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"Stacks" Overview

We are calling our heap of documents and archives which we are assembling to post on these Web pages our "Stacks". In a way this List is a "teaser". We have an immense amount of material, boxes, cases and shelves of documents. We will be adding to our online resources over many months and what you see here is the smallest tip of the iceberg.

We thought you'd like to have an idea of what is coming and the range of items we have, we'll be linking to the items on this list showing their location on our Web site as we add them.

We show you this list for several reasons. Of course, we hope you'll come back and re-visit (you may want to sign up for our FSM-A News by email so we can let you know as we add to these pages). If you are an FSM Veteran we hope you will dig through your old files and boxes and if you think you have documents or photos which you can share to help us fill in missing items many people would appreciate it.

Were you influenced in any way by the FSM, whether as a participant then, as someone who followed the events from outside of California or as someone now who feels the FSM has made a difference in the way they see free speech, relations with institutions or in other ways? We'd love to share your views here - send us an email, an "op-ed" piece, or any other thing you'd like to share. Email: fsm@straw.com .


This is an incomplete document in many ways, it will grow in depth and links with time.

  • What happened in the FSM?
  • What was it like?
  • Who said what to whom?
  • What have people thought about it?
  • What led up to the FSM?
  • What followed from it?
  • The FSM's legal aftermath
  • The FSM as "history."
  • Who did it, where are they now?

What happened in the FSM?

  •      • "objective" chronologies
  •           from the FSM's several to Calif. Monthly's, 10-12 eventually in all
  •      • personal narratives [= "What was it like"?]
  •      • critical narratives and analyses [subset of "What have people thought..."]
  •           annotated index to narrative and summary accounts of the conflict
  •      • mass-media reportage
  •           complete Daily Californian coverage [8/64-6/65]
  •           texts/links to metropolitan and national print journalism [9/64-6/65]
  •                Berkeley Gazette, S.F. News Call-Bulletin [defunct]
  •                S.F. Chronicle, S.F. Examiner
  •                NYTimes, Washington Post
  •           texts/links to local and national TV coverage [9/64-6/65]
  •           [links to] KPFA news coverage and record ("Is Freedom Academic?")

What was it like?

  •      • personal reports at the time
  •           Hurwitt, Goines, Rossman, ...
  •           active invitation for contributions
  •      • personal memoirs, retrospective
  •           anthology: how FSM involvement affected my life
  •           active invitation

    Who said what to whom?
    (Public and internal documents of the conflict.)

    PUBLIC STATEMENTS:

    Attitudes: For Mixed Against
    Students FSM
    GCC/AEGS
    CORE, SLATE, ISC, DuBois, ...
    ISI, Particle, ...
    Individuals
    ASUC USLO
    Individuals
    Faculty "Young Turks",
    200 Individuals
    Academic Senate Conservative faculty
    Individuals
    Administration     Departmental Chairmen
    Chancellor
    Clark Kerr
    UC Regents
    Tri-partite   CCPA  
    Campus Ministry Wesleyan/Herbert    
    Outside Organizations ACLU
    CPUSA ?
      John Birch Society
    Government     Legislators
    Governor Reagan

     


COMMUNICATIONS
(NON-PUBLIC, including inter-group and internal documents):
(to be filled with links as we put documents online)

From(below)/To(right) FSM other student grps faculty administration off-campus
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other student grps          
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What have people thought about it?

  • 1964-66
       
  •      • administrative and faculty reports
  •           -- Berkeley and other U.C. campuses
  •                [including Meyers, Byrnes, and Muscatine reports]
  •           -- other campuses/inter-campus (academic freedom, administrative control)
       
  •      • governmental and right-wing agencies
  •           -- 1965 "Burns Report" from State Senate
  •           -- right-wing fulminations (Tocsin, etc.)
  •           -- FBI and other surveillance agency documents (as available)
  •           -- police and judicial memoranda
       
  •      • students at other campuses
  •           -- U.C. system
  •           -- other Bay Area colleges
  •           -- nationally
       
  •      • academic and political articles/essays/books    
  •      • mass media editorials [only]; plus letters to editors
           John Seeley. "The Berkeley Issue", Ramparts Magazine 1965
  • 1967 TO THE PRESENT
       
  •      • FSM veterans' perspectives
  •           -- 1984 and 1994 reunions: panels, speeches, & other events
  •           -- individual reflections, published and unpublished [overlaps memoirs]
  •                1965-97      1998-
  •           -- films: Berkeley Rebels, Berkeley in Sixties, Making Sense of Sixties, FREE@30
         
  •      • academic and political articles/essays/books (1967-present)
  •           -- overview of literature
  •           -- comprehensive bibliography, annotated as possible
  •           -- texts and links to texts, as possible
       
  •      • the FSM as "history"
  •           -- treatments in college/highschool texts: overview & citations/links
  •           -- treatments in histories of the period: overview and citations/links
       
  •      • mass media editorials and retrospectives; plus letters to editors
  •           1966-73     
  •           anniversary/memorial reappraisals: 1974     1984     1989     1994     1996

What led up to the FSM?

