The Rutgers grass roots-progressive activists files 1921-1993 (inclusive), 1979-1993 (bulk).


The Rutgers grass roots-progressive activists files 1921-1993 (inclusive), 1979-1993 (bulk).

The Rutgers Grass Roots - Progressive Activist Files comprise the records of Sue Kozel and Chris Berzinski, two student activists who came to Rutgers in the late 1970s and who continued their involvement in activism, both at Rutgers and in the larger community, after graduating from the University. Most of the files in the collection were created by Kozel and Berzinski as they became involved in a protest issue. The files in the "Academic Excellence/Standards - Defining a University", and the "General Subject Files" series were kept by Kozel and Berzinski for reference. The series "Kozel: Representative Student Activist" contains material generated by Sue Kozel in her day-to-day activities while the "Labor" series contains her Ph. D. (not completed) research material. This collection is comprised primarily of textual records such as broadsides, correspondence, legislation, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, press releases, reports and resolutions. Material in other formats consists of a day book, oversize chart, and photographs. The records document the activities of Kozel and Berzinski as activists, and, in so doing, document the issues that concerned them, the people with whom they came into contact, including Louis Chandler, Rutgers Professor Emeritus and member of the Manhattan Project, and Edward J. Bloustein, Rutgers University President, and the groups in which they became active, for example, the Rutgers Coalition for Total Divestment (RCTD)/Coalition for Total Divestment and the Committee to Organize Student Workers (COSW).

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