Contents and Arrangement

IDA and JASON Files, 1967

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of various literature, ephemera, correspondence of Princeton alumni and antiwar activist David Schankler '71 concerning the anti-war movement of the period 1967-1971 broadly as well as related events and activities at Princeton University while he was a student.

More than half of the collection includes pamphlets, newsletters, articles and essays, clippings, zines, calls for protests, petitions, position papers, and other writings and ephemera of a national scope. The remaining part of the collection includes similar materials documenting student activism on Princeton's campus as well as a couple of confiscated files relating to IDA (Institute for Defense Analysis) and the JASON Defense Advisory Group and correspondence concerning Schankler's involvement in two specific demonstrations. Also included in the collection is a video interview with former Maryland State Representative Jimmy Tarlau and Schankler conducted by filmmaker Brad Mays' for his independent documentary "I Grew Up in Princeton."

Most of this information was provided by the donor.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

IDA and JASON Files; David Schankler Papers on the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, C1694, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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