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"The Streets Belong to the People", 16 mm. film, videotapes (different versions) and
unedited footage of movie film made in Chicago during the Democratic National
Convention, August 1968. Also, articles, notes, clippings, leaflets, radical newspapers'
tape recordings, movie film and documents related to the production of the film.
Includes film, recorded interviews, and records related to the Democratic National
Convention; the National Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez; the Starr King Divinity School;
members of a Cambridge, Massachusetts commune; an S.D.S. meeting, study class, and
rally; a meeting of Ithaca Housing; and the March 1967 confrontation at Willard Straight
Hall (Cornell University) over draft card burning. Includes interviews with Jeff Jones,
Paul Krassner, Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Jr., Rennie Davis, David Whitley Dellinger,
Dick Gregory, Vic Bell, Allen Ginsberg, Ralph David Abernathy, Norman Mailer, Tom
Hayden, David Burak, Bruce Dancis, Daniel Berrigan, Jerry Brown, and Eugene McCarthy.
Also, Elbert's manuscript notes and correspondence concerning publication of Louisa May
Alcott's previously unpublished novella Diana and Persis and Alcott's
Work: A Story of Experience.