Students for a Democratic Society

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Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a United States organization in the 1960s that banded radical left youth and students together under the New Left movement. It dissolved in 1969 at its last convention. One of its projects was the Chicago Economic Research and Action Project (ERAP) committee.[1]

It was formed out of the social democratic organization League for Industrial Democracy (LID) and its youth arm, Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID) when it split off in 1965 in order to form a further Left organization. For a major history of SDS, see Kirkpatrick Sale's book, SDS and the HISC 1970 report to Congress.[2]

Congressional Hearings/Publications Concerning SDS

  • 1. Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders", Hearings, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (SPIG), Committee on Government Operations, US Senate, June 16 & 17, 1969
  • 2. Anatomy of a Revolutionary Movement: "Students For A Democratic Society", Report, House Internal Security Committee, October 6, 1970
  • 3. Hearings Series: "Investigation of Students for a Democratic Society"
  • - Part 1-A, (Georgetown University), June 3 & 4, 1969
  • - Part 1-B, (Georgetown University), June 5 & 17, 1969
  • - Part 2, (Kent State University), June 24 & 25, 1969
  • - Part 3-A, (George Washington University), July 22, 1969
  • - Part 3-B, (George Washington University), July 23 & 24, 1969
  • - Part 4, (The American University), July 24, 1969
  • - Part 5, (University of Chicago; Communist Party Efforts With Regard to SDS), August 6 & 7, 1969
  • - Part 6-A, (Columbus, Ohio, High Schools), October 20-22, 1969
  • - Part 6-B, (Akron, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Pittsburgh, Pa.), October 28-30, 1969
  • - Part 7 (Links between SDS and Newsreel Film Propaganda Company; SDS Activity at Fort Dix, NJ, Army Base; SDS National Action Activity in Chicago, Ill, October 8-11) (hearings held December 16-18, 1969) and Part 7-A, (Return of Prisoners of War, and Data Concerning Camera News, Inc., "Newsreel", December 9-11
  • 4. SDS Plans for America's High Schools, December 12, 1969
  • 5. The Theory and Practice of Communism in 1972 (Venceremos Brigade), Part 2, Hearings, House Internal Security Committee, October 16, 18 & 19, 1972
  • 6. Fifteenth Report Un-American Activities in California 1970, Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities to the 1970 regular Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California
  • 7. Subversive Influences in Riots, Looting, and Burning, (Newark), Part ?, Hearings House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA), 1967, re Education Research and Action Project ERAP and Tom Hayden

Personnel

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The organizational structure of the of the National Council of Students for a Democratic Society, based in Chicago, Illinois, is as follows.[3]

National Interim Committee

Alternate Members

Staff Members

Key Members

Regional Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois:

Los Angeles, S. California:

Ann Arbor, Michigan:

Washington, D.C.:

Cambridge, Massachusetts:

Membership card

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An image of the S.D.S. membership card of Paul Buhle.

External links

References

  1. History of the ERAP
  2. Anatomy of a Revolutionary Movement: "Students for a Democratic Society", Report, House Internal Security Committee (HISC), October 6, 1970
  3. KeyWiki: SDS Organization Structure chart, prepared by the FBI circa 1968, as found in the congressional hearing, "Riots, Civil and Criminal Disorders, Hearings, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations SPIG of the Committee on Government Operations US Senate, June 16 & 17, 1969, Part 18