After hearing my talk at the CAA conference last week, Fred Lonidier from UCSD sent me four S.D.S. stickers that date back to the late 1960s/early 1970s. I’ve never seen anything like these before, but found that Kent State in Ohio has a box of S.D.S material in their Special Collections Library described as:
- “The Students for a Democratic Society (S.D.S.) Papers contain various types of documentation and records which chronicle events precipitating and subsequent to the shooting of four Kent State University students on May 4, 1970, as well as other realia from the period. Propaganda pamphlets and position statements from S.D.S. and other militant groups, as well as radio and television transcripts are among some of the items collected. Realia include S.D.S. rally posters, adhesive-backed stickers, and three photographs.”
Here is an anti-Vietnam War sticker that Fred sent.
And this sticker with a quote by Bertolt Brecht seems fitting for the Occupy movement forty years later, doesn’t it?