Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the San José State University Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (96.38 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Table of contents What's This?

Collection Contents


Series I The Civil Rights and Campus Protest 1967-1972 (bulk 1968-1970)

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the campus protests at San José State during the 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes local media's coverage of campus unrest, including the following: student demonstrations against Dow Chemical recruitment, the ROTC campus presence and recruitment, protest against housing discrimination, athletic discrimination, protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, presence of Black Panther members on campus and the role of faculty member Harry Edwards. Formats include newspaper clippings, magazines and flyers.


This series is arranged chronologically by topic.
Box 1

Media coverage of SJSU, campus protests, coverage of the 1968 Olympic Scandal and news releases for campus speakers 1967-1972


Series II Campus Protest and Student Publications 1967-1990 (bulk 1968-1970)

Series Scope and Content Summary

The material in this series document local student response to the national and international events in the late 1960s early 1970s such as the change in U.S. Selective Service draft policy, police violence, Black pride, the Vietnam War, invasion of Cambodia and America's involvement in violence in the Middle East. Student action included protest marches, fund raising events, political rallies, calls for action for specific causes, informational pamphlets covering international events, local police harassment and information on civil rights. Items include protest information flyers, case studies of several South Asian countries, instructions for activism, teacher's strike information. Formats represented in this series include newspaper clippings, posters, flyers, photographs, negatives and realia.


This series is arranged chronologically by topic.
Box 2

Student publications, flyers and Independent newspapers 1967-1990

Box 3

Event posters, event buttons, Photographic negatives of protests 1970- 1989