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Finding Aid to the Frontlash San Francisco Collection, 1965-1973
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The Frontlash San Francisco collection consists of correspondence, fund-raising material, and print material (such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and posters). Folders are also devoted to specific topics, groups, and projects associated with Frontlash San Francisco, including Israel/Zionism, the Young People's Socialist League, the Public Housing Authority Project, and the Young Trade Unionist Council.
Frontlash, a nationwide nonprofit student organization, was founded in 1968 to register young voters, especially those in minority and low-income communities, and to "educate citizens on the issues at stake and the need for voting power to change social conditions." 1 It was sponsored by the National AFL-CIO, the United States Youth Council, the NAACP Youth Council, and a variety of other foundations and trade unions. Frontlash's 1968 registration campaign, conducted by about one thousand student volunteers across the country, signed up approximately 25,000 new voters nationwide, including 1,000 in Sacramento and 10,000 in Los Angeles. 2
.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.