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A. Pattison Jr. papers

Identifier: COU:1246

Scope and Contents

The A. Pattison Jr. Collection houses pamphlets, leaflets, broadcast manuscripts and other such brochures describing Communism, its presence in America, and American taxes in relation to funding Communism. The collection was donated by Alex Pattison Jr. and includes some of his own writings. There is a letter to a prominent businessman of Colorado discussing the Irresponsible Congress Inflation and/or Depression as well as federal taxation complaints and legislation regarding the potential to repeal the federal individual income tax. Alex Pattison also wrote many reports compiled of information and analysis; one essay is titled Judge Them by Their Records and another, addressed to Ralph E. Ellsworth, Communist Conspiracy and its Influence in Our Country. Additionally, Pattison was interested in the development of schools and the potential influence of Communism throughout the American public education system. Many letters, essays, and leaflets regarding American school systems and the potential degradation of education present through subversive propaganda is housed in the A. Pattison Jr. Collection.


  • Creation: 1957 - 1961

Historical Sketch

Alex Pattison Jr. was a Boulder, Colorado resident from 1953 until 1968. He was president of the right wing Save America Constitutionally Club during the 1960’s despite being retired. In 1966, Pattison wrote two books, both published by the Save America Constitutionally Club. Insanity in Washington dealt with the topics of socialism, conservatism, and United States politics and government while The Greatest “Snow” on Earth: Great Society’s Sleigh Ride: The War on Poverty discussed conservatism, public welfare, and United States domestic Economic Assistance.


0.5 linear feet (1 Box)

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The Pattison A., Jr. Collection contains newsletters, articles and pamphlets warning about the dangers of Communism in American schools, the United Nations, and Civil Rights movements. Pattison, a Boulder resident, was president of the right wing Save America Constitutionally Club during the 1960’s.


This collection is arranged in original order in which we attained it from the donor, with a box level inventory list

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States