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Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16-4F-134

Scope and Content Note

Documents, minutes, reports, newspapers, student papers on press coverage and community response to the University of Buffalo campus unrest in 1969 and 1970.

Also includes, "UB Disorders"- audio tapes, March-April 1970. Audio tape portrayal of the administrative and student unrest at the University of Buffalo (March-April 1970). Including television news broadcasts and interviews, WBFO radio reports, student interviews with administration, faculty senate meetings and strike convocation. The bulk of the taped material addresses the ROTC issue; acting president, Peter Regan; police on campus, and the Faculty 45. Professor Jackson compiled the tapes and makes brief commentaries throughout several of the live sessions.


  • 1969-1970


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt Collection 1969-1970 is open for research. The original format audiotape recordings are restricted from playback; digitized mp3 files are open to researchers. Because rights release forms nor transcripts were completed, the recordings may only be accessed onsite within Special Collections at this time.


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.

Recordings are copyright-protected. Users of works found in this collection are responsible for identifying and contacting the copyright owner for permission to reuse. University at Buffalo Libraries do not manage rights for copyright-protected works and cannot assist with permissions.

Biographical Note

Bruce Jackson is the Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture and State University of New York Distinguished Professor of English at the University at Buffalo. The author or editor of 22 books, Jackson has produced documentary films, important folkloric recordings, photographs, and articles addressing aspects of American culture, including southern work songs, prison reform, drug culture, and racial politics. In 2002, the government of France named him Chevalier in L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award in the arts and humanities. Jackson is also editor of the web journal,


3.0 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 12 reel to reel tapes)


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.


This collection remains in original order. In some cases the files are organized chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bruce Jackson, August 1971.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff, 1970's.

Finding Aid for the Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt collection
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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