Special Collections and Archives

Strike Papers

Special Collections and Archives

Strike Papers

Campus Strike Papers, 1965-1972

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 12, 13, 14, 15

Finding Aid

Prepared by Virginia Dressler, August 17, 2006; Updated by Penny White, June 2013; Updated by Rennie Greenfield, October 2015
4 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes and 10 oversize folders)

Physical Location: 12th floor


Historical Note

Massive student demonstrations and protests nationwide followed the shootings at Kent State University and at Jackson State College in the Spring of 1970. As many citizens of the American public were siding with the National Guard in the weeks following May 4, the student reaction became increasingly stronger and ultimately led in the closings of many colleges and universities from coast to coast during May and June. Countless campus assemblies toward strike resulted in flyers, newsletters and letters reflecting the conditions and sentiments of a portion of the American student body at this time (as well as some faculty members and administration).


Scope and Content

This collection includes newsletters and flyers from colleges and universities in the United States. The materials are reflective of particular student bodies, faculty involvement, and also statements from the administrative offices. Box 14 includes responses from universities and libraries for strike papers as requested by Kent State University Libraries, which wished to establish this collection of nationwide strike papers. Materials are arranged by state and then by specific institution.
 


May 4 Collection -- Box 12

Folder -- Contents

  1. Alabama, University of, May 1970
  2. Arizona, University of, April 1969-June 1970
  3. Arkansas, Henderson State College, May 1970
  4. Arkansas State University, Fayetteville, April 1970-June 1970
  5. California, De Anza College, May 1970
  6. California, Mills College, May 1970
  7. California, San Diego College, May 1970
  8. California, San Diego State, February, 1967-May 1970
  9. California, San Fernando State, May 1970
  10. California, Sonoma State College, May 1970
  11. California, Stanislaus State College, May 1970
  12. California, St. Mary's College, May 1970
  13. California, State College, Long Beach, December 1968-October 1970
  14. California, University of, at Davis, October 1969-May 1970
  15. California, University of, at Irvine, May 1970
  16. California, University of the Pacific, Jan-May1970
  17. Colorado, Adams State College, May-June 1970
  18. Colorado, Loretto Heights College, May 1970
  19. Colorado State University, May 1970
  20. Colorado, University of Boulder, May 1970
  21. Colorado, Temple Buell College, May 1970
  22. Connecticut, Central Connecticut State College, October 1969-December 1969
  23. Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State, May 1970
  24. Connecticut, University of, May-September 1970
  25. Connecticut, Yale, April- May 1970
  26. Florida Atlantic University, July 1968-May 1970
  27. Florida, University of Miami, May 1970
  28. Florida, University of South Flordia, May 1970
  29. Flordia, University of South Flordia (Tampa), May 1970 
  30. Georgia, Emory University, October 1969-May 1970
  31. Georgia, University of, April 1968-December 1970
  32. Idaho State University, September 1969-May 1970
  33. Illinois Bradley University, May 1970
  34. Illinois, Bridgewater State College, May 1970-September 1970
  35. Illinois, George Williams College, August-October 1969
  36. Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University, May 1970
  37. Illinois, Loyola University, December 1968-June 1970
  38. Illinois, Monmouth College, May-Fall 1970
  39. Illinois, North Park University, May 1970
  40. Illinois, Northwestern University, May 1970
  41. Illinois, Roosevelt University, May 1970
  42. Illinois, Southern Illinois University, May 1970
  43. Illinois, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, May 1970
  44. Illinois, University of Urbana- Champaign, May 1970
  45. Illinois, Western Illinois University, May 1970
  46. Indiana, Ball State University, May 1970 
  47. Indiana, Earlham College, May 1970
  48. Indiana, Manchester College, May 1970
  49. Indiana, Notre Dame, July 1970
  50. Indiana, Valparaiso College, May 1970
  51. Iowa, Cornell College, May-August 1970
  52. Iowa, St. Ambrose College, May 1970
  53. Kansas State University, May 1970
  54. Kansas, University of, April-July 1970
  55. Kentucky, University of, May 1970
  56. Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, May 1970
  57. Lousiana, Loyola University, May 1970
  58. Maine, Bates College, May 1970
  59. Maine, Bowdoin College, May 1970
  60. Maine, Colby College, May 1970
  61. Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, April 1970
  62. Maryland, University of Baltimore, May 1970
  63. Maryland, University of, College Park, May-June 1970
  64. Maryland, University of, May 1970
  65. Maryland, Washington College, May 1970
  66. Maryland, Western Maryland College, May 1970

