Subseries - Lefty literature collection

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Lefty literature collection

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  • 1936-1988 (Creation)

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2.72 m of textual records

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This subseries contains copies of leftist literature pertaining to political and social justice movements that Adams was interested in. Some of these themes include: anti-war in Vietnam and amnesty rights for American war resisters; political landscape in Latin and South America; socialist, communist, and Marxist-Leninist publications in Vancouver, Canada, and the United States; labour and working class rights; Indigenous peoples rights; women’s rights; minority rights; and publications related to the political landscape of Vancouver and British Columbia. The publications included newspapers; magazines; periodicals; news bulletins and newsletters; flyers, pamphlets and brochures; booklets; articles and reports; and books.

Some common titles of publications found in this subseries include the following: AMEX (American Exiles); Canadian Dimension magazine; GRAPE; Georgia Straight;; Venceremos; Kinesis; Pacific Tribune; The Guardian: Independent Radical Newsweekly; Vietnam Courier; Ramparts; South Vietnam in Struggle; Newsweek; Black Panther Black Community News Service; El Malcriado; Pedestal: Women's Liberation Newspaper; Last Post magazine; The Realist; GRAMMA newspaper; NACLA; Indochina Focal Point; Southern Exposure; Osawatomie; and others.

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Prior to their arrival at RBSC, the publications were arranged chronologically by date. This arrangement has been mostly kept by the archivist, but some publications from multiple years were brought together in order to facilitate greater access to them.

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