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Social Movements Collection

Collection Number
SC 476

OCLC Number


Donated by Susan Strasser in 2018.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note
The collection comprises 2 linear ft. of course syllabi and a scrapbook of Susan Strasser, a graduate of Stony Brook University, and papers, published works and ephemera she collected on the subjects of social movements and feminism.

The date coverage of the materials is 1966 to 1992.

Susan Strasser is an award-winning historian and a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians. She has been praised by the New Yorker for “retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of everyday life.” Her books include Never Done: A History of American Housework , Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making of the American Mass Market , and Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash .  Strasser is Richards Professor Emerita of American History at the University of Delaware. She earned her Ph.D. in History at Stony Brook University in 1977.

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by author.
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and Lynn Toscano in January 2018.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in May 2020.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], Social Movements Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Strasser, Susan, -- 1948-
Social movements.
Social justice.
Historians -- United States.
Student movements -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook.
Graduate students -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook.
Stony Brook University. -- Department of History.
History -- Outlines, syllabi, etc.
Nineteen sixties.
Nineteen seventies.


Box 1
Course syllabi, Stony Brook University, Department of History (HIS 219, 274, 510, 528), 1969-1972

Andreas, Joel. Incredible Rocky . Berkeley, CA: North American Congress on Latin America, 1974.
Bari, Judi. Timber Wars, and Other Writings . Ukiah, CA: J. Bari, 1992.
Caplan, Jane. The Women's Story . New York, N.Y: MARHO, 1989. (Radical History Review, no. 43).
Clark, Olivia, Jerry Lembcke, and Bob Marott. Essays on the Social Relations of Work & Labor . Eugene: Dept. of Sociology, University of Oregon, 1978.
Dalla, Costa M, and Selma James. The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community . Bristol, England: Falling Wall Press, 1973.
Diamant, Sarah, Jean Rosenberg, and Susan Graetz. The Political Economy of Women . Ithaca, NY: Union for Radical Political Economics, 1972.
Domhoff, G W. New Directions in Power Structure Research . Eugene, OR: Univ. of Oregon, Dept. of Sociology, 1975.
Domhoff, G W. Power Structure Research II . Eugene, OR: Insurgent Sociologist, 1979.
Evansohn, John, Laura Foner, Mark D. Naison, Ruth Meyerowitz, and Will Brumbach. 
Literature on the American Working Class . Boston: New England Free Press, 1969.
Garson, Barbara, Lisa Lyons, and William Shakespeare. Macbird . Berkeley, CA: Grassy Knoll Press, 1966.
Gordon, Ann D, Mari J. Buhle, and Nancy E. Schrom. Women in American Society: An Historical Contribution . Cambridge, MA: Radical America, 1971.
Lazonick, William. Radical Interpretations of Economic History . New York: Union for Radical Political Economics, 1974. (Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 6 No. 2).
NACLA Research Methodology Guide . New York, 1970.

Box 2
New Left Review . London: New Left Review Ltd., 1960-, no. 89 (January-February 1975).
Radical America, Vol. 4, No. 8-9, November 1970 . Special issue on Radical historiography.    Madison, Wisconsin: Radical America, 1970.
Radical America, Vol. 6, No. 6, November-December 1972. Issue on Workers’ struggles in the 1930s. Somerville, MA, etc.: Alternative Education Project, 1967- .
Radical America, Vol. 7, Nos. 4 & 5, July-October 1973. Special double issue on Women’s Labor. Somerville, MA, etc.: Alternative Education Project, 1967- .
Radical America, Vol. 9, Nos. 4 & 5, July-August 1975. Issue on American labor in the 1940s. Somerville, MA, etc.: Alternative Education Project, 1967-.  
Radical America, Vol. 16, No. 3, May-June 1982. Somerville, MA, etc.: Alternative Education Project, 1967-.
Science & Society . New York: Science & Society, 1936-, Vol. 42 No. 3 (Fall 1978).
They Can't Run the Office Without Us: Women Look at 60 Years of Clerical Work . Cambridge, Mass: Massachusetts History Workshop, 1985.
Women and the Economy . New York, N.Y: Union for Radical Political Economics, 1976. (Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 8 No. 1).
Women, Class & the Family: Third Special Issue on the Political Economy of Women . New York: Union for Radical Political Economics, 1977. (Review of Radical Political Economics, Vol. 9 No. 3).

Box 3
Scrapbook titled: “The Rocky Point Journal of the Social & Unnatural Sciences.” Compiled by Susan Strasser from March 1970 to March 1973.