A Working Bibliography on Columbia 1968
Overall Accounts of Columbia '68
Friedman, Robert, ed., Up Against the Ivy Wall: A History of the Columbia Crisis (Atheneum, 1969).
Drawn primarily from on-the-spot coverage by Columbia Spectator reporters
George Keller, "Six Weeks That Shook Morningside," in Columbia
College Today (Spring, 1968)
Sharply critical of student rebellion leaders; relatively supportive of Administration efforts during the crisis.
Roger Kahn, The Battle for Morningside Heights: Why Students Rebel
(W. Morrow, 1970)
Sharply critical of the Columbia adminsitration; faults CU leadership for arrogance and persistent anti-semitism
Archibald Cox, et al, Report of the Fact-Finding Commission Appointed
to Investigate the Disturnbances at Columbia University in April and May 1968
(Vintage, 1968). Report commissioned by the University but
critical of its administration and handling of the crisis.
Robert A. McCaughey, "Columbia '68: A Near Thing," Talk to University Seminar on theHistory of Columbia University, April 25, 1999.
Columbia Revolt -- 60-minute film produced by Third World Productions. Sympathetic to student rebels.
Contemporary Rumblings Beyond Columbia
D.A. Downs, Cornell '69: Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University (Cornell UP, 1999).
W.J Rorabaugh, Berkeley at War: The 1960s (Oxford UP. 1989)
William J. McGill, The Year of the Monkey: Revolt on Campus (McGraw-Hill,
1982). Account of student
disruptions at UC, San Diego, by the administrator the CU trustees brought to Columbia to restore order.
Steven Kelman, Push Comes to Shove (Houghton-Miflin, 1970).
On Harvard, from the perspective of a student critical of the protesting students and sympatheic faculty.
Gaddis Smith, "Yale and Vietnam," from his forthcoming external history of Yale in the 20th century.
Primary Sources on Columbia '68
Interviews conducted by the Columbia Oral History Office [7th Floor Butler] in aftermath of the 1968 buildings occupations
Berger, Laurence. Oral History Interview, May 21, 1968 1968.
Cannon, Reverend John D. Oral History Interview , May 9, 1968.
Colahan, Thomas S. Oral History Interview, May 17, 1968.
Cook, Cathleen. Oral History Interview , May 15, 1968.
Cumming, William. Oral History Interview, May 14, 1968.
de Bary, William Theodore. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Deane, Herbert A. Oral History Interview, May 16, 1968.
Facciola, Jay. Oral History Interview, May 21, 1968.
Flanigan, Mark. Oral History Interview, May 16, 1968.
Fogelson, Robert. Oral History Interview, May 9, 1968.
Frader, Joel. Oral History Interview, May 15, 1968.
Goldman, James. Oral History Interview, May 17, 1968.
Grossman, James. Oral History Interview, May 20, 1968.
Harris, Marvin. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Hofstadter, Richard. Oral History Interview, CUOHC, May 15, 1968.
Kaplow, Jeffrey. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Kenen, Peter. Oral History Interview, May 16, 1968.
Kusch, Polykarp. Oral History Interview, May 17, 1968.
Kirk, Grayson. Oral History Interview, October 3, 1968.
McGill, William J., Oral History Interview, June, 1979
Melman, Seymour. Oral History Interview, May 27, 1968.
Metzger, Walter. Oral History Interview, May 15, 1968.
Nasaw, David and Barbara. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Platt, Alexander B. (Peter?). Oral History Interview, May 17, 1968.
Ranum, Orest. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Safran, Frank. Oral History Interview, May 16, 20, 1968.
Rothman, David. Oral History Interview, May 13, 1968.
Schilling, Warner. Oral History Interview, June 17, 1968.
Smith, Bruce. Oral History Interview, May 9-10, 1968.
Stern, Fritz. Oral History Interview, June 22, 1968.
Trilling, Lionel. Oral History Interview, May 23, 1968.
Truman, David. Oral Histoy Interview, October 4, 1968
Vilardi, Paul. Oral History, May 17, 1968.
Wallerstein, Immanuel, Oral History Interview , June 1968.
Other Participant Accounts
Bell, Daniel. "Columbia and the New Left." Public Interest 13 (1968):
Donadio, Stephen. ""Seven Interviews"." Partisan Review 3, no. 35 (1968 Summer).
Truman, David, "Interview," Newsweek, May 13, 1968.
Bell, Daniel. "Columbia and the New Left". Public Interest: 61-101.
Bell, Daniel and Irving Kristol, eds., ed. Confrontation: The Student Rebellion and the Universities. New York: Basic Books, 1969.
Hofstadter, Richard. "The 214th Columbia University Commencement Address." American Scholar 37, no. 4 (1968): 583-589.
Kunen, James Simon. "The Strawberry Statement." In Notes of a College Revolutionary: Random House, 1969.
Rader, Dotson and Craig Anderson. ""Report from the Barricades: Rebellion at Columbia"." The New Republic (1968 May).
