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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Date Processed:

May 2012

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Leslie M. Behm, Hailey Mooney, and materials from various Occupy Wall Street websites.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Occupy Wall Street , MSS 393, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The collection includes pictures, posters, bumperstickers, t-shirt, newspapers, and articles from and about the Occupy Wall Street movement, both the national and various cities around Michigan.

The collection is by no means a comprehensive collection but a representational one of the various elements of the movement.

Historical Background:

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #ows is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.

From the occupywallst.org website

Occupy Wall Street Library

The People’s Library is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street leaderless resistance movement.

There are links to books, blogs, their library catalog, and much more. The site is attempting to be an inclusive repository of OWS materials.

OWS is using The Library Thing to create a catalogy of the OWS Library Books/Book Suggestions. It can be found at http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=OWSLibrary&sort=stampREV. If the cover option is selected, rows of the front of the books appear as a collage of books of imprtance to people in the OWS Movement.

Processing Note:

Processed by Leslie M. Behm and Jeanne Chung.


  1   1 Adbuster 2012
    2 Bumper stickers
    3 City Pulse
    4 Delia Smith’s Basic Blockading
    5 Huffington Post
    6 The New York Times
    7 NYC General Assembly
    8 Occupy Ann Arbor
    9 Occupy Cleveland
    10 Occupy Flint
    11 Occupy Grand Rapids
    12 Occupy Kalamazoo
    13 Occupy Lansing
    14 Occupy Lansing. Pictures
    15 Occupy Lansing Posters/Flyers
    15A Occupy Lansing General Assembly Minutes 2011-
    16 Occupy Michigan
    17 Occupy Saginaw
    18 Occupy Together
    19 Occupy Wall Street. Calendar
    20 Occupy Wall Street: Frequently Asked Questions
    21 The Occupied: Wall Street Journal
    22 Parents for Occupy Wall St.
    23 Pictures/Cartoons
    24 Posters/Flyers 1
    25 Posters/Flyers 2
    26 Practical Protest Techniques
27 Quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies (Commission for Group Dynamics in Assemblies of the Puerta del Sol Protest Camp (Madrid)) 2011
28 Reader Supported News
  29 The State News
30 Strike Occupy
Box Folder Description
  2 1 Occupied Chicago Tribune December 2011 & May 2012
  2 Altantic Wire 12/2012 NYPD Credits Occupy with Drop in Crime After Sandy
3Resources for Small Town Occupations
4Waging Nonviolence. Gottesdiener, Laura. After Sandy, communities mobilize a new kind of disaster relief. Nov 3, 2012
Waging Nonviolence. Rugh, Peter. Climate change lifts the lid off inequality in New York City. Nov 7, 2012
5Occupy Sandy Relief
6OccupyWallStreet. Occupy Sandy: People-Powered Relief. Nov 1, 2012
7Quick guide for a revolution (by the 15M/Occupy movement) [multilingual]
8Goldstein, Katherine, Slate Magazine 05 November 2012. IS Occupy Wall Street Outperforming the Red Cross in Hurricane Relief?
9"How to cook a peaceful revolution" The #GlobalrEvolution has already began. We're together. Version 1.0
10"Cómo cocinar una revolución pacífica." La #GlobalrEvolution ha comenzado. Estamos juntos. Version 2.0
11La#GlobalrEvolution. È Cominciata. Siamo tutti uniti. Versione 1.0
12How to cook a pacific #revolution translated into multiple languages
13truthdig. Hedges, Chris. The Cancer in Occupy. Feb. 6. 2012
14Consensus Decision Making.2010. ww.seedsforchange.org.uk


3V is for Vendetta Mask
Occupy T-shirt

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