Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo records
Scope and Contents
Leaflets, newspaper clippings, reports, artifacts and other items collected by the University Archives as documentation of campus unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo, 1965-1990. Topics include censorship of the student newspaper the Spectrum, the Themis Research Contract, disruptions on campus in Spring 1969 and 1970, the arrest and trial of the "Faculty 45" in 1970, and other actions primarily concerned with the reactions of students and faculty to the war in Vietnam. Also included are files of the Rumor Control Center, 1969-1970. Artifacts include buttons, strike flags, banners, a tear gas canister, and a recording of the "Hayes Hall Blues," a song about the "Faculty 45." This collection also includes later news articles and recollections of participants about campus unrest at the University at Buffalo in the 1960s.
- University Archives (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The bulk of the Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo Records are open for research. For specific restrictions see University Archivist.
Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
6.54 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript box, 1 card file box, 1 CD box, 1 storage roll)
This collection contains materials related to campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, 1965-1990. Included are materials regarding the "Faculty 45," and artifacts such as buttons, strike flags, banners, a tear gas canister, and a recording of the "Hayes Hall Blues," a song about the "Faculty 45."
The collection is divided into five series:
I. Campus Unrest, 1965-1970
II. Faculty 45
III. Spring 1970
IV. Rumor Control
V. Publications and Clippings
The contents of the series are in chronological order, with additional materials added at the end of some series.
The majority of the materials in the collection were collected by the University Archives during the 1960s and 1970s. Exceptions include the Rumor Control Center files (see box 4) and items on the Spectrum controversy.
Additional material was later added to the collection:
The notebook (see box 5) was given to the Archives by Neil Gallagher of the Philosophy department. It was found in a University car by Charles Tampio, an English graduate student.
"Anatomy of a Disruption" (see box 2) was added to collection on July 7, 1970.
Additional materials regarding the "Faculty 45" (see box 3) were donated by Emily Goodman, wife of Nicholas Goodman, on July 7, 1974.
Printed materials concerning selective service issue added May 1966. Additional selective service material including notes on meeting kept by Ann London was added in February 1982.
A copy of "Guerilla Street Theater," was added April 1986.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by Archives staff.
- Buttons (information artifacts)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Freedom of speech
- Judicial records
- Leaflets (printed works)
- Legal documents
- Minutes (administrative records)
- Phonograph records
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- History -- Students
- Student movements -- New York (State) -- History -- Buffalo -- 20th century -- Sources
- Student protestors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Student strikes -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Student-administrator relationships -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft registers -- United States
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Finding Aid for the Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo records
- Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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