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San José State University Civil Rights and Campus Protest Collection
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Box 1

Series I: Newspaper Clippings and News Releases 1967-1972 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 by topic.
Box 1, Folder 1

Black Students and Black Experience

Box 1, Folder 2


Box 1, Folder 3

Chicanos and Mexican American Studies

Box 1, Folder 4

Ombudsman Investigates Discrimination

Box 1, Folder 5

Tommie Smith

Box 1, Folder 6

Professor Harry Edwards

Box 1, Folder 7

Racial Problems at San Jose State College

Box 1, Folder 8

Job Recruitment on Campus

Box 1, Folder 9


Box 1, Folder 10

National Student Congress- Campus Protest

Box 1, Folder 11

San Jose State College Students and Faculty

Box 1, Folder 12

Gay Liberation Front

Box 1, Folder 13


Box 1, Folder 14

Security Increase

Box 1, Folder 15

Women's Movement and the Women's Studies Program at San Jose State

Box 1, Folder 16

Lectures at San Jose State

Box 1, Folder 17

Students for a Democratic Society

Box 1, Folder 18

School of Humanities and Arts- Black Studies Division

Box 1, Folder 19

J.B. White and Campus Unrest

Box 1, Folder 20

Speakers' News Releases

Box 2

Series II: Student Publications and Campus Events 1967-1990 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.

Processing Information

The last folder in this series has been moved to Box 3 due to the size of the materials in the folder.
Box 2, Folder 1

1968 Olympic Black Athletes' Views and Boycott Responses

Box 2, Folder 2

Olympic Athletes: Life & Sports Illustrated

Box 2, Folder 3

Information Flyers and Fact Sheets (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 4

Information Flyers and Fact Sheets (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 5

Flyers for Events and Protests

Box 2, Folder 6

Newspapers, Clippings and Flyers

Box 2, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings

Box 2, Folder 8

Experimental College

Box 2, Folder 9

Draft Resistance League

Box 2, Folder 10

Bruce England Student Protest Collection

Box 2, Folder 11

Report: "Student Unrest At San Jose State College, 1967-68"

Box 3, Folder 6

Pres. Robert D. Clark Statement "The College Crisis"

Box 3

Series III: Protest Ephemera 1967-1972


This series is arranged by topic and size.
Box 3, Folder 1

San Jose State President Clark and Harry Edwards Discrimination Meeting

Box 3, Folder 2

Survival Fair Photographs and Ephemera

Box 3, Folder 3

Protest Buttons

Box 3, Folder 4

Sticker: No Tuition

Box 3, Folder 5


Box 3, Folder 6

United Black Students for Action Silkscreen Patch: In Liberty We Trust 1970