Rudd, Mark. ""Columbia: Notes on the Spring Rebellion"." In The New Left Reader, edited by Carl Oglesby. New York: Grove Press, 1969.
Trilling, Diana, "On the Steps of Low Library," in We Must March My Darlings: A Critical Decade. New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
Berman, Paul. A Tale of Two Utopias. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.
Brennan, Joseph G. The Education of a Prejudiced Man. New York: Scribners, 1977.
Brown, Courtney C. The Dean Meant Business. New York: Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 1983.
Hayden, Tom. Reunion: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 1988.
Kunen, James S. "The Strawberry Statement: Notes of a College Revolutionary." Vietnam generation 3, no. 1 (1991): 48-57.
Rudd, Mark. Truth and Consequences. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Adamsons, Hannelore Minna. "The Columbia Crisis of 1968: The Role of the Faculty." Columbia University PhD Dissertation, 1975.
Baker, Michael A. Police on Campus: The Mass Police Action at Columbia University Spring 1968. New York: Civil Liberties Union, 1969.
Barton, Allen H. ""The Columbia Crisis: Campus, Vietnam, and the Ghetto"." Public Opinion Quarterly 32, no. 3 (1968 Fall): 333-355.
Berchman, A. "Letter from Columbia: The Progress of a Putsch." Encounter 32, no. 188 (1969): 14-25.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew. ""Revolution and Counterrevolution (But Not Necessarily About Columbia!)". The New Republic (1968 June).
Cole, Stephen, and others. "Professional Status and Faculty Support of Student Demonstrations." Public Opinion Quarterly 34, no. 3 (1970): 389-394.
Cole, Stephen and Hannelore Adamsons. ""Professional Status and Faculty Support for Student Demonstrations"." Public Opinion Quarterly, no. 34 (1970 Fall): 384-394.
Eisen, Jonathan, and Steinberg, David. "The Student Revolt Against Liberalism." Social Science 382 (1969): 83-94.
Frankel, Charles. Education and the Barricades. New York: Norton, 1968.
Fraser, Ronald. 1968: A Student Generation in Revolt, New York: Pantheon Books,1988.
Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. New York: Bantam, 1993.
Goodman, Walter. "On the (N.Y.) Literary Left." Antioch Review 29, no. 1 (1969): 57-75.
Grant, Joanne. Confrontation on Campus: The Columbia Pattern for the New Protest. New York: Signet Books, 1969.
Hausknecht, Muuray. "Sources of Student Rebellion: How Shall We Understand the Columbia Uprising?" Dissent 15, no. 5 (1968): 389-395.
Hays, Samuel P. "Right Face, Left Face: The Columbia Strike." Political Science Quarterly 84, no. 2 (1969): 311-327.
Heineman, Kenneth. Campus Wars: The Peace Movement at American State Universities in the Vietnam Era. New York: New York University Press, 1993.
Isserman, Maurice. If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Kateb, George. "The Campus and Its Critics." Commentary 47, no. 4 (1969): 33-39.
Keller, George. ""A Change in Plans: The View from Four Colleges"." Change, no. 15 (1983): 34-43.
Keniston, Kenneth. "Report Analysis: Fact Finding Commission on Columbia Disturbances." Harvard Educational Review, 39, no. 2 (1969): 373-379.
Larned, Deborah. "Columbia University Today: Why the Peanut Butter Didn't Spread." Change 7, no. 10 (1975): 52-67.
Liebert, Robert. Radical and Militant Youth: A Psychoanalytic Study. New York: Praeger, 1971.
Lipset, Seymour M. and Philip Altbach, eds., Students in Revolt. Boston: Houghton, Miffin, 1969.
Lusky, Louis and Mary Lusky. "Columbia 1968; The Wound Unhealed." Political Science Quarterly 84, no. 2 (1969): 169-288.
McKay, Beverly, and others. "Some Students Speak." Teachers College Record 70, no. 1 (1968): 57-65.
Metzger, Walter P. "The Crisis of Academic Authority." Daedalus 99, no. 3 (1970): 568-608.
Miller, James. "Democracy in the Streets" From the Port Huron Statement to the Siege on Chicago. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.
Rozenkrnaz, Richard. Across the Barricades. New York: Lippincott, 1971.
Sale, Kirkpatrick. SDS. New York: Random House, 1974.
Scott, Richard R. ""The Emergence of Process Discrimination: The Columbia College Experience"." Afro-Americans in New York Life History, no. 8 (1984): 61-78.
Starr, Roger. "The Case of the Columbia Gym." Public Interest 13 (1968): 102-121.
Trilling, Lionel. "Uncertain Future of the Humanistic Educational Ideal." American Scholar 44, no. 1 (1974): 52-67.
Trimberger, Ellen Kay. "Why a Rebellion at Columbia was Inevitable." Trans-action 5, no. 9 (1968): 28-38.
Unger, Irwin. The Movement: A History of the American New Left, 1959-1972, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974.
Vaughan, Alden. "Looking Back." William and Mary Quarterly 52, no. 3 (1995): 494-498.