Students for a Democratic Society Records, 1958-1970


Summary Information
Title: Students for a Democratic Society Records
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1970

Creator:
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Call Number: Mss 177; Audio 517A; Micro 655

Quantity: 22.1 c.f. (56 archives boxes), 24 tape recordings, and 41 reels of microfilm (35 mm)

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Records of SDS, a national organization of students founded in 1960 that provided much of the force and direction for the New Left during the 1960s. Three boxes relate to SDS during its initial growth, 1958-1962, and contain national convention papers (including the Port Huron Statement); files on the League for Industrial Democracy and the Student League for Industrial Democracy from which SDS developed, projects, and related organizations; and correspondence of early leaders Al Haber and Tom Hayden. Thirty boxes date from the fall of 1962 to August 1965, the period when SDS still considered reform possible and when it maintained four separate national offices: the administrative national office and the offices of the Economic Research and Action Project, the Peace Research and Education Project, and the Political Education Project. National office records include voluminous correspondence of leaders such as Todd Gitlin, Paul Potter, and Clark Kissinger, reports, minutes, membership lists, pamphlets, registration forms, newsletters, clippings, and check stubs. These records relate to conventions and meetings, projects involving the anti-war movement and South Africa, publications, and intra-organization matters and relations with local chapters and other organizations. ERAP, which was headed by Rennie Davis, sought to organize a radical political movement among the poor. This section includes files on meetings, publications, and projects such as its extensive work among the poor in Chicago. PREP, which served as a clearinghouse and publisher for research on peace, disarmament, and foreign policy, is documented by correspondence, leaflets, manuscripts, newsletters, prospectuses, reports, and files on Boston PREP. One-half box of correspondence, memos, minutes, leaflets, prospectuses, and reports document PEP's efforts to push national electoral politics leftward in 1964. The third series consists of 23 boxes regarding the operations of the national office from late 1964 to 1970 when SDS became increasingly action-oriented, violent, and fractious, ultimately dividing into Progressive Labor, Weathermen, and Revolutionary Youth Movement. Included are correspondence (containing many references to Paul Booth and Bernadine Dohrn); minutes, notes, resolutions, and further correspondence of the national conventions and meetings; office files; project and subject files; reference files; and material concerning local chapters and related groups. Also part of the manuscript collection, but not available with the microfilm edition, are 24 tape recordings of SDS conferences, conventions, meetings, and speeches; the April 17, 1965, March on Washington; and the 1966 National Conference for New Politics Electoral Campaign Institute.

Note:

Except for the recordings, all of the above is available on 34 reels of microfilm produced by the Microfilm Corporation of America, together with a printed descriptive guide, The Students for a Democratic Society Papers, 1958-1970. In addition the microfilm edition includes 7 reels of SDS serial pamphlets and ephemera gathered from the Tamiment and State Historical Society of Wisconsin Libraries. A positive copy of this film is in the Historical Society Library, as is a copy of the printed guide at call number Pamphlet 77-2106. The Archives holds a security copy of this microfilm at call number Micro 655; no prints are to be made from this copy of the microfilm.



Language: English

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Biography/History

The origins of SDS go back to the 1905 founding of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society, renamed the League for Industrial Democracy (LID) in 1920. LID stressed the introduction of socialist thought on college campuses through tours by speakers like Jack London, Harry Laidler, and Norman Thomas; and through the publication and distribution of socialist literature. From its beginnings, LID also organized affiliated student groups which carried on educational programs. In the 1920s and early 1930s, students participated in LID through the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), which had partial autonomy from LID. During the period 1936-1939, SLID ignored the admonitions of LID and joined with the Communist youth group, the National Student League, to form the American Student Union. Throughout much of its history, SLID also maintained close ties with the Young Peoples' Socialist League (YPSL), the youth arm of the Socialist Party.

The SLID which emerged after World War II had closer supervision from LID; Communists and other radical-socialists were excluded. During the 1950s, SLID suffered a decline in numbers common to many liberal and radical student groups; by the middle of the decade, it had a few hundred, mostly inactive, members. It would have surely collapsed completely if not for money from LID and the efforts of a few stalwart supporters like James Farmer, later a leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), who as LID's student secretary in the early 1950s aided SLID.

During the 1950s, LID and SLID turned away from explicitly socialist politics. LID became dependent on American labor unions for funding, much of which was earmarked for campus educational programs that were designed to gain student support for unions and for progressive measures advocated by labor leaders and liberal politicians. This program, however, had little impact on the campuses.

At its annual national meeting in 1960, SLID changed its name to the Students for a Democratic Society, and began to organize a movement whose purpose was to meaningfully involve people in the political, social, and economic issues that affected their lives. The main impetus for change came that year when Robert (Al) Haber became SDS's president. Haber in the spring of 1960 organized a conference at the University of Michigan which was attended by representatives of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), James Farmer of CORE, and the Catholic-socialist Michael Harrington. This conference began SDS's long association with SNCC and at it were recruited some of the persons who came to lead SDS in the period 1961-1966. Yet SDS remained practically non-existent during the 1960-1961 school year.

In the fall of 1961, Paul Potter and Tom Hayden, both future presidents of SDS, went South to participate in the burgeoning civil rights movement. Both were beaten by white mobs and returned to the North determined to organize further assaults upon racism. In June of 1962 at SDS's National Convention in Port Huron, Michigan, Hayden presented a draft of a statement of the values, beliefs, and conclusions of the New Left. This classic, The Port Huron Statement, criticized the hollowness of the American dream and enunciated many of the fundamental beliefs held by SDS during the 1960s.

Throughout the 1960-1962 period, there existed continuous tension between SDS and LID. The League paid staff salaries and provided office facilities for SDS, but became increasingly disenchanted with the leftist direction of its junior organization. The members of both organizations increasingly realized that their ways were parting.

The school year of 1962-1963 found SDS involved in supporting civil rights activities in the South, pushing for a halt to nuclear testing, and organizing student chapters. Richard Flacks directed a Peace Research and Education Project (PREP), organized during the fall of 1962, which served as a clearinghouse and publishing center for research about peace, disarmament, and foreign policy. PREP remained basically a one-man affair from the fall of 1962 through the fall of 1964, when Flacks resigned as director and Todd Gitlin and Paul Booth assumed charge. Funded by a $7500 grant by a wealthy Texas liberal, Joe Weingarten, Gitlin and Booth pursued an aggressive program of campus speaking trips which stimulated the founding of SDS chapters. PREP also continued its research activities, concentrating on the conversion of the economy to peace-oriented production, American imperialism, and the military draft. Actual work on converting the economy to peace-time uses was only effective in the Boston area, where PREP assumed a role similar to the Economic Research and Action Project (ERAP) and assimilated the latter's local group.

During the summer of 1963, SDS obtained a grant of $5000 from the United Auto Workers. With part of this money, they established ERAP. From engaging in research into poverty, ERAP sought during 1964-1965 to build a radical political movement of the impoverished. People from neighborhoods would be organized on issues like better schools or garbage removal, and through their struggle learn how power operates in our society. This program, led by Rennie Davis, broadened the insights of ERAP workers but failed to either alter the condition of the poor or to organize them.

During the 1963-1964 academic year, there was considerable debate over the direction of SDS; to organize the disenfranchised and exploited, or to organize students. This division could be seen in the diverse programs of SDS which ranged from ERAP's work in the slums to the Political Education Project's (PEP) distribution of buttons with the slogan “Part of the way with LBJ.” The establishment of PEP had been mandated by the delegates at the June 1964 National Convention. Lead by Steve Max and Jim Williams, it sought to push national electoral politics to the left. Towards this end, PEP distributed anti-Goldwater literature for the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO, which had given it $1300. The Johnson landslide victory and subsequent escalation in Vietnam proved to be PEP's undoing. The December 1964 National Council scrapped most of PEP's tentative programs and left it to fade into oblivion during 1965.

In the academic year of 1964-1965, SDS had twenty-seven chapters in the U.S. and about two thousand dues-paying members. It published a monthly Discussion Bulletin for the membership and sent out a weekly worklist to about two hundred activists and chapter contacts. Having directed its major efforts towards community organizing, SDS was surprised at the development of two new issues which came to overshadow the poverty question: the Vietnamese War and the issue of student power as exemplified in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. Though unprepared, SDS lent support to the latter struggle but was less willing to become actively involved in the anti-war movement. This was due to a fear of becoming a “one issue organization” and a belief by its members that the internal structure of America had to be radically altered in order to prevent imperialism. At the December 1964 National Council meeting, a proposal to organize an anti-war demonstration the following spring passed only after heated debate. This National Council also started an action-education program directed -by PREP against American economic imperialism in South Africa; this produced a torrent of literature and sparked the March 1965 Chase Manhattan Bank protest, at which SDS members were arrested for the first time.

The April 17, 1965 March on Washington also proved to be a great success and made SDS recognized as one of the primary organizations of the New Left. That spring the National Office moved from New York to Chicago, symbolizing both the parting of ways between SDS and LID, and a shift of the organization from being basically East Coast-oriented to one which included the entire U.S.

The June 1965 National Convention, held at Kewadin, Michigan, proved to be a transition for SDS. The convention re-affirmed SDS's commitment to the organization of local power bases and to a multi-issue style of radicalism. It consciously rejected leadership of the anti-war movement at a time when many expected SDS to sponsor more massive anti-war demonstrations as well as militant draft resistance, and following the Kewadin convention, SDS had neither the organizational structure nor the commitment to lead the swelling anti-war movement. Leadership passed from Eastern radicals with longer experience in leftist movements to Midwesterners with neither radical nor organizational experience. These new leaders concerned themselves more with action than with theory and had only a vague idea of the complex divisions in the American Left. In the National Office this encouraged a general breakdown, which was only partially alleviated by bringing in Clark Kissinger and Paul Booth to serve as temporary National Secretaries. Throughout this chaotic period, New Left Notes played an important unifying role by printing many of SDS's position statements, local news, and numerous letters to the editor by leftists of every stripe.

In spite of or perhaps because of its disorganization, SDS continued to exert an immense leftward influence on the anti-war and student movements. It started to attract members from the Maoist-orientated May 2nd Movement, a youth organization of the Progressive Labor Party. SDS's Radical Education Project (REP) produced a series of documents exposing the complicity of academia with the military-industrial complex. The April 1965 National Council Meeting commissioned REP to undertake analytical research similar to that of the defunct PREP as well as to strengthen internal education and communication. This group enlisted many of the “old guard” like Al Haber, Paul Booth, and Steve Weissman. In 1966, REP was incorporated separately; by the following year it had broken with SDS over the issue of whether it should train organizers or, as REP preferred, continue its research efforts.

SDS's influence could also be gauged by the students' shift frs' shift from protest to resistance during 1967 and the crescendo of violence connected with student protests. Although SDS had a relatively mild national anti-war policy and had opposed the October 1967 March on the Pentagon, local SDS chapters and members came to lead militant student protests. These confrontations, in turn, convinced some SDS members that the accepted methods of protest were ineffective and that an insurgent, student-based movement had to be developed. Drawing upon the flourishing youth culture as well as the militancy of black radicals, SDS leaders like Mark Rudd and Bernardine Dohrn became convinced of the absolute necessity of active resistance to establishment repression by any means possible. This attitude became a harbinger of the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM I).

