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Student Demonstrations Files, ca. 1933-[ongoing]
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
The Student Demonstrations files contain a wide range of information about the history of political demonstrations at Smith College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Student Demonstrations files document how Smith College students have expressed their opposition to national and local issues through rallies and protests since 1933. Major events such as the United States' involvement in World War II, presidential elections, and segregation prompted the majority of student demonstrations from the 1930s to 1960s. Issues of the 1980s and 1990s include opposition to the Persian Gulf War, support for Ada Comstock Scholars, as well as rallies to help improve women's safety on college campuses.

The 1986 occupation of College Hall makes up the largest portion of the Student Demonstration files. These folders contain both primary and secondary sources, documenting Smith students' opposition to the Board of Trustees' investment in South African companies that contributed to apartheid.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Student Demonstrations files include documents that relate to demonstrations and protests conducted by Smith College students from 1933 to present. These activities include rallies and campaigns regarding national and local issues, ranging from opposition to U.S. wars abroad to conflicts of racism on the Smith campus. Types of materials include academic papers, news clippings, newsletters, photographs, protest signs, and student diaries.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Student Demonstrations Files, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Student Demonstrations files were donated to the Smith College Archives over a period of time from a variety of sources.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English

Contents List
Demonstrations
1933-35

Box 3023: folder 1
Demonstrations - Riots
1936-37

Box 3023: folder 2
Demonstrations
1940-49

Box 3023: folder 3
Demonstrations - Photos
1950-59

Box 3023: folder 4
Demonstrations
1960-65

Box 3023: folder 5
Demonstrations
1965-66

Box 3023: folder 6
Demonstrations
1966-67

Box 3023: folder 7
Demonstrations
1967-68

Box 3023: folder 8
Demonstrations - News clippings, local
March 1967

Box 3023: folder 9
Demonstrations - News clippings, local
1967

Box 3023: folder 10
Demonstrations - Fast For Peace
1968

Box 3023: folder 11
Demonstrations - News clippings, local
1968

Box 3023: folder 12
Demonstrations
1968-69

Box 3023: folder 13
Demonstrations - News clippings, local
1968-69

Box 3023: folder 14
Demonstrations - Photographs
October 1969

Box 3023: folder 15
Demonstrations - Day of Dialogue
1969

Box 3023: folder 16
Demonstrations - Work for Peace
October 1969

Box 3023: folder 17
Demonstrations - National Student Strike
1969-70

Box 3023: folder 18
Demonstrations
1970-72

Box 3023: folder 19
Demonstrations - News clippings
1971-72

Box 3023: folder 20
Demonstrations
1973-74

Box 3023: folder 21
Demonstrations - South Africa
1975-80

Box 3023: folder 22
Demonstrations
1981

Box 3023: folder 23
Demonstrations
1986

Box 3023: folder 24
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - "Why Smith, Why Now?" - Donna Kenny
1986

Box 3023: folder 25
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - "It Happened at Smith" - Maureen Dooley Lawrence
1986

Box 3023: folder 26
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - Diaries
1986

Box 3023: folder 27
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - Notes by Rebecca Loveland, Class of 1988
1986

Box 3023: folder 28
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - Signs
1986

Box 3023: folder 29
Demonstrations - Statements of Support - 2 Notes from Mary Maples Dunn
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 1
Demonstrations - Student Proposal for Settlement
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 2
Demonstrations - Lists of People at Sit-in & Supporters
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 3
Demonstrations - Trustee Investment Policy Statements
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 4
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - Press Coverage and Public Relations
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 5
Demonstrations - College Hall Occupation - Community Policy Committee Report
October 1986

Box 3023.1: folder 6
Demonstrations - Women's March for Life - Washington, D.C.
1986

Box 3023.1: folder 7
Demonstrations - C.I.A. Recruiting
1987

Box 3023.1: folder 8
Demonstrations - Space for Multicultural Organizations
1990

Box 3023.1: folder 9
Demonstrations - Persian Gulf War
1991

Box 3023.1: folder 10
Demonstrations - United Student Employee Delegation (USED)
1991

Box 3023.1: folder 11
Demonstrations - Rodney King Verdict
1992

Box 3023.1: folder 12
Demonstrations - Rally for Ada's
1994

Box 3023.1: folder 13
Demonstrations - Chain for Change
1996

Box 3023.1: folder 14
Demonstrations
1997-98

Box 3023.1: folder 15
Demonstrations
1999

Box 3023.1: folder 16
Demonstrations - Blackface Incident - Posters, etc.
2007

Box 3023.1: folder 17

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