Documents
BSU/TWLF Student Strike
San Francisco State College
November 1968–March 1969

1968-1969 TWLF Strike Chronology of Key Events

SFSC Campus Map & Picket Locations

Contents:

SFSC Strike Background Materials
SFSC Strike Demands
SFSC Strike Agreements
Student Strike Flyers, Documents & Materials
Faculty & AFT Strike Documents & Materials
SFSC Administration Strike Documents & Materials
Strike Pamphlets & Publications
Strike Legal Defense Documents & Materials
Post-Strike Publications & Assessments

SFSC Strike Background Materials

Black Studies Curriculum, Spring 1968, Black Student Union.

Resolution, demanding rehring of professors Martinez, Fitzgerald, and Hare. Third World Liberation Front (Latin American Students Assoc, Mexican American Students Assoc, Black Students Union, Philipino American Organizing Committee). March 5, 1968 1page.

A Conceptual Proposal for a Department of Black Studies, Prof. Nathan Hare, SFSC. 4/19/68

Third World Liberation Front's Position on the Faculty's "Task Force". Undated (probably mid-1968)

School of Third World Studies, planning documents. Unsigned, undated.

Latin American Student Organization. Undated

Latin American Studies: Proposed Courses. Undated (probably Fall 1968)

Mexican American Student Confederation. Undated (Fall 1968)

Philipine American Collegiate Endeavor Undated

Intercollegiate Chinese for Social Action Position Paper Undated

Proposed Institute of Japanese American Studies & School of Ethnic Studies, AAPA. Undated (Fall 1968?)

Chinatown and the Chinese, L. Ling-chi Wang, ICSA and ICSA Official Statement. December 26, 1968.

Partial transcription of speech to BSU/TWLF students by Benny Stewart, BSU. 11/4/68.

Partial transcription of speech to BSU/TWLF students by Stokely Carmichael, SNCC. 11/4/68.

SFSC Strike Demands

SFSC TWLF Strike Demands (html)

BSU Ten Demands and Explanations

Third World Liberation Front: School of Ethnic Area Studies

AFT San Francisco Strike Issues (demands), 12/9/68

SFSC Strike Agreements

SFSC-BSU/TWLF Strike Settlement Agreement, March 18, 1969

The Outcome of the Strike re BSU/TWLF demands. Helene Whitson. Undated.

Memo to Faculty and Staff, re settlement of AFT strike. S.I. Hayakawa. March 18, 1969

Policy on Disciplinary Action Procedures for Academic Personnel, discussion summary re AFT agreement (page missing). State College System Trustees. Undated

Student Strike Flyers, Documents & Materials

November 1968 materials (35 documents)

Strike Closes Down Campus, report by S.F. State Phoenix. 11/7/68. 8 pages.

December 1968 materials (34 documents)

To Interested Colleagues and Students, strike chronology to 12/2. Kai-yu Hsu. 6 pages.

January 1969 materials, (37 documents)

February 1969 materials, (18 documents)

March 1969 materials, (5 documents)

Undated strike materials, (14 documents)

Strike, Why We Strike. TWLF. Undated (probably January 1969). 10 pages.

Student Political Polemics. SDS, YSA, PL, Joe Hill, others. (8 documents)

Who Controls Our College?, The Trustees Are Coming Down on us. Issued by MAX, Experimental College, Community Services Institute, Open Process. Undated. 3 pages.

Letter writing to Trustees & legislators flyer. Unsigned. Undated. 3 pages.

Strike Support Materials from University of Colorado (Boulder). March 1969. (8 documents)

Community Strike Support Documents, Nov 1968-March 1969. (33 documents)

 

Student Anti-Strike Materials, various authors. 1968-1969. (14 documents)

 

Faculty & AFT Strike Documents & Materials

San Francisco State AFT Takes a Stand, re TWLF student strike. 12/4/68

AFT San Francisco Strike Issues (demands), 12/9/68

The Chancellor's Recent Violation of Academic Due Process, statements, summaries, and documents. Unsigned faculty Ad Hoc Committee. November. (18 documents)

Resolutions, newsletters & bulletins related to SFSC strike, AFT Local 1362, San Jose State College. Nov-Dec 1968 (8 documents)

Strike flyers, bulletins, & statements, AFT Local 1352, San Francisco State College. November-December 1968. (10 documents)

Strike flyers, bulletins, & statements, AFT Local 1352, San Francisco State College. January 1969. (36 documents)

Strike flyers, bulletins, & statements, AFT Local 1352, San Francisco State College. February 1969. (8 documents)

Strike flyers, bulletins, & statements, AFT Local 1352, San Francisco State College. March 1969. (3 documents)

The Partisan, AFT Strike Bulletin, 2/2/69. 2 pages.

Weekly News, AFT Local 1928 San Francisco State College. Feb-Mar 1969. (4 documents 20 pages.)

 

SFSC Administration Strike Documents & Materials

Dudley Swim - Who Are You? Economic description & political analysis of the trutees and regents. Unsigned. Undated.

Administration Strike Documents & Materials, by various SFSC and State College Trustees and administrators. 1966-1969. (26 documents)

Declaration of Emergency, S.I. Hayakawa. December 2, 1968

SFSC-BSU/TWLF Strike Settlement Agreement, March 18, 1969

 

Strike Pamphlets & Publications

Communications Center Bulletins, January-March 1969. (24 documents)

Court injunction against the strike, CA superior court. December '68 or January '69. 53 pages.

On Strike Shut It Down, S.F. State Strike Committee (PL). Undated (probably early January 1969). 76 pages.

 

Strike Legal Defense Documents & Materials

Legal defense information, flyers, & reports, Legal Defense Committee. 1968-1967. (16 documents)

Lawyers Newsletter #9, January class attendance statistics. Unsigned, undated.

Insanity in the Courts the Story Of The Mass Bust Trials of the San Francisco State Strikers. S.F. State Legal Defense Committee. 1969. 10 pages.

 

Post-Strike Publications & Assessments

San Francisco State, TWLF strike report. Peter Shapiro & Bill Barlow, Radical Education Project. April 1969. 15 pages.

Shut it Down! A College in Crisis, San Franicisco State College, October 1968-April, 1969. Staff report National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. William Orrick Jr. June 1969. 189 pages.

Strike At Frisco State! The Story Behind it — the Master Plan for Higher Education. Research Organizing Cooperative. Undated (probably 1969) 40 pages.

Education for the People: The Third World Student Movement at SFSC and CCNY, Angela Rose Ryan, Ohio State University doctoral dissertation. 2010. 308 pages.

 

For more information:

PDF documents:
San Francisco State, Peter Shapiro & Bill Barlow. April 1969
Third World Strike at San Francisco State and its Legacy by strike-veteran Peter Shapiro. 2022

Web Links: San Francisco State College Strike

Books: Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) student protests & strikes

Universities:
California State University System (CSU)
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU (CES)  CES: Our History
California Faculty Association (CFA)


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