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Michael P. Schon collection of Peace and Freedom Party of California papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-4486

Scope and Contents

Professional archive of Michael P. Schon, comprised of correspondence, documents, flyers, speeches, manuscript notes, published brochures and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and periodicals recording the efforts of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, 1965-2007 (bulk 1966-1971).

Consists of nearly 1,000 items including 657 government documents, flyers, articles, or other materials issued by the PFP; 20 periodicals represented in 56 issues; 27 speeches and 105 notes by Schon; 70 pieces of correspondence; 100 newspaper clippings; and 26 miscellaneous items (including signed petitions, party buttons, and bumper stickers).

Dates

  • 1965-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1966-1971

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Michael P. Schon Collection of Peace and Freedom Party of California Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Lorne Bair Rare Books on the William Robertson Coe Fund No. 3, 2016.

Arrangement

Collection retains the arrangement in which it was received.

Extent

4.0 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.mpschon

Overview

Professional archive of Michael P. Schon, comprised of correspondence, documents, flyers, speeches, manuscript notes, published brochures and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and periodicals recording the efforts of the Peace and Freedom Party of California, 1965-2007 (bulk 1966-1971).

Biographical / Historical

Michael P. Schon, professor of speech and forensic debate, served as state chairperson for the Peace and Freedom Party of California from 1967 December until the founding State Convention in 1968 March.

Biographical / Historical

The Peace and Freedom Party (PFP), which grew out of the civil rights and anti-war movements, organized in 1967 June and achieved ballot status in California in 1968 January under the California Secretary of State Report of Registration. After 1968, PFP affiliates in most states dissolved primarily because of ballot access restrictions. The California party, however, continued to maintain enough registered voters to hold on to its ballot status and continued to contest local elections throughout the 1970s and the 1980s.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards. For more information, please refer to the Beinecke Manuscript Unit Processing Manual.

Folder titles assigned by Michael P. Schon have been retained. Supplied titles for folders received without labels are in brackets.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Michael P. Schon Collection of Peace and Freedom Party of California Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah Lerner
Date
August 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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