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Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.) PE.039

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Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tamiment Library
Title: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.)
Dates [inclusive]: 1967-1971
Abstract: The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.) is an artificial collection, collected and assembled by the Tamiment Library over the course of several decades. The Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) was established nationally in 1967 as an organization opposition to the Democratic Party and their support for the Vietnam War. The collection consists of printed matter put out by the PFP, generally at the state and city level, with the majority of the collection coming from New York and California. There are fliers, circular letters, brochures, and other printed matter, highlighting the PFP's involvement in national and state elections as they tried to build a viable third party alternative in the United States.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PE.039

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) is a minor left-leaning political party. The PFP was founded in June of 1967, though the first national convention was convened in the summer of 1968. It was there in Ann Arbor, Michigan that the group nominated Black Power leader Eldridge Cleaver as their candidate for U.S. President. The PFP arose in opposition to the Vietnam War and in support of civil rights, women's equality and rights for workers. The PFP is still active today, primarily in California, nominating Ralph Nader for president in 2008.

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Scope and Content Note

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.) provides a selection of printed material produced by the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) at the city, state and national level during the years of 1967-1971. The bulk of the material in the collection comes from California and New York, consisting of position papers, fliers and outreach mailings for the 1967 registration drive for voters in California. There is also printed matter from the 1968 New York and California state conventions as well. There are notable fliers and other printed material documenting the Party's presidential campaigns for Eldridge Cleaver and Dick Gregory, as well as the congressional campaign for David McReynolds. Also included are party platforms and principles from the first national convention held in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1968. There are numerous meeting and event fliers from New York City colleges and universities documenting the organization's role in progressive politics, including the student protests at Columbia, and the New York University Chapter's stance on Black Power, the Vietnam War and the democratic university.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • McReynolds, David.
  • Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998.
  • Gregory, Dick

Document Type

  • Brochures.
  • Fliers (printed matter)

Subject Organizations

  • Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.)

Subject Topics

  • Third parties (United States politics)

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The provenance of the materials is varied. Items were obtained through purchases, donations, standing orders with publishers, arrangements with labor unions and other organizations, exchanges with other libraries, and through ongoing collecting by Tamiment staff.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in this collection have been compiled by the Tamiment Library.

The accession number NPA.2005.028 is associated with this collection.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Albany and Troy Peace and Freedom Party (NY)
1969-
Box: 1 Alameda County Peace and Freedom Movement (CA)
1968
Box: 1 Berkeley Peace and Freedom Movement (CA)
undated
Box: 1 Black and Brown Caucus
1968-
Box: 1 Brooklyn (NY)
1968-1969
Box: 1 Buffalo (NY)
1968-1969
Box: 1 California State
1968
Box: 1 California State: Convention (Richmond, CA)
Mar 1968
Box: 1 California State: Registration Drive (Berkeley)
1967
Box: 1 California State: Steering Committee I
1968
Box: 1 California State: Steering Committee II
1968
Box: 1 Cambridge Peace and Freedom Campaign (MA)
circa 1968
Box: 1 Cleaver, Eldridge (presidential candidacy)
1968
Box: 1 Convention (Ann Arbor, MI) (first national)
1968
Box: 1 Dick Gregory for President Committee (CA)
1968
Box: 1 History and Publications on
1968, undated
Box: 1 Iowa
circa 1968-1969
Box: 1 Illinois
1968, undated
Box: 1 Ithaca (NY)
undated
Box: 1 Labor Party Caucus
1968
Box: 1 Manhattan (South, East, West, Lower) (New York, NY)
1968
Box: 1 McReynolds, David (New York, NY) (campaign)
1968
Box: 1 National Organizing Committee
1968-1971
Box: 1 National Peace and Freedom Party (news bulletin)
undated
Box: 1 New Mexico Peace and Freedom Movement
1968
Box: 1 New York (NY) (city and state office)
1968
Box: 1 New York (NY) (city and state office)
1969, undated
Box: 1 New York (NY): Meeting and Minutes
1968-1969
Box: 1 New York Organizing Committee
1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party
1968-1969
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Convention
May 1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Convention
Jul 1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Convention I
Nov 1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Convention II
Nov 1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Delegates Assembly
1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Interim Administrative Committee
1968
Box: 1 New York State Peace and Freedom Party: Steering Committee
1968-1969
Box: 1 NYU Peace and Freedom Party
1968-1969
Box: 1 Oneonta Peace and Freedom (NY)
1968
Box: 1 Peace and Freedom Summer Project
undated
Box: 2 Principles (adopted at national convention)
1968
Box: 2 Queens Peace and Freedom Party Club
undated
Box: 2 Rochester Peace and Freedom (NY)
undated
Box: 2 San Francisco Peace and Freedom (CA)
1968-1969, undated
Box: 2 Student Committee (various New York City colleges)
1968-1969
Box: 2 Syracuse Peace and Freedom Party (NY)
1969
Box: 2 Venice Organizing Project (CA)
1968-1969
Box: 2 Village-Chelsea Peace and Freedom Party (New York, NY)
1968
Box: 2 Washington State Peace and Freedom Party
undated

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