Register of the Carl Gershman Papers, 1962-1984

Prepared by Dale Reed
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Carl Gershman Papers, 1962-1984

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Dale Reed
Date Completed:
1982
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carl Gershman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1984
Collection number: 81124
Creator: Gershman, Carl
Collection Size: 28 manuscript boxes (11.6 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, minutes, resolutions, discussion bulletins, and printed matter, relating to socialist and radical movements in the U.S., the Young People's Socialist League, and Social Democrats, U.S.A.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carl Gershman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

Social Democrats, U.S.A.
Young People's Socialist League of America.
Radicalism--United States.
Socialism--United States.
United States--Politics and government.

Biographical Note

1943 Born
1965 B.A., Yale University
1965-1967 Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) worker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1968 M.Ed., Harvard University
1969-1974 Director of Research, Co-Chairman, and Executive Director, successively, Youth Committee for Peace and Democracy in the Middle East
1970-1974 Vice Chairman, Co-Chairman, and Chairman, successively, Young People's Socialist League
1975-1980 Executive Director, Social Democrats, U.S.A.
1981- Counsellor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Series Description

Box: 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1965-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, printed matter, letters, and miscellany, relating to the career of Carl Gershman, unarranged
Box Boxes 1-3

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1967-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript or printed copies of speeches and writings by Carl Gershman, arranged alphabetically by title
Box Boxes 3-14

SUBJECT FILE, 1962-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Writings, letters, minutes, reports, resolutions, statements, press releases, memoranda, and printed matter, arranged alphabetically by topic

Container List

 

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE.

Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings, printed matter, letters, and miscellany, 1965-1971

 

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS

Box 1, Folder 2

"The A. Philip Randolph Institute: Putting Progressive Ideas into Practice," n.d. (co-author with Norman Hill)

Folder 3

"America's Stake in Israel's Security," n.d.

Folder 4

"An Appeal by Jewish Youth to Defeat Bella Abzug," 1972 (co-author with others)

Folder 5

"Between War and Peace: The Issues in the Middle East Conflict," Crossroads, June 1971

Folder 6

"Black and White: Some Cause for Hope," n.d.

Folder 7

"The Black Panthers," n.d.

Folder 8

"CORE: The Ultimate Absurdity," n.d.

Folder 9

"CP: Unity 'Midst Diversity," New America, Aug. 25, 1968

Folder 10

"Cambodia Statement," 1970

Folder 11

"Communists: What Are They Up To?" Pittsburgh Point, Aug. 1, 1968

Folder 12

"Confusion in the Student Movement," Pittsburgh Point, Oct. 24, 1968

Folder 13

"Conservatism + Isolationism = Fulbrightism," Crossroads, May 1971

Folder 14

"Continuity, Evolution, and Community in the Thought of Charles S. Peirce," Dec. 14, 1967 (college paper)

Folder 15

"Countering Anti-Israel Propaganda on the Campus," Jan. 31, 1970

Folder 16

"Cultural Factors in Cognitive Growth," Dec. 18, 1967 (college paper)

Folder 17

"Currents of Reform in the Building Trades," n.d.

Folder 18

"Decentralization: A Solution?" Jan. 15, 1967 (college paper)

Folder 19

"The Dilemma Facing Higher Education," n.d.

Folder 20

"Down with SNCC: Up(?) with the Panthers," Pittsburgh Point, Sept. 19, 1968

Folder 21

"Education is Still for the Elite," n.d.

Folder 22

"Egypt and Russia: A Tremor but Not a Quake," n.d.

Folder 23

"An Encounter with the American Press in Israel," American Zionist, May 1972

Folder 24

"The Failure of the Fedayeen," n.d.

Folder 25

"Fulbright's 'Humbuggery,' " [American Jewish] Congress Bi-Weekly, May 21, 1971

Folder 26

"Game of the Name," Village Voice, Jan. 20, 1972 (letter to the editor)

Folder 27

"George Ball's Policy," Newsweek, July 17, 1972 (letter to the editor)

Folder 28

"Gunter Grass: Our Contemporary Prophet," n.d.

Folder 29

"Henry Clay Frick," n.d. (college paper)

Folder 30

"Isolation of the New Left," Nation, May 26, 1969

Folder 31

"Israel and American Labor: An Enduring Friendship," n.d.

Folder 32

"Israel and the Big Power Triangle," [American Jewish] Congress Bi-Weekly, Jan. 14, 1972

Folder 33

"Israel and the Elections," 1972

Folder 34

"Israel and Vietnam: A Shaky Comparison," n.d.

