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Finding Aid to the Sharon Martinas Papers
asc.2004.5  
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Description
This collection contains material collected by Sharon Martinas pertaining to the 1968-1969 San Francisco State College student-led strike. It consists of subject files containing ephemera, position papers, newspapers, scrapbooks of clippings, posters and other materials related to the strike.
Background
Sharon Martinas was a San Francisco State College lecturer during the strike. She was actively involved in supporting the strike. She helped to develop the SF State Strike Legal Support Committee and the Experimental College. She went by the name Sharon Gold during the strike.The San Francisco State College student strike, lasting from November 1968 to March 1969, was the longest running academic strike in U.S. history. It began after a series of events, starting in May 1967, increased political organizing and tension on campus. [For more detail see Helene Whitson's "Strike! A Chronology, Bibliography, and List of Archival Materials Concerning the 1968-1969 Strike at San Francisco State College"]
Extent
5.09 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)
Availability
This collection is open for research. Personal information on some documents has been redacted per donor instructions (September 14, 2015).