Arnold S. Kaufman papers: 1954-1971
Summary Information
Title: Arnold S. Kaufman papers
Creator: Kaufman, Arnold S. (Arnold Saul), 1927-1971
Inclusive dates: 1954-1971
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract:
Correspondence, reports, minutes and newspaper clippings concerning his interests and activities in the Democratic Party, the National Conference of Concerned Democrats, the Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign, the New Democratic Coalition, SANE, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the University of Michigan and national teach-ins on Vietnam in 1965; the Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, Students for a Democratic Society, Tuskegee Institute, and the firing of Angela Davis from U.C.L.A.
Call number: 85305 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections Staff

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Donor Number 5923.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Arnold S. Kaufman Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Arnold Kaufman professed political philosophy for most of his career at the University of Michigan. Close to the Students for a Democratic Society circle in Ann Arbor, Kaufman was devoted to civil rights and antiwar struggles. In 1962, he attended SDS's founding convention at Port Huron. In 1965, he helped launch the teach-in movement. For the next six years, he worked feverishly to move the Democrats to the left, in the same manner also used by Michael Harrington. He died in a plane crash in 1971, aged forty-four.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Papers of Arnold S. Kaufman, professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan and U.C.L.A.; include correspondence, reports, minutes and newspaper clippings concerning his interests and activities in the Democratic Party, the National Conference of Concerned Democrats, the Eugene McCarthy presidential campaign, the New Democratic Coalition, SANE, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, the University of Michigan and national teach-ins on Vietnam in 1965; the Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, Students for a Democratic Society, Tuskegee Institute, and the firing of Angela Davis from U.C.L.A.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
  • Vietnam.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy.
  • McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005.
  • National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)
  • National Conference of Concerned Democrats.
  • New Democratic Coalition (U.S.)
  • Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam.
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Tuskegee Institute.
  • University of California, Los Angeles.
  • University of Michigan -- Faculty.
  • Teach-in on Vietnam (1965 : University of Michigan)
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated
Box   1  
1954-1959
Box   1  
1960
Box   1  
1961-1964
Box   1  
1965
Box   1  
1966
Box   1  
196T
Box   1  
1968 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1969
Box   1  
1970-1971
 
Political File [series]
Box   2  
Citizens for Johnson-Humphrey at the University of Michigan 1964
Box   2  
Ann Arbor chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action 1967
Box   2  
National Conference for New Politics 1967
Box   2  
Coalition for an Open Convention 1968 (4 folders)
Box   2  
Conference for a Democratic Left 1967-1968 (2 folders)
Box   2  
National Conference of Concerned Democrats 1967-1968
Box   2  
Michigan Conference of Concerned Democrats 1967-1968 (3 folders)
Box   2  
Eugene McCarthy Presidential Campaign 1968 (2 folders)
 
New Democratic Coalition
Box   2  
Undated
Box   2  
August-September 1968
Box   2  
October 1968
Box   2  
November-December 1968
Box   2  
January-March 1969
Box   2  
April-May 1969
Box   2  
June 1969
Box   2  
July 1969
Box   2  
August-October 1969
Box   2  
November-December 1969
Box   2  
January-March 1970
Box   2  
April-June 1970
Box   2  
July-December 1970
Box   2  
1971
Box   2  
McGovern Commission on Party Reform
Box   2  
McGovern Presidential Campaign
Box   2  
Michigan Democratic Party Reform Commission 1968-1969 (6 folders)
Box   2  
Doug Crase articles
Box   2  
Movement for a New Congress 1969-1970
Box   2  
Fresno (California) meeting 1969
Box   2  
California Democratic party reform movements
Box   2  
Californians for Liberal Representation 1969-1971
Box   2  
George Brown for Senate campaign
Box   2  
South Dakota Politics (3 folders)
Box   2  
Washington Politics
Box   2  
Colorado Politics
Box   2  
Illinois Politics
Box   2  
Alabama Politics
Box   2  
Wisconsin Politics
Box   2  
Jack Gore
Box   2  
Miscellaneous Political papers
 
