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Finding Aid for the Student Protests, Paris 1968, 1967-1969
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Description
In 1968, student dissatisfaction with university conditions in France resulted in riots. The unrest spread throughout Paris and to other parts of France. In June 1968, a graduate student in History at the Sorbonne was contacted by the UCLA Western bibliographer to collect material relating to the events leading to the protests of May and subsequent events in France. Materials consist of monographs, serials, newspapers, posters, flyers, political tracts, songs, and phonograph records collected in Paris during the period 1967-1969. Some items relate to student/worker partnerships, especially in regard to strikes taking place at French factories during the period. Many of the political tracts and flyers are unattributed and undated (although some have handwritten dates in the upper right-hand corner).
Background
By May 1968, student dissatisfaction with university conditions in France had reached its peak and resulted in riots. As other groups with similar grievances become involved, the unrest spread throughout Paris and to other parts of France. In June 1968, a graduate student in History at the Sorbonne was contacted by the UCLA Western bibliographer to collect material relating to the events leading to the protests of May and subsequent events in France. The collection contains the materials sent by the student over the next year and a half.
Extent
6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.