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Research and reference help is available by appointment.
Email igsl [at] berkeley.edu (the library staff) to schedule an appointment. 

Special hours

Dec. 22 - Jan. 3 - Library closed


109 Moses Hall
phone: 510-642-1472
email: igsl [at] berkeley.edu

Exhibit: "Socialism in America: Ephemera from the IGS Library 1885-1973"

cover of vintage socialism pamphletRecent public opinion polls have found rising levels of popularity for socialism. In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI 13th District) became the first two female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to Congress. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-described democratic socialist, is entrenched in the top tier of candidates vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.  

This is a departure from recent history, when socialism was considered a dirty word in American political discourse. A new exhibit at the IGS Library shines a lens on the history of socialist movements in the United States, with materials highlighting arguments from both supporters and opponents.  

Please see the IGS Library Socialism in America Web Guide featuring an exhibit key and additional resources.

On view during open hours through the end of the fall semester.