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Series VIII: Card Files
Series XV: Audio/Visual Material
At a Glance
This collection is arranged into 16 series: Series I: Topical, 1955-1996; Series II: Topical, 1955-1996; Series III: States, 1955-1996; Series IV: Group Research Report, 1962-1996; Series V: Printed Materials, 1960-1985; Series VI: Audio/Visual; Series VII: Group Research Directory; Series VIII: Card Files; Series IX: Publications; Series X: Correspondence; Series XI: Manuscripts; Series XII: 1996 CPAC; Series XIII: Clippings; Series XIV: Bumper Stickers; Series XV: Audio/Visual Material; Series XVI: Manuscript Files on Audio/Visual Material
McCune and his staff catalogued the collection to operate as a fully accessible library, and their organization, including their folder labels, has been maintained as much as possible. Most of the materials are arranged alphabetically by topic (rather than, for example, chronologically) and have been divided into three separate series. Four other series contain volumes of Group Research Report, larger printed works, audio-visual materials, and the Group Research Directory.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection has no restrictions.
The following boxes are located off-site: 1-506; 509-512. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed until reformatting. Some unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Group Research Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Choosing Sides: Right-Wing Icons in the Group Research Records. Columbia University Libraries.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2010-01-29 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Wesley McCune founded Group Research Inc. in 1962 after a successful career as a journalist for such magazines as "Newsweek""Time""Life", and "Changing Times". In addition, McCune worked as well as a staff member of several government agencies and government-related organizations. Based in Washington DC until ceasing operations in the mid-1990s Group Research Inc. collected materials that focus on the right-wing and span four decades. The resulting Group Research archive includes information about and by right-wing organizations and a ctivists in the form of publications correspondence pamphlets reports newspaper "Congressional Record" and magazine clippings and other ephemera. The collection is thoroughly cross-referenced and contains the Group Research Directory which, dating mostly from the 1960s, provides brief histories of prominent people organizations and publications associated with the right wing. McCune and his small staff also published an initially bi-monthly but in later years monthly newsletter Group Research Report which kept its subscribers abreast of the latest views and actions of right-wingers.