Query: Radical Education Project & 1969 AHA Conference

John Campbell McMillian (jcm67@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Wed, 28 Jan 1998 01:45:50 -0500


My name's John McMillian, and I'm presently working on a Ph.D. in History
at Columbia. This semester I'll be working on two seperate, but related

The first involves SDS's "Radical Education Project". Though I'm
relatively early in my research, it's become clear that my work here will
require a significant oral history component. I'm wondering if there's
anyone on this list who had any involvement with REP, or who might be able
to put me in touch with someone who has? Also, is anyone aware of a body
of secondary literature that I might begin to consult?

I'm also investigating the 1969 conference of the American Historical
Association, which is somewhat notable because in this year a significant
number of young, leftist historians had formed a "radical caucus" that
tried to take over the leadership of the organization. The conference
itself was somewhat stormy, but more importantly, it seems to have led to
some far-reaching reforms within the genral structure of the AHA.

Anyone who would like to reply is welcome to write back directly to my
e-mail account, at jcm67@columbia.edu Thanks very much!!