Michigan State University

Arsenal Collection

The Arsenal Collection is a growing collection of over 9,000 leaflets, books, and periodicals issued by extremist or right-wing organizations and agitators. Acquired in part with funding from the Beth Shapiro Radicalism Collection Endowment Fund, the Arsenal Collection features late 19th, 20th, and 21st century materials from throughout the world, with materials primarily in English. Topics represented include Anglo-Israelism and Christian Identity, the Social Credit movement and monetary reform literature, the New World Order as a globalist conspiracy, white supremacist and segregationist propaganda, anti-communism, editions of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and other antisemitica alleging a Jewish world conspiracy, Holocaust revisionism, fascist, neo-Nazi, and anti-Zionist tracts, the Federal Reserve conspiracy, anti-Roosevelt and the New Deal, anti-Catholicism, contemporary eschatological and prophetic literature, and more.

Almost all of the material is uncommon with many of the ephemeral items not held by any other library. Careful cataloging of this collection is underway.