WELCOME TO THE SOCIAL MOVEMENTS COLLECTION


University of Hawaii at Manoa's Social Movements Collection

The Social Movements Collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, and periodicals about the labor movement in the United States as well as global radical political movements, including anarchism, communism, and fascism. The bulk of this collection was acquired by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library in 1966 from Eugene Bechtold, a bookseller and former instructor at the Chicago Workers' School. Mr. Bechtold began collecting this material in the 1920s. The collection also includes items from the collection of John Reineke.

There are approximately 10,000 items in the collection. Approximately 3,000 items have been cataloged so far. Many of the items are very fragile and need preservation. This Web page is the first part of a pilot project to preserve, catalog, and make available this important resource.