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Accession Number: 88-020

Title

New Left Movement Collection. -- 1949-1973. -- 51 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The New Left Movement was an international movement of the 1960's which consisted of mainly youth and students. The Movement originated in the 1950's "Ban the Bomb" movement. The New Left Movement dealt with such topics as the Vietnam War, Third World liberation issues and Women's liberation movement etc. The New Left Movement criticised the Old Left. They felt that there should be local control of the political process, accessibility to political and social institutions. They advocated confrontations with modern capitalism by dissident intelligentsia, the poor, natives and ethnic minorities. In Canada, issues raised were nuclear disarmament, community organization, separatism, and sexual inequality. The Movement broke apart in the 1970's. (Taken from: "The Canadian Encyclopedia." Vol. II. Edmonton: Hurting Publishers.)

Custodial History

This collection was in the custody of Professor Robert Paehlke before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of protest newspapers, newsletters, journals, essays, and 'left wing' political manifestos written and published between 1964 and 1973. The records cover Canada and the United States.

Notes

Title based on content of collection.

The initial collection was donated by Professor Robert Paehlke. An important addition to this collection was received in 2005 from Martin Oppenheimer. See list at end of Finding Aid.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada and the Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Newsprint Periodicals:

New Left Notes

Vol. 2 #25 June 26/67 - # 27 July 24/67; #33 Sept 25/67; #35 Oct 9/67 - #41 Nov 27/67; #43 Dec 4/67 - #46 Dec 25/67

Vol. 3 #1 Jan 8/68 - #11 April 15/68; # 13 April 15/68 - #17 May 13/68; #19 May 27/68 - #22 July 8/68; # 25 Aug 12/68 - #40 Jan 8/69

Vol. 4 # 2 Jan 15/69 - #5 Feb 5/69; # 7 Feb 21/69 - #21 June 6/ 69; # 23 June 25/69 - # 26 Aug 1/69; # 28 Aug 23/ 69 - # 29 Aug 29/69; # 31 Oct 2/69

The Movement Vol. 4 # 2 Feb '68; # 4 May '68 - #8 Sept '68 #11 Dec '68 - Vol. 5 # 4 May '69

Outcry from Occupied Berkeley 2 copies

E. Gaucho Vol 49 # 135 May 28/68

Georgia Straight Vol. 4 # 108

Issue Newsletter Nov. 29/68 (Simon Fraser University)

Antinony # 4 July 15/71

The Barnacle Vol. 1 # 1 Sept. '69 - # 2 Oct '69

The Black Panther Vol. 2 # 12-14 Nov. 16/68

Connection Vol 1 # 2 May 10/68

Last Post Vol. 2 # 7 Oct '72 special report

Leviathan Vol. 1 # 1 March '69 N.A.R.P. Newsletter # 4 June - July '69, #5 Feb - March '70

N.U.C. Newsletter Vol. 1 # 1 May 24/68

Open Campus (N.U.C.) Vol. 1 # 1 1968?

Open Process Vol. 4 # 8 Jan 8/69

Pacific Tribune Vol. 29 # 34 Aug 30/68; Vol. 30 # 26 June 27/69

Peace and Freedom Press # 8 May 13/69

Peking Review Vol. 12 # 11 March 14/69 - # 14 April 4/69; Vol. 12 # 20 May 16/69

The Realist # 76 Aug '67

Ta Kung Pad Feb 27/69, March 27/69, April 3/69

U.B.C. Report Vol. 15 # 6 Feb. 27/69

The Warpath Vol. 1 # 2 - # 3 Fall '68

The Western Gate Vol. 1 # 1 Feb '68 - 2 March '68

The Guardian: independent radical newsweekly Vol. 19 # 44 Aug 5/67; # 45 Aug 12/67, # 50 Sept 16/67 - #52 Sept 30/67 Vol. 20 Oct 14/67 - #44 Aug 3/68, #46 Aug 24/68 - 51 Sept 8/58 Vol. 21 # 1 Oct 5/68 - # 16 Jan 18/69, # 18 Feb 1/69 - # 26 March 29/69 # 28 April 12/69 - #43 Aug 2/69 Vol. 22 #6 Nov 8/69, # 14 Jan 3/700

