The Peter Bohmer Collection dates from 1964-1979 with some undated materials. The collection documents Bohmer's personal and professional life, including
legal issues during his time as an assistant economics professor at San Diego State University as well as his arrest and conviction
for staging a protest against the Santa Fe Railroad Company in 1972. The collection includes memos on planning for campus
disruptions; Associated Student Council meeting minutes; billing information for damages done to university property during
student demonstrations; numerous flyers promoting campus protests against chemical companies, military recruiting on campus,
and war; publications on discrimination and rebellion; information on the campus wide strike in 1969; correspondence regarding
campus resolutions, demonstrations, and university policy; university memos on disciplinary procedures for both students and
faculty; newspaper clippings about The Phoenix, a student publication, being blocked from distribution; and memos and policies regarding student conduct and discipline.
The collection is arranged alphabetically.
Peter Bohmer was an assistant economics professor at San Diego State University during the 1960s. During his time at SDSU,
he was known for his activism, participating in many campus demonstrations. In 1971, Bohmer was charged with unprofessional
conduct and eventually fired by Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke. In December of 1971, a hearing was held behind closed doors in
downtown San Diego to determine Bohmer's future with the university. More than 100 people testified on Bohmer's behalf.
On December 19, he was cleared of all charges. However, he was not recommended for rehire and the university President, Donald
Walker, immediately called for a new set of hearing based upon new evidence. Bohmer was eventually recommended for rehire
by Chancellor Dumke, but would never work at SDSU again.
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