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Leon F. Litwack collection of Berkeley, California, protest literature

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2616

Scope and Contents

The Leon F. Litwack Collection of Berkeley, California, Protest Literature consists of newspapers, periodicals, flyers, handbills, newsletters, mailings, memoranda, reports, sound recordings, and other materials compiled by Leon Litwack that primarily document the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in and around Berkeley, California. The collection includes materials related to civil rights, Vietnam War protests, the Black Panther Party, the Free Speech Movement and the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. Also included are memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and publications distributed to faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dates

  • 1939 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Leon F. Litwack Collection of Berkeley, California, Protest Literature 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 Serendipity Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2008.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series: I. Files. II. Newspapers. III. Periodicals. IV. Sound Recordings.

Associated Materials

Other printed material received with the collection was removed for separate cataloging and can be accessed by searching Orbis (Yale's Online Catalog).

Extent

22 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.litwack

Overview

The collection consists of newspapers, periodicals, flyers, handbills, newsletters, mailings, memoranda, reports, sound recordings, and other materials compiled by Leon Litwack that primarily document the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in and around Berkeley, California. The collection includes materials related to civil rights, Vietnam War protests, the Black Panther Party, the Free Speech Movement and the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s. Also included are memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and publications distributed to faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.

Leon F. Litwack

Leon F. Litwack was born in 1929 in Santa Barbara, California. He received a B.A. (1951) and Ph.D. (1958) from the University of California at Berkeley, where he also served as a professor in the History Department from 1965 to 2007. Litwack's scholarship focused on African-American history and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for his book, Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery.

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, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a medium level of processing, which included rehousing all material into acid-free folders and boxes, and organizing material into series. Within Series I. Files, the material remains in the order it was received by the library. The library has not attempted to refine its arrangement. The item level descriptions for materials in Series I were created by Serendipity Books and repurposed for this finding aid. These items have not been verified.
Title
Guide to the Leon F. Litwack Collection of Berkeley, California, Protest Literature
Author
by Tom Hyry and Leigh Golden
Date
2009
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:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.