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Seattle Barb

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Creator:Brown, Yang, Muga, and Hodel Students for a Democratic Society
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Seattle Barb

Alternative title: An Experiment - Can Student Freedom be Tolerated at the University of Washington?? A New SDS Publication. Calls for: “We exist to abolish apathy on campus. If you think at all, if you have any opinions whatsoever, it is your duty, duty, duty to activate yourself and try to show others what you believe in.” Background information: “Seattle’s first brush with the [underground newspaper] phenomenon was a short-lived, mimeographed newsletter called the Seattle Barb published by four members of the UW SDS in January 1967. Only a few hundred copies of four editions saw the light of day, but the Barb’s use of profanity and its endorsement of homosexual rights stirred a massive storm. SDS, then headed by Gordon Peterson, repudiated the paper, and its publishers in turn repudiated SDS for having no sense of humor or backbone.” (Crowley, Walt. Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 61-62)

Types:Pamphlets | Text
Subjects:Freedom of speech--Washington (State)--Seattle | Public opinion--Washington (State)--Seattle | Seattle Barb (Seattle, Wash.) | Protest literature | Seattle (Wash.)--Popular culture | Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government | Underground newspapers--Washington (State)--Seattle | University of Washington--Students | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Brown, Yang, Muga, and Hodel Students for a Democratic Society

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