Campus Demonstrations records
04.CD

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Campus Demonstrations records
ID
04.CD
Date [inclusive]
1961-2009
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 record center carton
Language
English
Abstract
The Campus Demonstration records include materials regarding several unrelated campus conflicts, protests, demonstrations, and movements that were part of larger national or international demonstrations. A large portion of the materials relate to race relations on campus, specifically the Black student movement, which was part of the larger national Civil Rights movement. Also from this era are records pertaining to the conflict in Vietnam; as was the case on many college campuses across the country, students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University participated in protests, rallies, and demonstrations denouncing the United States military, war and violence, and the draft. The  Campus Demonstration records include materials pertaining to the conflicts, protests, rallies, and movements at Eastern Michigan University. The bulk of the material is dated 1968 to 1970 and relates to race relations in the context of the Civil Rights movement, as well as anti-war/violence demonstrations in response to the conflict in Vietnam. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, pamphlets, and newsletters.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative History

The Campus Demonstration records include materials regarding several unrelated campus conflicts, protests, demonstrations, and movements that were part of larger national or international demonstrations. A large portion of the materials relate to race relations on campus, specifically the Black student movement, which was part of the larger national Civil Rights movement. The campus conflicts dated from approximately 1968 to 1970, which was the height of the Black power movement in the greater United States, and like many Civil Rights protesters, the Eastern Michigan University demonstrators participated in non-violent civil resistance on campus. Also from this era are records pertaining to the conflict in Vietnam; as was the case on many college campuses across the country, students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University participated in protests, rallies, and demonstrations denouncing the United States military, war and violence, and the draft.

Later conflicts and demonstrations, dated 1980 to 2009, include campus-specific movements, such as rallies condemning instances of violence and supporting minority groups. There is also material regarding higher education in the state of Michigan, such as protests against proposed budget cuts to public colleges and universities.

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Scope and Contents

The Campus Demonstration records include materials pertaining to a variety of conflicts, protests, rallies, and movements at Eastern Michigan University. The bulk of the material is dated 1968 to 1970 and relates to race relations in the context of the Civil Rights movement, as well as anti-war/violence demonstrations in response to the conflict in Vietnam. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, clippings, pamphlets, and newsletters.

The Campus Demonstrations records have been divided into two series:  Conflicts and protests and  Resolutions and responses.

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Arrangement of Materials

The Campus Demonstrations records have been divided into two series:  Conflicts and protests and  Resolutions and responses.

The Conflicts and protests series includes materials regarding campus demonstrations by students, faculty, and the Ypsilanti community. Materials include correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, and photographs.

The Resolutions and responses series includes materials created by the administration at Eastern Michigan University in response to conflicts, such as reports, policies, and meeting minutes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 January 12

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Revision Description

  2012 March 21

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for Research. Researchers are asked to request materials at least 24 hours in advance through the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • African American students
  • Anti-war demonstrations
  • Black Students Association
  • Demonstrations.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Student movements.

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Collection Inventory

Conflicts and protests 1961-2009 

Scope and Contents

Materials in this box include the Report of the Commission to Investigate the Disorders at Eastern Michigan University, Black Demands, information on Student Demonstrations from 1961 to the present, and information on the Student Deliberation Committee.

Black Student Movement 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766546)   1 1

The "Second Coming" newspaper 1969 


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Mixed Materials (32307024766546)   1 2

Boycott of classes 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 3

Anti-war protests 1969-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 4

Students for a Democratic Society 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials (32307024766546)   1 5

State higher education budget rally 2007 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 6

Correspondence 1970 


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Mixed Materials (32307024766546)   1 7

 1961-1967 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 8

 1968 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 9

 1969 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 10

 1970 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 11-12

 1980-2009 


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Mixed materials (32307024766546)   1 13

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Resolutions and responses 1968-1971 

President's Report 1968 


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Mixed materials (32307024766553)   2 1

Student participation in committees 1970 


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Mixed materials (32307024766553)   2 2

Report of the Commission to Investigate the Disorders at Eastern Michigan University 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766553)   2 3

Scope and Contents

There are two copies of this item.

Mass Disturbance Policy 1970-1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766553)   2 4

Student Deliberations Committee Meeting Minutes 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307024766561)   3 1-9

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