Lot 238 of 725:
3 govt or court documents about student activist, etc. of 1960s  

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"Church Committee" Hearings, Free Speech Movement, and Un-American Activities in California - three reports


Various places


Various dates



  • Fifteenth Report: Un-American Activities in California, 1970. 299 pp. Red wrappers, printed in black. Report of the Senate Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities. To the 1970 Regular Session of the California Legislature, Sacramento, California.
  • Intelligence Activities Senate Resolution 21. Hearings Before the Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities of the United States Senate. Ninety-Fourth Congress, First Session. Volume 2. Huston Plan September 23, 24, and 25, 1975. 03 pp. Green wrappers printed in black.
  • Criminal No. 235. In the Appellate Department of the Superior Court, County of Alameda, State of California. People of the State of California versus Mario Savio and 571 others, defendants and appellants. Appellants's Opening Brief. 445 pp. Pale green wrappers printed in black. Berkeley, 1966.

This lot contains interesting 1960-70s government or court documents which reflect the turbulent protests of the times, including the post Watergate "Church Committee" hearings, plus the brief prepared by Savio's lawyers for the trial stemming from his involvement in the Free Speech Movement. Savio and Michael Rossman were the leading advocates of students' rights to free speech, and the protests engendered by the FSM in Berkeley were the key events in the early 1960s in triggering a full-fledge and organized student protest movement throughout the country which lasted a decade, re-writing the rules of political discourse in America.

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Light wear to spines and wrapper edges; near fine.

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