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Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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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 3: Publicity and Writings, 1989-1992Add to your cart.

Public relations communications to the public produced by LCARN were designed to provide the public with information about the organization or about David Duke and his campaign. These materials include brochures, flyers, and mailers in addition to informational packets that were sent to people and the media. This section also contains correspondence with companies involved in producing LCARN's publicity materials. Items of note include LCARN's correspondence with Politics, INC who served as their general consultants. They also produced LCARN's award-winning anti-David Duke commercial Jabberwocky.

Lastly, LCARN’s publicity materials generated a number of book proposals and drafts by LCARN members, reports, articles, and documents produced by LCARN or by members of LCARN primarily about David Duke, racism, and the influence of national socialist thought.

Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Politics, Incorporated: correspondence and contracts, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A B Data: correspondence, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Advertisement Campaign, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Anti-Duke brochures and mailers, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Anti-Duke flyers and newspapers spots, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Brochure for Long Walk Home screening, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bumper stickers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Button, t-shirt, and bumper sticker design, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Campaign operations, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: David Duke fact sheets and resource packets, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: David Duke pamphlet notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: David Duke press releases, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: David Duke Racialized Map of the United States, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: PAC cover letter, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 18: PAC packet, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LCARN organization fact sheet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Media correspondence and contact list, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Press releases and statements, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Public relations and media, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Radio commercials, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speaking engagements and other events, 1990-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Speeches, 1990, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Survey questionnaire, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Television spots and commercials, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ten Questions for David Duke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Media Resource Packet: The Politics of State Representative David Duke, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Media Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of David Duke, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of State Representative David Duke, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of State Representative David Duke, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of David Duke, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of  David Duke, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of  David Duke, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of  David Duke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of  David Duke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Resource Packet: The Politics and Background of  David Duke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Analysis David Duke's Political Strategy: typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lawrence N. Powell: Blame Thy Neighbor: Race, Class, and Politics in the Nineties, book proposal with notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Lawrence N. Powell: Coming Together: How it Almost Happened Here and Why it Didn't, book proposal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Also contains a draft of chapter 1
Folder 9: David Duke anthology information: correspondence and collected research, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lawrence Powell: The Legislative Election of David Duke to the Louisiana House of Representatives, draft and typescript, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lawrence Powell: The Duke of Deceit, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: False Prophet: David Duke and Religious Manipulation in the Louisiana Governor's Race, report by LCARN, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lance Hill: The Influence of National Socialist Political Thought in the Contemporary Political Thought of David Duke, typescripts, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: It's Not Populism, It's Nazism, handwritten draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Statement from LCARN, typescript, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Nazi Article notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Questions about Duke's Environmentalism, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: David Duke's Military Service, report from LCARN, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Report on Louisiana House Bill No. 1584: The Duke Sterilization Plan, report from LCARN, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Robert Hilton Weems, Jr., handwritten draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lawrence Powell: Slouching Toward Baton Rouge: The Legislative Election of David Duke, typescript, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: A Tale of Two Suburbs: Race, Class, and Politics, in the Nineties, book proposal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Notes, outlines, and fragments, undatedAdd 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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