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June 4 Memorial Fund collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0146

Scope and Contents

The collection includes administrative information, event planning, promotion and ephemera, as well as affiliate information and publications.


  • 1989-1995


Language of Materials

Collection material in English and Chinese.

Terms of Access

June 4, 1989 Memorial Fund collection, 1989-1995 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.

Historical Note

The June 4 Memorial Fund was initiated in response to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. As an independent, non-profit student/faculty organization, its purpose was to promote human rights for Chinese people living inside and outside of China. During the group's existence, they brought speakers to the University at Buffalo, held an annual commemorative event, and worked to advance public awareness of civil rights issues.


6.64 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize box, 1 storage roll)


The June 4 Memorial Fund was an independent, non-profit student/faculty organization initiated in 1989 to promote human rights for all Chinese people.


The collection is divided into three series: I. Administrative, II. Events, and III. Other organizations.

Acquisition Information

Board member Roger Des Forges donated the collection in 2006. Additional materials donated by Roger Des Forge in April 2015.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Verhoef, November 2006. Additional material processed and finding aid updated by Sarah Pinard, December 2016.


Finding Aid for the June 4 Memorial Fund collection
Finding aid prepared by Erin Verhoef.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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