Liberated Guardian April 20/ 70

CAW (SDS Cultural Magazine) # 1 Feb '68, #2 May/June '68 # 4 no date, retitled for just this issue Cuba, Cuba

Box 2

Folder 1: Miscellaneous Journals 1965-1970 - Journal of Contemporary Revolution: Vol 1 # 1 June '67 - The Mysterious East: an independent Atlantic magazine July 1971, Oct '71, Nov '71 - The New York View Point: an independent student journal Vol 1 # 5 June 1965 - Treason: Summer '67 - V.B.C.N.D.P. Journal Vol. 1 # 4 Feb' 69

Folder 2: Miscellaneous Newsletters 7 Magazines 1966-1972 - The Digger Papers - anarchist newspaper - Birth Control Booklet - McGill U.P. Nov '69 - Yankee Refuge - West Coast Newsletter of American Exiles # 4 1969 - Resist: a call to resist illegitimate authority #18 Oct 28/68 - The Red Papers #1 - 2 Bay area Revolutionary Union - News Notes of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors Vol 17 # 4 July/Aug '65 - Vol 18 # 2 March - April '66; Vol 18 # 4 July - Aug /65 - Bias: a 3rd World Development Magazine Vol 1 # 3 Jan 1970, # 5 April '70 - Spirit of the Land: Cuban Photographs of Vietnam - Ramparts: Vol. 7 #11 - Report on the 3rd Annual Summer School in Peace Research 1972

Folder 3: Radicals in the Professions (something else) Vol. 1 # 1 Nov/67 - Vol 1 # 10 Nov-Dec/68 Vol II #1 March/69-#6 April '70 Vol. III #1 july/71

Folder 4: Radical Education Project: Essays and Study Guides

Folder 5: Miscellaneous Essays and Political Policies

In Front of Folders: Liberation Magazine Vol. 9 #5 June-July/64 - #6 Aug '64, #9 Dec '64 Vol 10 # 1 March '65-#4 June-July '65, #6 Sept '65 Vol. 11 #2 April '66 #4 July '66, #7 Oct '66 - #8 Nov '66; #10 Jan '67 Vol 12 #5 Aug '67- Vol 14 #1 March - April '69 Vol 14 #4 July '69 - #7 Oct '69, # 9 Jan 10 - Vol 15 # 1 March '70 Vol 15 #3 May' 70 - Vol 16 #3 Oct /71 Vol 16 #5 Oct /71, #7 Dec. /71 - #8 Jan/72 Vol 17 #1 April/ 72 Vol 18 # 2 Sept - Oct '73

Canadian Dimension - "Canada's Independent Journal of Fact and Opinion" Vol 4 #3 March-April/67, #5 July-Aug/67- Vol 5 #8 Feb/69 Vol 4 #1 April-May '69-#5 Oct-Nov '69, #7 Feb- March '70 Vol 7 #1 & 2 June-July '70 Vol 7#5 & 6 dec 1970 Vol 8 #1 June '71 - #45 Jan '72 Vol 9 #1 Oct '72, #4 March '73, #6 July '73  

Wrapped on Shelf: Materials received from Martin Oppenheimer in 2005:

1. Leviathan Vol. 1 No. 1 (March 1969); No.2; No. 3; No. 4; No. 6; No. 7; No. 8; No. 9. Vol. 2 No. 1 (May 1970) and No. 2.

2. The Anvil Student Partisan 1949-1960 (11 issues); published initially as a "Quarterly of Political Opinion published by Politics Club University of Chicago" and latterly from East 10th St. and 4th Ave. New York. Writers included C. Wright Mills and subjects include: text of addresses to the International Writers Rally held in Paris in 1949 by Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and editors of underground and radical French publications; American foreign policy; the Feinberg Law; British Labor and Rearmament; Stalinism; war resistance; Marxism; Civil Rights; corporatism, militarism and scientism.

3. The Libertarian SocialistWinter, 1949 Vol. 1 No.1.

4. The Socialist Experience: the Popular Front of the 1930s (Reprint No. 2 of writings by Leon Trotsky, Arne Swabeck, Walter Held, Alfred Rosmer and Richard Kirkwood).

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