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Announcement for a planned Black Art & Fashion Show at Wadleigh Junior High School (P.S. 88) on May 3, 1969. As noted in the flyer, this show along with other similar events was planned to unite the local black community and help younger African American students develop their talents.
Condition: Good-, two half-ring coffee stains at top of page; faint soft creasing along top edge; smudging to printing at center; stamped "May 7 1969" at bottom of flyer.
A 1979 fold-out, two-sided brochure and course catalog for the Bay Area Socialist School which was comprised of two schools joining together: the East Bay Socialist School in Oakland and the San Francisco socialist school. Courses were held in the two locations, SF and the Oakland. Course titles included "Sexual Politics and the Global Assembly Line," "United States Policy and Palestinian Resistance," "Class and Culture," "Feminism for Men," "Landlords and Tenants," "Marxism and Witchcraft," "White Racism and Anti-Rascist Work" and more. Instructors included Martha Rosler, Bob Prentice, Laurence Shoup, Tom.....
A double-sided flyer promoting a one-hour employee walkout and rally at Columbia University in support of student demands, which included abolishing ROTC, war research and recruiting, opening up apartments held vacant and ending evictions in area apartment houses. The flyer is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other and is stamped March 26, 1969.
Condition: Near Fine, mild toning; stamped "Mar 26, 1969" on one side.
Flyer put out by the American Library Association's Task Force on Gay Liberation at its annual conference. One side of the flyer contains a program of events for the 1977 conference in Detroit. The other side summarizes the task force's accomplishments of the past 7 years and projects currently underway.
Condition: Very Good+, horizontal fold across middle.
A poster advocating for rent control in the San Francisco Bay area, with references to a rent control initiative of 1975. With a cartoon of the thumb of "High Rents, Bad Conditions and Arbitrary Evictions" pressing down on the tenants. With a union printing bug.
Condition: Very Good-, some creasing to poster.
A folded newsprint pamphlet from the Students for a Democratic Society consisting of two items: a 14" x 22" fold-out poster advertising their 1972 Convention Against Racism held at Harvard University, plus a folded sheet with a registration form for the convention to be mailed back to the SDS. Calling itself on the pamphlet a "militant, nation-wide student organization," the SDS organized against racism, for worker's right and in opposition to the Vietnam War. It grew to over 300 campus chapters but eventually dissolved in 1974, becoming the Committee Against.....
A silkscreened poster by the UK's Poster Collective advocating for self-determination for the Irish people, and showing an image of the Starry Plough, the flag originally used by the Irish Citizen Army and later adopted by other Irish political groups. With quotes from Marx, Lenin and James Connolly, the Irish socialist opposed to British rule in Ireland. The non-profit Poster Collective formed in 1971 at the Slade School of Art in London and produced posters addressing political struggles such as miner's strikes, equal rights for women, racial oppression, opposition to.....
Flyer promoting the Socialist Workers Party in the 1969 election. One side features the candidates for New York City government offices with Paul Boutelle for mayor, while the other spells out the Party's platform. The SWP formed in 1937 as a splinter group of Trotskyists from the Socialist Party and went through several major transformations over the following decades. By the late 1960s, the SWP was strongly involved in the Black nationalist movement, the anti-Vietnam-war effort and women's rights, all of which are strongly represented on this flyer.
A radical publication out of London advocating against racial oppression in the US, and reporting on the Soledad Brothers case, Attica prison uprising, Angela Davis, Ruchell Magee (still imprisoned), the San Quentin 6, including a history detailing prison struggle from 1961-1971, plus other news and articles. The center folds out into a poster-size history and timeline of the incidences at the Soledad Prison in California that led to the trial of the "Soledad Brothers". The inside of the back cover includes a list of resources, with addresses in both the.....
Announcement of and invitation to join the SCU, a moderate student organization dedicated to nonviolent dialogue and academic freedom. The SCU was founded in May 1968 in direct opposition to the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and its violent activities. This flyer states that the SCU is involved in university restructuring, position papers, study groups, campus debates and social activities and warned that another violent spring could threaten the very existence of Columbia. The flyer is stamped March 17, 1969 at the bottom.
Condition: Near Fine, mild toning; stamped.....
A silkscreened poster by the UK's Poster Collective featuring images of labor protest and music and lyrics from the iconic labor song "Which Side Are You On?" which was written by Appalachian activist Florence Reece in 1931. The poster also shows a large image of Sara Ogan Gunning, a singer and songwriter from the coal mining country of Eastern Kentucky. The song includes the lyrics "Come all of you good workers, good news to you. I'll tell, of how the good old union has come here to dwell. Which side.....
Flyer, printed on yellow paper, promoting a talk by Dan Bentivogli at Columbia University on the student protests and strike at the University of Buffalo. The strike, which began as a series of student demands to halt institutionalized racism, war research and campus ROTC, turned violent with police, in full riot gear and armed with tear gas and clubs, attacking students.
Condition: Near Fine.
A poster for a fundraising dinner for artist Lowell Darling's failed bid for Governor of California in 1978, although he did receive 68,000 votes. The event was held on March 8, 1978 at Breen's Cafe, the Saloon of the Museum of Conceptual Art, which Darling founded. Poster design by Tom Marioni.
Condition: Very Good, folded as issued; minor additional soft creasing at horizontal fold; a tiny pinhole at both the top and bottom near the center fold.
A poster as artwork, or a conceptual piece by George Miller documenting his experience around the Weather Underground bomb explosion at 18 West 11th in New York on March 6, 1970. The poster reads "George Miller, 18 West 11th Street, March 15-May 15, 1970, New York City" and includes a photograph of the destroyed townhouse at that address, which was exploded when a bomb being constructed in the basement by members of the Weather Underground detonated. Three members of the Underground died in the blast. Miller was in New York.....
An original, circa 1969 pinback button featuring activist, revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Huey Newton holding a rifle with the demand: "ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE". Likely made and distributed by the Black Panther Party. This button was recently included in an exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California, and the consignor's original loan tag is included.
Condition: Very Good, light scratching to surface; rusting/oxidation wear to back of pin due to age.
A poster for a march to then President Richard Nixon's San Francisco headquarters to protest the war in Vietnam, and other issues. With the call to "March because you hate the war....Because...they use racism to keep us apart...March because the U.S. is eating up the world...More of the same is unacceptable."The poster is in the collections of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and the Oakland Museum of California, among others. Jane Norling is an artist still working today and says about her political posters: "My posters are.....
A two-sided flyer/order form from the War Tax Resistance (WTR), a group encouraging citizens to not pay taxes as long as the US is involved in the Vietnam War. This illustrated flyer includes a contribution by Allen Ginsberg and a selection of stickers, posters, buttons and literature for purchase. The back side, noted as page 6, contains portions of articles by Tom Cornell and Donald N. Gluckman.
Condition: Very Good+, light toning along top and bottom edges; 1/8" tear on bottom edge.