Folder 35

"Israel: The New Left Is Not The Enemy," Sh'ma, Oct. 22, 1971

Folder 36

"Israel's Fate," Alternative, Jan. 1974

Folder 37

"The Issues in the Jarring Talks: 'Peace on the Cheap,' " [American Jewish] Congress Bi-Weekly, Apr. 30, 1971

Folder 38

"Jackson and the Jews," University [of Texas] Jewish Voice, Jan. 23, 1972

Folder 39

"Jackson: 'Talking to the Common People,' " ADA World, Feb. 1972

Folder 40

"Jewish Youth and the New Left," n.d.

Folder 41

"Jews and Blacks: The Need for Unity," Keeping Posted, Feb. 1971

Folder 42

"The Jews and the Elections," American Zionist, Sept. 1972

Folder 43

"The Jews and the Left," n.d.

Folder 44

"Labor and the Elections," 1972

Folder 45

"Labor's Stand on McGovern," New Leader, Sept. 4, 1972

Folder 46

"The Lessons of the 1970 Elections," 1970 (co-author with Norman Hill)

Folder 47

"The Lessons of the Primaries," 1970

Folder 48

Letter to the editor, Commentary, Jan. 14, 1970

Folder 49

Letter to the editor, New Republic, Mar. 27, 1969

Folder 50

Letter to the editor, New York Review of Books, Oct. 1, 1968

Folder 51

Letter to the editor, New York Times, May 5, 1969

Folder 52

Letter to the editor, New York Times, Jan. 12, 1970

Folder 53

Letter to the editor, New York Times, May 20, 1970

Folder 54

Letter to the editor, New York Times, Aug. 26, 1970

Folder 55

Letter to the editor, New York Times, Sept. 9, 1973

Folder 56

Letter to the editor, New York Times Magazine, June 24, 1969

Folder 57

Letter to the editor, Wall Street Journal, May 21, 1969

Box 2, Folder 1

"Maple Lodge Camp: A Success Story," Pittsburgh Point, July 13, 1967

Folder 2

"The Middle East," n.d.

Folder 3

"The New Face of Anti-Zionism," American Zionist, Dec. 1971

Folder 4

"New Ideology in the New Left," Pittsburgh Point, Sept. 5, 1968

Folder 5

"The New Left in the Nixon Era," Pittsburgh Point, Jan. 2, 1969

Folder 6

"The New Left, Israel, and Jewish Youth," Workmen's Circle Call, July 1971

Folder 7

"A New Look at Marx," n.d. (review of David McLellan, Karl Marx: His Life and Thought)

Folder 8

"New Stirrings among Young People," n.d.

Folder 9

"The New YPSL," 1973

Folder 10

"The 1970 Elections," Sept. 1970 (co-author with Norman Hill)

Folder 11

"Nixon's Strategy and the Liberal Dilemma," n.d.

Folder 12

"The Op. Ed. Page: Both Ends against the Middle," n.d.

Folder 13

"The Origins of 'Self-Determination,' " n.d.

Folder 14

"Pacification Not School Reform at Heart of Lindsay's Strategy," New America, Nov. 15, 1968

Folder 15

"The Panacea of a Palestinian State," n.d.

Folder 16

"A Perspective on Jewish Youth," ADL Bulletin, May 1972

Folder 17

"Pitfalls of a Palestine State," New Leader, Nov. 2, 1970

Folder 18

"The Plight of Soviet Dissidents," n.d.

Folder 19

"Politics in the Cambridge Schools," Apr. 30, 1968 (college paper)

Folder 20

"The Politics of Education," Pittsburgh Point, Sept. 7, 1967 (review of Peter Schrag, Village School Downtown)

Folder 21

"The Problem of Black Nationalism," n.d. (review of Theodore Draper, The Rediscovery of Black Nationalism, Addison Gayle, Jr., The Black Situation, and Arnold Schuchter, Reparations)

Folder 22

"Problem of the Aged," May 1970

Folder 23

"A Problem for American Youth," n.d.

Folder 24

"Race and Other Matters," n.d.

Folder 25

"A Radical Defense of Israel," n.d.

Folder 26

"The Real Threat to Israel," n.d.

Folder 27

"Republican Contradictions," n.d.

Folder 28

Review of David Caute, The Fellow Travellers: A Postscript to the Englightenment, 1973

Folder 29

Review of Mordecai S. Chertoff, ed., The New Left and the Jews, Jewish Frontier, Nov. 1971

Folder 30

Review of Kirkpatrick Sale, SDS, n.d.

Folder 31

"Review of the Press," n.d.

Folder 32

"Revising Orwell and Solzhenitsyn," Social Democrat, Fall 1973

Folder 33

"Rowland Evans' Complaint," n.d.

Folder 34

"SDS, or the New Thermidor," Pittsburgh Point, June 5, 1969

Folder 35

"Senator Henry M. Jackson: Israel's Dependable Friend," n.d.

