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Bob Stein collection of leftist political ephemera

Identifier: MSS 563 large

Scope and Contents

The Bob Stein collection of leftist political ephemera consists of newsletters, mailings, meeting agendas, and other printed ephemera and personal notes relating to U. S. leftist political organizations. Organizations and publications represented within the collection include the Students for a Democratic Society, POLIT, Student Representative Party (SRP), Maroon Chicago, and the Federation of American Scientists (F.A.S.) newsletter. Subjects include anti-McCarthyism, anti-nuclear weapons, peace, affordable college education, communism, socialism, academic freedom, anti-Vietnam war, and civil rights.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Robert ("Bob") Stein is a professor emeritus of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Michigan State University. He earned a PhD from Columbia University in 1965.


2.4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Whenever possible, groupings were maintained within Stein's original order according to theme. When no original order as apparent, they were organized according to publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2016.

Separated Materials

An edition of "Old Mole," Number 26, November 7-November 20 has been integrated into Special Collections' holding for the serial. Call number: folio HN90.R3 O43

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2018.

Finding Aid for the Bob Stein collection of leftist political ephemera
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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