Vietnam War teach-in records, 1965-1966.


Rutgers University. Office of Public Information. Vietnam War teach-in records, 1965-1966.

Vietnam War teach-in records, 1965-1966.

The records include correspondence, newspaper clippings, statements and reports related to the three Vietnam War teach-ins. Items addressing Professor Eugene Genovese's remarks at the first teach-in and the University's subsequent handling of the matter represent the bulk of the collection. Also included are materials relating to the 1965 New Jersey Gubernatorial campaign. The Republican candidate, New Jersey Senator Wayne Dumont, demanded Genovese's removal from the University and focused on the issue in his campaign. The Democratic candidate, incumbent Governor Richard J. Hughes, supported the University's decision. Other notable items in the collection include: a "Report to the General Assembly on the State of New Jersey" on the Genovese matter; resolutions of various civic organizations both for and against Genovese; a statement by Douglas Dillon, a member of the Board of Governors, supporting academic freedom; and newspaper clippings written in reaction to Dillon's statement. Correspondents include United States Senators from New Jersey, Harrison Williams and Clifford P. Case.

2 cu.ft. (5 ms. boxes).

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The Rutgers University Office of Public Information, a division of University Communications, is responsible for coordinating communications and events involving Rutgers and outside media. The records in this group relate to the three teach-ins held at Rutgers University on Apr. 9, 1965, Sept. 29-30, 1965 and Oct. 14, 1965. The first teach-in, organized by Rutgers faculty, was billed as an all-night open discussion on American foreign policy with regard to Vietnam. Public controversy was sparked...

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Rutgers was first chartered in 1766 as Queen's College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies. The school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 and during its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution. In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. In 1864, Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey. Rutgers College attained universit...

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