Free Speech Movement Documents

A Hub for scans of the original documents of the FSM.

1/4/1965, We Want a University

Throughout the past semester, the FSM has been producing leaflets and pamphlets at a furious pace. We have been patient, repititious, sometimes boring; we have tried to explain what we're doing and who we are. As we look back at our written communications of the semester, we discover that to some extent we have failed. Each day was an emergency, a crisis, so that although we said important things, issues arose which were not of the moment--important issues which we have not adequately discussed. We take this opportunity to more fully discuss our movement, the University, and our education.

Barbara Stack's page on FSM Documents

Michael Rossman's Who Said What to Whom
Rossman's Alphabetical Index Chronological index

The Leaflets of the Free Speech Movement: An Introduction

also see David Lance Goines, THE FREE SPEECH MOVEMENT COMING OF AGE IN THE 1960s
FSM Printing Methods and Machines
Lincoln Cushing article on Berkeley Graphic Arts
Red in black and white: The New Left printing renaissance of the 1960s – and beyond by Lincoln Cushing

FSM Newsletters, edited by Barbara Garson, as pdfs:

I October 9, 1964 text
II October 20, 1964 text
III November 2, 1964 text
IV November 17, 1964 text
V December 10, 1964 text

FSM-issued documents as jpgs:
September-October, 1964 (54 pages)
November, 1964 (98 pages)
Administrative Pressures & Student Political Activity (Rossman-Hollander Report) Hub
December, 1964 (116 pages)
Spring, 1965 (42 pages)

BASCAHCUA: Bay Area Student Committee for the Abolition of the House Committee on Unamerican Activities
1936-1942 Peace Movement



Administration -- coming soon
Campus Americans for Democratic Action (1 document; 15 pages)
Committee On Campus Political Activity (68 pages)
CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) (131 pages)
Departmental Organizations
Faculty (Hub page)
Independent Socialist Club (27 items)
Legal Central
Opposition to FSM (60 pages) USLO Leaflets transcribed
Particle Berkeley (7 pages)
Religious voices (Hub)
Student Undergraduate Association

University Church sign
Spartacists (29 items)
SDS (30 items)
W.E.B. DuBois Club (70 pages)
Progressive Labor Party


1964-1981 Participant Studies Documents Participant Studies (Bibliography)
1964-65 Graduate Coordinating Committee (68 pages) (brief history)
  Associated Graduate Council  
1965 Obscenity (aka "Filthy Speech Movement," "Due Process") see also Goines, The Free Speech Movement, Chap. 50 (57 pp)
1965 Spider Magazine  
1965 Free Student Union (107 pages)
1965-1972 Free University Berkeley (187 pages)
1965-66 FSM Arrestees denied CA Teaching Credentials, appeal, prevail (161 pages)
1965-66 Vietnam Day Committee (160 pages) and contemporary organizations
May, 1968 Vietnam Commencement (57 pages) Note that FSM-A does not own these items
  Education Reform  
  Howard P. Jeter, Seventh Congressional Democratic Club  
  etc., etc., etc.  

FREE SPEECH SONGBOOK (early Jan., 1965) as pdf (6.6MB, 17pp, OCR'd)

FSM Objects (punchcards, armbands, buttons, pins, etc.)
FSM Audio Recordings

FSM Press Releases Oct-Jan (as text)

FSM Posters Note that these are all post-FSM. The FSM didn't produce any posters.

FSM Newspaper Headlines

1964 09-28 The Gate v2 n4
1964 10-05 The Gate v2 n5
1964 10-12 The Gate v2 n6
1964 10-19 The Gate v2 n7
1964 11-16 The Gate v2 n9
1964 12-07 The Gate v2 n10
1964 12-14 The Gate v2 n11
1965 01-04 The Gate v2 n12
1965 01-11 The Gate v2 n13