Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, fliers, clippings and written accounts Richard Siggelkow gathered 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 and later Vice President for Student Affairs.
- Siggelkow, Richard A. (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
The Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest collection, 1961-1991 is open for research.
Copyright of 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.
Richard A. Siggelkow received his B.A. (1941), M.A. (1948), and Ph.D. (1953) in Education from the University of Wisconsin. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1958 as Dean of Students. In 1967 he was promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1983. Dr. Siggelkow also was a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.
Prior to his service at UB he had been assistant dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin from 1956 to 1958 and associate director of the University of Wisconsin Teacher Placement Bureau from 1949-1956. He also taught history and social studies at the secondary school level from 1945 to 1947.
During World War II he rose from the rank of private in the Field Artillery to a major during his active duty period. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as colonel. He was awarded the Bronze Star during his 38 months of service in the European and African Theaters of Operations during the war and took part in eight battle campaigns.
As Vice President for Student Affairs, Richard Siggelkow was intimately involved in the years of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, particularly 1966 through 1970. Issues of academic freedom, recruitment by the Selective Service and Dow Chemical Corporation, the Vietnam War, as well as demands for a more democratic administration of the University that would include faculty and students, caused protests on campus.
1.251 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes )
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.
This collection is arranged in two series: I. Campus Unrest and II. Student Affairs. Within each series files are arranged chronologically by the beginning date of the material. Campus Unrest photographs can be found at the end of series I and are also arranged chronologically.
Other Finding Aids
The original finding aid for this collection is available upon request.
Received from Richard Siggelkow circa 1990s.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by Karen Spencer, June 2011. Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Danielle White, November 2014. Additional material added and collection reprocessed by William Offhaus, March 2019.
- Academic freedom -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Campus Unrest at the University at Buffalo Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo)
- Campus violence -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- College administrators -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Fliers (printed matter)
- Negatives (photographic)
- Riots -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- State University of New York at Buffalo
- State University of New York at Buffalo -- Archives
- Student protestors -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Student strikes -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Student-administrator relationships -- New York (State) -- Buffalo
- Finding Aid for Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest collection
- Under Revision
- Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
- 2011 June
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