  •      • a variety of summary accounts
  •           from FSM leaflets, observers, contemp/subsequent committee reports
  •           from Draper, Gitlin, Goines and intervening historians
       
  •      • the FSM's historical brief (Administrative Pressures and Student Political...)
  •           summary essay and index to published reports
  •           published reports (20) [linked to particular focii and documents below]
  •           unpublished research (c. 20 reports) [linked to focii and documents below]
  •           account and memoirs of the report's production
       
  •      • Daily Cal coverage of campus activism, 1957-64
  •           bibliography and item summaries [extant]
  •           [links to] texts, as appropriate
       
  •      • Civil Rights activity
  •           Chown/Lipney summary of campus activity, 1957-64
  •           "Civil Rights and the Free Speech Movement"
  •           documents from SRE, Campus CORE, and Friends of SNCC
  •           histories/accounts/journalism of Bay Area Civil Rights activism, 1960-64
  •           experiences of Berkeley activists in Mississippi Summer, 1964
  •           the picketing of the Oakland Tribune   
  •      • SLATE, 1957-64 -- documents pertaining to:
  •           genesis and role as prototype New Left organization, 1957-61
  •           role in 1960 HUAC protest [q.v]
  •           conflict over Kerr Directives [q.v.], barred from campus, 1961
  •           educational reform:
  •                SLATE Supplement [--> instructional review movement of later 1960s]
  •                Brad Cleaveland's inflammatory exhortion in 1964
  •           SLATE veterans' memoirs and reflections
       
  •      • 1964 electoral activity
  •           major organizing against Prop. 14 (discriminatory housing)
  •           Students for Scranton at the Republican National Convention in S.F.
       
  •      • administration/student conflict over political expression, 1957-64
  •           documents of the development of administrative policies
  •           documents of student reaction and response
  •           journalistic coverage
  •           academic studies
       
  •      • administration/faculty relations, 1951-64
  •           the 1951-52 Loyalty Oath controversy and its political aftermath
  •           the changing role of the Academic Senate in multiversity governance
       
  •      • "educational alienation" among Berkeley students
  •           their historical and existential state, pre-FSM, per observers and memoirs
  •           articulated expressions of distress and discontent, pre- and during FSM
       
  •      • regional and campus legacy of activism
  •           regional context, 1930s through 1950s
  •           review of campus activism, 1930s through 1950s
  •           overviews of the 1960 protests: birth-cry of the New Left
  •           the 1960 Chessman demonstrations
  •                accounts, journalism, historical retrospectives
  •           the 1960 HUAC protests
  •                accounts, journalism, historical retrospectives
  •                documents of pressure and university response

What followed from it?

  •    ON CAMPUS:
       
