Michigan State University student activism collection
Scope and Contents
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.
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
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.
1 Linear Feet (22 folders)
Language of Materials
The Michigan State University Student Activism Collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Dr. William Chamberlain, April 2001.
The Michigan State University student activism collection was processed by Julia Frankosky in August 2008.
- Michigan State University -- Students -- Political activity -- Sources
- Student movements -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Sources
- Finding Aid for the Michigan State University student activism collection,1965-1975
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Finding aid prepared by Julia Frankosky.
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