Folder 36

"Senator Jackson and the Jews," American Zionist, Feb. 1972

Folder 37

"A Short History of SDS," n.d.

Folder 38

"Some Thoughts on YPSL and the American Working Class," n.d.

Folder 39

"The Soviet Dissidents and the West," n.d.

Folder 40

"Soviet Jews as Political Hostages: An Interpretation," [American Jewish] Congress Bi-Weekly, Oct. 23, 1970

Folder 41

Speech, Board of Governors, B'nai B'rith, Jan. 9, 1971

Folder 42

"The State of the Anti-Israel Left," [American Jewish] Congress Bi-Weekly, Jan. 22, 1971

Folder 43

"The State of the Democrats," 1972

Folder 44

"A Study of Negro Separatism," Dialogue, 1971 (review of Theodore Draper, The Rediscovery of Black Nationalism)

Folder 45

"Teachers' Values: An Overview and a Study," May 15, 1968 (college paper)

Folder 46

"Terror and Democracy," Workmen's Circle Call, Nov.-Dec. 1972

Folder 47

"Tom Mboya's Death: A Loss to His People and to the World," n.d.

Folder 48

"The UFT in Crisis," May 22, 1968 (college paper)

Folder 49

Untitled, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

"Vietnam War Kills Pgh. Poverty War Gains," n.d.

Folder 2

"Wallace, 'the White Hope,' Exploits Fear," New America, Sept. 30, 1968

Folder 3

"Which Way American Jewry?" Apr. 18, 1972

Folder 4

"Who Teaches American Chidren?" n.d. (college paper)

Folder 5

"Why I'm for Scoop Jackson, Coalition Politics, Social Justice and Peace (and against Know-Nothingism)," 1972

Folder 6

"The YPSL after Five Years," 1971

Folder 7

"Young Radicals Seek their Place in History," Pittsburgh Point, Feb. 2, 1967

Folder 8

"Young Workers and the Unions," n.d.

Folder 9

"Youth and Group Identity: Toward Dialogue between Jewish and Non-Jewish Youth," n.d.

Folder 10

"Youth and Israel," n.d.

Folder 11

"Youth and Politics," n.d.

 

SUBJECT FILE

Box 3

Affirmative action programs. See Afro-Americans.

 

Africa. See also Slavery; South Africa; Sudan

Folder 12

General. Writings, memoranda, reports, press releases, and bulletins, 1968-1975

Folder 13

Clippings, 1967-1975

Folder 14

Printed matter, 1967-1973

 

Afro-Americans. See also Black Panther Party; Rustin, Bayard.

Folder 15

General. Writings, notes, letters, memoranda, and press releases, 1968-1975

Box 4, Folder 1

Clippings, 1968-1975

Folder 2

Printed matter, 1963-1975

 

American Federation of Teachers. See Shanker, Albert

 

Arab countries - Relations (general) with Africa. See Africa.

Folder 3

Asia. Clippings, 1969-1971

 

Australia. See Socialism in Australia

Folder 4-5

Black Panther Party. Clippings, printed matter, notes, memoranda, press releases, and interview transcript, 1968-1972

 

Blacks - Relations with Jews. See Afro-Americans

Box 5, Folder 1

Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America. Newspaper issues, 1967-1969

Folder 2

Brown, Sam. Letters, press releases, and clippings, 1976

Folder 3

Evans, Rowland, and Robert Novak. Newspaper columns, and clippings, 1968-1971

 

Germany, West. See Socialism in West Germany

 

Harrington, Michael. See Social Democrats, U.S.A.; Socialist Party, U.S.A.

Folder 4-5

Institute for Policy Studies. Memoranda, press releases, printed matter, clippings, and issuances of the Institute for Policy Studies, 1965-1976

Folder 6

Ireland. Pamphlets, leafets, printed matter, and notes, 1972-1974

 

Italy. See Socialism in Italy

 

Jackson, Henry M.

Folder 7

General. Press releases, writings, notes, letters, and memoranda, 1971-1972

Folder 8

Clippings, 1970-1972

Folder 9

Printed matter, 1970-1972

Box 6

Speeches and writings by Henry M. Jackson

Folder 1

General. Printed and mimeographed copies, 1970-1973

Folder 2

Typescripts, 1971

 

Jews - Relations with Blacks. See Afro-Americans

Folder 3

Jews in Russia. Clippings, printed matter, press releases, leaflets, and statement, 1966-1972

Folder 4

Military service, Compulsory. Clippings, 1971-1973

Folder 5

Near East. Letters, notes, speeches, writings, and printed matter, 1969-1977. See also Slavery

 

Novak, Robert. See Evans, Rowland, and Robert Novak

 

Radicalism - U.S. See also Black Panther Party; Students for a Democratic Society.

