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Collage of 20th Century American symbols including Statue of Liberty, Bill of Rights and Gay Rights FlagThe 20th Century American Political Pamphlets collection is comprised of representative samples of publicity and policy positions from thirty advocacy groups, which document the multiplicity of voices that shaped the vibrant give and take of political activism in the U.S. during the latter half of the 20th century. This digital collection is part of a larger physical collection of more than 40 linear feet housed in Wichita State University Libraries Special Collections that documents the activities of more than 1400 advocacy groups across the political spectrum from 1950-1990. Political, economic and social issues represented in this collection include support for American patriotism, strong American defense, anti-Communism, opposition to the Vietnam War, promotion of strict interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, advocacy of states’ rights and individual property rights, black power, white separatism, feminism and its opposition, gay liberation, opposition to and support for abortion, as well as fact-finding organizations promoting such issues as accuracy in the media.

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