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Michigan State University 1970 Student Strike records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-26.1

Scope and Contents

The records consist of materials related to student demonstrations and strikes in May 1970. Topics of the protests included ROTC, and the war in Vietnam. Materials include newspaper clippings, copies of student flyers, as well as press releases. There are also copies of typewritten notes of timeline of events, damage to buildings, and class attendance. There is also a flyer about Bobby Seale in the Bulletins and Announcements folder.


  • Creation: 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

In May 1970, Michigan State University students upset by the war in Vietnam, the Kent State University shootings, and Jackson State University shootings began to call for a student strike. Students called for protests, suspension of classes, as well as seminars on the issues.


0.25 Cubic Feet (9 folders)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These records were originally transferred by the Music Department but the archivist could find no association with the music department. The materials were separated in order to make them more accessible.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

1970 Student Strike Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
May 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US