William C. Blanton papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of papers of William C. Blanton which he saved from his time as a student. Blanton includes written reminiscens and comments with the materials. Included are materials about 1963 National Merit Scholars; the Academic Fredeem Report published in the State News; an ASMSU campaign flyer for Tom Samet, and Rose Bowl newspapers, buttons, pennant, and Tournament of Roses Parade program. There are also materials related to the United Students organization which contains a cartoon featuring Blanton, articles and damage report for the Kiss-in demonstration, part of a police report and article about vigils. The collection also contains two issues of The Paper, an underground student newspaper.
- 1963, 1965-1969
- Blanton, William C. (Person)
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.
William C. Blanton attended Michigan State University from 1963-1967. Coming from Hodgenville KY, Blanton was a National Merit Scholar upon entering MSU as a freshman in 1963. At MSU, Blanton lived in Wonders Hall while studying Mathematics and Statistics, and becoming a member of the Honors College in his sophomore year. He spent his time in several extra-curriclar pursuits, serving on ASMSU as a Senior Member at Large from 1967-68 and a Campaign Manager for Tom Samet from 1968-69. While living in Wonders Hall, Blanton was a part of the North Wonders Hall Lounge Association, also known as "The Lounge," which was involved with "The Paper," MSU's weekly underground newspaper. "The Lounge" contributed comics, a crossword, and, in Blanton's case, a sports column to "The Paper."
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Copyright: Michigan State University except where noted.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- William C. Blanton Papers
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- March 2017
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- Finding aid written in English.