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Campus Activism Collection, 1962-1992 Edit


Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Parmer
Finding Aid Date
8 May 2017
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  • 1962-1992 (incl.) (Creation)
  • 1962-1971, 1986-1992 (bulk) (Creation)


  • 0.417 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 Hollinger box

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  • Abstract

    An artificial collection of materials documenting campus activism activities from 1962-1992.

  • Language of Materials

    In English.

  • Scope and Contents

    An artificial collection of correspondence, clippings, press coverage, and photographs documenting campus activism over a 30 year period (1962-1992), including Civil Rights era activities, two peaceful sit-ins of Fanning Hall in 1971 and 1986, and campus divestment in South Africa in the 1980s.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Folder, Box, Campus Activism Collection. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

  • Processed By

    Rebecca Parmer, 2017

  • Acquisitions Information

    Presumably gathered in part by Gertrude Noyes in preparation for her manuscript, A History of Connecticut College; additional contributions gathered by the College Archivist in the early 1990s. Material on divestment in South Africa presumably transferred by Judith Kirmmse, date unknown.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    One folder (intern applications) is subject to review by archives staff before it may be accessed. The remainder of this collection is open to researchers.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is organized in five series:

    Series I: Civil Rights Era, 1962-1972; Series II: Fanning Takeover I, 1971-1972; Series III: Fanning Takeover II, 1986-1987; Series IV: South Africa Divestment, 1986-1990; Series V: CASE-J (Campus Action for Social Equality and Justice), 1992

  • Related Materials

    RG34 Unity House Records RG47 Office of Student Life, Series IV: Student Newspaper Collection