During 1968, SDS experienced increasing factionalism caused by Progressive Labor (PL) members who were Maoist-doctrinaires and stressed an alliance with the working class; and the RYM I group who advocated a more student-oriented, militant, counter-cultural program. SDS remained, however, in the center of student protests like the Columbia University strike of spring 1968 and the violence at the Democratic National Convention that summer in Chicago. The June 1968 SDS National Convention saw acrimonious shouting matches, ideological bickering, and bitter personality clashes. PL supporters gained policy victories that stressed attempts to gain working-class support, but RYM I and other non-committed delegates continued to dominate the organization's leadership positions.

SDS found itself harrassed from without and fragmented from within during the 1968-1969 school year. These pressures surfaced with a vengeance at the June 1969 National Convention at which SDS split into approximately three factions: PL, Weathermen, and RYM II. This latter group, composed of diverse, moderate SDSers, collapsed within a year due to its inability to develop a coherent, activist program. The Weathermen, who included many of the national leaders and staff members, sought to initiate an immediate revolution; within six months, the organization had gone underground and its leaders were wanted in connection with mob violence and bombing. SDS-PL continues today as an off-shoot of the Progressive Labor Party; dominated by a doctrinaire ideology, which, for example, condemned Ho Chi Minh for receiving aid from the USSR, this organization has had little appeal on campus. And so SDS, after being at the forefront of the New Left during the 1960s, dissolved into factions of bickering ideologues and violence-oriented cadres.

Much of this information came from a history of SDS prepared by Clark Kissinger, circa 1965; from Kirkpatrick Sale's book, SDS (New York: Random House, 1973); and from an interview with Patrick M. Quinn, formerly of the State Historical Society staff, May 16, 1974.

Officers and Membership Statistics

(There was no convention in 1961 and no election of new officers.)
President: Al Haber
Vice President: Jonathan Weiss
Field Secretary: Al Haber (1960-2)
Tom Hayden (1961-2)
Members: 250 (December 1960)
575 (November 1961)
800 (May 1962)
Chapters: 8 (December 1960)
20 (November 1961)
10 (May 1962)
President: Tom Hayden
Vice President: Paul Booth
National Secretary: Jim Monsonis
Field Secretary: Steve Max
Members: 900 (January 1963) (447 pd.)
1100 (June 1963) (600 pd.)
Chapters: 9 (January 1963)
President: Todd Gitlin
Vice President: Paul Booth
National Secretary: Lee Webb/Clark Kissinger
Field Secretary: Steve Max
Members: 1500 (October 1963) (610 pd.)
1000 pd. (June 1964)
Chapters: 19 (October 1963)
29 (June 1964)
President: Paul Potter
Vice President: Vernon Grizzard
National Secretary: Clark Kissinger
Members: 2500 (December 1964) (1365 pd.)
3000 (June 1965) (2000 pd.)
Chapters: 41 (December 1964)
80 (June 1965)
President: Carl Oglesby
Vice President: Jeff Shero
National Secretary: Jeff Segal/Clark Kissinger/Paul Booth/Jane Adams
Members: 10,000 (October 1965) (4000 pd.)
15,000 (June 1966) (6000 pd.)
Chapters: 89 (October 1965)
172 (June 1966)
President: Nick Egleson
Vice President: Carl Davidson
National Secretary: Greg Calvert
Members: 25,000 (October 1966)
30,000 (June 1967)
Chapters: 265 (October 1966)
247 (June 1967)
National Secretary: Mike Spiegel
Education Secretary: Bob Pardun
Inter-organizational Secretary: Carl Davidson
Members: 35,000 (April 1968)
Chapters: 265 (December 1967)
280 (April 1968)
350 (June 1968)
National Secretary: Mike Klonsky
Education Secretary: Fred Gordon
Inter-organizational Secretary: Bernardine Dohrn
Members: 80,000[?]-100,000 (November 1968)
30,000[?]-100,000 (June 1969)
Chapters: 350-400 (November 1968)
300[?] (June 1969)
National Secretary: Mark Rudd
Education Secretary: Bill Ayers
Inter-organizational Secretary: Jeff Jones
National Secretary: John Pennington
Education Secretary: Alan Spector
Inter-organizational Secretary: Patricia Forman

The above information is taken from Sale's SDS, pp. 663-664.

Scope and Content Note

The records for the Students for a Democratic Society, 1958-1970, consist of 57 boxes of various types of paper documentation as well as 24 tape recordings. These give a fragmentary but extremely revealing picture of one of the major radical organizations of the decade of the 1960s. (The microfilm in Archives' custody is a security copy only; a user copy is owned by the Historical Society Library.)

These records are incomplete and confusingly arranged for a variety of reasons. The organizational structure of SDS was such that few people remained in the national offices long enough to provide for continuity of record-keeping. In the period from mid-1962 until mid-1965, SDS maintained four separate national offices -- the National Office itself (which served as the administrative hub of the organization), and the national offices of ERAP, PREP, and PEP; when these various offices were consolidated, many files were abandoned, lost en route, or deliberately destroyed. And from 1966 to 1973, the records now in this collection came to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in ten installments from four donors. The various national office files have been augmented by the records of individuals prominent in SDS and of local chapters and projects; this was done by the Society after acquiring the collection or by the national offices prior to the acquisition.

These SDS archives have been arranged into three chronological series of paper records and one series of tape recordings. The first series documents the period from January 1958 to August 1962 when SDS's National Office in New York City was first emerging from LID's shadow and developing its own programs and organization. Series 2 reflects the confusing period from the fall of 1962 until August 1965 when SDS dedicated itself to reforming U.S. society, primarily by developing community action programs to revitalize grassroots democracy. This, the most fully documented of the series, is broken down into four sections -- Subseries 2A, the files of the National Office in Chicago; Subseries 2B, files of ERAP; Subseries 2C, files of PREP; and Subseries 2D, files of PEP. Series 3 concerns the period September 1965 until 1970 during which time the National Office was recentralized in Chicago and SDS finally broke apart under the strain of its increasing factionalism and revolutionary orientation. Patrick M. Quinn of the Society's Manuscripts staff and radical historian James O'Brien determined this arrangement as the most nearly accurate reflection of how the national offices probably kept their records. A more lengthy and detailed description of each series precedes the contents list for that series.

There is some overlap among the series and much within the sub-series. For instance, many letters in the correspondence sub-series have attached related documents (pamphlets, reports, speeches, notes, etc.) necessary to understanding the sense of the letter. And many letters that relate to the project and publication files are arranged with the general correspondence.

As is unfortunately common in the files of radical groups, the financial and membership records are quite spotty. However, the material on chapters and local groups, and on related organizations is quite extensive, though not always of high informational quality; exceptions are the files of particularly active chapters such as that of the University of Wisconsin and of such related groups as the United Auto Workers and the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. Of the factions that finally split SDS apart, the Weathermen are the most heavily documented, especially Bernardine Dohrn; but there is little concerning RYM I and II, and even less concerning the PL forces.

To supplement the information in this collection, the researcher is advised to consult the Society's collections of other individuals and groups in the leftist, labor, civil rights, and anti-war movements and the file of Social Action ephemera of the 1960s. Tape-recorded interviews with Patrick M. Quinn give more information about the acquisition of these records and their condition at the time of acquisition. And the Society's Library has a nearly complete file of SDS publications, perhaps the most complete in the United States.

The following list includes correspondents identified as to the major position they held at the time of the correspondence or the organization with which they were mainly associated. Numbers after the names indicate the series in which the bulk of their correspondence is located.

Select List of Correspondents (not members of SDS)
Correspondent Series or Subseries
Gar Alperovitz, aide, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-WI) 2B, 2C
Stanley Aronowitz, chairman, Committee for Miners 2B, 2C, 3
P.F. Ayer, executive secretary, Council for the Southern Mountains 2B
Irving Bluestone, administrative assistant to the president, United Auto Workers (UAW) 2B
Carl Braden, Southern Conference Educational Fund 2A
Jack Conway, assistant to the president, UAW 2B, 2D
David Dellinger, anti-war activist 2A
Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator (D-ILL) 2B
Mrs. Cyrus Eaton, philanthropist 2C
Frank Emspak, National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam 2A
James Forman, executive secretary, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) 2B
Paul Goodberg, executive director, Americans for Democratic Action 2C
Paul Goodman, radical educator 2A, 3
Arthur Gorson, executive secretary, Committee for Miners 2B
Sanford Gottleib, SANE 2A, 2C
Ralph Helstein, president, United Packinghouse Workers of America 2A, 2C
Abbott (Abbie) Hoffman, anti-war activist 3
Myles Horton, Highlander Folk School 1, 2A
Hubert H. Humphrey, U.S. Vice-President 2C
Sidney Lens, anti-war activist 2A
John Lewis, chairman, SNCC 2D
Staughton Lynd, civil rights and anti-war activist 1, 2A, 2C
Hans Morganthau, economics professor 2C
Wayne Morse, U.S. Senator (D-ORE) 2A
Robert Moses (Parris), SNCC 2B
A.J. Muste, anti-war activist 2A
Stanley Newman, Institute for Policy Studies 2D
Victor Rabinowitz, attorney and philanthropist 2B
Walter Reuther, president, United Auto Workers 2B
Joseph Rourke, deputy director, AFL-CIO 2D
Martin Roysher, Berkeley Free Speech Movement 2A
Morris Rubin, editor, The Progressive 2B
Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader 2B
Andre Schiffrin, League for Industrial Democracy 1
Sargent Shriver, director, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity 2B
Donald Slaiman, Director of Civil Rights, AFL-CIO 3
I.F. Stone, journalist 2C, 3
F.W. Stover, president, U.S. Farmers' Association 3
Harold Taylor, chairman, National Council on a Peace Strategy 2C
Weston Vivian, U.S. Congressman (D-MICH) 2B
Arthur Waskow, Institute for Policy Studies 2D
Sidney Yates, U.S. Congressman (D-ILL) 2B
Holgate Young, financial secretary, Workers' Educational Local #189, American Federation of Teachers 2D

Guide to Correspondents' Full Names (Officers and Members of SDS)
Name used in Correspondence Full Name
Al Al Haber
Bernardine Bernardine Dohrn
Booth Paul Booth
Carl Carl Wittman
Carol Carol McEldowney
Casey Casey Hayden
Cathy Cathy Wilkerson
Clark Clark Kissinger
dbm Don McKelvey
Don Don McKelvey
Harriet Harriet Stulman
Helen Helen Garvey
Lee Lee Webb
Liora Liora Proctor
Mark Mark Sher
McEl Carol McEldowney
Nancy Nancy Bancroft
Nick Nick Egleson
Paul Paul Potter
RAH Al Haber
Rennie Rennard Davis
Richie Richard Rothstein
Steve Steve Johnson
Steve Steve Max (has trouble with spelling)
Todd Todd Gitlin
Tom Tom Hayden
Vernon Vernon Grizzard

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by SDS through Paul Booth, Chicago, Illinois; Rennard Davis, Chicago, Illinois; SDS, University of Kentucky chapter, Lexington, Kentucky; and Robert Kernish, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This material was donated in ten installments in 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, and 1973. Additional items were interfiled in 1975 and 1976. Accession Number: M66-148, 148-1, 149, 149-1, 238, 422; M67-265; M70-30; M71-54; M73-93; M75-422; M76-402


Processing Information

Processed by Eleanor McKay, Dennis Rowley, Patrick M. Quinn, M.K., James O'Brien, Christine Rongone, and B.T.


