Papers, 1943-1972.


Papers, 1943-1972.

Papers, mainly 1956-1970, of a biologist and activist who participated in the anti-war, civil liberties, civil rights, and counterculture movements of the 1960s. Concerning his controversial dismissal from the University of Illinois in 1960 for publicly condoning premarital sex are correspondence, minutes, clippings, and press releases documenting many organizations with which he was involved such as the American Humanist Association, Liberal Party (New York), New York League for Sexual Freedom, Rockland County (NY) Committee to End the War in Vietnam, School of Living (Brookville, Ohio), and Veterans for Peace. Also included is personal correspondence, newsclippings, a diary and World War II service records, information concerning Koch's experiments with LSD, papers on the concession stand his wife operated at Woodstock, and draft and printed copies of writings on scientific and general topics.

5.4 c.f. (14 archives boxes); plusadditions of 0.2 c.f. and40 photographs.

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