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SLATE Records
CU-592  
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Description
This collection documents the history and activities of SLATE and its predecessor, TASC (Towards an Active Student Community), student political organizations active on the University of California, Berkeley campus from 1957 to 1966.
Background
SLATE was a student political organization that was active on the University of California, Berkeley campus from 1958 through 1966. It was one of the first student groups of the emerging New Left and a precursor of the Free Speech Movement. In 1957, Ralph Schaffer, Fritjof Thygeson, and Rick White formed an ad hoc group of students, Towards an Active Student Community (TASC), to run for Associated Student University of California (ASUC) office. Their goal was to force discussion of socio-political issues, like racial discrimination, that affected both the campus and society at large. TASC also campaigned against apartheid in South Africa, the loyalty oath, and nuclear testing, and for free speech on campus.
Extent
6.8 Linear Feet (4 cartons, 4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.