The A. Robert Kaufman Papers primarily document Kaufman’s involvement in left-wing political organizing in Baltimore, 1967-2006. The papers include copies of extensive FBI files recording Kaufman’s political activities from his time as a student at Goddard College in the 1950s to his participation in various political movements during the 1960s. Other significant documentation covers a broad range of political issues, including opposition to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, legalization of drugs in Baltimore, lowering auto-insurance rates for city residents, peace in the Middle East and Kaufman’s city, state, and national campaigns for political office. The collection also includes material related to a variety of organizations, including the City-Wide Coalition, City-Wide Insurance Coalition, the Baltimore Free University, the Baltimore Green Party, the Baltimore Anti-War Coalition, the Coalition on Voter Registration and the Baltimore Coalition to End War and Terrorism. While the collection contains a few awards, photographs, cartoons, buttons, bumper stickers and one radio interview, most of the material consists of clippings, correspondence, biographical outlines, notes, poetry, bulletins and writings related to Kaufman’s work as an activist and organizer.