Folder 6

General. Notes, memoranda, leaflets, and writings, 1968-1973

Box 7, Folder 1-2

Clippings, 1967-1973

Folder 3-4

Issuances of radical organizations, 1967-1978

Folder 5

Printed matter, 1966-1973

Box 8, Folder 1

Printed matter, 1966-1973

 

Randolph, A. Philip. See Rustin, Bayard

 

Russia. See Jews in Russia

 

Rustin, Bayard

Folder 2-3

General. Letters, notes, memoranda, speeches, writings, and printed matter, 1968-1972

 

Speeches and writings by Bayard Rustin

Folder 4

Mimeographed copies, 1969-1971

Folder 5

Printed copies, 1968-1972

Box 9, Folder 1

Typescripts, 1969-1971

 

Shanker, Albert

Folder 2

General. Clippings, printed matter, memorandum, and study, 1968-1975

 

Speeches and writings by Albert Shanker

Folder 3

Printed copies, 1969-1975

Folder 4

Typescripts, 1971-1974

Folder 5

Slavery. Pamphlets, printed matter, reports, and letter, 1966-1974

 

Social Democrats, U.S.A. See also Socialist Party, U.S.A.; Young People's Socialist League

Folder 6

Undated notes, leaflets, and statements

Folder 7-8

1973. Minutes, reports, statements, letters, press releases, writings, lists, leaflets, newsletters, pamphlet, clippings, and printed matter

Folder 9

1974. Lists, notes, and memoranda

Folder 10

1975. Agenda, list, and financial report

Folder 11

Socialism in Australia. Campaign manual, 1976

Box 10, Folder 1

Socialism in Italy. Serial issues, campaign literature, and printed reports, 1973-1977

Folder 2

Socialism in Spain. Serial issues, 1977-1978

Folder 3-5

Socialism in West Germany. Serial issues, pamphlets, brochures, and other printed matter, 1969-1977

 

Socialist Party, U.S.A. See also Social Democrats, U.S.A.; Young People's Socialist League

Folder 6

Undated notes, lists, resolutions, statements, press releases, writings, clippings, and leaflets

Folder 7

1968. Constitution, statement, leaflet, and clippings

Folder 8

1969. Notes, statements, reports, clippings, and printed matter

Box 11, Folder 1

1970. Correspondence, writings, reports, resolutions, press releases, leaflets, discussion bulletins, clippings, and printed matter

Folder 2-3

1971. Minutes, reports, resolutions, statements, discussion bulletins, press releases, newsletters, letters, memoranda, clippings, and printed matter

Folder 4-5

1972. Minutes, reports, resolutions, statements, constitution, writings, newsletters, press releases, printed matter, clippings, and printed matter

Folder 6

South Africa. Clippings, pamphlets, and newsletters, 1967-1973

 

Spain. See Socialism in Spain

 

Students for a Democratic Society

Folder 7

General. Writings, letters, clippings, and printed matter, 1968-1970

Box 12

Issuances of the Students for a Democratic Society

Folder 1

General. Leaflets, bulletins, and statements, 1964

Folder 2

New Left Notes, 1967-1969

Folder 3-4

SDS Bulletin, 1962-1965

Folder 5

Sudan. Writings, and clippings, 1968-1972

Folder 6-7

U.S. - Economic conditions. Clippings, serial issues, pamphlets, statements, and printed matter, 1963-1977

Folder 8

U.S. - Politics and government. Clippings, writings, notes, and printed matter, 1969-1976

Box 13, Folder 1

World politics. Notes, pamphlets, and printed matter, 1969-1977

 

Young People's Socialist League. See also Social Democrats, U.S.A.; Socialist Party, U.S.A.

Folder 2

Undated writings, notes, memoranda, questionnaires, resolutions, and leaflets

Folder 3

1966. Letters, memoranda, financial records, and printed resolution

Folder 4

1967. Writings, letters, financial records, lists, and notes

Folder 5

1968. Letters, notes, lists, and financial records

Folder 6-7

1969. Minutes, discussion bulletins, reports, resolutions, statements, letters, speech, and leaflets

Folder 8

1970. Minutes, correspondence, discussion bulletin, reports, resolutions, memoranda, lists, and printed matter

Box 14, Folder 1-2

1971. Minutes, discussion bulletins, letters, memoranda, resolutions, statements, notes, financial records, and clippings

Folder 3-4

1972. Minutes, discussion bulletins, letters, memoranda, resolutions, statement, notes, financial records, newsletters, writings, and printed matter

Folder 5

1973. Minutes, discussion bulletins, letters, memoranda, resolutions, statements, notes, financial records, newsletters, and clippings

Folder 6

1974. Minutes, letters, memoranda, resolutions, statements, notes, financial records, newsletters, and clippings

Folder 7

1975. Minutes, statements, letters, and printed matter