The University Library's Labadie Collection has acquired the personal papers of Tom Hayden (BA 1961, MA 1962), founding member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and prime drafter of the New Left manifesto, the Port Huron Statement. Hayden, a leading antiwar organizer of the Vietnam era and twenty-year veteran of the California state legislature, will visit the University for a week of events surrounding the formal announcement and opening of his collection on Thursday, September 18. Events include:

Monday, September 15, 7:00 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch: Tom Hayden speaks on  "A Call to Battle against the Climate Crisis." Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 16, 2:00 p.m., 140 Lorch Hall: Tom Hayden speaks on "The Origins of the New Left." This is presented in conjunction with Professor Matthew Countryman's course, American Culture/History 374, "The Politics and Culture of the Sixties,'" but the session is open to the wider University community.

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m., Angell Hall Auditorium B: Tom Hayden speaks on "Lessons from Vietnam:  The US and Iraq Today," accompanied by the film, Introduction to the Enemy (dir. Haskell Wexler, 1974), with Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 18, 5:00 p.m., Hatcher Library Gallery (Room 100): Reception to Celebrate Acquisition of the Tom Hayden Papers.

Hayden will also meet, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, with graduate and undergraduate student researchers interested in learning about what the Labadie Collection of his papers holds.  

All University events are co-sponsored by the History and American Culture departments, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University Libraries, and the International Institute.