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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Kenneth Gibson Fuller collection
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1994
    Collection Number: 93061
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 57 manuscript boxes (23.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Kenneth Gibson Fuller collection contains an abundance of leaflets, pamphlets, and serial issues, the vast majority of which relate to the New Left and counter-culture in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1965 and the mid-1970s. Many of the materials concern protests and demonstrations at the University of California at Berkeley and the area around the campus. These include announcements of anti-war and other protests, as well as leaflets and serial issues regarding the 1969 events surrounding People’s Park. While there is a major focus on Berkeley, the collection does contain publications from around the Bay Area, including Stanford University, San Jose, and San Francisco. There are also some documents pertaining to radical activism in Southern California, New York City and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as publications with a larger national and international emphasis. In its breadth and extent, the collection complements the New Left collection in the Hoover Institution Archives, and it is a significant resource on American radicalism and the counter-culture in the era of the Vietnam War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Fuller, Kenneth Gibson, collector.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kenneth Gibson Fuller collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1993.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Kenneth Gibson Fuller collection contains an abundance of leaflets, pamphlets, and serial issues, the vast majority of which relate to the New Left and counter-culture in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1965 and the mid-1970s. Many of the materials concern protests and demonstrations at the University of California at Berkeley and the area around the campus. These include announcements of anti-war and other protests, as well as leaflets and serial issues regarding the 1969 events surrounding People’s Park.
    While there is a major focus on Berkeley, the collection does contain publications from around the Bay Area, including Stanford University, San Jose, and San Francisco. There are also some documents pertaining to radical activism in Southern California, New York City and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as publications with a larger national and international emphasis.
    The publications and flyers collected by Fuller record the significant issues that preoccupied the New Left and the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s: the Vietnam War, above all else; black militancy, especially that exemplified by the Black Panther Party; political trials and prisoners’ rights; the women’s and gay liberation movements; and the condition of the American working class. By definition, the leaflets in the collection qualify as ephemeral and fugitive materials, but many of the pamphlets and serial issues fall under this category as well. Most of the serial issues had limited runs and, as the heyday of radical activism passed, many went out of existence.
    In terms of the serial issues in the collection, many were published by rival Marxist-Leninist organizations seeking to establish themselves as the vanguard party for what they believed would be an eventual revolution in the United States. However, there are also many generic New Left groups that figure in the materials. In these documents, one can trace the evolution of the New Left from its origins in the mid-1960s to the factional disputes that roiled the student movement in 1969 and afterwards. There are still other serial issues that relate to the counter-culture of the 1960s and early 1970s and which have a much less political tone to them. In its breadth and extent, the collection complements the New Left collection in the Hoover Institution Archives, and it is an important resource on American radicalism and the counter-culture in the era of the Vietnam War.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    University of California, Berkeley.
    Radicalism--United States.
    Student movements--United States.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements.