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Student Activism in the 1930s
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    "Hell, Do We Have to Chew On Our Sheepskins Again?" Cover art, from the SLID magazine Revolt, renamed, after this issue, The Student Outlook, v. 1 n. 2 (December, 1932).FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    Getting Nowhere by Degrees. (Reprinted in The Student Outlook through the courtesy of the World Telegram). From The Student Outlook, v. 2 n. 2 (December, 1933). FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    [We Pledge Non-Cooperation...]Cover art, The Student Outlook, v. 2 n. 2 (December, 1933).FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    "Getting Their Start In Life." Cartoon from The Student Outpost, (March 20, 1934). University of California Archives, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. "Sproul" is Robert G. Sproul, President of the University of California. "Hearst" is William Randolf Hearst, the millionaire owner of a chain of sensationalist red-baiting newspapers
    "The Students Return." Cover art from The Student Outlook, v. 3, n. 1 (October, 1934). FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    Abolish the R.O.T.C.!Rebel Arts. Graphic from The Student Outlook, v. 3 nos. 3-4 (November-December, 1934). After "The Perfect Soldier," a well-known cartoon from The Masses depicting a headless soldier. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    "Vested Interests." Cover to The Student Call, v. 1, n. 1 (December 4, 1934). Tamiment Institute Library, Bobst Library, New York University.
    Howard University Anti-Lynching Protest"Howard students protesting the omission of lynchings in the discussion af Atty. General Homer Cummings' Crime Conference." Photograph from The Student Outlook, v. 3 n. 3 (February, 1935).FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    "Tackle Him Hard"Cartoon from The Student Outlook, v. 3, n. 4 (April, 1935), p. 14. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    "Strike Against War"Poster for the national student Strike Against War, April 12, 1935. University of California Archives, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.
    SLID DemonstratorsPhotograph from The Student Outlook, v. 4, n. 1 (October, 1935), p. 6. SLID 1935 Summer School students demonstrate for the Bookkeepers, Stenographers, and Accountants Union in NYC garment district. See A Socialist Training School, by Lewis M. Cohen, for complete caption. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    Participants, SLID Summer InstitutePhotograph from The Student Outlook, v. 4, n. 1 (October, 1935), p. 6. The assembled students were participants in the SLID 1935 Summer School. See A Socialist Training School, by Lewis M. Cohen, for photo caption. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    Joseph P. LashPhotograph from The Student Outlook, v. 4, n. 1 (October, 1935), p. 13. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 30.
    "Salinas, Spain.... Whats the difference?"From the UC Berkeley Pelican (October, 1936), p. 18. The Pelican was the campus humor magazine.
    "The Yale Lock." Cover art from The Student Advocate (December, 1936).
    [Black College Graduate in Chains] Cover art to the Phoenix (March, 1937), a student magazine at the University of Chicago. Special Collections Department, Regenstein Library, Univ. of Chicago.
    "Strike Against War"Darryl Frederick. Cover art from The Student Advocate, the magazine of the American Student Union (April, 1937). University of California Archives, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.
    ASU GraphicFrom a publication of the ASU, circa 1937. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 28.
    ASU GraphicFrom a publication of the ASU, circa 1937. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 28.
    ASU GraphicFrom a publication of the ASU, circa 1937. FDRL, Joseph P. Lash Papers, Box 28. The umbrella-wielding scholar may have been meant to represent City University of New York's President Robinson, who is reported to have charged a group of student protestors swinging his umbrella (see Judah Drob's remarks). The sign "STRIKE! APRIL 22" refers to the nationwide student Peace strike in 1934.
    Simon 'Degree'Editorial cartoon from the Daily Californian, October 20, 1938.
    "City College and War." Pamphlet cover, dated May 1939. City College of New York Archives. Morris R. Cohen Library.
    "The Mask." Anti-ASU Cartoon from the Washington Times.
    "Child Labor Amendment." Graphic depicting Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, an opponent of the Child Labor Amendment. This graphic was originally supposed to be published by the Columbia Literary magazine, but its editor, Herman Wouk, thought it too radical. The Columbia student paper, the Columbia Spectator published it and were subsequently threatened with suspension for so doing. Columbia Spectator
    "The Open Forum."Cover art from The Student Outpost (September 3 1935), magazine of the National Student League.
    "The American Student Union follows the Communist "party line."Cartoon graphic accompanying the article "True Color: Stalin Forces ASU Out Into the Open," which appeared in the Mirror, January 2, 1940.
    "Fight War."William Gropper. Cover Illustration to pamphlet of the National Committee for the Student Congress Against War, dated December 27, 1932. Chicago Historical Society.
    Student PicketerSurveillance photograph, student protestor. City College of New York Archives. Morris R. Cohen Library.
    "WE WILL NOT SCAB."Graphic from the student publication the Communist Campanile (University of California, Berkeley). University of California Archives, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley.
    "When Moscow Speaks, Must We Heed It's Voice?"Anti-ASU flyer, distributed by the magazine Youth Today.
    "We Never Taught 'em That."New Masses, April 24, 1934. Refers to the attempt of anti-radical vigilantes and repressive college administrators to disrupt the first national student strike against war.
    "Enlist Now."Recruitment flyer for the ASU, Columbia University, circa October, 1940. From the FBI files on the ASU. Obtained by Robert Cohen under the Freedom of Information Act.
    "The Crisis In City College."Cover art to undated Program of the National Student League.
    "Jingoism."From the Daily Worker.
    "Declaration of the Rights of American Youth."Poster. American Youth Congress.
    [Oust Robinson]Graphic from the New Masses, supporting CUNY student protests concerning Pres. Robinson's censorship of the student press.
    "No Help Wanted"George Price and Louis Lapchek. Cartoon from undated publication of the National Student League.
    "Theory and Practice."Enright. Editorial cartoon from the New York American.
    "Students in Demonstration."Photograph of student demonstration at Howard University. Originally published in the NAACP's Crisis magazine.
    [Diploma]Undated cartoon.



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