Freedoms Foundation pamphlets and periodicals
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
The Freedoms Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian educational organization located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1949 by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Kenneth D. Wells and Don Belding, it sought to educate Americans about their responsibility to uphold and defend the rights they inherited in order to ensure the country's future.
This collection consists of twentieth-century political pamphlets and periodicals from across the political spectrum. It includes runs of journals ranging from African Communist to East-West Digest, published by the Council Against Communist Aggression, as well as runs of newspapers such as The New Order, published by the National Socialist Party of America, and The Thunderbolt, Organ of the National States Rights Party. Included in the periodicals section are runs of published lectures, essays, and papers on economics and public policy, including those published by the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the IIER (Internation Institute for Economic Research). The collection also holds over seventy boxes of pamphlets on a range of political topics, from human rights and civil liberties to national security and disarmament, on African liberation movements and Cuba, Vietnam and China, on NATO and the Helsinki Accord.
Gift of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in 1988.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Kristine McGee (processed prior to 2013)
- Finding Aid Date
- 2020 September 2
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.