Symbionese Liberation Army collection, 1973-1974

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Symbionese Liberation Army collection, 1973-1974
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1151
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Photographs and printed material documenting the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase, 2010


[after identification of item(s)], Symbionese Liberation Army collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Russey Roke, June 11, 2010.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Symbionese Liberation Army was an American left-wing militant group active from 1973-1975. The organization, centered in California, is best-known for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material related to the Symbionese Liberation Army from 1973-1974. The majority of the collection consists of black and white photographs taken for the Los Angeles Examiner in 1974. Photographs document two raids on Symbionese Liberation Army hideouts. There is also a photograph of Angela Davis following her release from jail in 1974. Photographs published in the Los Angeles Examiner have clippings of the published article on the back of the photograph. The collection also contains issues of the "SLA Communique" from 1973-1974 and a "Declaration of Revolutionary War and the Symbionese Program" from 1973.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 "Declaration of Revolutionary War and the Symbionese Program," 1973
1 2 Photographs, 1974
1 3 SLA Communique, 1973-1974