Group Research Inc. records, 1955-1996
Wesley McCune founded Group Research Inc. in 1962 after a successful career as a journalist for such magazines as "Newsweek""Time""Life",
and "Changing Times". In addition, McCune worked as well as a staff member of several government agencies and government-related
organizations. Based in Washington DC until ceasing operations in the mid-1990s Group Research Inc. collected materials that
focus on the right-wing and span four decades. The resulting Group Research archive includes information about and by right-wing
organizations and a ctivists in the form of publications correspondence pamphlets reports newspaper "Congressional Record"
and magazine clippings and other ephemera. The collection is thoroughly cross-referenced and contains the Group Research Directory
which, dating mostly from the 1960s, provides brief histories of prominent people organizations and publications associated
with the right wing. McCune and his small staff also published an initially bi-monthly but in later years monthly newsletter
Group Research Report which kept its subscribers abreast of the latest views and actions of right-wingers.
Scope and Contents
McCune and his staff catalogued the collection to operate as a fully accessible library, and their organization, including
their folder labels, has been maintained as much as possible. Most of the materials are arranged alphabetically by topic (rather
than, for example, chronologically) and have been divided into three separate series. Four other series contain volumes of
Group Research Report, larger printed works, audio-visual materials, and the Group Research Directory.