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At a Glance
The collection is arranged in one series of thematic binders by the donor.
A collection of over 340 pieces of original material related to the demonstrations at Columbia University and their after-math, focused on actvities led by the Columbia Students for a Democratic Society (Columbia SDS) to protest the Vietnam War, end the construction of a Columbia gymnasium on public park land in Harlem, and include University students in institutional decision-making. Most items date to the spring and fall of 1968, including newspaper and magazine clippings, flyers for protests and demonstrations, letters, leaflets, journal and newspaper issues, essays, notices, press releases, memos, meeting minutes, proposals, and many other items, all collected and archived by Stuart Gedal, a student at Columbia and prominent SDS member.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Material is unprocessed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stuart Gedal 1968 Columbia University Strike Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No additions are expected
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2017.2018.M007: Source of acquisition--Stuart M. Gedal. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--7/7/2017.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Stuart Gedal was a student at Columbia during the 1968 protests and strike and a prominent member of Columbia's chapter of Students for a Democractic Society (SDS).