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May 28, 1968 [Denver1968A: 100-449698-13-1]

Even some plans to disrupt the New Left go too far for Director J. Edgar Hoover. The Denver Special Agent in Charge (SAC) suggests the undermining of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) by sending grieving parents SDS material by mail. Hoover emphatically rejects this notion. (See his handwritten comments on Page 2 of the documents.)
[Browse the Documents]. (New Left).

June 28, 1968 [Denver1968B: 100-449698-13-4]

Documents show the extent to which the FBI collects information through collaboration with institutions and informants at multiple levels, including several on college campuses. Information in this particular memorandum, as noted on Page 1, is shared with Denver Secret Service, 113th Military Intelligence Group, Denver Office of Special Investigations (U.S. Air Force), and Naval Investigative Service Offices in Denver and Chicago.
[Browse the Documents]. (New Left, Multi-agency).

July 23, 1969 [Denver1969A: 100-449696-13-18]

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover harshly reminds Denver Special Agent in Charge (SAC) that “this program’s objectives are to seek out and neutralize the New Left not only on college campuses but elsewhere as well.” Plans to engender disharmony between Black Panther Party (BPP) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) are discussed in detail.
[Browse the Documents]. (New Left, Black Nationalist).

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Denver Police and Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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