Guide to the Records of SLATE
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Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection comprises personal and organizational records of SLATE, 1957-1984. The collection documents the establishment of a new kind of student "political party" on the UC Berkeley campus, following the McCarthy Era. The collection documents both the official documents of SLATE, including early organizational minuets and platform statements, but also the personal correspondence and writings of one of the organizations founders, Mike Miller. Much of the early documents appear to have been organized at some point in the past, however that original order has not survived, leading to the organization structure described below.

The collection is organized chronologically and into two series, based on the early life and formation of TACS and then SLATE, and the 1984 reunion of SLATE members.

Series 1: SLATE/TASC , 1956-1962?, . linear ft.
Series 2: SLATE Reunion , 1984, linear ft.


II SLATE Reunion
a. documents, correspondence, and other papers relating to the reunion
b. clippings, and other press relating to reunion
c. Miller papers speeches prepared for reunion