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Keith Stimely collection on revisionist history and neo-Fascist movements

Identifier: Coll 183

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the research files, correspondence, and personal papers of Keith Stimely, documenting neo-fascist, neo-Nazi, racialist, and revisionist history. Stimely, who served on the editorial board and as chief editor of the Journal of Historical Review, conducted and promoted research on historical revisionism, particularly of the First and Second World Wars. The bulk of the papers relate to and document Stimely's work promoting Holocaust denial, including his questioning of what he called the "standard views of Hitler and the Third Reich" and his engagement with the works of other Holocaust deniers worldwide, including Paul Rassinier, David Irving, Francis Yockey, and Ditlieb Felderer. Both the published and unpublished material in this collection documents the development of the 1980s revisionist movement, in particular how the movement refined and publicized their views under the guise of academic research and rigor.


  • 1957-1991


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Keith Stimely (1957-1992) received his B.S. degree in History from the University of Oregon in 1980. He conducted research into American and European political and intellectual movements of the 1970s and 1980s, promoting revisionist history. From 1981-1984, he served on the editorial staff and as chief editor for the Journal of Historical Review, a pseudo-academic journal promoting Holocaust denial published by the Institute for Historical Review. He lived in Portland, Oregon until his death in December 1992.


31.5 linear feet (60 containers)

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Collection comprises subject files, research files, and correspondence created and compiled by Keith Stimely while researching, writing, and promoting revisionist historiography and journalism. The bulk of the collection concerns the First and Second World Wars, Holocaust denail, and research into European and American new-facist, neo-Nazi, and racialist political movements in the 1970s and 1980s.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series I. Revisionist history and historiography Subseries A. Institutional files Subseries B. Subject files - Persons Subseries C. Subject files - Historical issues

Series II. Neo-Fascist movements Subseries A. Research files - Organizations and publications Subseries B. Correspondences.

Series III. Incremental additions

Series IV. Francis Parker Yockey

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Keith Stimely, 1988 and 1992.

General Physical Description note

60 containers

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Processing Information

Box 52 originally housed restricted files. When restrictions lifted and the files were reincorporated into the rest of the colleciton in 2023, the physical Box 52 was no longer needed and was removed from the box list.

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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Revision Statements

  • 2023-02-22: Files sealed by donor were opened and unrestricted after closure period of 35 years lapsed. No further donor-imposed restrictions exist in the collection.
  • 2023-03-01: The restricted files housed in Box 52 were reintegrated into the rest collection. The box was withdrawn from the collection.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA