"Two addresses to the faculty and students on the organizing of college students in order to bring about change"


Ralph Nader



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Speakers Board


1 hour 12 minutes


Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, political activist, author and attorney, first gained recognition for his 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety practices of the automobile industry. In the speeches, Nader on the establishment of OSPIRG and suggests that college students should organize into groups such as OSPIRG in order to be more effective in bringing about change. This recording includes two separate speeches Nader made at PSU on the same day: the first speech, at 9 a.m. in the SMC Ballroom, was intended for faculty, and the second was given at 10 a.m. in the Main Gym. [Note: Afternoon session starts at 0:34:48]

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Student movements, Social justice

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track, mono, 3 tracks recorded


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