New York: 1968-70.
Lot of 7 leaflets opposing the Vietnam War, many of them related to action at Columbia University in New York. All are 8 1/2 x 11 inches unless otherwise noted. The lot includes:
--Take Action for Peace Today (1970), a leaflet issued by Action for Peace at Columbia, 3 leaves, stapled, with articles on the Kent State massacre, including a column by Pete Hamill. Some edge and handling wear. Very Good.
--1. Cambodia / 2. Kent State /3. ??? (1970), a leaflet issued by Action for Peace at Columbia, 4 leaves, stapled, consisting of press articles about the war and campus protests. The final page is a call to action for the Columbia campus. Some edge and handling wear. Very Good.
--Alternatives to the draft (1968?), single sheet, printed recto only, and issued by "the resistance at Columbia" advising young men to turn in their draft cards. Edges toned, with evidence of water staining. Good.
--A Habit of Violence? (1970), single sheet, printed both sides, on killing in Cambodia and on college campuses. Issued by Action for Peace at Columbia. Slight edge wear. Very Good or better.
--Resist the war/ refuse the draft / April 3 (1968), single sheet, printed recto only and issued by "The Resistance," New York. Calls on young men to return their draft cards. "The penalty for refusing to submit to the Selective Service System is a possible five years imprisonment. That is a sacrifice we are prepared to accept in building an alternative to the death and destruction implicit in the preservation of so much of the American way of life." Heavy toning along left edge and top fifth of the page, along with some evidence of water staining. Good only.
--The Resistance Strategy April 3 (1968), single sheet of 8 1/2 x 14 inches folded to create 4 panels, issued by "The Resistance," New York. Asks young men to pledge that they'll turn in their draft cards in a public ceremony on April 3. Moderate toning along left side, some evidence of water staining. Good.
--End All Wars Like Vietnam! (1970?), single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 inches folded to create 6 panels, issued by National Council to Repeal the Draft, Washington, D.C. Very Good or better.
An interesting array of antiwar material aimed at young men of draft age. We find no institutional holdings of these leaflets in OCLC (although it's possible some are buried in uncatalogued ephemera collections). SCARCE. Item #2246