Guide to the Midpeninsula Free University publications

Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
January 2015
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC1232
Creator: Midpeninsula Free University.
Title: Midpeninsula Free University publications
Dates: 1966-1970
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was given by Priscilla Jones Warr, AB 1967, to Stanford University, Special Collections in September 2014.

Information about Access

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[identification of item], Midpeninsula Free University publications (SC1232). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Access Terms

Warr, Priscilla Jones
Alternative education--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Free schools--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
Midpeninsula Free University--Catalogs.


Collection Contents

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Free University of Berkeley 1968 Spring

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Free University Press 1966 Sep 19

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Midpeninsula Free University 1970 Spring

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Midpeninsula Free University 1970 Fall

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Midpeninsula Free University 1969 Spring

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Midpeninsula Free University 1969 Winter

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Midpeninsula Free University 1968 Spring

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Midpeninsula Free University 1969 Summer

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Midpeninsula Free University 1967 Fall

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Midpeninsula Free University 1968 Winter

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Midpeninsula Free University 1968 Summer

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Midpeninsula Free University 1968 Fall

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Midpeninsula Free University (No. 1) 1967 Fall

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Midpeninsula Free University (No. 2) 1967 Fall

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Midpeninsula Free University (No. 3) 1967 Fall

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Stanford Free Press 1970 Apr 28

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The Colonist 1970 Oct 23

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The Experiment 1966 Fall

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The Experiment 1966 Winter

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The Experiment 1967 Spring

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The Experiment: Its Genesis and Intentions 1960 Fall

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The Free You 1969 Jul

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The Free You 1969 Apr

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The Free You 1969 Mar

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The Free You 1969 Jan

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The Free You 1968 Feb

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The Free You 1968 May

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The Free You 1968 Jun

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The Free You 1968 Jul

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The Free You 1968 Feb

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The Free You (Spring, Vol. 2, Num. 7) 1968 Apr

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The Free You (Spring, Vol. 2, Num. 8) 1968 Apr

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 1) 1968 Jan

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 12) 1968 Aug

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 13) 1968 Aug

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 14) 1968 Aug

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 15) 1968 Oct

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 16) 1968 Oct

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 17) 1968 Nov

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 18) 1968 Nov

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 2) 1968 Jan

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The Free You (Vol. 2, Num. 3) 1968 Jan

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The Free You (Winter) 1968 Apr