New York: American National Party, 1961-1962. Unique/First Printing. Loose Sheets. Small collection of materials from the short-lived white supremacist group, American National Party headed by party leader John Patler and later assassin of Neo-Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell, commander of the American Nazi Party [1958-1967]. The collection of material includes six party generated leaflets, with descriptions below, as well as a typed cover letter signed by John Patler to an interested New Yorker requesting literature. The material itself is an aggregation of promotional literature compiled for inquiries about the American National Party, including “Abolish the Reds” flier ; blank application for membership ; a notice for the New York Division, American National Party street meeting against communism outside a peace conference at St. Nicholas Place [February 1962]; “What Price Peace…?” flier with a political cartoon by John Patler with anti-communist rhetoric, “There can be NO ‘peace’ while Communism exists!” [February 1962]; a two-sided news clipping compilation photocopied flier with selective articles about John Palter various arrests and hunger strike episode [October 1962]; and a two page photocopied, stapled newsletter “John Palter Answers some important questions about the American National Party” postulating Palter’s rampant racist manifesto. The single correspondence letter is a response from John Palter, signed in blue pencil, to Stephen Rover on the official American National Party letterhead with red and black graphics, including the Sun-Wheel Sword logo, also appearing throughout the ephemera. The bottom of the letterhead lists party members: John Patler, National Chairman; Dan Burros, Vice Chairman, Internal Security; E.v. Froreich, Registrar, National Treasurer; R.G. Grandinetti, N.Y. State Chairman, National Organizer; and Paul Dukel, Defense Corps Commander (Party Shock Troops) [January 19, 1962].
John Patler, additionally served as the American National Party purulent cartoonist and editor, expounding racism to the point of overly zealous propaganda and vehement action-based hate. This translated into a very vocal criticism of American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell, and then subsequent assassination of Rockwell by Patler in 1967 who claimed Rockwell’s race politics were too “soft.” Additionally, Daniel Burros, also a former American Nazi Party follower, also led the New York branch of the KKK until 1965, until it was revealed by the New York Times that he himself was of Jewish descent and within hours of the publication he shot himself. The film “The Believer” is based loosely on the fanatic anti-Semitism of Burros, as a conflicted Jewish neo-Nazi. Very Good+/Near Fine. Single leaves are in excellent condition; graphics are bright and paper slightly worn, but intact and legible. Existence of other ephemera and correspondence from the American National Party is unknown and scarce. Item #9018