Contents List
Series: 1: National Office, 1958 January-1962 August
Scope and Content Note

The 3 boxes of material in this series relate to various aspects of SDS during its initial period of growth, 1958-1962. There are papers from national conventions and meetings, the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID) and the League for Industrial Democracy (LID), SDS officers' correspondence and statements, project files, and material from related groups.

The convention papers include correspondence; conference papers; lists of participants; notes; and reports pertaining to civil rights, anti-war activities, foreign policy, and recruitment. There are correspondence, notes, proposals, and statements referring to LID's relationship to and control over SLID and SDS. The SDS officers' correspondence and statements concern civil rights and anti-war activities, intra-organizational matters, and membership drives. The project files include information on civil rights, peace politics, Venture, and a voter registration pamphlet; there are correspondence, notes, manuscripts of articles, proposals, and reports. Among the related group materials are papers from the Earlham Political Issues Committee, First Intercollegiate Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control, and the National Student Association; these files include correspondence, clippings, and reports. There is also a folder of miscellaneous printed material dating from this period.

Mss 177/Micro 655
National Conventions and Meetings
Arrangement of the Materials: Chronological by date of meeting
Box/Folder   1/1
Reel   1
National Convention, amended constitution, 1959 June
Box/Folder   1/2
Reel   1
Conference for Human Rights in the North, 1960 April-May
Box/Folder   1/3
Reel   1
Evaluation Meeting, 1961 December-1962 January; undated
Chapel Hill Conference
Box/Folder   1/4
Reel   1
General, 1961-1962 May
Box/Folder   1/5
Reel   1
National Executive Committee Minutes, 1962 May
Box/Folder   1/6
Reel   1
Port Huron Convention (including Port Huron Statement), 1962 May-June
Subseries: LID, SLID and SDS
Box/Folder   1/7
Reel   1
LID, 1960 March-1964
Box/Folder   1/8
Reel   1
SLID, 1958 January-1959 October; undated
Box/Folder   1/9
Reel   1
LID Dispute after Port Huron, 1962
SDS Officers' Correspondence and Reports
Box/Folder   1/10-11
Reel   1
Al Haber, 1960 June-1962 January
Box/Folder   1/12
Reel   1
Tom Hayden, 1961 January-December
Box/Folder   1/13
Reel   1
Miscellaneous, 1962 February; undated
Subseries: Projects
Box/Folder   1/14
Reel   1
Civil Rights, 1960 May-1962 May
Box/Folder   1/15
Reel   1
Peace Politics, 1962 February-August
Box/Folder   1/16
Reel   1
Venture manuscripts, 1960
Box/Folder   2/1
Reel   1
Venture manuscripts, 1961-1962
Box/Folder   2/1 (continued)
Reel   1
Correspondence, 1965 January
Box/Folder   2/2
Reel   2
Voter Registration Pamphlet, 1962
Subseries: Related Groups
Box/Folder   2/3
Reel   2
Aids for Peace Action, Earlham Political Action Committee, TOCSIN, 1960-1962; undated
Box/Folder   2/4
Reel   2
First Intercollegiate Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control - questionnaire, correspondence, and clippings, 1962 April-December
National Student Association
Box/Folder   2/5
Reel   2
Conference on Youth Service Abroad, circa 1961 April
Box/Folder   2/6
Reel   2
Liberal Study Group, 1961 June-August
Box/Folder   3/1
Reel   2
Liberal Study Group, 1962 June-August
Box/Folder   3/2
Reel   2
Washington Peace March, 1962 February
Box/Folder   3/3
Reel   2
Miscellaneous Printed and Near-Print Material, 1960 May-1962 May
Series: 2: 1962 Fall-1965 August
Scope and Content Note: The 12 boxes of material in Series 2 generally dates from the fall of 1962 to August 1965, although there is some overlap with the other series. This material documents the period when SDS still considered reform of the U.S. system possible and maintained four separate national offices: the National Office (the administrative hub of the organization) and the offices of the Economic Research and Action Project, of the Peace Research and Education Project, and of the Political Education Project. The ERAP and Boston PREP files are remarkably complete. The records of each of these offices has been arranged in separate sections within this series.
Subseries: 2A: National Office, 1962-1965; undated
Scope and Content Note

Included are a voluminous amount of correspondence as well as reports, minutes, literature requests, membership lists, registration forms, pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, and check stubs. These papers relate to SDS conventions and national councils, National Office staff and other intra-organizational matters, projects, chapters, and other organizations, 1962-1965. This subseries is arranged in seven sub-categories.

The convention and national council meeting papers, 1962-1965, contain correspondence, minutes, reports, position papers, and registration forms. These are concerned with various aspects of American radicalism: the student, civil rights, peace, and labor movements as well as intra-organizational concerns.

The correspondence refers to radical organizing, SDS matters, personal affairs, and the civil rights, labor, and anti-war movements.

The project files, 1963-1965, contain correspondence, leaflets, reports, literature requests, clippings, and newsletters. They refer to the SDS Bulletin, anti-South African Apartheid activities including SDS's Chase Manhattan sit-in, and anti-Vietnam war demonstrations.

There are correspondence, leaflets, newsletters, clippings, reports, and literature requests in the chapter files, that provide information on student activism throughout the U.S. and have in some cases an abundance of data on local issues.

Material pertaining to related groups includes correspondence, newsletters, clippings, leaflets, and reports. They detail SDS's interrelationships with other student and leftist groups.

The National Office's office records include a checking account, cash receipts journal, check stubs, literature requests, leaflets, membership lists, and miscellaneous writings, speeches, and reports.

