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Title: Washington University New Left Federation Collection, 1965-1968Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/05/wua00427

Primary Creator: New Left Federation - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Washington University New Left Federation Collection consists of a small group of organizational materials from the New Left Federation, the National Student Labor Action Report, the St. Louis Mobilization Committee, the Washington University Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Policy, etc. Also included are several newsletters of the St. Louis Free Press and the Vietnam Courier; publications by the Black Liberation Commission, Industrial Workers of the World, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and Students for a Democratic Society; writings by Jules Henry, Carl Marzani, and John M. Swomley, Jr.; etc.

Collection Historical Note

In the spring of 1965, New Left Federation was created to handle the publicity and fundraising activities for political and social action groups at Washington University including Friends of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the Student Peace Union, Students for a Democratic Society, WAGE, and the W.E.B. DuBois Club. Each group operated separately in its own special area of interest with its own organizational structure and membership. All but WAGE, an ad hoc committee of Student Assembly, were affiliated with national organizations.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Related Materials: See also WUA00149 Office of Student Affairs (Student Activity) Records, Series 4. Student Groups and Organizations, WU New Left Federation, 1965.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: Created by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2019.

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[Series 1: Organizations],
[Series 2: Newsletters],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Writings],
[Series 5: Subject Files],

Series 1: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: National Student Labor Action Report (SLAP)Add to your cart.
Includes a document outlining where are we, why ally with workers, the time to start building this alliance is now, and tactics of SLAP.
Folder 2: New Left FederationAdd to your cart.
Includes flyer to be added to the mailing list (2 copies)
Folder 3: St. Louis Mobilization Committee, 1967Add to your cart.
Includes the following: flyer for "Join the Mobilization Oct. 21st Stop the War in Vietnam!" and materials related to the Peace Torch Marathon
Folder 4: Washington University Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Policy, 1965Add to your cart.
Includes the following: copies of letters to McGeorge Bundy, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs from Robert Buckhout (April 10, 1965 and April 22, 1965), copy of Bundy's response to Buckhout (April 16, 1965), and a status report by Robert Buckhout (April 29, 1965)
Folder 5: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Includes the following: "Negotiation Now!" (A National Citizens' Campaign for New Initiatives to End the War in Vietnam), "Something's Happening and You Don't Know What It Is" (includes Washington University Supports the Military Industrial Complex, Wage Ad Hoc Committee of Student Assembly, On the Military's Use of Washington University, and statement concerning being co-opted into the war by Terry Koch and George Lipsetz of SDS), "Student Life" (concerning an incident at the Alumni House involving Allan Fleck, Bob Katz, Dick Paris, Clay Claibourne, and Richard Freer), and correspondence from Thomas D. Curtis to Dwight A. Corrin concerning the amendment to Section VII of S.1432 which would exempt conscientious objectors from military control (June 15, 1967)

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