Communism

Over 150 items were on display, covering all aspects of Communism from the USSR, Britain, America, China, Indonesia, and Australia. Also featured were material on student activism and Vietnam, as well as anti-Communist publications from the 1930s to the 50s. The exhibition drew upon the wealth of pamphlet material held in the Monash Rare Book Collection. It even featured an anti-Communist comic, from our extensive comics collection, and a Communist children’s annual from the Lindsay Shaw Collection of rare children’s books.

Right:  "Joseph Stalin", cover illustration from The Australian Women’s Weekly, 12 May 1945.

The exhibition was launched by Dr Pete Lentini, Politics and Global Terrorism Research Unit,  School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts Monash University. Read Pete's opening speech online.