P.O. Box 7486 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 275-3194
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If you are interested in serious, scholarly historical research on the
conspiratorial view of history in general, and the Master Conspiracy thesis
(Illuminati/1776-present) in particular, this is where you belong.
We are providing primary source, archival documentation on this subject matter which has been collected over several decades.
You will NOT find in our material:
1. wild or off-the-wall speculation (such as UFOs linked to secret societies)
2. use of poorly documented or worthless source material
3. assortment of varying viewpoints going in different directions
Although we hope to make all our publications available for downloading as text files on the Internet, the periodical Journal of Individualist Studies is still only available in print as a 4-issue subscription for a suggested minimum donation of $100. Our video and audio tapes must also be ordered with check or money order from our address:
Individualist Research Foundation
P.O. Box 7486
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-3194 voice
(310) 205-7952 fax
We welcome your participation and support.
Letter from William H. McIlhany:
The subject of this letter and the proposal it represents have been carefully considered in view of the undertaking and commitment it obviously requires.
When I became active in the conservative, anti-Communist movement in 1965, there were a number of book and periodical publishers introducing and reprinting both current/popular and, to some extent, scholarly/academic materials. Naturally most of these publications concerned themselves with current events and personalities crucially involved in the struggle of individualism vs. collectivism. A good example of this was my publisher, Arlington House, which published many conservative, anti-Communist titles until about 1981.
Unfortunately today there are no full-scale book publishers in the conservative, anti-Communist field. This is partially due to the increasing cost of books and book publishing in recent years. But it is also due to the movement's need to devote a scarcity of funds for the ongoing attention to immediate issues and the relative apathy of conservative anti-Communists and libertarians following the elections of 1980. It is also true that some publishers have necessarily limited themselves in the scope and content of their publications.
The result is that even the most stimulating new manuscripts go unpublished, or must be self-published with varying standards of editorial quality and very uncertain potential for distribution. This is particularly true of more scholarly manuscripts and reprinted materials that are of primary interest to serious students of the Master Conspiracy thesis best known from the writings of Nesta Webster and Robert Welch. And those of us who have collected such material over the years are painfully aware that it remains unutilized.
For this reason I established the Individualist Research Foundation, Inc., which is a 501.C3 tax-exempt organization, to make possible the collection, preparation and publication of manuscripts, reprinted materials and other media (seminars, audio and video cassettes, etc.) which would not otherwise be available.
The initial project of the Foundation is a periodical, Journal of Individualist Studies, which I edit in collaboration with a distinguished group of individuals comprising the editorial advisory board. A list of potential contents for early issues of the Journal accompanies this letter.
It should be stated that the Foundation and its projects, under rules governing tax-exempt organizations, will not be concerned with any current legislative or partisan political controversies, and will thus not assume the posture of an activist grass-roots movement in competition with any of those which now exist.
The Foundation represents the satisfaction of an educational need for a necessarily select audience of serious students. But the Journal and other Foundation publications can also become the archives for an alternative curricula in most fields of undergraduate and graduate study for future educational institutions that wish to offer genuine alternatives based on the principles fundamental to a free society. At present, such private schools and colleges as do exist, to the extent they are aware of such alternatives, find it difficult or impossible to assemble such curricula. And if that long-range goal can be accomplished, the Foundation will have more than met its original objective.
Contributions to the Individualist Research Foundation are deductible under IRS regulations governing 501.C3 organizations and a receipt will be issued in acknowledgment of each contribution.
The Foundation will not market its products and services commercially, but will offer them in return for suggested minimum donations.
If you are interested in the subject matter with which the Foundation and its projects are concerned, I welcome your participation, support and thoughts as to how the Foundation may best accomplish its objectives and meet your needs and those of others. And most of all, I hope that your enthusiasm for our work will reflect the positive encouragement thus far received which led to this effort.
William H. McIlhany
Editorial Advisory Board (partial listing)
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
G. Edward Griffin
R. Squier Ball
Brief Vitae of William H. Mcllhany
KLANDESTINE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF DELMAR DENNIS AND HIS ROLE IN THE FBI'S WAR AGAINST THE KU KLUX KLAN, Arlington House, 1975. (This book is featured in the 1996 movie, Ghosts of Mississippi, and was crucial in the prosecution and conviction of Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers.)
THE ACLU ON TRIAL, Arlington House, 1976.
THE TAX-EXEMPT FOUNDATIONS, Arlington House, 1980.
BETRAYAL AT THE TOP: THE RECORD OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, Western Goals Foundati on, 1985.
JOURNAL OF INDIVIDUALIST STUDIES, 1991-present
NO CIVIL WAR AT ALL: EIGHTY YEARS OF CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES, 1790-1870, 1992.
Documentary Research Director for three one-hour
Film Research video documentaries produced by
Western Goals Foundation
(the late Rep. Lawrence P. McDonald):
NO PLACE TO HIDE: THE HISTORY AND STRATEGY OF TERRORISM, 1982.
THE SUBVERSION FACTOR: Part I, MOLES IN HIGH PLACES, 1983.
THE SUBVERSION FACTOR: Part II, THE OPEN GATES OF TROY, 1983.
Founder, Individualist Research Foundation, Beverly Hills, CA, 1986. The foundation produces the Journal of Individualist Studies and audio-visual materials including the public access cable TV show THE MCILHANY REPORT.
Lecturing: Appeared for the John Birch Society's American Opinion Speakers Bureau throughout most of the United States, including many media interviews, 1975-1982.
Education: B.A., History with Senior Thesis in Marketing, Washington & Lee University, 1973.
Hobbies: Performing magic semi-professionally since age eight, collecting antique magic apparatus and film, science-fiction and related genre motion pictures (mostly silents through mid-1960s), alternative medicine and other unorthodox science and philosophy.
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