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Student League for Industrial Democracy Records TAM.024

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New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Student League for Industrial Democracy (U.S.).
Title: Student League for Industrial Democracy Records
Dates: 1934-1936; 1946-1966
Quantity: 5.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-11
Call Phrase: TAM.024

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Historical/Biographical Note

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) were a radical student group descended from the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), the student branch of the League for Industrial Democracy (LID), a social democratic organization. SDS was expelled from the LID in 1965 and gained national prominence in the late 1960s as SDS.

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Scope and Contents note

The records contain predominantly SLID material including conference and convention proceedings, correspondence, minutes of national executive committee meetings, membership files, and reports of committees, student secretaries, chapters and other activities.

BOX AND FOLDER LIST (for boxes 1-11) FOLLOWS:

BOX 1

1 Unity with NSL 1935

2 Convention 1934, 1935

3 NEC Minutes 1935

4 Strike against War Nd, 1936

5 Constitution 1946?

6 Miscellaneous and Play Nd, 1934, 1935

7 Chapter Charters 1946

8 Correspondence 1946

9 December Organizing Conference 1946

10 LID Student Committee 1946

11 NEC Minutes 1946

12 Speakers 1946

13 Student Secretary Report 1946

14 Correspondence 1947

15 Constitution-Chapter-National 1947

16 April Convention 1947

17 Speakers 1947

18 Financial Report 1947

19 LID Student Committee 1947

20 National Executive Committee 1947

21 December Convention 1947

22 Student Secretary’s Report Personnel 1947?

23 World Student Congress 1947

BOX 2

1 Correspondence 1948

2 LID Student Committee 1948

3 National Convention 1948

4 National and Chapter 1948

5 National Executive Committee 1948

6 Research Health Care and Housing 1948

7 Speakers 1948

8 Student Secretary’s Report 1948

9 New Leader 1947-49

10 Radio Broadcasts 1946-49

11 United Christian Youth Movement 1945-47

12 YPSL-SP correspondence 1946-48

13 National and Chapter 1949

14 National Executive Committee 1949

15 Student Opinion Survey 1949

16 Correspondence 1949

17 Student Secretary’s Report 1949

18 Training Program UAW 1949

BOX 3

1 Boston Conference 1950

2 Convention 1950

3 National and Chapter 1950

4 Correspondence 1950

5 National Executive Committee 1950

6 Outlook 1950

7 Student Secretary’s Report 1950

8 Convention 1951

9 Correspondence 1951

10 LID Student Committee 1951

11 National and Chapter 1951

12 National Executive Committee 1951

13 Student Secretary’s Report 1951

14 Correspondence 1952

15 FDR-CIO Camp 1952

16 LID Student Committee 1952

17 National and Chapter 1952

18 National Executive Committee 1952

19 Student Dues Receipts 1952

20 Student Secretary’s Report 1952

21 World 1952

BOX 4

0 Cornfeld, Bernard. “Leadership Training in an Oriented Agency – Camp Three Arrows” (M.A. Thesis) 1954

1 Camp Three Arrows 1953

2 Charters 1953

3 Convention 1953

4 Correspondence 1953

5 Field Secretary’s Report 1953

6 Harold Lewack’s Organizing Reports 1953

7 National Executive Committee 1953

8 Spring Conference 1953

9 Student Questionnaires 1953

10 YPSL Correspondence` 1953

11 Camp Three Arrows 1954

12 Conference 1954

13 Convention 1954

14 Correspondence 1954

15 FDR-CIO Camps 1954

16 Field Secretary’s Report 1954

17 National Executive Committee 1954

BOX 5

1 Camp Three Arrows 1955

2 Correspondence 1955

3 ILGWU Training Institute 1955-1958

4 Internat’l Confederation of Free Trade Unions 1955-1956

5 National and Chapter 1955

6 National Executive Committee 1955

7 Bertell Ollman 1956-1957

8 Financial Reports 1956-1957

