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Campus Unrest at the University at Buffalo Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo)

 Organization

Historical Note

University Archives has several areas of collecting focus. One of these is the Campus Unrest at the University at Buffalo Collection. The bulk of the holdings is made up of materials relating to campus unrest at UB in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and includes the occupation of the university by city of Buffalo police, the arrest of 45 faculty members, censorship of the Spectrum student newspaper, strikes, and protests. Also included are collections covering student activism across the United States and internationally.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Association of University Professors, Buffalo Chapter Secretary's files

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 3/1/1217
Overview Collection contains files of Marchand (Shonnie) Finnegan as Secretary & Vice President of the University of Buffalo Chapter, American Association of University Professors and it's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, mainly concerning the period of campus unrest, 1969-1971 and the arrest of the 45 faculty members during student protests in the Spring of 1970. Also included are some faculty grievance files and publications from the national association.

Campus Unrest: Individual Collections records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3/5/974
Overview An open collection of donated materials and recollections relating to the period of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo (1969-1971).

Campus Unrest Clippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3/5/825
Overview Clippings from newspapers in the Buffalo, N.Y. area reporting on campus unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo between 1964 and 1975.

Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3/5/1369
Overview Collection contains material Richard Siggelkow kept while researching for his book, Dissent and Disruption: A University Under Siege, Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1991. Also included are personal correspondence, essays, and clippings regarding his role as Dean of Students later Vice President for Student Affairs.

UB Today Article on Campus Unrest and Reader Reaction

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 3/5/108
Overview Copies of UB Today article on campus unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970 and artifacts and written recollections provided by alumni who were students at the university during the period of unrest.