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National Caucus of Labor Committees Records

Identifier: LR000376_NCLC

Scope and Content

Important subjects covered in the collection are: The candidacy of Lyndon LaRouche, 1978-1981 Socialism and Socialist Education The Decay of U.S. Cities U.S. Foreign Policy

Series Description Series I, Morning Briefings, Nov 1975 - Jun 1982 (Incomplete): Bulletins on national and international news. Subjects include the European response to world terrorism, the Carter presidency, Thatcherism in Great Britain, and the world economy.

Series II, Organizational Files, 1965-81: Flyers, internal discussion documents, memoranda, published material, and security file.

Series III, Rankin Files, 1974-75: Bibliographic notes, clippings, personal correspondence, and research material.


  • 1965 - 1982
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1982


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


The National Caucus of Labor Committees is currently known as the National Democratic Policy Committee. In the past it has supported Lyndon LaRouche as a candidate for the U.S. presidency. Its publications include New Solidarity, the Campaigner, and the Organizer.


4.5 Linear Feet (9 MB)


First known as the National Caucus of Labor Committees, and later as the National Democratic Policy Committee, it is known for supporting Lyndon LaRouche for the U.S. presidency and its publications, "New Solidarity," the "Campaigner," and the "Organizer." The records of the NCLC reflect its interests both nationally and internationally, as well as include personal files of Jim Rankin.


Arranged in 3 series- Series 1 (Boxes 1-6), Series 2 (Boxes 7-8), and Series (Boxes 8-9). Series 1 arranged chronologically, Series 2 and 3 arranged alphabetically.


The papers of the National Caucus of Labor Committees were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs between 5 December 1975 and 24 October 1983. The papers were donated by Mr. Jim Rankin, and his personal files are included in the collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on December 20, 1991.
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Repository Details

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