  •      • "Filthy Speech" controversy [1965; see separate description and Spider]
  •      • Second Strike [Dec. 1966, over "free speech" issue (ousting of anti-Dow table)]
  •           --> linkage of political and emergent hippie [countercultural] movements
  •      • Free Student Union [1965-66]
  •      • GCC (Graduate Coordinating Committee) [1964 on] --> Graduate Assembly [--> 1998]
  •      • UEGS --> TA unionizing [1964 --> 1998]
  •      • services unionizing [1964/5 --> 1998]
  •      • Undergraduate Association [1965]
  •      • Free University of Berkeley [1965?-72?]
  •           "free university" movement [1964 (SFState) - 1972]
  •                --> community learning exchanges [1972-1998]
  •      • educational reform (institutional):
  •           Muscatine Report sequelea --> Board of Educational Development
  •                --> student-initiated courses
  •                --> Eldridge Cleaver controversy [1968?]
  •           Experimental Collegiate ("Tussman") Program [1965-67+?]
  •           other consequences
  •           retrospective evaluations
  •      • affirmative action organizing:
  •           early student groups and agitation, faculty suppory [1965-66]
  •           --> Third World Liberation Front --> TWLF Strike [1968-69]
  •                --> consequent multiculturalism (student, faculty, curric.) [1970-1998]
  •                --> anti-apartheid movement [1984-85; links with 1984 FSM reunion]
  •      • the Curriculum of Sproul Steps, the Culture of Sproul Plaza
  •           comprehensive list of noon rallies (subject/group/speakers), 1965-1970+
  •                with statistical and interpretive summary
  •                links to Daily Cal (and other) journalistic coverage
  •           list of noteable other events (rallies, mobilizations, etc.) in the Plaza, 1965-70
  •                links to journalism, personal reports, historical treatments
  •           links to the Bancroft's immense inventory of Sather Gate leaflets, 1965-1970+
  •           the culture of the Plaza: journalistic coverage, 1965-98 [largely from the D.C.]
  •      • faculty developments [1965-66 (--> 70? --> 98??)]
  •           Academic Senate and committees (esp. Academic Freedom)
  •           intra/inter-departmental
  •      • administrative developments [1965-66 (--> 70? --> 98??)]
  •           Chancellor Myerson's tenure and relations with student politics
  •           changes and implementations of policies governing student activities
              
  •    IN THE CAMPUS AND LOCAL POLITICAL/CULTURAL COMMUNITY:
       
  •      • renewed Civil Rights activity (CORE restaurant project, etc.) [1965-66]
  •      • Vietnam Day [early 65] --> Vietnam Day Committee [mid-1965-68?]
  •           --> mass anti-war organizing [1965-1973]
  •           --> Second Strike on campus [1966; see above]
  •      • [links with early Farmworkers organizing, 1965-66?]
  •      • publications:
  •           Spider [1965; see "Filthy Speech"]
  •           Steps [FUB; 1966?]
  •           Bowditch Review [1965-66?]
  •           Berkeley Barb [1965 on] --> underground papers
  •           Snatch [1965?] --> underground comix
  •      • related phenomena:
  •           [Sexual Freedom League?]
       
  •    ELSEWHERE IN SOCIETY:
       
  •      • organized demonstrations on 15 campuses in spring 1965, 50 in fall
  •           systematic list, with overview of issues and modes of activism/response
  •           [links to] campus, local, and national journalism, as available
  •           [links to] key documents from particular campus movements
  •           links to further developments & treatments of the New Left/student movement
  •      • related developments in California politics
  •           media coverage of FSM and subsequent Berkeley activism [1964-70]
  •           Ronald Reagan's election, Edwin Meese's rise

The FSM's legal aftermath

  •      • critical overviews of the FSM's defense proceedings
  •      • the formal documents of defense (through all appeals and sentence service)
  •           briefs and depositions
  •           the trials' transcripts (including separated defendants)
  •           texts of decisions rendered
  •           attorney/penal system communications
  •      • the Defendants' Committee
  •           newsletter
  •           lawyer/defendant communications (mass)
  •      • the legal issue
  •           prior case law
  •           subsequent case relevance and interpretation
  •      • personal views
  •           the defendants' letters to the judge before sentencing
  •           letters, memoirs, and reflections on the trial and on serving time

Who did it, where are they now?

  •      • historical glossary (of all names mentioned in on-line documents)
  •           -- includes people, organizations, titles, etc.; covers pre- and post-FSM
  •           -- each entry includes at least minimal identity/bio data
  •           -- links to documents related to each name
  •                includes documents mentioning, picturing, quoting and authored by
  •           -- requests additional/revised entries from on-line readers    
  •      • list of FSM participants we're in touch with (names only)
  •           -- send stamped letter, we'll forward it    
  •      • list of lost lambs (people we're looking for)    
  •      • interesting FSM vets and their accomplishments/involvements
  •           -- Waters, Goines, Gage, Druding, Tigar, Felsenstein, Savio, M. Hutchins, etc. etc.
  •           -- asks for other examples    
  •      • personal statements (pers. history, involvements, addresses; _no reflections_.)
  •           -- actively solicited on-line    
  •      • academic studies of FSM participants (N. Hahn mainly; a few others)
  •           -- active invitation to academics to study us [those willing...]

Miscellaneous unintegrated matter:

  •      FSM songs (texts/audios)
  •      poems and other literature
  •      concurrent activism (Civil Rights, Vietnam, urban ghetto...)
  •      "Filthy Speech" controversy

last revision of this page March 20, 2002
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