New York: Free School of New York, Fall 1967. First Edition. Wraps. 5.5" x 8.5" approx. saddle-stapled booklet. Touches of toning and wear at corners. Mailing information at rear wrap. Interior clean and bright. Very good. 12pp. Very good. Item #17647
Catalog for the fall 1967 term at the Free School of New York, also known as the Free University of New York. Established in 1965 as a reaction to traditional academia, FUNY was in the tradition of 1960s protest movements, run by committee with open enrollment and granting no degrees. This catalog, which lists the school's 24 class offerings, demonstrates a focus on the humanities, with courses in filmmaking, history, fine arts and drama. Class offerings were predictably left-leaning, with titles like "A Quest for Self," "The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung" and "Black Power and the "Ghetto Uprisings," and the faculty included counterculture figures such as Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg. An ambitious and ephemeral offshoot of the 1960s counterculture movement, FUNY closed after only a few years in operation.