The FBI has declassified its Cointelpro files explaining its secret
campaign to undermine the New Left (during a period when I was
active). (Coming soon, its files on Black Nationalism.)
Here is the link:
If you look under “San Antonio,” you’ll find hundreds of pages of
files on Austin SDS, etc. The FBI office was in San Antonio.
I’ve attached a few samples that show what was going on.
Maybe some of this fits into the “dirty nothings” files, since it is
fairly evident that Frank Erwin was one favored FBI channel of
— Roger, Austin
From Kenneth H. Ashworth:
Laura, well, at last my book on the Erwin years 1969 to 1973 is out. It is called “Horns of a Dilemma, Coping with Politics at the University of Texas.” Several people are unhappy with me about it, so I hope it describes the era well. Some of the dirty nothings will find it of interest. It is available under “Kenneth Ashworth” under “books” at amazon.com.
I’d love to hear what readers think about it. There’s even a poem from the times about the Waller Creek trees.