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Campus Activism collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG82
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.

Dates

  • 1962-1992 (incl.)
  • Majority of material found in 1962-1971, 1986-1992

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

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.

Extent

0.417 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Overview

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

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

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.

Related Materials

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

Processed By

Rebecca Parmer, 2017

Creator

Title
Guide to the Campus Activism Collection, 1962-1992
Status
completed
Author
Rebecca Parmer
Date
8 May 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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