James Groppi Papers, 1956-1989

Container Title
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