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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Michael S. Balter
RLIN number: NXCP87-A18
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Student Movements of the 1960s project
Description: Childhood in Van Nuys, California; college at University of California at Los Angeles; early involvement with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1968; movement from SDS to Progressive Labor (PL); relations among various radical movements at UCLA; issues and demonstrations at UCLA; induction into and service in the Army, 1969-1970: anti-war agitation among troops, courts martial, and eventual discharge; end of affiliation with PL; work with American Civil Liberties Union on legal suit against Los Angeles Police Department for illegal surveillance, 1982-1985.
Extent: Transcript: 91 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Closed. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1986. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1986 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Balter, Michael S., 1947-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1947
Age at speaking: 39
Document date: 1986
Interviewer: Grele, Ronald J.
Organizations discussed: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Students for a Democratic Society, US; University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-; Students for a Democratic Society, US; University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Balter, Michael S., 1947-; Progressive Labor Party; Student movements; Students; Students--Political activity; Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017710-13153