Students for a Democratic Society, Records, 1965-74
Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.), Records, 1965-74
4 Collection -- Box 107
Prepared by Francis J. Cizmar, April 26, 1995, Updated by Penny White, December 2011.
1 record storage box + 1 oversize folder, 1 cubic foot, 12th floor
Scope and Content
The Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) Papers contain various
types of documentation and records which chronicle events precipitating
and subsequent to the shooting of four Kent State University students
on May 4, 1970, as well as other realia from the period. The primary focus
of the collection is the activity of S.D.S., a militant anti-war group
which existed during the Vietnam conflict. Included is a brief history
of the development of S.D.S. by Gary Allen, who was president of the Foundation
for Economic and Social Progress at the time. Propaganda pamphlets and
position statements from S.D.S. and other militant groups, as well as
radio and television transcripts are among some of the items collected.
Realia include S.D.S. rally posters, adhesive-backed stickers, and three
photographs. Additional posters are housed in an oversized folder in the 12th floor map case. A secondary
emphasis of the collection is on official documentation of intelligence
reports, witness statements, court proceedings, and other legal correspondence
surrounding camps unrest. There are also investigation reports from the
Ohio State Highway Patrol and lists of known S.D.S. members and other
subversive groups. The provenance of this material is unknown.
May 4 Collection -- Box 107
Folder -- Contents
S.D.S.: Information pamphlets and publications, [1965-1969?]
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