Alan Sussman Collection

Institution: University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504
Phone: 773-702-8705
Fax: 773-702-3728
Date: 1962-1968
Extent: 5.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Alan Sussman, a lawyer and author specializing in civil rights, received a B.A. and M.A. from University of Chicago. Beginning in 2002, he also served as Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bard College.

Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains pamphlets, newsletters, broadsides, clippings, handbills, notices, correspondence and other organizational and promotional material collected by Alan Sussman. Most of the items in the collection represent political organizations and movements of the 1960s, particularly pacifist, leftist and radical groups. A wide variety of organizations are documented in the collection, including groups focused on anti-war protest, civil rights, workers' rights, and intellectual freedom. Some of the groups represented in the collection were oriented specifically to campus activism at University of Chicago; however, most of the collection represents groups that were organized at a national or regional level.

Related Material: None