As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principles. We accomplish our mission by providing essential conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships, and speakers to young people across the country.
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.