Scope and Contents
Call Number: SC1232
Midpeninsula Free University.
Title: Midpeninsula Free University publications
0.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022
This collection was given by Priscilla Jones Warr, AB 1967, to Stanford University, Special Collections in September 2014.
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to a digital use copy.
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[identification of item], Midpeninsula Free University publications (SC1232). Dept. of Special Collections and University
Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
The Midpeninsula Free University (MFU) was a free university, operating primarily between 1966 and 1971 on the San Francisco
Midpeninsula. The MFU offered an open curriculum; anyone who paid the nominal membership fee of $10 could offer a course in
any subject. Courses were publicized in illustrated catalogs, issued quarterly and widely distributed. The MFU had no campus;
classes were taught in homes and storefronts. Its magazine-style, illustrated newsletter,
The Free You, published articles, features, fiction, poetry, and reviews contributed by both members and nonmembers. The MFU sponsored,
be-ins, street concerts, a restaurant, a store, and was actively involved in every aspect of the flourishing counterculture
on the Midpeninsula, including the anti-war movement at Stanford University. The MFU was eventually disbanded in July of 1971.
Biographical text excerpted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midpeninsula_Free_University
Scope and Contents
The materials consist of catalogs of course offerings available at the Midpeninsula Free University, as well as its newsletter,
The Free You, from 1966-1970. Also included are some Stanford University student publications from the same era.
Warr, Priscilla Jones
Alternative education--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Free schools--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
Midpeninsula Free University--Catalogs.