University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-1999 (Bulk dates 1968-1972).


Columbia University. Archives. University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-1999 (Bulk dates 1968-1972).

University Protest and Activism Collection, 1958-1999 (Bulk dates 1968-1972).

The collection consists primarily of flyers, correspondence, news clippings and releases, transcripts of electronic media reports, memoranda, legal documents and meeting minutes. The bulk of the material held in this collection relates to the 1968 strike, however, strikes and protests are documented as well: 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 strikes prompted by student opposition to the Vietnam War, the draft, the presence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, military recruiters, concerns of Columbia's contribution to the war effort through the School of International Affairs programs and research performed by professors associated with the U.S. Department of Defense's Jason project. There is also extensive documentation on a number of student organizations, one of which was the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the most instrumental in channeling student activities into demonstrations and other strike activity.

29 linear feet (69.5 document boxes)

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