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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Peter Shapiro
RLIN number: NXCP90-A11
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Student Movements of the 1960s project
Description: Family background; initial political involvement during high school: member of Student Congress of Racial Equality and Students Organized Education and Action League, relationship with the counter culture; first term as a student at University of California at Berkeley, 1966; transfer to San Francisco State; writer for an underground newspaper, "Open Process"; experience with early anti-war rallies, stop the draft week, the Experimental college; increased political power of the Black Students Union; students' reaction to Columbia's and Paris' student movement; trip to Columbia University campus; description of the six month strike at San Francisco State: role of "Open Process" and the faculty, issues of the strike,; 520 8 |apolice violence; decision to write "An End to Silence" with Bill Barlow; post-strike campus environment; Chicago Students for a Democratic Society convention; reaction to the emerging women's movement; graduate school in history at Berkeley; work with Radical Students Union; creation of the Bay Area School and the Liberation School; critique of Berkeley's political environment; problems of the new left; recent political involvement.
Extent: Transcript: 203 leaves, Tape: 5 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. 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 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Shapiro, Peter (2)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Political activist
Document date: 1984
Interviewer: Grele, Ronald J.
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; University of California, Berkeley, CA
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American student movements; Asia; Civil rights--United States; Columbia University, New York, NY; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; Feminism; North America; Oral history; Student strikes; Students; United States; University of California, Berkeley, CA; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Topics discussed - Other terms: Shapiro, Peter; Subculture; Underground press; Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021064-16503