Student Activists Records

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4.5 linear feet (9 MB)
1946-1966, bulk 1957-1961

The Student League for Industrial Democracy, later renamed Students for a Democratic Society, was a liberal college student organizations which gained much fame in the 1960s. With roots dating back to the earliest student organizations, it did not expand its influence until the era of the civil rights movement, at which time it changed names. Their records cover this transitional period, reflecting the beginning of SDS's theoretical development and activism. More specifically, the records document the daily operations of the national organization office in New York City.

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