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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Date Processed:

July 2008

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Dr. William Chamberlain, April 2001.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Michigan State University Student Activism Collection, MSS 317, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The Michigan State University Student Activism Collection consists of documents, newspapers and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and flyers dealing with student activism at Michigan State University in the 1960s and 1970s.

Historical Background:

Michigan State University, originally named the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, was founded in 1855 as an agricultural college.  By 1964, the name had been changed for the fifth and final time to Michigan State University.

The 1960s and 1970s were a tumultuous time due to, among other things, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement.  Michigan State University, like many universities across the United States, was filled with protests, rallies, and political movements striving for equal rights, an end to the Vietnam War, and to end other injustices, both on campus and around the world.

Processing Note:

The Michigan State University Student Activism Collection was processed by Julia Frankosky, August 2008


The Michigan State University Student Activism Collection is arranged alphabetically by topic:

Box Folder Folder/Description
1 1 Academic Days of Conscience
  2 Administration Building Sit-in, June 1968
  3 Anti-War Rally Editorial, February 1969
  4 Anti-War Grand River Blockade, 1972
  5 Chicago 7 Trial MSU Union Rally, February 1970
  6 Chronology
  7 Co-Ops/Alternative Living
  8 Justin Morrill College
  9 Michigan Ave. Harrison Rd. Controversy
  10 Miscellaneous Pamphlets
  11 Movement for a New Congress
  12 Orange Horse/Bessey Hall Sit-in, Fall 1966
  13 Paul Schiff Case
  14 People’s Park
  15 ROTC/Military Recruitment on Campus
  16 Student Publications
  17 Student Rights
  18 Student Strike, May 1970
  19 Vietnam War Moratorium, Fall 1969
  20 Vietnam Moratorium, May 1971
  21 “We’re Number One!”
  22 Slides

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