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Register of Angela Davis Academic Freedom Case & Trial and Defense Movement, 1969-1972
MSS 093  
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Description
This collection holds 1 box which chronicles Angela Davis’ academic freedom case from the viewpoint of academia, and the Davis trial from the viewpoint of the movement to free her. The 2nd box holds press clippings from a variety of corporate and social-movement sources.
Background
Donald Kalish (12/4/1919-6/8/2000) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He lived much of his life in Los Angeles, California, and died there after a fruitful academic and activist career. Starting in 2001, an award was made in his name for the excellent intellectual work of undergraduates in the UCLA Philosophy Department.Angela Davis was hired to teach courses in the UCLA Philosophy Department by then-chair Donald Kalish in the summer of 1969. Although ostensibly a one-year appointment, based on precedent, there was every reason to believe she would be rehired for a second year, provided her doctoral work and teaching were recognized.
Extent
2 Legal Boxes; .67 Linear Feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may NOT make any copies of any portion of the collection and no names of individuals appearing in the records may be recorded, noted or published until the year 2040. Publication of other material from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.