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New American Movement collection

Identifier: MSS 584
The New American Movement collection consists of programs, correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, chapter reports, and notes relating to the Detroit and Chicago chapters of NAM. The collection contains the agendas of the organization's several committees, conventions, and conferences as collected by member and leader Saul Wellman. The collection also contains several promotional documents for NAM and allied organizations, such as leftist politicians and institutions like the American Civil Liberties Union and the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee. The collection also contains lobbying materials and plans for initiatives such as healthcare and education reform.


  • 1967 - 1980

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access The material is stored off site. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

The New American Movement was a leftist, Social Democratic organization founded in 1972. They were against the Vietnam War, and advocated for the impeachment of President Nixon. NAM worked to promote a racially, sexually, and economically equal society. They joined the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and formed the Democratic Socialists of America in 1982.


Original Order

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection appears to be created by Saul Wellman.

Related Materials

Saul Wellman collection MSS 473

Processing Information

Rachel Alexander processed this collection in 2017
Finding Aid for The New American Movement collection
Rachel Alexander
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA