The New Guard magazine was founded in March 1961 as the official publication of Young Americans for Freedom under the editorship of Lee Edwards. Starting out as a sixteen page publication it grew in size and continued as a monthly magazine until 1978 when it was converted to a quarterly magazine.
In 2010 The New Guard was relaunched at CPAC 2010. Under the guidance of The New Guard’s Executive Editor, Christopher Bedford, YAF gathered a group of writers, editors and artists to re-found The New Guard. The re-launch came 49 years after it first stood up against a liberal elite that believed conservatism was dead and socialism was king.
Below are a few of YAF’s special New Guard issues from 1961 – 1964.
We will continue to add additional issues to our archive so please come back often to learn more about the history of YAF and the Conservative Movement.