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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],
[All]

Series 7: Audio-Visual Materials and Oversized, 1980-1992Add to your cart.
Audiovisual items include information stored on floppy disks, magnetic media, such as VHS Tapes and one U-Matic tape with interviews from David Duke, political television coverage, and documentaries. Items of note include a copy of LCARN's award-winning Jabberwocky commercial and a Tom Martinez interview on The Angela Show. Oversized materials include newspapers, posters, and ephemera. One notable item is a David Duke for Senate hat, which was at the center of a free speech controversy after a General Motors truck plant in Shreveport, Louisiana banned t-shirts and hats supporting David Duke in May of 1990.
Box 69: Oversized ephemera, circa 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Contains t-shirts, pro and anti David Duke signs, stickers, and buttons, and an anti Edwin Edwards poster
Box 70: Oversized newspaper clippings, 1989-1992Add to your cart.
Also includes notes regarding state demographic and primary information
Box 71Add to your cart.
Item 1: David Duke hat, circa 1991Add to your cart.
Box 72: Floppy DisksAdd to your cart.
Box 73: VHS TapesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: David Duke Campaign Spot: President, 1988 (Populist Party), 1988Add to your cart.
30 minutes
Item 2: David Duke Electoral Campaign Spots, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: David Duke Senate race and Governor's Race campaign spots, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
1 hour (each campaign spot is 30 minutes)
Item 4: Anti-Duke spots; CBC Doc., The Journal, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 5: Louisiana Coalition: Bill Elder's Journal, circa 1990Add to your cart.
15 minutes
Item 6: Louisiana Coalition David Duke TV Coverage, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Louisiana Coalition, Records: Ku Klux Klan on Donahue; David Duke on Angela, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Donahue segment is 60 minutes; Angela segment is 30 minutes
Item 8: Duke's Nazi Books, 1989 June 7Add to your cart.
Also includes: Crossfire 1989 December 15, Donohue 1990 May 18.
Item 9: Tom Martinez on the Angela Show, 1990 July 23-24Add to your cart.
Item 10: Duke for President TV spot, 1988 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 11: David Duke television coverage, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Item 12: Backlash: Race and the American Dream, 1991Add to your cart.
Produced by Bess Carrick and Chris Wiltz for Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Item 13: David Duke Rally and television interviews in Charleston, South Carolina, 1992 March 4-5Add to your cart.
Item 14: The New Klan: The Heritage of Hate, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 15: David Duke on Stateline, phone-in program on cable TV, 1990 July 19Add to your cart.
Box 74: VHS TapesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: David Duke news segments, 1990 September 5-10Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Jabberwocky", undatedAdd to your cart.
Produced by Politics, Inc.
Item 3: Frontline: "Who is David Duke?", 1992 March 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: Backlash, 1991Add to your cart.
Amistad Research Center loan tape
Item 5: David Duke TV coverageAdd to your cart.
Item 1: ABC World News, 1990 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Personalities profile, 1990 October 24Add to your cart.
Item 3: Beth Rickey and Stetson Kennedy, circa 1990Add to your cart.
Item 4: CBS Nightwatch , 1991 June 24Add to your cart.
Item 6: Undoing Racism , undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: David Duke Campaign for U.S. Senate, 1990Add to your cart.
Produced by the Populist Forum; 120 minutes
Item 8: Uncommon Sense: Dukkke, a video chain letter, circa 1992Add to your cart.
15 minutes
Item 9: KKK: Wizards at Odds, 1970Add to your cart.
By Alan Griggs, 30 minutes
Box 75: Video TapesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Dukkke: A Video Chain Letter, 1992 February 19Add to your cart.
U-Matic tape; WVUE production; 14 minutes
Item 2: Open Dialogue II, San Antonio Arts Council, 1986Add to your cart.
VHS tape
Item 3: Anti-Duke TV Spots, undatedAdd to your cart.
U-matic video; Produced for the Louisiana Coalition and the Louisiana Democratic Party, Politics Inc. Washington, D. C.
Box 76: Audio and Video ReelsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Audio tape from the Louisiana Citizens for Economic Development, 1991 November 13Add to your cart.
1/4" reel, 15 ips, mono, 30 minutes
Item 2: Video reel from the Louisiana Citizens for Economic Development, 1991 November 14Add to your cart.
1" video reel, 30 minutes
Item 3: Video reel from the Louisiana Citizens for Economic Development, 1991 November 14Add to your cart.
1" video reel, 30 minutes
Item 4: Video reel from the Louisiana Citizens for Economic Development, 1991 November 14Add to your cart.
1" video reel, 30 minutes
Box 77: Video ReelsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Anti-Duke Campaign ads from LCARN and the Louisiana Democratic Party, 1992 January 24Add to your cart.
WVUE Production Department, 1" reel, 4 hours, 2 minutes
Item 2: Anti-Duke Campaign ads from LCARN and the Louisiana Democratic Party, 1992 January 24Add to your cart.
WVUE Production Department; 1" reel; 4 hours, 2 minutes
Item 3: Anti-Duke Campaign ads from LCARN and the Louisiana Democratic Party, 1992 January 24Add to your cart.
WVUE Production Department; 1" reel; 4 hours, 2 minutes

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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