Students for a Democratic Society collection, 1966-1974 Edit


MSS 265 large


  • 1966-1974 (Creation)


  • 1.3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes (57 folders)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Students For A Democratic Society Collection, MSS 265, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    The Students for a Democratic Society collection, 1966-1974 archive was organized, conserved, and inventoried with funds provided by the American Radicalism Collection endowment fund in honor and memory of Dr. Beth J. Shapiro (2005).

  • Biographical / Historical

    The materials contained in this collection were created and collected by members of Students for a Democratic Society during the late 1960s and early 1970s. SDS was a leftist political organization opposed to the Vietnam War and in favor of a more participatory model of democracy. In the 1960s and early 1970s, it constituted the intelligentsia of the American left.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains leaflets, newspapers clippings, pamphlets, and photographs created by members of Students for a Democratic Society and pertaining to the politics and activities of that group from roughly 1966-1974. A large proportion of the materials relate specifically to the presence of the SDS at Michigan State University.