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Register of the Mike Conan Collection : The New Communist Movement, 1972-1994
MSS 015  
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Background
Progressive Mike Conan (1946-1994) was born in the United States where he spent most of his life fighting for equality. He was a man who wasn't afraid to change strategies with changing times. Beginning in the early 1960's, Conan demonstrated an ever-growing interest in revolutionary change. He traveled to the South in 1964 where he became involved with voter registration work and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Not too long after that, he pushed on to Cuba where he was able to further establish his commitment to solidarity. Later in the decade, Conan became embroiled in the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam Movements. In an attempt to forge a revolutionary vanguard, he engaged in the "new communist" movement of the 1970's. However, when that dynamic movement lost its momentum, he moved on and took initiative in the broader effort to unite diverse strands of the Left. At his death, Mike Conan was active in the Northern California Committees of Correspondence, a Contributing Editor of CrossRoads magazine and a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Socialist Organizing Network.
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Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles.  The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.