Northern Student Movement records,

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Northern Student Movement records, 1961-1966.
Author
Northern Student Movement.
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10.8 lin. ft. (27 archival boxes)
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  • Institute of the Black World
Biography (note)
  • Launched in the fall of 1961 by Peter Countryman and a committee of the Student Christian Movement in New England, the Northern Student Movement (NSM) grew from a loose group of campus organizations raising funds for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and its student-led civil rights initiatives in the South, to student-run tutorial programs in blighted urban areas accessible to college campuses in the Northeast, and to a federation of community action projects in the black ghettos of eight Northern cities. William Strickland succeeded Countryman as executive director in September 1963.
  • NSM encompassed the tutorial programs and community groups it joined or helped foster. By the fall of 1963, it had a staff of fifty fulltime activists and more than 2,500 student volunteers. Its year-round tutorial programs, with some 4000 tutors and 5000 elementary and high school students, emphasized one-on-one instruction. Its community action projects, including the Boston Action Group, the North End Community Action Project in Hartford, the NSM Freedom Library in Philadelphia, the Harlem Action Group in New York and the Adult Community Movement for Equality in Detroit, organized consumer boycotts against companies that discriminated against blacks; led rent strikes and civil rights demonstrations; organized "Freedom Libraries," leadership training programs for high school dropouts, and African-American history workshops to foster black pride; helped launch several community newspapers, and enlisted local youth to transform vacant lots into neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
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Call Number
Sc MG 679
Author
Northern Student Movement.
Title
Northern Student Movement records, 1961-1966.
Summary
Correspondence, reports, publications, administrative files, papers of related organizations and subject files documenting activities of the Northern Student Movement, its affiliates, and core members, including Peter Countryman, William Strickland, Samuel Leiken, Charyn Sutton, Sharon Jeffrey and Frank Joyce. The Central Office files provide an overview of the organization as a whole, its leadership structure, its activities and inner working, the thinking of its cadres, and its funding mechanisms. Included are minutes and correspondence of the Board of Advisers and Sponsors, the NSM Congress and the Executive Committee, in addition to conference files, a complete run of the group's magazine, "Freedom North," its internal bulletin, "The Organizer," and compilations of training material for prospective tutors.
The City Projects series is divided into five subseries: Philadelphia, Boston, Harlem, Detroit and Hartford, with each subseries further dividing into tutorial and community action projects. There are additional folders for summer projects in Baltimore, Chicago, Newark and Morristown in New Jersey. The community action groups are documented with correspondence, reports, clipping files and publicity materials from John Churchville at the Freedom Library in Philadelphia, Sarah-Ann Shaw of the Boston Action Group, Peter Morrill and Charles Turner in Hartford, and Frank Joyce in Detroit. Associated groups represented in the collection include the Student Christian Movement in New England, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Students for a Democratic Society. There are also subject files on SNCC's organizing efforts in Alabama, rent strikes, tutorials, police brutality, community organizing, urban renewal and opposition to the war in Vietnam.
Biography
Launched in the fall of 1961 by Peter Countryman and a committee of the Student Christian Movement in New England, the Northern Student Movement (NSM) grew from a loose group of campus organizations raising funds for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and its student-led civil rights initiatives in the South, to student-run tutorial programs in blighted urban areas accessible to college campuses in the Northeast, and to a federation of community action projects in the black ghettos of eight Northern cities. William Strickland succeeded Countryman as executive director in September 1963.
NSM encompassed the tutorial programs and community groups it joined or helped foster. By the fall of 1963, it had a staff of fifty fulltime activists and more than 2,500 student volunteers. Its year-round tutorial programs, with some 4000 tutors and 5000 elementary and high school students, emphasized one-on-one instruction. Its community action projects, including the Boston Action Group, the North End Community Action Project in Hartford, the NSM Freedom Library in Philadelphia, the Harlem Action Group in New York and the Adult Community Movement for Equality in Detroit, organized consumer boycotts against companies that discriminated against blacks; led rent strikes and civil rights demonstrations; organized "Freedom Libraries," leadership training programs for high school dropouts, and African-American history workshops to foster black pride; helped launch several community newspapers, and enlisted local youth to transform vacant lots into neighborhood parks and playgrounds.
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Strickland, William, 1937-
Countryman, Peter.
Leiken, Samuel.
Sutton, Charyn Diane, 1947-2004.
Jeffrey, Sharon.
Joyce, Frank H.
Shaw, Sarah-Ann.
Morrill, Peter.
Turner, Charles.
Student Christian Movement in New England.
Boston Action Group.
North End Community Action Group (Hartford, Conn.)
N.S.M Freedom Library.
Harlem Action Group.
Adult Community Movement for Equality (Detroit, Mich.)
Research Call Number
Sc MG 679
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