Finding Aid for the Peter Stansill BAMN Collection, 1965-1971

Processed by K. Landesman; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Peter Stansill BAMN Collection, 1965-1971

Collection number: 551

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
K. Landesman, June 1981
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Stansill BAMN Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1965-1971
Collection number: 551
Creator: Stansill, Peter, 1943-
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 1 oversize box 1 oversize folder
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Peter Stansill and David Mairowitz published their book, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary): outlaw manifestos and ephemera, 1965-70, in 1971. Both were underground activists during the late 1960s. The collection consists of correspondence, posters, underground newspapers and periodicals, and ephemera related to Stansill and Mairowitz's research for BAMN.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Peter Stansill BAMN Collection (Collection 551). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Peter Stansill and David Mairowitz published their book, BAMN, in 1971. Both were underground activists during the late 1960s when students in the U.S. and Europe reacted to the Vietnam War and the general state of affairs by joining groups like The Weathermen, Black Panthers, Save the Police Committee, and the White Panthers.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, posters, underground newspapers and periodicals, and ephemera related to Peter Stansill and David Mairowitz's research for their book titled, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary): outlaw manifestos and ephemera, 1965-70.

Expanded Scope and Content Note

Peter Stansill and David Mairowitz published a book in 1971 entitled BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) Outlaw Manifestos and Ephemera 1965-70. Both were underground activists during the late 1960s, a time when students in the United States and Europe were reacting to the Vietnam War and the general state of affairs by joining such groups as The Weathermen, Black Panthers, Save the Police Committee, The White Panthers, to name only a few. The collection, Stansill's and Mairowitz's accumulated background research, consists of posters and ephemera published by these groups and the author's correspondence regarding the publication of the book.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Stansill, Peter, 1943- --Archives.
Mairowitz, David Zane, 1943- --Archives.
Protest movements--Research--United States.
United States--Social conditions--1960-1980--Research.


Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, translations, etc.

Box 1

Correspondence: letters out and “permission to publish material.”

Box 1

Published material.

Box 2

Little magazines: anti-establishment publications.

Box 3

Little magazines.

Box 3

Underground periodicals.

Box 3

Vietnam protest leaflets.

Box 3

Poetry broadsides.

Box 4

Little magazines.

Box 4

Undereground periodicals.

Box 4

Free universities.

Box 4

Photocopies and negatives.

Box 4

Pamphlets.

Box 4

Leaflets, broadsides, etc.

Box 4

Krishna ephemera.

Box 4

Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, September 2, 1970.

Physical Description: (Tape).
Box 5

Broadsides.

Box 5

Periodicals.

Box 5

European sex periodicals.

Box 6

Underground revolutionary posters.

Physical Description: Oversize folder (19 items).