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Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence and Organizational Files

Financial Records

Publicity and Writings

David Duke Collected Materials

Collected Materials

Newspaper Clippings

Audio-Visual Materials and Oversized



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Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism records, 1943-1999 | Amistad Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism records, 1943-1999Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1988-1992

Primary Creator: Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism

Extent: 38.49 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/01/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Anti-racism, Duke, David Ernest, Political activists, Political campaigns, Racism, Republican Party - Louisiana, White nationalism, White supremacy movements

Forms of Material: Campaign literature, Correspondence, Ephemera, Memoranda, News Clippings, Publications, Reports, Speeches

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism contains 38.49 linear feet of correspondence, organizational records, writings, and ephemera and publicity materials related to their efforts to inform the public about the racist and anti-Semitic views of  American white supremacist and white nationalist politician David Duke.

Large portions of the collection are materials collected by LCARN as research used in their campaigns against David Duke. This includes materials related to Duke such as personal records, items written by Duke, interviews, as well as his campaign materials and campaign finances. Other collected materials include writings such as political analyses, speeches, and presentations. These records also contain information on voting demographics and campaign materials from other politicians such as Duke’s competitors and his imitators.

Additionally, the collection also contains newsletters, ephemera, and programs from anti-racist organizations and Duke-affiliated and non-affiliated white nationalist organizations. An extensive collection of newspaper clippings within the collection provide context to the contemporary political climate in the United States from 1989 to 1992 and also formed part of LCARN’s collected research. The audiovisual materials contain commercials paid for by LCARN and news segments about David Duke. Items of note include a copy of Jabberwocky—the award-winning anti-David Duke commercial produced for LCARN.

Biographical Note

The Louisiana Coalition Against Nazism and Racism (LCARN) was a bipartisan political action committee formed in 1989 in opposition to David Duke’s political ascendance in Louisiana. It was co-founded by Dr. Lawrence Powell and and Dr. Lance Hill who served as the organization’s executive director. Other prominent members include Rev. James Stovall and Beth Rickey. It was incorporated on March 5th, 1990. The organization sought to popularize and expose David Duke’s affiliations with hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Duke’s history of racist and anti-Semitic statements and inclinations to the public through avenues such as brochures, pamphlets, and television and newspaper spots. During Duke’s 1990 senate campaign, LCARN raised nearly $500,000 to achieve this goal. The group remained active until 1992, but it was reorganized in 2016 with the same goals when David Duke ran in the United States senatorial election again.

Subject/Index Terms

Anti-racism
Duke, David Ernest
Political activists
Political campaigns
Racism
Republican Party - Louisiana
White nationalism
White supremacy movements

Administrative Information

Repository: Amistad Research Center

Accruals: The Amistad Research Center received the initial deposit of materials in 1990 and additions in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2015.

Access Restrictions: The Louisiana Coaltion Against Racism and Nazism records are open and available to researchers.

Use Restrictions: Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.

Technical Access Note: Audiovisual materials are not on site. Information stored on floppy disks is unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact reference staff for more information at (504) 862-3222.

Acquisition Source: Lawrence Powell

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: Related materials include the Gwendolyn Midlo Hall papers and the Lance Hill papers which are also housed at the Amistad Research Center, and the James L. Stovall papers which are housed in Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library at Louisiana State University.

Preferred Citation: Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism Records, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Processing Information: The Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism Records were processed from May 2017 to May 2018.


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[Series 1: Correspondence and Organizational Files, 1982-1995],
[Series 2: Financial Records, 1990-1993],
[Series 3: Publicity and Writings, 1989-1992],
[Series 4: David Duke Collected Materials, 1969-1999],
[Series 5: Collected Materials, 1943-1992],
[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1994],
[Series 7: Audio-Visual Materials and Oversized, 1980-1992],
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Series 1: Correspondence and Organizational Files, 1982-1995Add to your cart.
LCARN’s correspondence and administrative files include articles of incorporation and by-laws, as well as meeting agendas, project information, strategies, and proposals. The correspondence includes internal memoranda and requests for information about the organization. Of note within the correspondence is a section of hate mail received by the organization. The main correspondents represented are James Stovall, Lance Hill, and Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen. Other notable correspondents include Judge Revius Ortique and former white supremacist Tom Martinez. Additionally, there is collected correspondence that was received by General Ansel Stroud regarding his anti-David Duke commercial. Other items include notes from LCARN members regarding various topics such as drug use and welfare.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1982-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1990 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1990 April-MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1990 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1990 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1990 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1990 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1990 October-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1991 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1991 April-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1991 July-SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1991 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1991 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1991 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1992, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: requests for organization information, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: requests for organization information, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: requests for organization information, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: requests for organization information, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: requests for The Politics of Prejudice report, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Internal correspondence, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: call notes, 1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sample letters, 1989-1991, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hate correspondence, 1988-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hate correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hate correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hate correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pre-LCARN Activity: correspondence, dates, and notes, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Louisiana Election Research Project, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Agent Authorization Letter and Initial Report of LCARN political committee, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles of Incorporation, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Awards received, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Calendar of events, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Campaign strategy, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Campus campaign and activities, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Certificate of Registration, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Collected biographies and resumes, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee for a New Louisiana: correspondence and notes, 1989Add to your cart.
This committee served as a precursor to LCARN
Folder 13: Committee meeting notes, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Confidential Strategic Overview, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Constitution and By-Laws of Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism Political Action Committee, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Direct Mail Project, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Disclosure of Federal Campaign Funds, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Duke Campaign Strategy Summary and Outline, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Event checklist, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Federal Election Commission reports, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Field plan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Holocaust Remembrance Event, 1992Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LCARN Campaign Materials, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: LCARN updates, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Louisiana Coalition volunteer card, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Mailing lists and labels, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Meeting agenda, minutes, and notes, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meeting agenda, minutes, and notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: National Political Action Committee proposal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Tulane University President's Council meeting: correspondence, agenda, and ephemera, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Projects and proposals, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Project Inform: proposal and reportsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Who's Who in the Duke Organization: A Guide to Extremist Ties, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Biographical Chronology of David Duke, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 3: Extremist or Moderate: The Politics of David Duke in the 1980's, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Resolutions of the Board of Directors, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Statement of organization, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: State PAC report, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Anti-Duke campaign strategy analysis, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Telephone conversation scripts, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lists of the board of directors, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Newspaper clipping index, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, 1970, 1990Add to your cart.
Includes a photograph of David Duke in Nazi regalia and photographs of Tom Martinez
Folder 19: Unidentified campaign contribution list, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Lists of white supremacists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: List of headlines and titles, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 22: White Student Union chapters, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Notes, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Notes, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Notes, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notes, circa 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Affirmative action notes, 1992Add to your cart.
The author of these notes is unknown
Folder 6: Press conference notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fragments, 1990-1992Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence and Organizational Files, 1982-1995],
[Series 2: Financial Records, 1990-1993],
[Series 3: Publicity and Writings, 1989-1992],
[Series 4: David Duke Collected Materials, 1969-1999],
[Series 5: Collected Materials, 1943-1992],
[Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1994],
[Series 7: Audio-Visual Materials and Oversized, 1980-1992],
[All]


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