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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection appears to be created by Saul Wellman.
Rachel Alexander processed this collection in 2017
- Finding Aid for The New American Movement collection
- Rachel Alexander
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard