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.
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.
6.8 Linear Feet
(4 cartons, 4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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