This collection is comprised of ephemera assembled by the People
For the American Way and pertaining to right-wing movements in the United States. The
collection documents the ideological orientations, policy positions, talking points, and
organizational structures and strategies of hundreds of right-wing organizations,
individuals, and publications.
People for the American Way (PFAW) was founded in 1981 by Norman Lear, Barbara Jordan,
Father Theodore Hesburgh, and Andrew Heiskell. PFAW is dedicated to promoting equality,
freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. Their operational mission includes promoting
progressive policies, electing progressive candidates, and holding public officials
accountable. Josh Glasstetter from PFAW read in the New York Times about the newly formed
Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements at UC Berkeley. He then contacted
the Center’s Executive Director, Dr. Lawrence Rosenthal, to inquire about the
possibility of the Center providing a home for the PFAW archive of materials pertaining to
American right-wing groups and individuals. Dr. Christine Trost, Program Director for the
Center, contacted the Bancroft Library to see if they might be interested in processing and
housing the collection.
118 cartons; 1 box; 1 oversize box.
circa 148 linear feet
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17,
U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of
University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and
publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials
protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of
the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited
without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively
with the user.
Collection is open for research. COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for