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Campus Unrest: Individual Collections records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 3-5-974

Scope and Contents

An open collection of donated materials and recollections from former students, faculty, administration and community members regarding the period of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, 1969-1971.


  • 1969-2004

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Campus Unrest: Individual Collections records, 1969-2004, are 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.

Historical Note

During the 1960s and the 1970s, the University at Buffalo experienced a surge of campus unrest incidents. Student, faculty, administration and even members of the local community were involved in the unfolding events on campus that protested many social and political issues including the Vietnam War, the ROTC presence on campus, racial bias in University athletics, and the Department of Defense research (Themis). This open and ongoing collection gathers the personal materials and recollections of those who were involved with the events at the University during that time.


1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)


An open collection of donated materials and recollections relating to the period of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo (1969-1971).


This collection is arranged by contributor.

Acquisition Information

This is an open collection of donated materials. It includes accessions 85-082 (Roger Cook), 90-012 (Ray Reinig), 90-018 (Wilma Rizzo). Donald S. Blank materials, accession 17-020 were gifted to University Archives in December 2017.

Accruals and Additions

Future accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

Together,volume 2, published by House of Life was moved to Non-University Periodicals.

From Wilma Rizzo papers.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Tanny, November 2004.


Finding Aid for the Campus Unrest: Individual Collections records
Finding aid prepared by Jessica Tanny, November 2004.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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