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Political Collections at CSUDH

Guide for primary source collections related to politics.

Political Collections

Our political collections consist of personal papers of elected officials highlighting their political careers at the local, state, and national levels, as well as personal papers and ephemera regarding political movements. Material dates from 1870 to the present and includes newsletters, correspondence, press releases, meeting minutes, items related to campaigning, pamphlets, flyers, and other documents. Highlights include material related to:

  • the Congressional Black Caucus, Juanita Millender-McDonald Collection →
  • items related to the development of the University of California system and material related to the Watts Riots (Glenn M. Anderson Papers);
  • information regarding the opposition of economic programs and policies introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Anti-New Deal Collection)
  • and ephemera dating from the height of the Rosenberg espionage case (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Flyer Collection).

Images from Political Collections

image from the Rosenburg Collection

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Flyer Collection (1952-1976)

Mayday flyer

May Day Ephemera Collection (1934-1981)

Glenn Anderson and Frank Sinatra

Glenn M. Anderson Papers (1870-2000)

Vote for Leo Gallagher flyer

Leo Gallagher Collection (1933-1934)

Flyer with

Anti-New Deal Collection (1933-1950)

Workers Alliance of Los Angeles County Letter to Weatherwax

John M. Weatherwax Collection (1925-1982)