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Code of Wartime Practices for American Broadcasters
This pamphlet is a revision of the first Code of Wartime Practices for American Broadcasters issues five months previously. It contains guidelines for voluntary censorship related to "News" and "Programs." Because of the international character of…

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Prodigy! [Marvel/Planned Parenthood Federation of America comic book]
Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing…

Escape from Fear
Giveaway comic book distributed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America Publications. Revised edition of a 1956 publication. Fear of an unwanted pregnancy makes intimacy stressful for the Harpers. Learning about contraception from Planned…

Education by Radio. Vol. II, No. 1. First Quarter 1941.
From header, "A Bulletin to Promote the Use of Radio for Educational, Cultural, and Civic Purposes" A quarterly publication by The National Committee on Education in Radio. Committee members: Arthur G. Crane, Chairman James E. Cummings Harold G.…

Countdown on Excellence
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight
"Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight" illustrates quotations and paraphrases from President Lyndon B. Johnson's "Remarks to the Delegates to the White House Conference on Natural Beauty," given on May 25, 1965.Public service comic published as a part…

Whiskey prescription
Prescription for whiskey to be taken in milk 3 times daily. Filled at Purcell & Littlejohn pharmacy, Leesburg, Va.During Prohibition, the U.S. Treasury Department issued forms that authorized physicians to write prescriptions for medicinal…

Peace on Earth
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

No Forced Labor Camps for American Youth! [American Student Union pamphlet]
Pamphlet published by the American Student Union, a national left-wing organization of college students active in the 1930s. The group consisted of both communists and socialists, who argued over the group's stance on pacificism in the face of…

The First Work Camp for Democracy [trifold brochure]
Trifold brochure advertising the Work Camp for Democracy, August 7 to September 4, 1939, West Park, New York. The Executive Committee was chaired by Algernon D. Black who, with Alice K. Politzer, would found the Encampment for Citizenship in…

Suggestions for Visitors to County Poorhouses and to Other Public Charitable Institutions
Cover title: Suggestions for Institution Visitors.A small volume that offers guidelines or suggestions for those undertake the investigaton of county poorhouses, public hospitals, asylums for the insane, children's homes, and industrial schools…

The Rockwell Report, May 1965 [American Nazi Party]
Official monthly publication of the American Nazi Party, an organization founded by George Lincoln Rockwell in March 1959.Cover title for this issue, "The Real Story: Left vs. Right." Slogan on cover: "White People! Unite & Fight!" Article by…

"The Communist Black Revolution Can and Will Be Smashed in Virginia!" [George Lincoln Rockwell campaign flyer]
Multi-page flyer outlining the reasons why white Democrats and Republicans of the Commonwealth of Virginia should unite and vote for White Constitutional Candidate, George Lincoln Rockwell. Rockwell, the founder and head of the American Nazi Party,…

The Story of Inflation
Educational comic book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Public Information Department.

Power is Green
Educational comic book in the form of a dialogue between a successful black man in a suit who is taking a vacation with his wife in their convertable. He encourages young men of color hanging around a diner to get free job training and advice so as…

How Stalin Hopes We Will Destroy America
Giveaway comic book about the dangers of inflation. Text argues that Communists want America to spend itself into destruction by printing more money.  Advocates for the U.S. Government to operate on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. Encourages citizens to…

Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
Educational comic book published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation following the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The comic book advocates for the principles of nonviolence and teaches methods of nonviolent resistance. It was produced by…

Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage, Farmville, Va., August 1963
Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage, Farmville, Va., August 1963, in protest of the closing of Prince Edward County Schools. Woman singing at left is Ernestine Land. Tony Reid stands at right.

Program of the World Union of National Socialists [American Nazi Party handbill]
Two-sided handbill setting out the beliefs and purpose of the World Union of National Socialists. Signed by Lincoln Rockwell, Commander, American Nazi Party, this document states the organization's belief that Marxism is a religion promoted by the…

Reb-Time Records, No. 1862, Oldways Pub. Co
Reb-Time Records No. 1862 by Oldways Pub. Co.  This 45 RPM record contains music by "The Coon Hunters." One side is titled, "We Don't Want Niggers (In Our Schools)" and the other is "Nigger, Nigger."

Encampment for Citizenship brochure, 1958
Recruitment brochure for the Summer 1958 Encampment for Citizenship held in Berkeley, CA and New York City.

Encampment for Citizenship recruitment materials
Tri-fold brochure and poster advertising the Summer 1990 Encampment for Citizenship

Encampment for Citizenship brochure, 1964
Recruitment brochure for the Summer 1964 Encampment for Citizenship. The tear-off card refers to the 1933 pre-code movie "Design for Living" based on Noel Coward's play of the same name

Encampment for Citizenship: a pilot program in democratic education
Publication of the Encampment for Citizenship which sets forth the need and the goals for the program. No publication date given, but text indicates a quotation dated 1953.

What Rockwell Will Do As Governor [Rockwell for Governor Campaign leaflet]
Two-sided campaign leaflet for George Lincoln Rockwell's 1965 gubernatorial campaign. One side appears to originate from Rockwell's organization, the American Nazi Party, and includes an advertisement for Hatenanny Records.The reverse contains a…
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