National Conventions and Council Meetings
Box/Folder   3/4
Reel   2
National Council, Ann Arbor, 1962 December
National Convention, Pine Hill, New York
Box/Folder   3/5
Reel   2
General, 1963 May-July
Box/Folder   3/6
Reel   2
America and the New Era, drafts and comments, 1963 June-July
Box/Folder   3/7
Reel   2
National Council Meeting, Nyack, New York, 1963 June
Box/Folder   3/8
Reel   2
National Council Meeting, Bloomington, Ind., 1963 August-September
Box/Folder   3/9
Reel   2
National Council Meeting, New York City, 1963 December
Note: Includes registration forms.
Box/Folder   3/10
Reel   2
National Council Meeting, Ann Arbor, 1964 February-April
National Council Meeting, Nyack, New York
Box/Folder   3/11
Reel   2
1964 April-May
Box/Folder   3/12
Reel   2
1964 June-August
Box/Folder   4/1
Reel   2
National Convention, Pine Hill, New York, 1964 June-July
Box/Folder   4/2
Reel   3
National Council Meeting, Pine Hill, New York, 1964 June-July
Box/Folder   4/3
Reel   3
National Council and Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1964 August-September
Box/Folder   4/4
Reel   3
National Council Meeting, New York City, 1964 April-December
Box/Folder   4/5
Reel   3
National Council Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1965 April
National Conference at Kewadin, Michigan
Box/Folder   4/6
Reel   3
Correspondence and notes regarding arrangements, 1965 April-June
Box/Folder   4/7
Reel   3
Attendance lists and registration forms, 1965 June
Box/Folder   4/8
Reel   3
Working Papers, 1965 May-June
Box/Folder   4/9
Reel   3
General, 1965 June
Box/Folder   4/10
Reel   3
LID and SDS, 1962 September-1965 September
Correspondence and Related Documents
Box/Folder   4/11
Reel   3
Paul Booth, 1962-1965 February
Box/Folder   5/1
Reel   3
George Brosi, 1964 September-1966 September
Box/Folder   5/2
Reel   3
Robb Burlage, 1962 January-1964 August
Box/Folder   5/3
Reel   3
ERAP, 1964 February-1965 February
Box/Folder   5/4
Reel   3
General Intra-SDS, 1963 June-1964 September
Box/Folder   5/5
Reel   3
General Intra-SDS, 1964 October-1965
Box/Folder   6/1
Reel   3
Vernon Grizzard, 1964 August-1965 August
Box/Folder   6/2
Reel   4
Tom Hayden, 1963 May-October
Box/Folder   6/3
Reel   4
Steve Max, 1962-1963; undated
Box/Folder   6/4
Reel   4
Ken McEldowney, 1964 October-1965 August
Box/Folder   6/5
Reel   4
Mike Miller, 1964 September-1965 May
Box/Folder   6/6
Reel   4
Paul Potter, 1964 August-1965 July
Box/Folder   6/7
Reel   4
PREP, 1963 November-1965 March
Box/Folder   6/8
Reel   4
Harold Taylor, 1963 February-1965 March
Box/Folder   6/9
Reel   4
Lee Webb, 1964 June-1965 Spring
Box/Folder   6/10
Reel   4
Steve Weissman, 1965 January-late summer; undated
Box/Folder   6/11
Reel   4
Jim Williams, 1963 October-1965 August
General
Box/Folder   6/12
Reel   4
1962 February-1963 December
Box/Folder   6/13
Reel   4
1964 January-June
Box/Folder   6/14
Reel   4
1964 July-December
Box/Folder   7/1
Reel   4
1965 January-June
Box/Folder   7/2
Reel   5
1965 July
Box/Folder   7/3
Reel   5
1965 August
Box/Folder   7/4
Reel   5
Canada, 1964 March-1965 September
Box/Folder   7/5
Reel   5
Foreign, 1963 September-1965 August
Projects
Bulletin
Note: Volumes 1-3 are available in the Historical Society's Library.
Box/Folder   7/6
Reel   5
Correspondence, 1963 March-1965 September; undated
Box/Folder   7/7
Reel   5
Art work, 1963 August-1965 August; undated
Box/Folder   7/8
Reel   5
Discussion Bulletin, 1964 Spring
Box/Folder   7/9
Reel   5
Conferences of Other Organizations, 1965 Summer
Free University
Box/Folder   7/10
Reel   5
Correspondence, 1965 May-December
Box/Folder   8/1
Reel   5
Local Programs, 1965 Summer
Box/Folder   8/2
Reel   5
Mailing Lists, 1965
Box/Folder   8/3
Reel   5
Reports and Papers, 1965 Spring-June
Box/Folder   8/4
Reel   5
Fundraising, 1963 Spring-1965 October
Mailings
Box/Folder   8/5
Reel   5
National Office and National Council, 1963 February-1964 November; undated
Work-list
Box/Folder   8/6
Reel   5
Vol. 1, No. 1-13, 1964 June-December
Box/Folder   8/7
Reel   5
Vol. 2, No. 1-14, 1965 January-July
Box/Folder   8/8
Reel   5
Related documents, 1963 February-1965 Summer; undated
Box/Folder   8/9
Reel   5
Mailing lists, 1963 January-1965 Summer; undated
South Africa: Chase Manhattan Bank Sit-In
Box/Folder   8/10
Reel   5
Correspondence, 1964 November-1965 August
Box/Folder   8/11
Reel   5
Clippings, 1965 March-April
Box/Folder   8/12
Reel   5
Preparations for the sit-in, 1965 January-June; undated
Box/Folder   8/13
Reel   5
Trial of demonstrators, 1965 June-September
Vietnam - Anti-War Activity
Correspondence, U.S.
Box/Folder   8/14
Reel   6
1963-1965 July
Box/Folder   9/1
Reel   6
1965 August
Box/Folder   9/2
Reel   6
Correspondence, Foreign, 1965 January-December
Box/Folder   9/3
Reel   6
Draft and Draft Resistance, 1965
March on Washington
Box/Folder   9/4
Reel   6
Button and Literature Orders, 1965
Box/Folder   9/5
Reel   6
Correspondence, 1965
Box/Folder   9/6
Reel   6
Posters, Memos, and Press Releases, 1965
Box/Folder   9/7
Reel   6
Miscellaneous SDS Anti-War Activity, 1965
Box/Folder   9/8
Reel   6
Pamphlets: Viet-Nam, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   9/9
Reel   6
Press Clippings: Viet-Nam, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   9/10
Reel   6
Press Releases: Viet-Nam, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   9/11
Reel   6
Summer Newsletter, 1965
Chapter Files
Box/Folder   10/1
Reel   6
Alabama, Arizona, 1964-1965; undated
California
Box/Folder   10/2
Reel   6
At Large, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/3
Reel   6
Los Angeles, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/4
Reel   6
San Francisco Region, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/5
Reel   7
Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/6
Reel   7
Florida, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/7
Reel   7
Georgia, Idaho, 1964-1965; undated
Illinois
Box/Folder   10/8
Reel   7
At Large, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/9
Reel   7
Chicago and University of Chicago, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/10
Reel   7
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   10/11
Reel   7
Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, 1964-1965; undated
Massachusetts
Box/Folder   10/12
Reel   7
At Large, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/1
Reel   7
Boston, 1963-1965; undated
Michigan
Box/Folder   11/2
Reel   7
Ann Arbor, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/3
Reel   7
At Large, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/4
Reel   7
Michigan State, Wayne State, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/5
Reel   7
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/6
Reel   7
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, 1963-1965; undated
New York
Box/Folder   11/7
Reel   7
At Large, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/8
Reel   7
New York City, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/9
Reel   7
New York Viewpoint, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   11/10
Reel   8
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, 1963-1965; undated
Pennsylvania
Box/Folder   12/1
Reel   8
At Large, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/2
Reel   8
Swarthmore, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   12/3
Reel   8
Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/4
Reel   8
Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/5
Reel   8
Texas, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/6
Reel   8
Wisconsin, 1962-1963; undated
Related groups
Box/Folder   12/7
Reel   8
American Friends Service Committee, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/8
Reel   8
Assembly of Unrepresented People, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/9
Reel   8
Campus Americans for Democratic Action, Caucus for Effective Action, 1962-1965
Box/Folder   12/10
Reel   8
Committee for Foreign Policy Alternatives, 1965
Box/Folder   12/11
Reel   8
Committee to End the War in Viet-Nam: Chicago, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   12/12
Reel   8
Congress of Federated Organizations, Congress of Racial Equality, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   13/1
Reel   8
Coordinating Council of Community Organizations, Du Bois Clubs of America, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/2
Reel   8
Free Speech Movement-Berkeley, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/3
Reel   8
International Union of Socialist Youth, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/4
Reel   8
Institute for Policy Studies, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/5
Reel   8
May 2nd Movement, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   13/6
Reel   8
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   13/7
Reel   9
National Committee to Abolish HUAC, National Committee on Economic Action, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/8
Reel   9
National Guardian, 1964-1965
National Student Association (NSA)
Box/Folder   13/9
Reel   9
Correspondence, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   13/10
Reel   9
Congress, 1964
Box/Folder   13/11
Reel   9
Contacts, 1964
Liberal Study Group
Box/Folder   13/10
Reel   9
1962-1963; undated
Box/Folder   13/13
Reel   9
1964; undated
Box/Folder   13/14
Reel   9
1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/15
Reel   9
National Student Christian Federation, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/16
Reel   9
Northern Student Movement, 1962-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/17
Reel   9
Operation Freedom, Religion and Labor Council of America, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1963-1965
Box/Folder   13/18
Reel   9
Southern Student Organizing Committee, Student Civil Liberties Coordinating Committee, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/19
Reel   9
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/20
Reel   9
Student Peace Union, Student Religious Liberals, 1961-1965
Box/Folder   13/21
Reel   9
Student Union for Peace Action, Student Woodlawn Area Project, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   13/22
Reel   9
Studies on the Left, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   13/23
Reel   9
Turn Toward Peace, U.S. Collegiate Press Service, U.S. Youth Council, 1962-1964; undated
Box/Folder   13/24
Reel   9
Vietnam Day Committee, Viet-Report Magazine, 1965
Box/Folder   13/25
Reel   9
War Resistors' League, Young Christian Students, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   14/1
Reel   9
YMCA-YWCA, Young People's Socialist League, 1964; undated
Office Records
Box/Folder   14/2
Reel   9
National Office Financial Report, 1965
Box/Folder   14/3
Reel   9
Check Stubs, 1963 October-1964 November
Box/Folder   14/4
Reel   9
Check Stubs, 1964 November-1965 May
Box/Folder   14/5
Reel   9
Lists of Literature Orders, undated
Literature Requests
Box/Folder   14/6
Reel   9
1963-1964
Box/Folder   14/7
Reel   9
1965 January-May
Box/Folder   14/8
Reel   9
1965 June-August
Box/Folder   14/9
Reel   9
undated
Box/Folder   15/1
Reel   10
March on Washington, 1963 August 28
Box/Folder   15/2
Reel   10
Membership Lists, undated
Box/Folder   15/3
Reel   10
Miscellaneous Writings, Speeches, and Reports, 1962-1965; undated
Subseries: 2B: The Economic Research and Action Project (ERAP)
Scope and Content Note: Subseries 2B contains 14 boxes of ERAP papers relating to meetings, publications, projects of national and local scope, office files, and related groups. The folder on ERAP meetings, 1964, has correspondence, minutes, and notes relating to intra-ERAP matters and community organizing. The ERAP publications, 1964-1965, contain questionnaires, reports, and work-lists which primarily deal with ERAP community projects and staff problems. The national ERAP projects, 1962-1965, include information on several conferences on poverty, fundraising, legal aid, institutes, newsletters, reports, and other miscellaneous documents. The office files have substantial quantities of correspondence pertaining to inquiries about SDS and ERAP as well as applications to join these two organizations. The files on related groups consist of correspondence, clippings, handbills, and reports; these files document the economic and political relationships between ERAP/SDS and these other organizations, joint conferences and projects, and other topics. There is also a folder of miscellaneous ERAP papers.
Box/Folder   15/4
Reel   10
ERAP Executive Committee Meetings, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   15/5
Reel   10
ERAP Publications, 1964-1965; undated
Correspondence
Intra-ERAP Correspondence
Box/Folder   15/6
Reel   10
Jeremy Brecher, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   15/7
Reel   10
Clark Kissinger, 1963-1964; undated
Box/Folder   15/8
Reel   10
General, 1963-1964
Box/Folder   15/9
Reel   10
General, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   15/10
Reel   10
ERAP-National Office, 1963-1964 June
Box/Folder   15/11
Reel   10
ERAP National Office, 1964 July-1965
Other-ERAP
Box/Folder   16/1
Reel   10
1963
Box/Folder   16/2
Reel   10
1964 January-June
Box/Folder   16/3
Reel   10
1964 July-December
Box/Folder   16/4
Reel   10
1965; undated
Projects
General
Box/Folder   16/5
Reel   10
Community Theater, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   16/6
Reel   10
Conference on Community Movements and Economic Issues, Ann Arbor, 1964 April 10-12
Box/Folder   16/6 (continued)
Reel   10
Correspondence, 1964
Box/Folder   16/7
Reel   10
Registration Forms, 1964
Box/Folder   16/8
Reel   10
Conference on Poverty and the Economy, Champaign, Illinois, May 1-3, 1964, 1963-1964
Box/Folder   16/9
Reel   10
End to Poverty Week, Ann Arbor, April 20-27, 1964, 1964
Box/Folder   16/10
Reel   10
Evaluation Questionnaire, Chester, Pennsylvania Project, 1964
Box/Folder   16/11
Reel   10
Films, 1964-1965; undated
Fundraising
Box/Folder   16/12
Reel   10
Tom Hayden-Ida Brown Defense Fund, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   16/13
Reel   11
Individual Solicitations, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   17/1
Reel   11
Union Solicitations, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   17/2
