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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 22 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Charles Keil papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16/8F/1064
Overview Collection of materials from Charles Keil, ethnomusicologist and professor of American Studies. Includes his teachings, publications, political activism, resource material, and his work in the University at Buffalo American Studies, Music, and Anthropology departments.

Paul Krehbiel Campus Unrest collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 3/5/821
Overview Papers of student activist Paul Krehbiel, concerning his involvement in and exposure to the Student unrest of the late 1960s-1970 at the University at Buffalo. The bulk of the material is dated from circa 1968-1970, except Krehbiel’s later organizational interests, which dates from 2000.

Seymour Lipset Comparative Student Project files

 Collection — Box: 1-9
Identifier: MS 24
Overview Printed material collected by Lipset and others at Harvard University between 1967 and 1971. Includes student publications; articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines; newspaper clippings and studies concerning student activist movements throughout the world, with emphasis on the United States, Latin America, and international student organizations. Also many unpublished studies about students originally prepared for presentation at conferences or for graduate courses. This...

Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-38
Identifier: MS 82
Overview The records of the Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo reflect the center's efforts from 1968 to 1978 to counsel area men and service people about their rights and options regarding the Selective Service System and the military.

Anthony W. Novitsky and Christopher Densmore Alternative Press collection

 Collection — Box: 1-33, 34+
Identifier: MS 76
Overview This collection consists of periodicals issued between 1963 and 2000 with most of the material dated prior to 1990, including non-periodical material arranged by issuing organization. Topics covered include draft resistance and conscientious objectors during the Vietnamese Conflict, civil rights, the peace movement, disarmament, the women's movement, student unrest, and the labor movement.

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.

Richard Sebian slides and negatives of South (Main Street) campus, circa 1955-1975

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: 8/8PH/1343
Abstract Color 35 mm slides of the South (Main Street) campus. Also includes black and white negatives, and a small number of images of North (Amherst) campus under construction.

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.

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.