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Register of the Pathfinder Press Publications, 1922-2003
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Description
Record copies of books, pamphlets, and bulletins, relating to Marxist theory and socialist political analysis and commentary, and including works of Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Malcolm X and others. Includes publications of Pioneer Publishers, Merit Publishers, and Monad Press, predecessors of Pathfinder Press; publications issued directly by the Socialist Workers Party and affiliates; and foreign-language translations of Pathfinder Press publications. Also includes some unpublished material related to publishing projects.
Background
Pathfinder Press descends from Pioneer Publishers, a publishing house established in New York City in 1930 in affiliation with the Communist League of America (predecessor of the Socialist Workers Party). Pioneer Publishers was superseded by Merit Publishers in 1965, and Merit Publishers in turn was superseded by Pathfinder Press in 1969. Monad Press, which operated between 1972 and 1986, was closely associated with Pathfinder Press.
Extent
48 manuscript boxes, 3 phonotape cassettes, 1 envelope (20.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.