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.


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)



Volume 1, Number 2


Volume 1, Number 4


Volume 1, Number 5


Volume 1, Number 7-8


Volume 1, Number 9-10


Volume 2, Number 2

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