A partial contents from The Clarion (1932)

One of the titles included in our list of Journals is The Clarion (1932). I was unfamiliar with it (and most of the titles we discovered!), but thanks to the Labadie Collection, we have a sampling of the contents from a few issues. We will be taking this information and more to create a dedicated page later.

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I’d like to first extract some information from the super useful but niche book “Anarchist Periodicals in English Published in the United States (1833–1955) An Annotated Guide”


Clarion (1932–1934)

Prospectus: In the struggle of Capital against Labor, the Clarion takes the side of Labor. . . . Instead of organization, the Clarion advocates self-organization. . . . Instead of democracy, the Clarion advocates Egocracy. . . .This is the Clarion’s revolutionary formula: a) Expropriation of the expropriators; b) usurpation of the usurpers; c) disorganization of the disorganizers. . . . One cannot build an enduring house out of punk, therefore the Clarion’s endeavors will run along two lines: the advocacy of a revolutionary and evolutionary reconstruction of our social institutions, and the emphatic insistence upon the necessity of man’s self-cultivation, so that the Individual should rise to the dignity and full stature of a personality; for only then the inter-relationary designs woven by him will be more or less satisfactory and humane.

Subtitle: A Monthly Publication, 1 (Sept. 1932)–11/12 (July–Aug. 1933)
Editors: Abba Gordin, 1 (Sept. 1932)–13 (Jan. 1934); Archie Turner, 1 (Sept. 1932)–2 (Oct. 1932)
Contributors: E. Armand, W. Beoby, E. Bertran, Warren E. Brokaw, Donald Crocker, Benjamin De Casseres, I. N. Hord, J. William Lloyd, A. G. Meyers, Malfew Seklew, Walter Siegmeister, Charles T. Sprading
Subjects: Egoism, Free Love, Poetry, State Socialism, National Socialism, Diet/Nutrition

What follows are cropped contents listings from a handful of issues with the actual volume and issue number that is pulled from.

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DONE: The Clarion (1932)


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Vol1No2

Volume 1, Number 2


Vol1No4

Volume 1, Number 4


Vol1No5

Volume 1, Number 5


Vol1No7-8

Volume 1, Number 7-8


Vol1No9-10

Volume 1, Number 9-10


Vol2No2

Volume 2, Number 2

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