BOX 13

Folder -- Contents

  1. Massachusetts, Boston College, May 1970
  2. Massachusetts, Brandeis University, April-May 1970
  3. Massachusetts, Curry College, May 1970
  4. Massachusetts, Fitchburg State College, [no date]
  5. Massachusetts, Harvard University, May 1970
  6. Massachusetts, Northeastern University, May 1970
  7. Massachusetts, Simmons College, May- June 1970
  8. Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts Technical Institutes, October 1967-May 1970
  9. Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, April 1969-May 1970
  10. Massachusetts, University of, May 1970
  11. Massachusetts, Wheaton College, May 1970
  12. Massachusetts, Williams College, May 1970
  13. Massachusetts, Worcester State College, May-June 1970
  14. Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, March-May 1970
  15. Michigan, Michigan Tech., May 1970
  16. Michigan State University, May 1970
  17. Michigan, Western Michigan University, May 1970
  18. Minnesota, Carleton College, January-May 1970
  19. Minnesota, Mankato State College, May-June 1970
  20. Minnesota, St. Cloud State College, May 1970
  21. Minnesota, St. Olaf College, May 1970
  22. Minnesota, University of, Duluth, January 1968-October 1970
  23. Minnesota, University of Minnesota, May 1970
  24. Missouri, Lincoln University, May 1970
  25. Missouri, University of Missouri Columbia, May 1970
  26. Missouri, University of, St. Louis, May 1970
  27. Missouri, Washington University, February-May 1970
  28. Montana, University of, May 1970
  29. Nebraska, Hiram State College, May 1970
  30. Nebraska, University of, May-June 1970
  31. Nevada, University of, May 1970
  32. New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, May 1970
  33. New Hampshire, Plymouth State College, May 1970
  34. New Hampshire, University of, May 1970
  35. New Jersey, Fairleigh-Dickinson University, March-May 1970
  36. New Jersey, Livingston College, May 1970
  37. New Jersey, Rutgers, May 1970

BOX 14

Folder -- Contents

  1. New Mexico, Eastern New Mexico University, May 1970
  2. New York, Barnard College, May 1970
  3. New York, Bernard Baruch College, April-July 1970
  4. New York, Columbia University (School of Library Science), May 1970
  5. New York, Columbia University (Teachers College), May-June 1970
  6. New York, C.W. Post College, May 1970
  7. New York, City College, May 1970
  8. New York, Keukea College, April 1970
  9. New York, Marymount Manhattan College, May-June 1970
  10. New York, New York University, May-June 1970
  11. New York, Parsons School of Design, May 1970
  12. New York, Rochester Institute of Technology, May-June 1970
  13. New York, Skidmore College, May 1970
  14. New York, State University College at Buffalo, May 1970
  15. New York, S.U.N.Y. at Albany, Summer 1970 
  16. New York, S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, May 1970
  17. New York, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, May 1970 
  18. New York, S.U.N.Y. Cortland, May-August 1970
  19. New York, S.U.N.Y., Fredonia, May 1970
  20. New York, S.U.N.Y., Geneseo, May 1970
  21. New York, S.U.N.Y., Potsdam, May-July 1970
  22. New York, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook, February-October 1970
  23. New York, College of Forestry, Syracuse, May 1970
  24. New York, Syracuse University, May 1970
  25. New York, Union College, May 1970
  26. New York, University of Rochester, May 1970
  27. North Carolina, N.C. State University at Chapel Hill, May 1970
  28. North Carolina, N.C. Wesleyan College, June 1970
  29. North Carolina, State University, Raleigh, May 1970
  30. North Carolina, University of, May 1970
  31. North Dakota, University of, May 1970
  32. Ohio, Antioch, May 1970
  33. Ohio, Bowling Green State University, October 1970, January 1971
  34. Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, May 1970
  35. Ohio, Cleveland State University, May 1970
  36. Ohio, Denison University, May 1970
  37. Ohio, Kent State University, East Liverpool, May 1970
  38. Ohio, Kent State University, Stark, May 1970
  39. Ohio, Ohio State University, April-May 1970
  40. Ohio, Ohio State University (News Releases), April-May 1970
  41. Ohio, University of Akron, June 1970
  42. Ohio, Miami University, April 1970
  43. Ohio, University of, May 1970

