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Guide to the Records of the American Defense Society
1915-1942
(bulk 1918-1920; 1935-1939)
  MS 14

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series III. Printed Material, 1915-1942

Scope and Contents note

This series contains printed material, including printed items not clearly attached to correspondence.

Subseries 1. Printed Material: ADS, 1916-1942

Scope and Contents note

Contains printed material of ADS such as annual reports/programs, circulars, pamphlets, mailings, handbooks, booklets, press releases, newsletters, programs, ephemera, ads for publications, and one poster. Topics include WW I (German war crimes, Turkey, peace terms, disease in the army), alien socialism, Russia, Bolshevism, immigration, sedition, communism, the ACLU, labor, 'Americanism.' ADS annual reports include detailed lists of material distributed each year.

Included in this series are copies of the ADS Handbook and "The American Defense Society: History, Purpose and Accomplishments" (both 1918).

Ephemera includes tickets, invites, notices, and programs for ADS meetings and dinners; also advertisements for ADS publications.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Printed Material: ADS, Annual Reports/Programs
1919, 1922-1929, 1937-1939, 1941-1942
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Printed Material: ADS
1916-1917
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Printed Material: ADS; Circulars, Pamphlets, Mailings
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Printed Material: ADS; Handbooks, History, Vigilance Corps.
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Printed Material: ADS; Booklets, various topics
1918, [1918]
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Printed Material: ADS; Booklets, various topics
1918, [1918]
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Printed Material: ADS, Publication Samples
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Printed Material: ADS, Press Releases
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Printed Material: ADS
1919
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Printed Material: ADS, American Defense newsletter
1919
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Printed Material: ADS, Programs for American Defense Week, "American Day" meeting
1917, 1919
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Printed Material: ADS
1920-1921
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Printed Material: ADS
1922-1924
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Printed Material: ADS, Press Releases
1924
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Printed Material: ADS
1925-1928
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Printed Material: ADS
1937-1942
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Printed Material: ADS, Ephemera
1917-1919, 1924, 1937-1939
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Printed Material: ADS, Promotional Poster
[1920]
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Printed Material: ADS
Undated
Subseries 2. Printed Material: Outside Sources

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains newsletters, printed speeches, pamphlets, reprints, poetry, publications, lectures, leaflets, ephemera and posters from a variety of individuals and organizations. Also included are copies of various periodicals. While the majority of this material shares a similar viewpoint with ADS, the society also acquired publications of groups it opposed, i.e. the Communist Party, and anarchists.

Printed material from 1915-18 deals with World War I, the post-war settlement with Germany, Bolshevism, Russia, and the Thomas Mooney case. Material from 1919 to 1923 concerns Bolshevism, Russia, Germany, crime, communism, labor unions, the I.W.W., Ireland, congressional bills, Henry Ford and Judaism, the Herrin massacre, and immigration. Included are copies of Soviet Russia, "The Woman Patriot,"  The Rebel Worker,  The Gentile Tribune, and the  Liberator.

From 1924 to 1929, topics include crime and criminology, congressional bills, eugenics, fascism, communism in Mexico, socialism, Soviet Union, Bolshevism, religion, and politics (LaFollette, Al Smith). Periodicals include numerous copies of the Congressional Record,  The American Standard, and newsletters from the Better America Federation of California.

Material from 1930 to 1942 concerns Soviet Union/Soviet recognition, communism, Judaism, the New Deal, FDR, banking, investments, the economy, Mexico, socialism, elections, the Supreme Court, traffic accidents, immigration, Japan, world events and the war in Europe, and democracy. Periodicals include The Patriot,  The Awakener,  Moscow News,  Free Press,  The Fellowship Forum,  National Republic, and the "Kiplinger Washington Letter." There are numerous newsletters from Robert Edmondson regarding Judaism, Jews in the US, Bolshevism, and a libel case against him (1934-1937), with titles such as "Capitalist-Jews Backing Communists?".

Also included in this subseries are several posters, most regarding labor, and sedition. Ephemera includes programs, invitations, and tickets for various organizations' events; also advertisements for publications.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1915-1917 Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1917 Oct.-Dec.
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1918 Jan.-June
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1918 July-Sept.
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1918 Oct. 1-14
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1918 Oct. 15-Nov.
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1918 Dec., [1918]
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1919 Jan.-Sept.
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1919 Oct.-Dec.
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources, Posters
1919
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources, National Security League Handbook
1919
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1920 Jan.-Mar.
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1920 May-Dec.
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1921
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1922 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1922 May-Dec.
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1922]
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1920-1922]
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1923
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources, Posters
1920-1923
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1924
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1925
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1926 Jan.-June
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1926 July-Oct.
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1926 Nov.-Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1927-1929
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1930-1932 Apr.
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1932 May-1933
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1934 Jan.-Aug.
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1934 May
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1934 Sept.-Oct.
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1934 Nov.
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1934 Dec.
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources, An Ultramodern Oligarchic Manifesto
1934
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935 Jan.-Mar.
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935 Apr.-May 14
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935 May 15-June
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935 July-Sept.
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935 Oct.-Dec.
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1935
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1935]
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 Jan.
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 Feb.
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 Mar.
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 Apr.
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 May-July
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936 Aug.-Dec.
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1936
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1936]
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1937 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1937 May-Oct.
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1937 Nov.-Dec.
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1937]
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1938 Jan.-Apr.
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1938 May-July
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1938 Aug.-Oct.
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1938 Nov.-Dec.; 1938
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1938]
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1936-1938]
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1939 Jan.-Feb.
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1939 Mar.-June
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1939 July-Dec.
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1939
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1930-1939]
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1940 Jan.-June
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1940 July-Dec.
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Printed Material: Outside Sources
1941-1942
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Printed Material: Outside Sources
[1938-1942]
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Printed Material: Outside Sources, Posters
1939-1940
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Printed Material: Outside Sources, Ephemera
1918-1928
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Printed Material: Outside Sources, Ephemera
1935-1939, undated

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