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World student movements collection

Identifier: MSS 309 large

Scope and Contents

This collection of 1960's student movement materials from throughout the world accumulated through visits and conferences attended by Dr. Frank A. Pinner over a several year period. It contains both primary and secondary materials covering Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Africa, Argentina, Burma, Canada, China, the Congo, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and Turkey. Primary materials are in the form of commission reports, issues of magazines and newspapers published by radical student groups. The secondary materials are conference papers (usually in English) and offprints from journals.


  • Creation: approximately 1960-1969

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The 1960’s were a turbulent time for universities in many countries, and this collection was built up through visits and conferences attend by Dr. Pinner over a several year period. Seen as an international phenomenon, student movements can claim a more important place in the history of the twentieth-century than if they were considered as isolated happenings on individual campuses.


8 Linear Feet (8 boxes) ; 27 x 14 x 32 cm.

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


The materials are arranged alphabetically by country.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Frank A. Pinner in 1982.

Processing Information

The World Student Movements Archive were processed by Kassy Fineout – June of 2008.

Finding Aid for the World student movements collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA