RG 10: Records of the Citizens Concerned, 1961-1970
Collection NumberRG 10
HistoryCitizens Concerned was formed in 1961 to monitor the activities of the American Nazi Party, whose headquarters were in Arlington. The Citizens Concerned group was also active in educating the public about the intentions of the Party. The original co chairs were Carolyn Planck and Clarence Salisbury. It is not clear from these records when the group disbanded.
Scope and ContentRG 10, the Records of Citizens Concerned document the functions and activities of Citizens Concerned, a citizen's association, as well as limited activities of the American Nazi Party and the Party's leader, George Lincoln Rockwell, who was assassinated in 1967. This collection contains the minutes of Citizens Concerned for July through November 1961, and a statement from the group for September 1962. The scattered records found in this record group date from 1961 to 1965, with the bulk of the materials falling between 1961 and 1962. One piece of American Nazi promotional literature is dated 1970; the collection is .21 linear feet.
Arrangement and DescriptionRG 10 has two small series. Series 1 is materials generated by Citizens Concerned and other anti-Nazi groups. Series 2 contains materials generated by the American Nazi Party. Items within each folder are filed in chronological order, with undated items placed at the front of each file.
ProvenanceMarian Salisbury (Mrs. Clarence Salisbury), former staff member of Arlington Public Library, donated the records circa 1976.
RestrictionsThere are no research restrictions on this collection.
Related CollectionsResearchers interested in additional materials on the activities of the American Nazi Party in Arlington should consult the vertical files in the Center for Local History.