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University of Cincinnati Campus Unrest Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA-04-12

Scope and Content

This collection contains material relating to disruptions on the University of Cincinnati campus as a result of protests against the Vietnam War and protests for better treatment for black students on campus. Most of the material is from the 1968-1969 and 1969-1970 school year. The collection contains university reports, newspaper articles, and correspondence. There are also a number of articles relating to events on other college campuses around the country, and information about Jane Fonda's 1973 visit to UC's campus.

Dates

  • 1964-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of the Campus Unrest Collection

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the University of Cincinnati experienced a wave of protest and radicalism on campus, much like other universities throughout the United States. The height of the protest occurred in May of 1970, immediately after the Kent State shootings. UC closed on May 8th due to the fear of possible violence on campus, and later in the month, university administration decided to cancel the remainder of the Spring quarter.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

This collection contains material relating to disruptions on the University of Cincinnati campus as a result of protests against the Vietnam War and protests for better treatment for black students on campus. Most of the material is from the 1968-1969 and 1969-1970 school year. The collection contains university reports, newspaper articles, and correspondence. There are also a number of articles relating to events on other college campuses around the country, and information about Jane Fonda's 1973 visit to the University of Cincinnati campus.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders by topic and then chronologically.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library
Title
Finding aid for the University of Cincinnati Campus Unrest Collection, 1964-1990
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Suzanne Maggard
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 McMicken Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959