Scope and Contents
The Richard B. Cotten papers contain conservative publications, primarily copies of Richard Cotten’s Conservative Viewpoint newsletters from the years 1964, 1967, and 1968. The collection also includes a U.S. Supreme Court brief of Richard B. Cotten v. James R. Schlesinger, 1974.
- Creation: 1964-1986
- Cotten, Richard B. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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 Reproduction and Use
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
Richard Berkeley Cotten was a far-right political writer and broadcaster.
Cotten was born September 8, 1919, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Sheppard M. and Ruth Wilson Cotten. Cotten was a political writer and commentator on the radio program Richard Cotten’s Conservative Viewpoint, which, as of 1966, aired on thirty stations across the United States and internationally. He also published a newsletter of the same name. Cotten was involved with several white supremacist and anti-Semitic organizations, and his broadcasts and newsletters expressed his far-right, anti-Jewish, and anti-Black views. Cotten died June 18, 1998, at the age of 78.
3 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
Richard B. Cotten was a far-right political writer and broadcaster. The papers contain conservative publications, primarily copies of Richard Cotten’s Conservative Viewpoint newsletters from the years 1964, 1967, and 1968.
This collection is arranged in its original order.
Other Finding Aids
See the Collective Name Index to the Research Collection of Conservative and Libertarian Studies for a cross-referenced index to names of correspondents in this collection, if any, and 37 related University of Oregon collections, including dates of correspondence. See index instructions on use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Richard B. Cotten, 1991-1995.
Collection processed by Sarah Lueders, 2022.
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