New Finding Aids Posted Online

Monday, September 13, 2010
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Finding aids to the collections described below are now available through the Online Archive of California.

John K. Cooley papers, 1952–2008
An American journalist, Cooley was Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor (1965–78) and ABC News (1981–99). His memoirs and other writings, correspondence, memoranda, and photographs relate to the Middle East in international affairs; international terrorism, especially in relation to Libya; the Algerian war for independence; the Organisation Armée secrète; and international counterfeiting.

Demokraticheskaia Rossiia records, 1989–93
Russia's Demokraticheskaia Rossiia (DR) movement was founded in October 1990, at the end of the Soviet epoch, when opposition to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union emerged. The records of the political organization, including minutes of meetings, statements, resolutions, and video recordings, relate to politics in Russia and to the 1991 presidential campaign of Boris Yeltsin.

Albert Glotzer papers, 1919–94
Glotzer, an American Trotskyist who subsequently became a social democratic leader, was the official recorder of the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials in Mexico City in 1937. His papers contain correspondence, writings, internal party documents, legal documents, and printed matter. They relate to Trotsky; the development of American Trotskyism from 1928 to 1940; the development of the Workers Party and its successor, the Independent Socialist League, from 1940 to 1958; Trotskyism abroad; the Dewey Commission hearings of 1937; legal efforts of the Independent Socialist League to secure its removal from the U.S. attorney general's list of subversive organizations; and the development of the Socialist Party and its successor, Social Democrats, U.S.A., after 1958.

Petruška Šustrová papers, 1953–97
The photographs and correspondence in this collection relate to the Czechoslovak dissident movement that formed around Václav Havel in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1989 Velvet Revolution, and the role of the former dissidents in the postcommunist government. Šustrová, a Czech dissident, was a political prisoner from 1969 to 1971.

Jude Wanniski papers, 1965–2006
Wanniski's correspondence, speeches and writings, and printed matter relate to economic policy and politics in the United States. As an editor of the Wall Street Journal, and later as the head of his own consulting firm, Polyconomics, Wanniski was a tireless advocate of supply-side economics, a term that he devised after becoming acquainted with the ideas of the economists Arthur Laffer and Robert Mundell. In opposition to Keynesian doctrine, Wanniski and other supply-siders promoted tax reductions and a reduced role for government as means of promoting capital formation and economic growth.