Prior to her death, Mae Brussell requested that her collected research materials be moved to Santa Cruz, and that a Center be established there in her name.  Her friends and fellow researchers, John Judge and Tom Davis took responsibility to find a suitable location for her 7,000 books, 42 filing cabinets of clippings, hundreds of video and tape cassettes, and tens of thousands of pages of her own writing and related materials.  John Judge also donated his 20 year collection of thousands of books and articles to the archive.

Mae, Tom Davis, Kyenne Brussell, Penny Williams, Paul Haeberli, Bob & Carolyn Dean, Bob Cutler, Dave Ratcliffe and others made generous initial donations to help get it off the ground.  Other family members, friends and researchers, including Dave Emory, Will Robinson, and Marilyn McDonald continued the work, and donated time to keep the Center going.

Goals included:
  • Expanding the body of knowledge about political assassinations, covert operations, mind control and international fascism.
  • Supporting and creating networks of resistance to anti-democratic trends and exposing the rising fascism. Also, exploring ways for people to exert more direct democratic control of their lives.
  • Creating and maintaining a more usable and accessible library, with public hours and membership visits.
  • Making available to serious researchers and journalists, the library of materials they secured. 
  • Gathering and disseminating Mae Brussell's analysis of past events and current trends from her many broadcast tapes and written materials.  Turning the collection into a computer data base would have allowed access to Mae's words on any given name or topic.
  • Serving as a repository for other researchers' collected materials, and publishing articles and manuscripts on related topics.

Despite valiant fundraising and volunteer efforts, the original Mae Brussell Center closed and Mae's vast collection of important research material and documents are currently locked away and unavailable to researchers and the general public.

This renewed Mae Brussell Project is an attempt to reignite interest, reconvene a proper working group, and establish a modern database to insure her research and archives are maintained, catalogued, preserved, and digitized for years to come.