Reel   11
Foundation Solicitations, 1964-1965, undated
Box/Folder   17/3
Reel   11
ERAP Institute (June 6-11, 1964), 1964; undated
Box/Folder   17/4
Reel   11
ERAP Institute, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   17/5
Reel   11
Legal Aid, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   17/6
Reel   11
Manuscript Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   17/7-8
Reel   11
Manuscripts, 1963-1964; undated
Box/Folder   17/9
Reel   11
Mailing Lists, undated
Box/Folder   17/10
Reel   11
News Service, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   17/11
Reel   11
Newsletter and Related Documents, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   18/1
Reel   11
Poverty Conferences, 1963-1964; undated
Box/Folder   18/2
Reel   11
Public Relations, Publicity, Publications, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   18/3
Reel   11
Radicals' Guide to Economics, 1964
Box/Folder   18/4
Reel   11
Research, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   18/5
Reel   11
Work/Study, 1964-1965; undated
Local
California
Box/Folder   18/6
Reel   11
Oakland, Correspondence, 1965; undated
San Francisco
Box/Folder   18/7
Reel   11
Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   18/8
Reel   11
Miscellaneous, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   18/9
Reel   11
Newsletter, 1964-1965; undated
Connecticut
Box/Folder   18/10
Reel   11
New Haven, Conneticut, Correspondence, 1965; undated
Illinois
Box/Folder   18/11
Reel   11
Cairo, Correspondence, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   18/12
Reel   11
Newsletters, Leaflets, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   18/13
Reel   11
Reports, 1965; undated
Chicago
Correspondence
Box/Folder   19/1
Reel   12
Intra-ERAP and SDS, 1964
Box/Folder   19/2
Reel   12
Intra-ERAP and SDS, 1964
Box/Folder   19/3-4
Reel   12
External, 1964
Box/Folder   19/5
Reel   12
Advisory Committee Papers, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   19/6
Reel   12
Clippings, 1965; undated
Leaflets and Posters
Box/Folder   19/7
Reel   12
1964; undated
Box/Folder   20/1
Reel   12
1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   20/2
Reel   12
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   20/3
Reel   12
Newsletters, 1965-1967; undated
Box/Folder   20/4
Reel   12
Office Finances, 1964; undated
Projects
Box/Folder   20/5
Reel   12
Consumer Practices, Films, Fundraising, 1964-1966
Box/Folder   20/6
Reel   12
Housing, Miscellaneous, Rent Strike, Reprints, Staff, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   20/7-8
Reel   12
Surveys, undated
Box/Folder   20/9
Reel   12
Surveys, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   21/1-2
Reel   13
Unemployment, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   21/3
Reel   13
Unemployment, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   21/4
Reel   13
War on Poverty, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   21/5
Reel   13
Welfare, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   21/6
Reel   13
Youth, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   21/7
Reel   13
Related Groups, undated
Reports and Prospectuses
Box/Folder   21/8
Reel   13
1963-1964
Box/Folder   21/9
Reel   13
1965-1966
Kentucky
Hazard
Box/Folder   21/10
Reel   13
Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box/Folder   22/1
Reel   13
Clippings, 1964
Hazard Conference, March 27-29, 1964
Box/Folder   22/2
Reel   13
Correspondence and Working Papers, 1964
Box/Folder   22/3
Reel   13
Registration forms, 1964
Box/Folder   22/4
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
Louisville
Box/Folder   22/5
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   22/6
Reel   14
Clippings, 1964
Box/Folder   22/7
Reel   14
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   22/8
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
Maryland
Baltimore
Box/Folder   22/9-10
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   22/11
Reel   14
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   22/12
Reel   14
Newsletters and Leaflets, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   22/13
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   23/1
Reel   14
Cedar Heights, Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Michigan
Ypsilanti
Box/Folder   23/2
Reel   14
Miscellaneous and Preliminary Interviews, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   23/3
Reel   14
Voter Registration, 1964
Massachusetts
Boston
Box/Folder   23/4-5
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box/Folder   23/6
Reel   14
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   23/7
Reel   14
Newsletters and Leaflets, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   23/8
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1965; undated
New Jersey
Newark
Box/Folder   23/9
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   23/10
Reel   14
Clippings, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   23/11
Reel   14
Leaflets, undated
Box/Folder   23/12
Reel   14
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   23/13
Reel   14
Newsletter, undated
Box/Folder   23/14
Reel   14
Related Group: Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   23/15
Reel   14
Related Group: Newark Committee for Full Employment, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   23/16
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   23/17
Reel   14
New Brunswick, Correspondence, 1964-1965
Trenton
Box/Folder   23/18
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   24/1
Reel   14
Clippings, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   24/2
Reel   14
Leaflets and Newsletters, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   24/3
Reel   14
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
New York
Box/Folder   24/4
Reel   14
New York City, Alliance for Jobs or Income Now, 1964; undated
Ohio
Cleveland
Correspondence
Box/Folder   24/5-6
Reel   14
Intra-ERAP and SDS, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   24/7
Reel   14
External, 1964-1965; undated
Cleveland Community Conference, February 15-17, 1965
Box/Folder   24/8
Reel   14
Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   24/9
Reel   15
Papers, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   24/10
Reel   15
Preparatory, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   24/11
Reel   15
Transactions, 1965
Box/Folder   24/12
Reel   15
Newsletters, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   24/13
Reel   15
Office File, 1964; undated
Projects
Box/Folder   24/14
Reel   15
Fundraising, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   25/1
Reel   15
Research, undated
Box/Folder   25/2
Reel   15
Related Groups: Citizens United for Adequate Welfare, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   25/3
Reel   15
Related Groups: Other, undated
Box/Folder   25/4
Reel   15
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
Ontario, Canada
Box/Folder   25/5
Reel   15
North Bay, Correspondence, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   25/6
Reel   15
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
Pennsylvania
Chester
Box/Folder   25/7
Reel   15
Correspondence, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   25/8
Reel   15
Clippings, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   25/9
Reel   15
Miscellaneous, undated
Box/Folder   25/10
Reel   15
Newsletters and Leaflets, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   25/11
Reel   15
Reports and Prospectuses, 1964; undated
Philadelphia
Box/Folder   26/1
Reel   15
Correspondence, 1963-1964; undated
Box/Folder   26/2
Reel   15
Leaflets, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   26/3
Reel   15
Reports and Prospectuses, 1963-1964; undated
Office Files
Applications
Box/Folder   26/4
Reel   15
1963-1964 March
Box/Folder   26/5
Reel   15
1964 April
Box/Folder   26/6
Reel   15
1964 May
Box/Folder   26/7
Reel   15
1964 June-July
Box/Folder   26/8
Reel   15
1964 August-December
Box/Folder   26/9
Reel   15
1965 January-February
Box/Folder   26/10
Reel   15
1965 March
Box/Folder   27/1
Reel   16
1965 April
Box/Folder   27/2
Reel   16
1965 May 1-15
Box/Folder   27/3
Reel   16
1965 May 16-30
Box/Folder   27/4
Reel   16
1965 June
Box/Folder   27/5
Reel   16
undated
Inquiries
Box/Folder   27/4
Reel   16
1963-1964 March
Box/Folder   27/7
Reel   16
1964 April
Box/Folder   27/8
Reel   16
1964 May-August
Box/Folder   27/9
Reel   16
1964 September-December
Box/Folder   28/1
Reel   16
1965 January-February
Box/Folder   28/2
Reel   16
1965 March-April
Box/Folder   28/3
Reel   16
1965 May-June
Box/Folder   28/4
Reel   16
1965 July-August
Box/Folder   28/5
Reel   16
1965 September-December; undated
Related Groups
Box/Folder   28/6
Reel   16
Alliance for Jobs or Income Now, American Friends Service Committee, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/7
Reel   16
Appalachian Conference, Citizen's Crusade for Poverty, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/8
Reel   16
Committee for Miners, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/9
Reel   16
Council of the Southern Mountains, International Association of Machinists, National Committee for Full Employment, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/10
Reel   16
Miscellaneous Related Groups, Northern Student Movement, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/11
Reel   16
Oberlin, Religion and Labor Council of America, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   28/12
Reel   17
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   28/13
Reel   17
Student Union and Peace Action, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   29/1
Reel   17
United Auto Workers, 1963-1965
Box/Folder   29/2
Reel   17
Miscellaneous ERAP Materials, undated
Subseries: 2C: Peace Research and Education Project (PREP)
Scope and Content Note: The 4 boxes of PREP papers include letters, leaflets, manuscripts, a mailing list, newsletters, prospectuses, and reports. They pertain to Boston PREP; literature requests and inquiries; fundraising; publicity; the publishing of the PREP periodical, The New Era; the conversion of American industry to a peace-oriented economy; demonstrations against South African and Vietnam policies; and various related groups. Conspicuous among the manuscripts are: “Defense Workers and Disarmament” by Barry Bluestone; “The American Peace Movement, 1900-1962” by Philip Altbach, national chairman of the Student Peace Union; and “The War on Poverty: Notes on an Insurgent Response” by Rennie Davis, director of ERAP.
Box/Folder   29/3
Reel   17
Executive and Temporary Action Committees, 1962-1965; undated
Correspondence
Intra-PREP
Box/Folder   29/4
Reel   17
1962-1963 June
Box/Folder   29/5
Reel   17
1963 July-December
Box/Folder   29/6
Reel   17
1964 January-July
Box/Folder   29/7
Reel   17
1964 August-October
Box/Folder   29/8
Reel   17
1964 November-December
Box/Folder   29/9
Reel   17
1965; undated
External
Box/Folder   29/10
Reel   17
1962
Box/Folder   30/1
Reel   17
1963 January-March
Box/Folder   30/2
Reel   17
1963 April-June
Box/Folder   30/3
Reel   17
1963 July-December
Box/Folder   30/4
Reel   17
1964 January-February
Box/Folder   30/5
Reel   17
1964 March-April
Box/Folder   30/6
Reel   17
1964 May
Box/Folder   30/7
Reel   17
1964 June
Box/Folder   30/8
Reel   17
1964 July 1-15
Box/Folder   30/9
Reel   17
1964 July 16-31
Box/Folder   31/1
Reel   17
1964 August
Box/Folder   31/2
Reel   17
1964 September
Box/Folder   31/3
Reel   17
1964 October
Box/Folder   31/4
Reel   17
1964 November
Box/Folder   31/5
Reel   17
1964 December
Box/Folder   31/6
Reel   17
1965 January-February
Box/Folder   31/7
Reel   17
1965 March-August
Box/Folder   31/8
Reel   17
undated
Boston Peace Research and Education Project (BPREP)
Correspondence
Box/Folder   31/9
Reel   18
1964 January-July
Box/Folder   31/10
Reel   18
1964 August-December
Box/Folder   32/1
Reel   18
1965; undated
Box/Folder   32/2
Reel   18
Financial Reports, 1964
Box/Folder   32/3
Reel   18
Leaflets, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   32/4
Reel   18
Minutes and Notes, undated
Box/Folder   32/5
Reel   18
Projects, undated
Box/Folder   32/6
Reel   18
Prospectuses, undated
Box/Folder   32/7
Reel   18
Reports, 1964; undated
Office File
Box/Folder   32/8-9
Reel   18
Information and Literature Requests, 1963-1965; undated
Projects
Box/Folder   32/10
Reel   18
Fundraising, 1962-1965
The New Era
Box/Folder   32/11
Reel   18
Correspondence, 1964; undated
Box/Folder   32/12
Reel   18
Manuscripts, 1963-1964
Box/Folder   32/13
Reel   18
Publishing Material, undated
Box/Folder   32/14
Reel   18
Newsletters, 1963-1965
Box/Folder   33/1
Reel   18
Newsletter Manuscripts, undated
Box/Folder   33/2
Reel   18
Peace Politics, 1962-1963; undated
Box/Folder   33/3
Reel   18
Project Proposals, 1962-1965
Box/Folder   33/4
Reel   18
Publicity, 1963-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/5
Reel   18
South Africa, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/6
Reel   18
“Toward an Effective Peace Program on Campus,” 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/7
Reel   18
Vietnam, 1964-1965; undated
Related Groups
Box/Folder   33/8
Reel   18
End the Draft, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/9
Reel   18
Student Peace Union, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   33/10
Reel   18
Student Union for Peace Action; Turn Toward Peace, 1962-1965
Box/Folder   33/11
Reel   18
Miscellaneous, 1962-1964; undated
Subseries: 2D: Political Education Project (PEP)
Scope and Content Note: The half box of PEP papers contains correspondence, memos, minutes, leaflets, prospectuses, reports, and miscellany. They refer to conferences, the direction and role of PEP and SDS, fundraising, PEP's programs, and other topics.
Box/Folder   33/12
Reel   18
Correspondence, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/13
Reel   18
Memos and Leaflets, 1964-1965; undated
Box/Folder   33/14
Reel   18
Minutes, Reports, and Prospectuses, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   33/15
Reel   18
Miscellaneous, 1964
Series: 3: National Office, 1964 September-1970
Scope and Content Note

