLITICS (1961-70, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes writings by Carl McIntire, Edmund A. Opitz, Bishop Fred Pierce Corson, and Dr. Fred Schwarz.

1 14

REUTHER MEMORANDUM (1963-65, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets published by Liberty Lobby and Church League of America denouncing the Reuther Memorandum, an essay by Victor Reuther concerning the "radical" right.

1 15

UNITED NATIONS (1949-51, 1959, 1964-65, undated)

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles and pamphlets published by the United Nations, World Outlook, America's Future, and League of Women Voters; material concerning UNICEF; and an advertisement for phonograph record.

1 16

YWCA, NATIONAL BOARD 1964

Scope and Contents note

Copy of the 1963-64 annual report [NOTE: donor marked passage noting the Student YMCA and YWCA held an American-Soviet exchange the previous summer.]

1 17

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Newsletters and periodicals 1961-1983

Scope and Contents note

This series is arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within titles. Includes publications by America's Future, Church League of America, and Liberty Lobby.

Box Folder

AMERICA'S FUTURE 1964-1982

Scope and Contents note

(New Rochelle, N.Y.: America's Future, Inc.) "A Weekly/Fortnightly Review of News, Books, and Public Affairs." 3 issues.

1 18

BOOKMAILER NEWS 1961

Scope and Contents note

(New York: The Bookmailer, Inc. 1961): 1 issue

1 18

BULLETIN BOARD OF THE CONSERVATIVES 1965

Scope and Contents note

(Savannah, Ga.: The Conservatives, 1965): 1 issue.

1 18

CHRISTIAN ANTI-COMMUNISM CRUSADE NEWS LETTER 1964

Scope and Contents note

(Long Beach, Calif.: Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, 1964): 1 issue.

1 18

DAN SMOOT REPORT 1964-1966

Scope and Contents note

(Dallas: The Dan Smoot Report, Inc., 1964, 1966): 3 issues.

1 3

HERALD OF FREEDOM 1963

Scope and Contents note

(Staten Island, N.Y., 1963): 1 issue

1 18

INTELLIGENCE DIGEST 1965

Scope and Contents note

(Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England: issued privately, 1965): "A Review of World Affairs." Edited by John de Courcy. 1 issue.

1 18

INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA NEWSLETTER 1983

Scope and Contents note

(Elyria, Ohio: Intercessors for America, 1983): 1 issue.

1 18

IXOYE 1965

Scope and Contents note

(Santa Ana, Calif.: Episcopalians for Christ, 1965): 1 issue.

1 18

LIBERTY LETTER 1965-1967

Scope and Contents note

(Washington, D.C.: Liberty Lobby, 1965, 1967): 2 issues.

1 18

LIFE LINES 1961-1965

Scope and Contents note

(Washington, D.C.: Life Line Foundation, Inc., 1961, 1965): "A Patriotic Voice of Freedom." 2 issues.

1 18

MANION FORUM 1964

Scope and Contents note

(South Bend, Ind., 1964): 1 issue.

1 18

MINDSZENTY REPORT

Scope and Contents note

(Saint Louis: Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, 1966): 1 issue.

1 18

NATIONAL LAYMAN'S DIGEST 1970

Scope and Contents note

(Wheaton, Ill.: National Laymen's Council of the Church League of America, 1970): "Published as an Educational Service for the Supporters of the Church League of America." 3 issues.

1 18

NEWS AND VIEWS 1970

Scope and Contents note

(Wheaton, Ill.: National Laymen's Council of the Church League of America, 1970): "Eternal Vigilance is Forever the Price of Freedom." 2 issues.

1 18

PEOPLES VOICE 1964

Scope and Contents note

(Indianapolis: Peoples Bank & Trust Company, 1964): edited and compiled by Herbert A. Philbrick. 1 issue.

1 18

REMNANT REVIEW 1983

Scope and Contents note

(Fort Worth, Tex., 1983): "...explicitly Christian and pro-free market in perspective. It is an attempt to apply biblical principles to economic analysis." Edited by Gary North, Ph.D. 1 issue.

1 18

TASK FORCE 1963-1965

Scope and Contents note

(Ormond Beach, Fla.: Defenders of the American Constitution, Inc., 1963, 1965): "An American Publication for Loyal Americans." 2 issues.

1 18

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS 1981

Scope and Contents note

(Glendale, Calif.: Jesus to the Communist World, Inc., 1981): 2 issues.

1 18

WASHINGTON REPORT 1964

Scope and Contents note

(Washington, D.C., 1964): constituent newsletter of U.S. Representative James B. Utt of California. 1 issue.

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