Free Speech Movement

Book reception at the Tamiment, Oct 14

The Tamiment Library is holding a reception on October 14, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the new book The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s, just published by the University of California Press. The book, edited by Robert Cohen and Reginald Zelnick, contains essays from participants on both sides of the debate and reflections by historians. Speaking about the book at the Tamiment Library will be editor Robert Cohen along with contributors Margot Adler and Greil Marcus. This event is co-sponsored by the NYU's History Department and the American Studies Program.

The Tamiment Library is located on the 10th floor of New York University's Bobst Library at 70 Washington Square South. Admission is free and open to the public. Please call (212) 998-2633 for further information. The Tamiment Library, housed on the 10th floor of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, is a unique center for scholarly research on the history and culture of American radicalism and labor. Tamiment's many collections document the history of the labor and progressive movements in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present. In addition to housing over 25,000 books, 6,000 periodical titles, 300 manuscript collections, and 3,500 hours of audio tape, the Library has more than one million pamphlets, leaflets, clippings, and related collections of posters, graphics, videos, and artifacts.

From the cover blurbs:

"I found much to feast on in this splendid and thoughtful collection of essays, about a movement whose effects and inspiration are with us still." - Adam Hochschild
"This book gets the Free Speech Movement and it significance exactly right - from the civil rights origins to refusing to idealize the movement at the expense of what came later." - Michael Rogin
"This is a superb book. We are well launched into a new generation of '60s scholarship, and The Free Speech Movement will be at the center of it" - Todd Gitlin
"This powerful book not only will be the classic work on the Free Speech Movement but also will be ... a basis for hypotheses and new research on the movements of the '60s."
"This rich and entertaining set of essays offers remarkable insight into the genesis, development, and consequences of the Free Speech Movement... This book should be read by anyone interested in understanding the university and national politics in the '60s." - Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl

Andrew H. Lee
Tamiment Librarian
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
United States of America
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