Stanley Aronowitz Papers, 1962-1965

Summary Information
Title: Stanley Aronowitz Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1962-1965

  • Aronowitz, Stanley, 1933-
Call Number: Mss 372

Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Aronowitz, a leftist sociologist and political activist and author of False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness. Included are correspondence with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Northern Student Movement, and other civil rights organizations concerning their projects; research notes and clippings on the economic situation in the United States; and an address file.

Language: English

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Stanley Aronowitz, born in New York City in 1933, was a factory worker in the steel, auto, and electrical industries from 1951 to 1960. Aronowitz became an organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1960 and from 1964 to 1967 was International Representative for the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers. He subsequently worked as a community organizer on the Lower East Side of New York and as a Director of the Joint Planning Committee of Park East, a public experimental high school. He now (1976) teaches at the New School for Social Research and in the experimental college of Staten Island Community College, CUNY.

Aronowitz was an editor of Studies on the Left. His articles and essays have appeared in the Village Voice, Social Policy, Liberation, New Politics and the Guardian. Aronowitz is the author of Honor America; the Nature of Fascism, Historic Struggles Against It, and a Strategy for Today (1970), False Promises: the Shaping of American Working-class Consciousness, (1973) and Food, Shelter and the American Dream (1975).

Scope and Content Note

The Papers consist chiefly of correspondence with civil rights organizations (Students for a Democratic Society, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Northern Student Movement) between 1963 and 1965 concerning social action projects; personal notes; and clippings on the economic situation in the United States. Also included is an address file containing the names of persons and organizations involved in the civil rights movement, labor unions, and publishers of radical journals.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by Stanley Aronowitz, New York, New York, December 23, 1974. Accession Number: M74-562

Processing Information

Processed by R. A. Gutierrez (Intern) and Joanne Hohler, February 5, 1976.

Contents List
Box   1
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box   1
Folder   2
Personal notes
Notes and clippings on the economic situation in the United States
Box   1
Folder   3
Defense spending
Box   1
Folder   4
Labor school education
Box   1
Folder   5
Unemployment in New York
Box   1
Folder   6
Miscellaneous articles and clippings
Box   2
Folder   1
Address file