Susan Stern papers, 1936-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stern, Susan
Title
Susan Stern papers
Dates
1936-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.03 cubic feet (3 boxes, one oversize folder)
Collection Number
5441 (Accession No. 5441-001)
Summary
Papers of Seattle political and anti-war activist including various writings and photograph used in Stern's book, "With the Weathermen" and correspondence
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Susan Tanenbaum Stern (1943-1976) wrote With the Weathermen : the personal journal of a revolutionary woman, published in 1975. A graduate of the University of Washington, Stern became a political activist. She was a member of Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen, the Seattle Liberation Front, and other anti-Vietnam War groups. She was tried for conspiracy as one of the Seattle Seven in 1970.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence (primarily incoming letters to Stern); clippings, including book reviews of "With the Weathermen"; manuscripts of various writings by Stern; and photographs used in Stern's book. With the Weathermen. Includes letters from Susan Stern and her brother, Roger Tanenbaum, to their mother, Bernice (Bunny), cards, photographs and other family memoralia.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Susan Stern papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Correspondence
1952-1977
Box
1
Chronological
Mostly incoming letters to Susan Stern
1970-1974, undated
1
Outgoing letters
1971
Incoming letters to Bernice/Bunny
Box
1
Chronological
Mostly from Susan and Roger.
1952-1967, undated
1
Stern, Susan
1971-1976, undated
1
Tanenbaum, Roger
1973-1974, undated
2
Regarding Susan Stern's estate
Includes legal documents.
1976-1977
Box
2
Correspondence clippings and related material regarding With the Weathermen
1974-1975
2
Miscellaneous
1975-1976
Writings
circa 1973-1976
Box
2
"Heartbreak Hotel; a glimpse into burlesque life"
undated
2
"The Story of Ruth"
Includes research material and editor's correspondence.
circa 1973-1976
2
With the Weathermen
Includes galley proof, typescript of introduction, correspondence and "jailhouse notes" of Stern.
circa 1973-1975
2
Miscellaneous
undated
Box
2
Subject file; Seattle 7 conspiracy
1970-1971
2
Trial transcript; US v. Charles Clark Marshall et. al.
undated
2
Jury instructions
Includes clippings, pleadings and correspondence re US v. Charles Clark Marshall et. al.
1970-1973, undated
2
Financial records
circa 1976-1976
2
Programs
1961, 1965
Clippings
Box
2
Obituaries
1976
2
Miscellaneous
circa 1970-1977
Box
2
Autograph book, Susan's mother's
1936
2
Unsorted correspondence, cards, clippings , writings and estate documents
1945, 1946, 1971-1976, undated
VF:oversize
Oversize VF 83
Memorials
1976
Box
3
Birth and death certificates for Stern
1943, 1976
3
Cards
Mostly greeting cards, but also includes family memorabilia.
undated
3
Sympathy cards regarding death of Susan Stern
1976
3
Photographs
1940s to 1970s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pacifists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Political activists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women political activists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Stern, Susan, 1943-1976--Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)