Peace Movement File [series]
Box   3  
Fall-out shelters 1962 (2 folders)
 
National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy [SANE] 1966-1970
Box   3  
Correspondence (2 folders)
Box   3  
Executive committee meetings
Box   3  
Board Minutes (2 folders)
Box   3  
Newsletter
Box   3  
Reports
Box   3  
Reprints
Box   3  
News Releases
Box   3  
Finances
Box   3  
Statements (2 folders)
Box   3  
Conscientious Objector policy
Box   3  
Negotiations Now
Box   3  
Memoranda (2 folders)
Box   3  
"The Big Controversy"
Box   3  
Miscellanea (3 folders)
Box   3  
Dissent Magazine 1965-1970 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Marshall. Windmiller (2 folders)
Box   3  
National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (2 folders)
Box   3  
Vietnam Moratorium (2 folders)
Box   3  
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Box   3  
Coalition on National Priorities
Box   3  
Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam
Box   3  
American Friends Service Committee
Box   4  
University of Michigan Teach-in March 1965 (2 folders)
Box   4  
National Teach-in May 1965 (5 folders)
Box   4  
Correspondence concerning the book on the National Teach-in
Box   4  
Manuscript of the book on the National Teach-in (7 folders)
 
Inter-University Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy
Box   4  
Undated
Box   4  
1965 (5 folders)
Box   4  
1966 (4 folders)
Box   4  
1967
Box   4  
Bi-weekly Information/Action Report 1965-1966
Box   4  
Teach-ins-Miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   4  
International Days of Protest, 1965- (2 folders)
Box   4  
Television debate with McGeorge Bundy 1965 (2 folders)
Box   4  
Vietnam brochure
Box   4  
Students for a Democratic Society 1960-1968
Box   5  
University of Michigan Peace Research Group
Box   5  
Vietnam--Miscellaneous (14 folders)
 
Tuskegee Institute File 1965-1966 [series]
Box   5  
Tuskegee Experimental Program (2 folders)
Box   5  
Tuskegee miscellaneous (2 folders)
Box   5  
Alabama Politics
Box   5  
Ad Hoe Committee for Justice in Macon County and Conference on Alabama Justice
Box   5  
Sammie Younge
 
Miscellaneous [series]
Box   5  
Ann Arbor N.A.A.C.P.
Box   5  
Congress of Racial Equality
Box   5  
Discrimination
Box   5  
Poor People's Campaign
Box   5  
Black Power (2 folders)
Box   5  
Radical Education Project
Box   5  
Civil Liberties
Box   5  
Hope College Visiting Philosopher Program 1970
Box   5  
American-Philosophical Association Committee on the participation of Blacks in Philosophy 1969-1970
Box   5  
Student Power Movement at the University of Michigan 1966
Box   5  
Report of the University of Michigan Senate Committee on Staff Excellence 1965
 
Angela Davis Firing Controversy 1969-1970
Box   5  
Faculty minutes
Box   5  
Editorials
Box   5  
Letters from citizens
Box   5  
Kaufman writings on the Davis case
Box   5  
Legal documents
Box   6  
Resolutions, petitions and articles
Box   6  
Academic Senate resolution on teacher's conduct
Box   6  
Academic Senate-Los Angeles Division
Box   6  
Newspaper clippings (2 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
Box   6  
U.C.L.A. Strike 1970 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Controversy over the firing of Prof. Morris Starsky at Arizona State University 1970 (3 folders)
Box   6  
Citizens for the Survival of Higher Education 1970
Box   6  
U.C.L.A. Vice Chancellor David Saxon 1970
Box   6  
Committee on Educational Policy 1970
Box   6  
United Professors of California 1970-1971
Box   6  
Equal Opportunities Committee 1970-1971
Box   6  
Conference on the Role of the University in the Development of Peace 1971
Box   6  
U.C.L.A. Faculty union (5 folders)
Box   6  
California Federation of Teachers 1970
Box   6  
American Federation of Teachers 1970 (6 folders)
Box   6  
U.C.L.A.-Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous papers