About the Collection
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The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.
This collection consists of materials created or collected by the Free Speech Movement (FSM) organization. The FSM, created in the fall of 1964 to protest administrative efforts to curb political activities on the Berkeley campus, disbanded in April 1965. The collection documents the formation of the FSM as well as its daily operation through leaflets, notebooks, letters, logs, petitions, and orders for phonograph records, buttons, and bumper stickers
Series II: Student Revolts and Related Issues
This series contains material on various student protest movements from 1964 to 1972 and the administrative response to those movements. Also included are extensive files pertaining to the Board of Educational Development and its intent to address curriculum issues and to institute experimental courses.