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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alternative Press collection

 Collection — Box: 1-17
Identifier: MS 73
Overview A collection of local and national news sources related to labor, anti-war, student unrest, and free speech issues spanning the years 1969-1992. Publications were collected by Richard Lipsitz, Jr., president of the Western New York Area Labor Federation.

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: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan, Psychology Department

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3/5/897
Overview Interviews, chronologies and surveys collected by social psychologists, Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan pertaining to the events on the South campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo mainly from February to April 1970.

Charles Haynie papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: 34/9/1071
Overview Collection includes Haynie's correspondence, teaching files, publications, and information on political, social, and environmental activism.

Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16/4F/134
Overview Professor Bruce Jackson's collection documenting the University of Buffalo campus unrest of 1969 and 1970. Includes minutes, reports, newspapers, student papers on press coverage and community response, WBFO radio reports, television news broadcasts and "UB Disorders" audiotapes.

Elwin H. Powell papers

 Collection — Box: 1-95
Identifier: 22/3F/1088
Overview The papers of Elwin H. Powell (1925-2001), activist and sociology professor at the University at Buffalo. Collection includes extensive research and writings concerning political events in the UB and Buffalo communities.

Squire Hall Demonstrations records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 8/8/975
Overview The Squire Hall Demonstrations Records document student protests when the University at Buffalo converted the student union into a dental clinic for the Dental School, March 1982.

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.