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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of David Gilbert
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: Origins of political consciousness in suburbs of Boston; early reaction to civil rights struggle and conflict in Vietnam; reactions to social milieu of New York in general and Columbia University in particular; involvement with Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society and other student groups while at Columbia; extended discussion of experiences leading to transition from pacifist to agent of violent revolution; evolution, interaction, and critique of various student activist organizations; 1968 strike at Columbia; experience as member of Weather Underground revolutionary group; lengthy analysis of revolutionary theory.
Extent: Transcript: 452 leaves, Tape: 12 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee until 05/19/95. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1987. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Gilbert, David (2)
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Political activist
Document date: 1987
Interviewer: Grele, Ronald J.
Organizations discussed: Columbia University, New York, NY; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; Students for a Democratic Society, US
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American student movements; Civil rights; Civil rights--United States; Columbia University, New York, NY; Congress of Racial Equality, New York, NY; North America; Oral history; Radicalism--United States; Revolutionaries; Student movements; Students; Students for a Democratic Society, US; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Gilbert, David; Social history--1960-1970
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021065-16504