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Collection Number: 40387

Collection Title: Students for a Democratic Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 2011-2013

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Abstract The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was formally created in spring 1965 when student Jim McCorkel Jr. applied for recognition of SDS as a student organization. In its early years, the chapter was involved in campus opposition to the Speaker Ban, a state law barring speakers who were known to be affiliated with the Communist Party, had pled the Fifth Amendment under questioning about communist affiliations, or had advocated the overthrow of the US government from state university campuses. In recent years SDS has enjoyed a resurgence on college campuses throughout the country, led in part by some of its original leaders from the 1960s. In fall 2006, a new chapter of SDS was established at UNC-Chapel Hill, aimed at organizing student opposition to the Iraq War. The records include fliers, notes, meeting minutes, photos, and video footage of protests. Acquired as part of University Archives.
Creator Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Students for a Democratic Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40387, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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