The 23 boxes of this series relate to the period in which SDS became increasingly militant and violence-oriented, and finally dissolved into factionalisn. These papers are organized into files of correspondence; national committees, conventions, and council meetings; National Office matters; special project and subjects; related groups; and miscellany. Much of the correspondence is from 1965 and relates to Paul Booth. A sizeable portion of the later correspondence relates to Bernardine Dohrn, who also apparently organized some of the project-subject files.

The national committees, conventions, and councils files, 1965-1968, contain correspondence, minutes, notes, and resolutions. There is a wide range in the extent to which meetings are documented, with some having ample records and others none at all.

The locality files, 1964-1970, contain letters, clippings, publications, leaflets, and reports; these often pertain to local controversies involving anti-war protests and civil liberties. Many files include applications for affiliation and chapter constitutions and reports, and some include assessments by the National Office as to their level of activity circa 1966.

The office files, 1965-1969, contain rosters of persons arrested during the Days of Rage, October 8-11, 1969. These trace the progress of court cases and list when and where persons were arrested. A card file contains names of contacts and chapters in states alphabetically between Massachusetts and Wyoming. Financial records include miscellaneous bank statements, check stubs, and budgets. The cash receipts journal records the names of persons contributing to SDS and the amounts received from them.

The project-subject file, 1964-1970, includes a wide range of material: correspondence, leaflets, clippings, manuscripts, reports, and miscellany. The manuscripts include “The Birth of a Movement: SDS from 1960 to 1965” by C. Clark Kissinger as well as many other articles on SDS and related subjects. One should note that correspondence and manuscripts concerning New Left Notes, SDS Bulletin, and Vietnam Bulletin are all located in the project-subject file. Materials on the National Lawyers' Guild and on women appear to have been collected by Bernardine Dohrn.

The reference files include draft counselling information; material on chemical and biological warfare; on the rights and treatment of political dissidents in the U.S.; and files on political and student activity in various nations and areas throughout the world. The related groups files, 1965-1969, have correspondence, leaflets, pamphlets, newsletters, and clippings. The miscellany includes unidentified notes, unrelated leaflets, photos of an unknown GI's diary as well as numerous leaflets and pamphlets produced by SDS.

