Books About Columbia 68

A selection of books and articles about the student movement of the sixties, especially the strike at Columbia University.

[Thanks to Robert Feldman for much of this material archived at: sundial-columbia-sds with additional suggestions by Meredith Sue Willis]

UNDERGROUND: MY LIFE IN SDS AND THE WEATHERMEN, Mark Rudd, HarperCollins, 2009.
The leader of the student uprising of 1968 and founding member of the notorious Weather Underground tells his story—for the first time.
UP AGAINST THE IVY WALL: A HISTORY OF THE COLUMBIA CRISIS, Avorn, Jerry L., New York: Atheneum, 1969.
Avorn was an editor of Spectator, and had others at the paper aid him in writing this. Very thorough, but with some errors of off-campus names and events.
SIX WEEKS THAT SHOOK MORNINGSIDE, Columbia College Today, Vol XV, No. 3 (Spring 1968). A quasi-official view from Columbia. Less detailed than most of the others listed here.
COLUMBIA DAILY SPECTATOR, Vol. CXII, Nos. 101-113 (April 24-May 10, 1968) Reprinted as a Supplement, much overlapping the Avorn piece above. Supplement’s title is “Crisis at Columbia”, not to be confused with the following:
THE UPRISING OF COLUMBIA, F. W. Dupee, New York Review of Books, Vol. XI, No. 5 (September 26, 1968), pp 20 ff.
CONFRONTATION ON CAMPUS: THE COLUMBIA PATTERN FOR THE NEW PROTEST, Grant, Joanne, New York: Signet Books, 1969. Scattered factual errors such as three arrested when six were, and calling the Columbia owned apartment building on 114 Street a hotel on 112 Street, but an interesting take by a total outsider.
THE STRAWBERRY STATEMENT, Kunen, James Simon, Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, 2006.

Liberation New Service, packets of April 30, May 1, May 18 and May 20 all 1968, plus a mimeographed brochure compiling the foregoing. (Robert Feldman wrote about half of this material).

POLICE ON CAMPUS: THE MASS POLICE ACTION AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SPRING New York Civil Liberties Union, 1968, New York: Temco Press, 1969.
LOOKING GOOD, Keith Maillard, Alberta, Canada: Brindle & Glass, 2006
BUSY DYING, Hilton Obenzinger, Tuscon, Arizona: Chax Press, 2008.
COLUMBIA STUDENT REBELLION — 40 YEARS LATER, Hilton Obenzinger, (May 28, 2008).
WITH THE WEATHERMEN, Susan Stern, Rutgers University Press, 2007; first edition 1975.
FLYING CLOSE TO THE SUN, Cathy Wilkerson, New York: Seven Stories Press, 2007.
TRESPASSERS, Meredith Sue Willis, Maplewood, New Jersey: Hamilton Stone Editions 1997.
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