Michigan State University student activism collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 317 large

Dates

  • 1965-1975 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    22 folders

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Notes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Dr. William Chamberlain, April 2001.

  • Arrangement

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

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Michigan State University student activism collection, MSS 317, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Processing Information

    The Michigan State University student activism collection was processed by Julia Frankosky in August 2008.

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