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White (J. Benton) Papers
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Series I: Subject Files 1967-1999 1967-1969


The materials in this series are original subject files of the creator related to specific incidents and individuals from his time as SJSU ombudsman. Folders in this series have been alphabetized by title and materials have been kept in original order.

Scope and Contents

Subject files created by J. Benton White related to his position as SJS College ombudsman for race relations. A major topic of interest is the decision of SJS College and Stanford athletes to wear black armbands in football games against Brigham Young University in 1969 to protest discrimination against black people by the Church of Latter-day Saints.
Box 1, Folder 1

Brigham Young Univ. Football Game 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Confidential--Bronzan, Bob

Box 1, Folder 3

President Clark's Death

Box 1, Folder 4

Speed City


Series II: Office Files 1967-1999 1967-1971


The materials in this series document the professional activities of the creator in his role as SJSU ombudsman, as well as public information that he collected related to this role. The folders have been arranged alphabetically by format and materials have been arranged chronologically within each folder.

Scope and Contents

General files created by J. Benton White related to his position as SJS College ombudsman for race relations. White was included in discussions of racial discrimination on campus, especially against black and Mexican-American students. The papers also reflect the administration of the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), which was created to support minority and economically-disadvantaged students succeed in college. The correspondences from students and community organizations to White and President Clark reflect the civil rights movement on the SJS campus.
Box 1, Folder 5

Article, Benton 1971

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence to President Clark 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence from White 1967-1969

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence to White 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 9

Meeting Notes 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 10

News Clippings 1967

Box 1, Folder 11

News Clippings 1968

Box 1, Folder 12

News Clippings 1969

Box 1, Folder 13

News Clippings, undated

Box 1, Folder 14

News Releases, Administration 1968-1969

Box 1, Folder 15

Notes on the History of the Academic Senate at SJSU 1999

Box 1, Folder 16

Ombudsman Assemblies and Reports 1968-1971

Box 1, Folder 17

Photos circa 1969

Box 1, Folder 18

Speeches and Public Statements, White 1967-1968

Box 1, Folder 19

University Administration Documents 1968-1970