Collection Title: Students for a Democratic Society at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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||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.
||Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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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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This summary description was created in January 2020 to provide information about
unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.
Encoded by: Laura Smith
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