Subseries: Correspondence
Box/Folder   34/1
Reel   19
1965 January-August
Box/Folder   34/2
Reel   19
1965 September 1-15
Box/Folder   34/3
Reel   19
1965 September 16-30
Box/Folder   34/4
Reel   19
1965 October 1-15
Box/Folder   34/5
Reel   19
1965 October 16-31
Box/Folder   34/6
Reel   19
1965 November 1-15
Box/Folder   34/7
Reel   19
1965 November 16-30
Box/Folder   34/8
Reel   19
1965 December
Box/Folder   34A/1
Reel   19
1966 January-February
Box/Folder   34A/2
Reel   19
1966 March-December
Box/Folder   34A/3
Reel   19
1967 January-July
Box/Folder   34A/4
Reel   19
1967 August-December
Box/Folder   34A/5
Reel   19
1968 Janusry-September
Box/Folder   35/1
Reel   19
1968 October
Box/Folder   35/2
Reel   19
1968 November-December
Box/Folder   35/3
Reel   19
1969-1970
Box/Folder   35/4
Reel   19
undated
Subseries: National Committees, Conventions, and Councils
Box/Folder   35/5
Reel   20
National Administrative Committee, 1965-1966; undated
National Conventions
Box/Folder   35/6
Reel   20
1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   35/7-8
Reel   20
1967; undated
Box/Folder   35/9
Reel   20
1968; undated
Box/Folder   36/1
Reel   20
1968; undated (continued)
National Councils
Box/Folder   36/2
Reel   20
September 7-9, 1965: Minutes, 1965
Box/Folder   36/3
Reel   20
December 1965: Notes, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   36/4
Reel   20
Ballots, 1966 February
Box/Folder   36/5
Reel   20
April 1966: Correspondence, Minutes, Notes, 1966; undated
Box/Folder   36/6
Reel   20
March 28-31, 1967: Resolutions and Leaflets, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   36/7
Reel   20
December 1967: Notes, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   36/8
Reel   20
1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   36/9
Reel   21
National Interim Committee, 1966-1968; undated
Subseries: Locality File
Box/Folder   36/10
Reel   21
Midwest, New England, North Central, 1964-1969; undated
Box/Folder   36/11
Reel   21
Southern, Southeastern, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   36/12
Reel   21
Southwestern, West, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   36/13
Reel   21
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, undated
California
Box/Folder   37/1
Reel   21
Bay Area--Long Beach, 1965-1969
Box/Folder   37/2
Reel   21
Los Angeles, 1965-1968
Box/Folder   37/3
Reel   21
North California Regional Office--San Fernando Valley State College, 1965-1968; undated
San Francisco Regional Office
Box/Folder   37/4-5
Reel   21
Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box/Folder   37/6
Reel   21
Miscellaneous, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   37/7
Reel   21
San Francisco State College, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   37/8
Reel   21
Clippings, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   37/9
Reel   21
San Jose State College--Stanford University, 1965-1968
Box/Folder   37/10
Reel   21
University of California, Berkeley--University of the Pacific, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/1
Reel   22
Canada, Toronto Region, 1968
Box/Folder   38/2
Reel   22
Colorado, 1966-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/3
Reel   22
Connecticut, 1964-1968; undated
Box/Folder   38/4
Reel   22
Delaware, District of Columbia, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/5
Reel   22
Florida, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   38/6
Reel   22
Georgia-Hawaii, 1968-1969; undated
Illinois
Box/Folder   38/7
Reel   22
Chicago Region - Ill. State University at Normal, 1964-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/8
Reel   22
Lake Forest College - Roosevelt University, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/9
Reel   22
Southern Illinois - University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   38/10
Reel   22
Indiana, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   39/1
Reel   22
Iowa, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   39/2
Reel   22
Kansas, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   39/3
Reel   22
Kentucky, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   39/4
Reel   22
Louisiana, 1967-1968; undated
Box/Folder   39/5
Reel   23
Maine-Maryland, 1965-1969; undated
Massachusetts
Box/Folder   39/6
Reel   23
Amherst College - Boston Area, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   39/7
Reel   23
Boston University - Harvard and Radcliffe, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   40/1
Reel   23
MIT - Williams College, 1965-1969; undated
Michigan
Box/Folder   40/2
Reel   23
Albion College - Michigan State, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   40/3
Reel   23
Oakland University - University of Michigan, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   40/4
Reel   23
Wayne State - Western Michigan University, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   40/5
Reel   23
Minnesota, Mississippi, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   40/6
Reel   23
Missouri, Montana, 1964-1968; undated
Box/Folder   40/7
Reel   24
Nebraska, New Hampshire, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   40/8
Reel   24
New Jersey, New Mexico, 1965-1968; undated
New York
Box/Folder   41/1
Reel   24
Adelphi College - Columbia University, 1966-1968; undated
Box/Folder   41/2
Reel   24
Columbia University - Cornell, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   41/3
Reel   24
Cortland State College - New York City Regional Office, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   41/4
Reel   24
New York State Office - New York University, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   41/5
Reel   24
Niagara Regional Coordinating Committee - Queens College, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   41/6
Reel   24
Rockefeller University - State University of New York at Buffalo, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   42/1
Reel   24
State University at New Platz - Wagner College, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   42/2
Reel   24
North Carolina, 1965-1968; undated
Ohio
Box/Folder   42/3
Reel   24
Antioch College - Kenyon College, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   42/4
Reel   25
Lakewood High School - Xavier College, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   42/5
Reel   25
Oklahoma, Oregon, 1964-1969; undated
Pennsylvania
Box/Folder   42/6
Reel   25
Bucknell University - Penn State University, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   42/7
Reel   25
Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   43/1
Reel   25
Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   43/2
Reel   25
Texas, Vermont, 1964-1968; undated
Box/Folder   43/3
Reel   25
Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, 1964-1968; undated
Wisconsin
Box/Folder   43/4
Reel   25
Lawrence College - University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   43/5
Reel   25
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1964-1969; undated
Box/Folder   43/6
Reel   25
Unidentified
Subseries: Office Files
Box/Folder   43/7-8
Reel   25
Arrest Rosters--Days of Rage, 1969 October; undated
Box/Folder   44/1
Reel   26
Arrest Rosters--Days of Rage, 1969 October; undated (continued)
Box/Folder   44/2
Reel   26
Card File, undated
Box/Folder   44/3
Reel   26
Current Literature Inventory, 1967 September
Financial Records
Box/Folder   44/4
Reel   26
Bank Statements, Budget, Canceled Checks, 1965-1966, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   44/5
Reel   26
Cash Receipts Journal, 1965-1966
Box/Folder   44/6
Reel   26
Check Stubs, 1965-1966
Subseries: Project and Subject Files
Box/Folder   44/7
Reel   26
Afro-American News Service, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   44/8
Reel   26
Central Intelligence Agency, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   44/9
Reel   26
The Chester Movement, undated
Box/Folder   44/10
Reel   26
Chicano, undated
Box/Folder   44/11
Reel   26
Civil Rights and Liberties, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   45/1
Reel   26
Community Action Project--New Brunswick, 1965
Box/Folder   45/2
Reel   26
Conversion Report, 1964-1965
Box/Folder   45/3
Reel   26
Cuba Week, 1969
Box/Folder   45/4
Reel   26
Delano Grape Strike, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   45/5
Reel   26
Democratic Party Convention, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   45/6
Reel   26
Demonstrations, 1966-1969; undated
Box/Folder   45/7
Reel   26
Draft Resistance, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   45/8
Reel   26
Elections, 1968
Box/Folder   45/9
Reel   26
Free Universities, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   45/10
Reel   26
G.I. Papers, 1966-1969; undated
Box/Folder   45/11
Reel   27
“Guns or Butter” 1966
Box/Folder   45/12
Reel   27
High Schools, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   46/1
Reel   27
Intra-Organizational, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   46/2
Reel   27
Jobs or Income Now (JOIN), 1965-1967
Box/Folder   46/3
Reel   27
Labor-Miscellaneous, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   46/4
Reel   27
Law Center Memos, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   46/5
Reel   27
Legal Rap, 1968
Box/Folder   46/6
Reel   27
Logbook (Bernardine Dohrn's), 1968
Box/Folder   46/7
Reel   27
Mailing Lists--Student Newspapers, undated
Manuscripts
Box/Folder   46/8
Reel   27
1965-1970
Box/Folder   46/9
Reel   27
undated
Box/Folder   47/1-2
Reel   27
undated (continued)
Box/Folder   47/3
Reel   27
Miscellaneous Fragments, undated
Box/Folder   47/4
Reel   27
National Action, 1969 October (Days of Rage); 1969 October-November
Box/Folder   47/5
Reel   27
National Liberation Front Conference, September 1968, Budapest, Hungary, 1968; undated
New Left Notes
Box/Folder   47/6
Reel   27
Letters to the Editor, 1966-1969; undated
Box/Folder   47/7
Reel   27
Manuscripts and Notes, 1966-1968; undated
Box/Folder   47/8
Reel   28
Poverty and the Poor, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   47/9
Reel   28
Progressive Labor Party, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   47/10
Reel   28
Progressive Labor Party, Critiques of, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   48/1
Reel   28
Publication Orders, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   48/2
Reel   28
Radical Education Center (REC), undated
Box/Folder   48/3-4
Reel   28
Radical Education Project (REP), 1966-1970; undated
SDS Bulletin
Box/Folder   48/5
Reel   28
Correspondence, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   48/6-8
Reel   28
Camera-ready copy, 1965
Box/Folder   48/9-10
Reel   28
Manuscripts, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   48/11
Reel   28
SDS Publications, 1965-1969; undated
Box/Folder   49/1
Reel   28
Summer Work-In, Camera-ready copy, undated
Box/Folder   49/2
Reel   28
Teacher-Organizer School, undated
Box/Folder   49/3
Reel   28
Technical Printing Information, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   49/4
Reel   28
Texas Legal Conference, 1968; undated
Vietnam (including SDS National Vietnam Newsletter)
Correspondence
Box/Folder   49/5
Reel   28
1965 August-September 1-15
Box/Folder   49/6
Reel   29
1965 September 16-30
Box/Folder   49/7
Reel   29
1965 October 1-15
Box/Folder   49/8
Reel   29
1965 October 16-30
Box/Folder   49/9
Reel   29
1965 November-1966
Box/Folder   49/10
Reel   29
undated
Box/Folder   49/11
Reel   29
Clippings, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   49/12
Reel   29
Leaflets and Pamphlets, undated
Box/Folder   49/13
Reel   29
Mailing List and File Cards, undated
National Liberation Front Literature
Box/Folder   49/14
Reel   29
1968
Box/Folder   50/1
Reel   29
1969-1970
Box/Folder   50/2
Reel   29
undated
Box/Folder   50/3
Reel   29
Vietnam Bulletin (N.O.), 1965
Box/Folder   50/4
Reel   29
We Read the News Today, Rebellion Round-Up, and Liberation News, undated
Box/Folder   50/5
Reel   29
Weathermen, 1969; undated
Women
Box/Folder   50/6
Reel   29
Correspondence, Articles, and Pamphlets, 1967-1969; undated
Box/Folder   50/7
Reel   29
Clippings, Leaflets, and Lists of Names, 1968-1969; undated
Worklist
Box/Folder   50/8
Reel   29
Mailing Lists, 1965
Box/Folder   50/9
Reel   29
Manuscripts, 1965
Box/Folder   50/10
Reel   29
Worklist, 1965
Subseries: Reference Files
Box/Folder   50/11
Reel   29
Chemical and Biological Warfare, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   50/12
Reel   29
Conference on Legal Defense for Political Dissidents, December 12-14, 1968, Texas, 1968
Box/Folder   51/1-2
Reel   29-30
Draft Counseling, 1967-1968; undated
Foreign Countries
Box/Folder   51/3
Reel   30
Africa, 1967-1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/4
Reel   30
Dominican Republic, 1966; undated
Box/Folder   51/5
Reel   30
Italy, 1968-1969
Box/Folder   51/6
Reel   30
Japan, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/7
Reel   30
Korea, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   51/8
Reel   30
Latin America, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/9
Reel   30
Middle East, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/10
Reel   30
South Africa, 1967-1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/11
Reel   30
House Un-American Activities Committee, 1966-1968; undated
Box/Folder   51/12
Reel   30
Poems, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   51/13
Reel   30
Publishers' Circulars and Correspondence, 1964, 1967-1969; undated
Box/Folder   51/14
Reel   30
University Complicity, undated
Box/Folder   51/15
Reel   30
World Monetary System, undated
Subseries: Related Groups
American
Box/Folder   51/16
Reel   30
American Committee for Solidarity with the Vietnamese People, American Friends Service Committee
Box/Folder   51/17
Reel   30
American Society for Training and Development, Association for International Cooperation and Development, 1967, 1969
Box/Folder   51/18
Reel   30
Avoid Vietnam in Latin America, undated
Box/Folder   52/1-2
Reel   30
Black Panthers, 1968-1970; undated
Box/Folder   52/3
Reel   30
Black Students' Alliance, Canadians for the NLF, undated
Box/Folder   52/4
Reel   30
Catholic Peace Fellowship, 1965, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   52/5
Reel   30
Chicago Area Draft Resistance, Committee for Fifth Avenue Peace Parade, 1965, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   52/6
Reel   30
Committee for the Miners, Committee for Non-Violent Action, 1965; undated
Box/Folder   52/7
Reel   30
Committee of Returned Volunteers, Common Sense Letter, 1965, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   52/8
Reel   30
Detroit Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1965
Box/Folder   52/9
Reel   30
Draft Resistance - Seattle, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   52/10
Reel   30
G.I. Civil Liberties Defense Committee, Hemisphere Conference Against the War in Vietnam, 1968-1969
Box/Folder   52/11
Reel   30
Houston Committee to End the War in Vietnam, International Committee to Release Eldridge Cleaver, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   52/12
Reel   30
Intra-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, Iranian Students Association, 1966-1968
Box/Folder   52/13
Reel   30
John Brown Party, Koinonia Partners, 1969
Box/Folder   52/14
Reel   30
League for Industrial Democracy, Leviathan, 1965, 1968
Box/Folder   52/15
Reel   30
Liberation News Service, Llano Cooperative Colony, undated
Box/Folder   52/16
Reel   30
Madison Committee to End the War in Vietnam, May 2nd Movement, 1965
Box/Folder   52/17
Reel   30
Minnesota Committee to End the War in Vietnam, Movement for a Democratic Society, 1965, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   52/18
Reel   30
National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor, National Committee to Abolish HUAC, 1966-1967; undated
Box/Folder   52/19-20
Reel   30
National Conference for New Politics, 1965-1966
Box/Folder   53/1
Reel   30
National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1965; undated
National Lawyers' Guild
Box/Folder   53/2
Reel   30
1966-1967
Box/Folder   53/3
Reel   31
1968
Box/Folder   53/4
Reel   31
Undated
Box/Folder   53/5
Reel   31
National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, National Organizing Committee, 1968-1960; undated
Box/Folder   53/6
Reel   31
National Service Program, Newark Projects, 1965-1966; undated
Box/Folder   53/7
Reel   31
Newsreel, New University Conference, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   53/8
Reel   31
North American Congress on Latin America, No Tax for War Committee, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   53/9
Reel   31
People Against Racism, People Who Care, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   53/10
Reel   31
Poverty/Rights Action Center, 1966-1967; undated
Box/Folder   53/11
Reel   31
Radical Organizing Committee, Research Organizing Cooperative, undated
Box/Folder   53/12
Reel   31
Resistance Inside the Army, Right-Wing and Libertarian, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   53/13
Reel   31
Rochester Free School, SANE, 1965, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   54/1
Reel   31
Southern Conference Educational Fund, Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   54/2
Reel   31
Steering Committee Against Repression, Students Against Fascism, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   54/3
Reel   31
Student Mobilization Committee, Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee, 1966-1967; undated
Box/Folder   54/4
Reel   31
Student Health Organization, Teachers for a Democratic Society, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   54/5
Reel   31
University Christian Movement in New England, Venceremos Brigade, 1968-1969
Box/Folder   54/6
Reel   31
Vietnam Day Committee, Vietnam Summer Meeting, 1965, 1967
Box/Folder   54/7
Reel   31
Voters for Peace, War Resisters League, 1965-1966
Box/Folder   54/8
Reel   31
W.E.B. DuBois Clubs, 1966; undated
Box/Folder   54/9
Reel   31
White Panthers, Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union, 1967, 1969; undated
Box/Folder   54/10
Reel   31
Women Strike for Peace, Young Socialist Alliance, 1965
Box/Folder   54/11
Reel   31
Youth International Party, 1970
Foreign
Box/Folder   54/12
Reel   31
Australia, 1967-1968; undated
Box/Folder   54/13
Reel   31
Austria: International Union of Socialist Youth, 1965-1967
Canada
Box/Folder   54/14
Reel   31
American Deserters' Committee, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   54/15
Reel   31
Canadian Union of Students, 1967; undated
Box/Folder   54/16
Reel   31
Our Generation, Praxis, Simon Frazer University, 1968
Box/Folder   54/17
Reel   31
