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Register of the New left collection, 1923-2004
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: New Left Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1923-2004
    Collection Number: 69001
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 70 manuscript boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 envelope, 1 microfilm, 3 phonorecords (31 linear feet)
    Abstract: The New Left Collection largely relates to radical movements for political and social change in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. It is the largest resource in the archives devoted to this turbulent period in American history. Organized alphabetically by subject file, the collections consists of serial issues and other printed matter, and includes a great deal of ephemera, especially leaflets and flyers. Topics covered in the collection include the movement against the Vietnam War; student radicalism; the civil rights movement and black militancy; revolutionary organizations; the women's liberation movement; and the counter-culture.

    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

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1969. An increment was added in 2011.

    Related Collection(s)

    Radical Right Collection, Hoover Institution Archives

    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], New left collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The New Left Collection largely relates to radical movements for political and social change in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. It is the largest resource in the archives devoted to this turbulent period in American history. Organized alphabetically by subject, the collection consists of serial issues and other printed matter, and includes a great deal of ephemera, especially leaflets and flyers. Topics covered in the collection include the movement against the Vietnam War; student radicalism; the civil rights movement and black militancy; revolutionary organizations; the women's liberation movement; and the counter-culture.
    There is a special emphasis in the collection on protest movements that emerged on college campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are extensive materials relating to events at Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. There is also considerable documentation of the organization, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), dating from its earliest years through the factional struggles that culminated in a split in SDS in 1969.
    The collection was initially developed and curated by Dr. Edward Bacciocco, author of American New Left, 1956-1970 (Hoover Institution Press, 1974). Numerous increments have been added to the collection over the years; many of these incremental materials are described at the end of the finding aid. A number of topics in the register appear more than once, as a general heading or as a subheading, as in the case of Students for a Democratic Society, which appears both as a general subject and under the headings of a number of universities where local groups of SDS were active.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bacciocco, Edward J.
    College students--United States.
    Communism--United States.
    Conscientious objectors--United States.
    Draft--United States.
    Radicalism--United States.
    Socialism--United States.
    Student movements--United States.
    Subversive activities--United States.
    United States--Social conditions--1960-1980.
    Universities and colleges--United States.
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements.