"Trapped in a System" pamphlet by Carl Oglesby of Students for a Democratic Society, November 27, 1965

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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Oglesby, Carl, 1935-2011
Creator Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
Title "Trapped in a System" pamphlet by Carl Oglesby of Students for a Democratic Society
Date November 27, 1965
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Abstract "Trapped in a System" pamphlet by activist and Students for a Democratic Society president, Carl Oglesby, dated November 27, 1965. The pamphlet covers Ogleby's views on how American Liberalism created the "system" that led to the Vietnam War.
Collection Number C0403
Language English

Biographical and Historical Note

Carl Oglesby was an American antiwar activist, particularly involved in anti-Vietnam War rhetoric and demonstration. Oglesby became the president for Students for a Democratic Society in 1965, serving through 1966. He was eventually expelled from the group. Oglesby was involved in politics, writing, and education for most of his life. Born in 1935, Oglesby passed away in 2011.

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was founded in 1959 as a branch of the League for Industrial Democracy. The SDS grew in popularity in the 1960s and was mostly known for its anti-Vietnam War stance, staging a national march in Washington, D.C. in 1965. By 1969 the SDS had split into numerous factions, and by the 1970s was no longer active.

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Scope and Content

"Trapped in a System" pamphlet by activist and Students for a Democratic Society president, Carl Oglesby, dated November 27, 1965. The pamphlet covers Oglesby's views on how American Liberalism created the "system" that led to the Vietnam War. On the back of the pamphlet is information on Students for a Democratic Society.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

There are no other restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the "Trapped in a System" pamphlet by Carl Oglesby of Students for a Democratic Society must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds materials to the Vietnam War and Vietnam War protest, such as the Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection and the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Team 58 photograph collection.

The Robert S. Cox Special Collections & University Archives Research Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst holds the Carl Oglesby Papers.

The Wisconsin Historical Society holds the Students for a Democratic Society Records.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Protest movements
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

"Trapped in a System" pamphlet by Carl Oglesby of Students for a Democratic Society, C0403, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton in April 2019.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in January 2022.

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Bibliography

Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Students for a Democratic Society." Encyclopedia Britannica, accessed January 5, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Students-for-a-Democratic-Society. Fox, Margalit.

"Carl Oglesby, Antiwar Leader in 1960s, Dies at 76[.]" The New York Times, September 14, 2011. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/us/carl-oglesby-antiwar-leader-in-1960s-dies-at-76.html.

Hodgson, Godfrey. "Carl Oglesby obituary[.]" The Guardian, September 16, 2011. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/16/carl-oglesby-obituary.

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