Item #50 Speakers Bureau [Pamphlet]. Young Americans for Freedom.
A rare pamphlet from the early years of Young Americans for Freedom

Speakers Bureau [Pamphlet]

Washington, D.C. Young Americans for Freedom, Inc., Undated (appears to be late 1960s). Pamphlet. Stapled wrappers, 5.5 x 8 inches, 40 pp. Rare pamphlet with minor rubbing and a very small spot to front wrap, else near fine. OCLC locates no copies. Item #50

A rare pamphlet from the early years of Young Americans for Freedom with the biographies of the group’s speakers and their areas of expertise together with a reprint of the Sharon Statement on the rear wrap. The Sharon Statement was adopted on September 11, 1960 by a group of one hundred young conservatives who convened at the home of William F. Buckley Jr. in Sharon, Connecticut with the purpose of creating Young Americans for Freedom. The organization was founded to promote the ideals of individual freedom, strong national defense, and traditional values. YAF chapters soon spread to college campuses throughout the US and proved instrumental in the nomination of conservative Barry Goldwater as the Republican candidate for president in the 1964 presidential election. YAF proved an effective opponent of communism and, through nationwide speaking engagements and publications like The New Guard, which it began publishing in 1961, profoundly impacted generations of young Americans since its founding. YAF alumni include many public officials, scholars, and movement conservatives, among them President Reagan and M. Stanton Evans. This rare pamphlet offers an interesting look into YAF’s early promoters and represents an uncommon piece of YAF history.

Price: $175.00

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