Cuba: Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1968
Germany
Box/Folder   54/18
Reel   32
Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund, 1966-1969; undated
Box/Folder   54/19
Reel   32
Miscellaneous, 1965, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   54/20
Reel   32
Greece: United Greek Appeal, undated
Box/Folder   55/1
Reel   32
Hungary: World Federation of Democratic Youth, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   55/2
Reel   32
Ireland: Irish Student Movement, 1968
Box/Folder   55/3
Reel   32
Italy, 1968
Japan
Box/Folder   55/4
Reel   32
Beheinen, 1966-1968; undated
Box/Folder   55/5
Reel   32
Japan Council Against A and H Bombs, 1968
Box/Folder   55/6
Reel   32
International Communist League, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/7
Reel   32
League of Socialist Youth (Liberation Faction), 1968
Box/Folder   55/8
Reel   32
Zengakuran, 1967-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/9
Reel   32
Miscellaneous, 1968; undated
Box/Folder   55/10
Reel   32
Mexico, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/11
Reel   32
Micronesia, undated
Box/Folder   55/12
Reel   32
Mozambique: Frelimo, undated
Box/Folder   55/13
Reel   32
The Netherlands: Sugar Cane Campaign, 1969
Box/Folder   55/14
Reel   32
Puerto Rico, 1967-1968; undated
Box/Folder   55/15
Reel   32
Southwest Africa: Southwest Africa People's Organization, undated
Box/Folder   55/16
Reel   32
Sweden, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/17
Reel   32
United Kingdom, 1967-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/18
Reel   32
Vietnam, 1968-1969; undated
Box/Folder   55/19
Reel   32
Yugoslavia, 1968
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder   56/1
Reel   32
Leaflets, 1965-1968; undated
Box/Folder   56/2
Reel   32
Notes, undated
Box/Folder   56/3
Reel   32
Photographs of a GI's Vietnam Diary, undated
Box/Folder   56/4
Reel   32
SDS Leaflets, 1964-1969; undated
Box/Folder   56/5
Reel   32
SDS Pamphlets, 1965; undated
Audio 517A
Series: 4: Tape Recordings
Boston SDS conference on university reform, December 1-7, 1962
No.   1
Side   1
Panel, 1962 December 2
Scope and Content Note: Peter Countryman, Executive Secretary of the Northern Student Movement (NSM), speaks regarding the relationship of the student movement to the black civil rights movement. Discussion follows. Approx. running time: 30 minutes.
No.   1
Side   2
Panel (continued); and Tom Hayden
Scope and Content Note: Continued question and answer period. Then Tom Hayden discusses how university reform is important to a general radical political movement. Approx. running time: 30 minutes.
No.   2
Side   1
Tom Hayden (continued); Paul Brest; Todd Gitlin
Scope and Content Note: Tom Hayden continues discussion of university reform. Then Paul Brest, a law student, outlines activities of HUAC and maintains that radical groups, by excluding admitted communists, only contribute to undermining of civil liberties. Todd Gitlin follows and speaks on how to build a base for and attract people to the peace movement. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   2
Side   2
Steve [Max?]
Scope and Content Note: Speaks on the realignment of traditional Democratic Party ranks and how radicals can use this for their own advantage. He also reviews programs of various leftist organizations and the current national political situation. Approx. running time: 30 minutes; thereafter the reel continues with opera excerpts.
“New Left Day” at the June 1963 SDS National Convention, Pine Hill, New York
No.   3
Hayden speaks on SDS
Scope and Content Note: In a tape apparently made for prospective SDS members and others interested in the organization, Tom Hayden speaks on the history of SDS, the role of the peace and civil rights movements, the scope of the New Left, and the Student League for Industrial Democracy. Approx. running time: 25 minutes.
No.   4
Hayden (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Hayden continues his history of SDS, and tape runs out before he finishes. Approx. running time: 25 minutes.
No.   5
Track   1
Tom Hayden concludes unidentified, undated speech
NSM Conference, 1964
No.   5
Track   1
Harlem Action Group; folk songs; and Paul Goodman
Scope and Content Note: After Hayden's talk, the rest of this track concerns the NSM conference. The Vice President of Harlem Action Group is interviewed regarding on-going rent strike, 1963-1964. Group singing of folk songs. Paul Goodman questions the goals of tutorial programs for ghetto residents in which the NSM is involved, and criticizes the entire educational system; his controversial remarks spark a lively discussion. Approx. running time (including Hayden): 60 minutes.
No.   5
Track   4
Goodman (continued); Block; Spike
Scope and Content Note: Paul Goodman discussion continues. NSM leader Steve Block speaks about the development, philosophy, and present programs of the NSM. Dr. Spike, Director of the Council of Churches' Commission on Race and Religion, speaks about the Commission's goals and activities. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   5
Track   3
Spike (continued); folk songs; Americus demonstration and racial discussion
Scope and Content Note: Dr. Spike concludes. Alan Rebeque conducts group singing of folk songs. People from Americus, Georgia, are interviewed regarding instances of police brutality and harassment at a civil rights demonstration in Americus on September 9, 1963; there is also a statement on the demonstration from Julian Bond, head of SNCC's Communications Division. Group discusses the philosophy and activities of NSM, stressing relationship between white, middle class students and the black community. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   5
Track   2
Discussion (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Discussion of what sorts of civil rights activities college students could profitably engage in. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   6
Side   1
Goodman discussion (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Paul Goodman discussion continues, but is sometimes hard to hear because of baby crying. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   6
Side   2
Goodman discussion (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Paul Goodman discussion continues. Approx. running time: 2 minutes.
June 1964 SDS National Convention, Pine Hill, New York
No.   7
Side   1
Gitlin, Aronowitz, and Flacks
Scope and Content Note: Todd Gitlin, SDS president, introduces, Stanley Aronowitz and Dick Flacks, who speak on the future of the New Left and analyze the role of radical groups in American society . The sound frequently fades into inaudibility. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   7
Side   2
Blank
No.   8
No.   1
Gitlin, Horton, Melman
Scope and Content Note: Todd Gitlin, introduces a panel discussion of “The Radical Heritage.” The speech of Don West, a professor at the Un iversity of Maryland, is not recorded due to a mechanical failure of the recorder. Myles Horton of the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee describes the failure of past radical movements and points to the critical role of the black civil rights movement in providing a focal point for the New Left. Seymour Melman, a professor at Columbia University, discusses the role of the radical in providing viable alternatives to Establishment policies and considers how to convert industry to peace-time uses. A question and answer period follows in which the validity of the above speakers' assumptions and conclusions is weighed. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   8
Side   2
Individual speakers summarize position papers that they hope the convention will adopt
Scope and Content Note: The speakers include Dick Flacks, Larry Gordon, Steve Max, Don McKelvey, Paul Potter, and Jim Williams. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
March on Washington, April 17, 1965, and SDS National Council Meeting, April 17-19, 1965
Scope and Content Note: This series of tapes concerns the April 17, 1965 March on Washington and the April 17-19, 1965 SDS National Council meeting. An unidentified SDS-er re-recorded them and occasionally provides explanatory information. He recorded the council meeting before the march, and this order has been retained.
No.   9
Side   1
Vietnam workshop at council meeting, April 17 or 18, 1965
Scope and Content Note: The tape starts in the middle of a discussion of anti-war strategy, in which the participants consider the formulation of a press release, civil disobedience, organizing techniques, and the role of SDS. Much of this tape is inaudible due to background noises. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   9
Side   2
Vietnam workshop discussion (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   10
No.   1
Vietnam workshop (continued); and plenary session of council meeting, April 18, 1965
Scope and Content Note: A small amount of further discussion of anti-war strategy is followed by a recording of the beginning of a plenary session of the National Council. Various workshop proposals are presented to the session, including the relocation of the SDS National Office, a trip by U.S. students to North Vietnam, free universities, and the press release of the Vietnam workshop. Most of the debate concerns this statement to the press and how it will affect the direction of SDS. Occasionally background noises make this tape difficult to hear. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   10
Side   2
Plenary session (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Speakers include George Brosi, Clark Kissinger, and Paul Booth. The discussion mainly concerns anti-war activities and the direction of SDS. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   11
Side   1
Plenary session (continued), April 18-19, 1965
Scope and Content Note: More discussion of anti-war strategy; speakers include George Brosi, Todd Gitlin, Steve Max, and Clark Kissinger. An unidentified SDS-er interviews Larry Gluckman, a new SDS member, regarding his reasons for joining SDS. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   11
Side   2
Plenary session (continued)
Scope and Content Note: The discussion centers on the following topics: the organization of regional offices, the relocation of the SDS National Office, democracy within SDS, and if SDS members should drop out of school. Speakers include Clark Kissinger, Paul Potter, and Paul Booth. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   12
Side   1
National Council meeting (continued), April 19, 1965
Scope and Content Note: Discussed are the relocation of the National Office, a credentials report, a PREP report, and the hiring of Carl Oglesby to do research. Speakers include Paul Booth, Clark Kissinger, Todd Gitlin, Carl Oglesby, and Lee Webb. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   12
Side   2
National Council meeting (continued)
Scope and Content Note: More debate on hiring Carl Oglesby to do research and on the setting up of a Research, Information, and Publication Project (RIP). There is also discussion of the report of the workshop on the free university. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   13
No.   1
National Council meeting (continued), April 19, 1965 and Vietnam workshop (continued), April 18, 1965
Scope and Content Note: This tape records the discussion until 8 p.m., when the person recording the session left. Topics considered include the free university and goals of university reform, a U.S. student trip to North Vietnam, and education within SDS. On the remainder of the tape (about half), an unidentified person recorded unidentified amateurs, mainly children, singing American and German folksongs; these songs were recorded to help others teach them. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   13
No.   2
Folksinging (continued); and Vietnam workshop (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Folksinging, then the person re-recording these tapes included discussion of anti-war strategy from the April 18, 1965 Vietnam workshop which he forgot to record earlier. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   14
No.   1
Vietnam workshop (continued), April 18, 1965, and March on Washington, April 17, 1965
Scope and Content Note: Vietnam workshop continues with debate on Vietnam strategy, thrust of SDS activities for summer 1965, and civil rights community organizing. This is also the beginning of the re-recording of the March on Washington, April 17, 1965. There are interviews with folksinger Joan Baez, Mrs. Tristan Coffin (whose husband wrote The Armed Society), an unidentified member of Women Strike for Peace, and other demonstrators regarding the reasons for their participation in the march. Background noises of the march and of the folksinging at the Sylvan Theatre at the base of the Washington Monument sometimes drown out the interviews. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   14
No.   2
March on Washington (continued)
Scope and Content Note: More folksinging and speeches at the Sylvan Theatre, including the following speakers: Mel Fredericks, folksinger Pete Seeger, SNCC leader Robert Parris, journalist I.F. Stone, Yale history professor Staughton Lynd, and Senator Ernest Gruening (D-Alaska). Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   15
No.   1
March on Washington (continued)
Scope and Content Note: More speeches and folksinging at the Sylvan Theatre, including the remainder of Senator Gruening's speech as well as the presentation of folksinger Judy Collins, Mrs. Carol King's reading of a statement of Cleveland community project worker Mrs. Ira Pierce, and remarks of SDS president Paul Potter and of folksinger Joan Baez. This is followed by sounds of the marchers moving toward the Congress. The tape concludes with a recording of a meeting held to plan acts of civil disobedience in protest against the war; these acts are planned for the weekend. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   15
No.   2
Meeting on acts of civil disobedience (continued); and locality meeting
Scope and Content Note: Meeting on acts of civil disobedience (continued) then a locality meeting at the SDS office where spring and summer anti-war strategy is discussed. Approx. running time: 65 minutes.
Electoral Campaign Institute, June 20-22, 1966
Scope and Content Note: These tapes concern the Electoral Campaign Institute held by the National Conference for New Politics (NCNP), June 20-22, 1966. The purpose of this institute was to train election organizers. Most of those in attendance were SDS members who had attended an SDS National Convention the week before. Dan Rothenburg, an NCNP organizer, gives the introductions.
No.   16
Side   1
Robert Scheer, June 21, 1966
Scope and Content Note: Robert Scheer, a radical-liberal from California, discusses his 1966 election campaign in the 7th Congressional District and the political situation in the Berkeley-Oakland area. A question and answer period follows. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   16
Side   2
Blank
No.   17
Side   1
Discussion of Scheer campaign (continued); and Eric Mann
Scope and Content Note: Scheer campaign discussion. Then Eric Mann, a leader of SDS's Newark (New Jersey) Community Union Project (NCUP), analyzes community organizing and electoral politics in Newark. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   17
Side   2
Blank
No.   18
Side   1
Mann, 1966 June 21 (continued); and Schneider, 1966 June 22
Scope and Content Note: Newark politics discussion continues. Then on June 22, 1966 Michael Schneider, director of the 6th Congressional District (California) Democratic Council, speaks on California politics and the 1964 Willie Brown congressional campaign. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   18
Side   2
Blank
No.   19
Side   1
Schneider (continued)
Scope and Content Note: Schneider speech followed by a question and answer period, June 22, 1966. Approx. running time: 60 minutes.
No.   19
Side   2
Blank
No.   20
Side   1
John Mayer, 1966 June 20; and Clark Kissinger, 1966 June 22
Scope and Content Note: On June 20, 1966, John Mayer [spelling uncertain], Massachusetts SDS-er, discusses the 1966 Thomas Adams Senatorial campaign. On June 22, 1966, Clark Kissinger, former SDS National Secretary and aldermanic candidate in Chicago's 49th District, speaks regarding the Daley machine and community and election organizing in Chicago. Approx. running time: 90 minutes.
No.   20
Side   2
Kissinger (continued); and Michigan discussion
Scope and Content Note: Clark Kissinger's speech, followed by a group discussion of the benefits and failures of the NCNP's Electoral Campaign Institute. Then an unidentified speaker talks regarding Michigan politics and the Kavanaugh [spelling uncertain] Senatorial campaign. Approximate running time: 60 minutes.
No.   21
Side   1
Dan Rothenburg, an NCNP organizer, discusses the conference so far - its purposes, membership, and success
Scope and Content Note: Approximate running time: 30 minutes.
No.   21
Side   2
Blank
No.   22
Side   1
The Pragmatic Warriors
Scope and Content Note: A documentary tape recording prepared by SDS's Radical Education Project from selected television news reports dating from September 1965 to August 1966 regarding the war in Vietnam, especially its impact on the Americans taking part in it and on the Vietnamese people. A list of sources for this tape follows this record of tapes in the collection. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.
No.   22
Side   2
Blank
No.   23
Side   1-2
SDS National Convention, after 1966
Scope and Content Note: Discussion of whether members of the Communist or Progressive Labor Parties should be excluded from SDS and of factionalism within SDS. Approximate running time: 90 minutes (Side 1); 3 minutes (Side 2).
No.   24
Side   1
Telephone conversation, 1968, between two unidentified SDS-ers
Scope and Content Note: One in the Chicago National Office and one in the California Regional Office, in which organizational and personal matters are candidly discussed. It shows how SDS members related to one another and tried to place personal problems in a total political context. Approximate running time: 8 minutes.
No.   24
No.   2
Telephone conversation
Scope and Content Note: Probably made between August 7-11, 1968, between Mike Klonsky of the Chicago National Office and an unidentified Los Angeles civil rights worker regarding the atmosphere in the Los Angeles black community and police activity following a Black Panther-police shoot-out and a ghetto riot. There is noise throughout this tape, and the tape runs out before the conversation ends. Approximate running time: 8 minutes.