Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Ramparts was an early opponent of the Vietnam War, exposing programs that were fronts for CIA covert operations and denouncing the US use of napalm in Vietnam.
The Radical Education Project was an undertaking of the Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s for research and training. One of its larger aims was outreach to create and support a new generation of radicals, often through publications by the SDS. The selection of pamphlets and treatises here focus on topics like imperialism, class conflict, women's liberation, and capitalism.
The Sexual Freedom League (SFL) was founded in New York City in 1963, but became more associated with the San Francisco Bay area when one founding member, Jefferson Poland moved there. With the Vietnam War, women’s movement, and the counterculture scene, the 1960s proved to be prosperous time for the SFL. Originally formed to promote the political ideals of sexual freedom, the SFL quickly became known as an organization that sponsored orgies and other sex-related parties. As the SFL expanded into a nationwide network of chapters, the original political ideals became less emphasized causing friction within the organization. By the late 1970s, the number of members in the SFL had dwindled.
This set of buttons for The Sixties was chosen from eighty-two ephemeral and political buttons collected between the 1950s and 2000 by Nettie Feinberg. The “I am a Civil Rights Marcher August 28, 1963 Washington, D.C.” button was attained from Nettie Feinberg’s son, Lawrence, at the civil rights march where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There are several buttons relating to the Vietnam War. The “Moratorium” and “National Strike For Peace October 15, 1970” buttons were both obtained at major rallies protesting the Vietnam War.