9 Hungary – Appeal and Statements 1956-1957

10 Monitor-Correspondence 1956-1957

11 Camp Three Arrows 1956

12 Convention 1956

13 Correspondence 1956

14 LID Student Committee 1956

15 NAC 1956

16 National and Chapter 1956

17 Monitor – Unpublished Material Fall ’57 – Spr. ‘58

BOX 6

1 Camp Three Arrows 1957

2 Convention 1957

3 Correspondence 1957

4 Moscow Youth Festival 1957

5 National and Chapter 1957

6 Camp Three Arrows 1958

7 Convention 1958

8 Cornell Conference 1958

9 Correspondence 1958

10 Kolko Correspondence 1954-1957

11 Madison Institute 1958

12 Midwestern Field Trip-Susan Guarmati 1958

13 National and Reports 1958

14 SLID-CCF Youth Study Weekend 1958

15 Study Tours 1958

16 NYC Summer Forums 1958-1959

BOX 7

1 Publication Lists 1950’s

2 Worker priests – Marie T. Dubalem 1954

3 Steward Training – Mildred Bersh 1954-1955

4 SLID research tracts 1955-1956

5 The Case for Federal Scholarships – D. Cohen 1957

6 Camp Three Arrows 1959

7 Convention 1959

8 Correspondence 1959

9 Name Change 1959

10 National Executive Committee 1959

11 Convention 1960

12 Correspondence 1960

13 Request for information on health insurance for debate 1960

14 Civil Rights Study Group 1961

15 CORE 1961

16 Correspondence 1961

17 National and Chapter 1961

18 Reports: Al Haber 1961

19 SNCC 1961

20 Summer Conference Misc. 1961

21 Correspondence 1962

22 Chapters and Charters Applications Nd

23 Educational Program - outlines Nd

24 Field Trips Nd

25 Information on SLID employment-agreements Nd

26 Lists of Youth Organizations Nd

27 McComb, Miss. Hayden Report Nd

28 Membership Files Nd

29 Members – Past and Present Nd

30 Speakers Bureau List Nd

31 Statements Nd

BOX 8

1 CCYM-CCUF correspondence 1946-1955

2 CCYM-CCUF correspondence 1956-1958

3 International Development Placement Association 1952-1953

4 IUSY: correspondence 1948-1954

5 IUSY: correspondence 1955

6 IUSY: correspondence 1956

7 IUSY: correspondence 1957

8 IUSY: Foreign visitors, delegations 1956

9 IUSY: Formation of North American Bureau of IUSY 1951-1952

10 NAB/IUSY Winter Schools 1953, 54, 55, 57

11 NSA correspondence 1950’s

12 SDA correspondence 1950’s

13 SLID-SDA correspondence and agreement 1955

14 Student Co-ops: North American Student Cooperative League 1946, 1957

BOX 9

1 James Farmer Correspondence 1952

2 James Farmer Correspondence 1953

3 James Farmer Correspondence 1954

4 James Farmer Correspondence 1955

BOX 10

1 Brooklyn Nd

2 CCNY 1952

3 Colorado 1960

4 Columbia 1956-1958

5 Cornell 1957-1958

6 Harvard 1955-1957

7 London School of Economics 1956-1957

8 New York Region 1948-1952

9 New York University 1954-1958

10 Oberlin College 1955-1958

11 Princeton 1956-1958

12 Temple University 1956-1957

13 Univ. of Chicago 1955-1958

14 Univ. of Michigan 1956-1959

15 University of Wisconsin 1957-1959

16 Wayne State 1948, 1955

17 Yale: Correspondence 1951-1955

18 Yale: Correspondence 1955-1960

19 Yale: Charter and Activities 1954-1960

20 Yale: Challenge 1959, 1960

21 Yale: News Clippings 1954-1958

BOX 11

1 SDS Development 1962-1963

2 SDS NC & Convention 1963

3 SDS Development 1963-1964

4 SDS NC & Development 1964

5 SDS Development 1964-1965

6 SDS – ERAP Projects 1964

7 SDS Finances 1964

8 SDS – Post 1965

9 SDS NC & Convention 1965

10 SDS Development 1965-1966

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Minutes.
  • Proceedings.

Subject Organizations

  • Student League for Industrial Democracy (U.S.).
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.).

Subject Topics

  • Socialism and youth -- United States.
  • Student movements -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Separated Materials

Three boxes of printed materaial were removed from the collection and consolidated with the Students for Democratic Society Printed Ephemera Collection (PE 035).

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