BOX 15

Folder -- Contents

  1. Ohio, Wilmington College, May 1970
  2. Ohio, Wittenberg University, October 1969
  3. Ohio, Wright State University, May 1970
  4. Ohio, Youngstown State University, May 1970
  5. Oregon, Portland State University, May 1970
  6. Oregon, Reed College, May 1970
  7. Oregon, University of, January 1969-May 1970
  8. Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, [no date]
  9. Pennsylvania, Dickinson College, May 1970
  10. Pennsylvania, Juniata College, June 1970
  11. Pennsylvania, Kutztown State College, April 1970
  12. Pennsylvania, Lafayette College, May 1970
  13. Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College, May 1970
  14. Pennsylvania, Penn State University, April-June 1970
  15. Pennsylvania, Shippensburg State College, May 1970
  16. Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, January 1968-March 1969
  17. Pennsylvania, Temple University, May 1970
  18. Pennsylvania, Thiel College, May 1970
  19. Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, May 1970
  20. Pennsylvania, University of Scranton, May 1970
  21. Pennsylvania, Washington and Jefferson College, August 1968
  22. Tennessee, Fisk University, January 1970
  23. Tennessee, University of, April 1968-July 1970
  24. Texas, Rice University, February 1965-May 1970
  25. Utah, University of, May-June 1970
  26. Vermont, Bennington College, May-June 1970
  27. Vermont, Lyndon State College, May 1970
  28. Vermont, St. Michael's College, May 1970
  29. Vermont, University of, May-June 1970
  30. Virginia, Hampton Institute, April 1969
  31. Virginia, Mary Baldwin College, May 1970
  32. Virginia, Randolph-Macon College, October 1969
  33. Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 1969
  34. Virginia, Washington and Lee University, May 1970
  35. Washington, Eastern Washington State, May 1970
  36. Washington, Washington State University, May 1970
  37. Washington, Western Washington State, August 1970
  38. Washington D.C., Federal City College, May 1970
  39. Washington D.C., D.C. Teacher's College, December 1969-May 1970
  40. West Virginia, Masrhall University, May 1970
  41. Wisconsin, University of, Madison, April-May 1970
  42. Wisconsin, State University, Oshkosh, November 1968-May 1970
  43. Wyoming, University of, October 1969-May 1970
  44. Responses to Requests for Strike Papers, July 1970-[no date]
  45. Responses to Requests for Strike Papers, August 1970
  46. Responses to Requests for Strike Papers, September 1970-February 1972

Oversized Materials:

  1. Arizona, University of, Flyer, [no date] (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  2. Kansas, University of, Kansas Alumni Special Issue, vol. 69, no. 38, May 16, 1970 (shelved in12th floor map case)
  3. Minnesota, Carleton College, Hard Times, May 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  4. Missouri, Washington University, Student Life: Strike Extra, vol. 91, no. 54, May 6, 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  5. Nebraska, University of, Campus in Crisis: Special Report, May 1970. 2 copies (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  6. Oregon, Reed College, Posters (3 different ones), May 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  7. Pennslyvania, University of Scranton, The Aquinas, vol. 42, no. 15, May 7, 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  8. Poster, 'Celebrity and Spectacle: the Making of a Media Event'. Artwork by Lisa G. Sheehan, October 27, 2000 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  9. Tennessee, University of, Libré, vol. 1, no. 2, October 8, 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)
  10. Wisconsin, University of Milwaukee, Strike!, nos. 1 & 2, May 1970 (shelved in 12th floor map case)