EMORY UNIVERSITY.
Campus social and political action collection, 1930-1991

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/ghrgq


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University.
Title: Campus social and political action collection, 1930-1991
Call Number:Series No. 248
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection collocates fliers, publications, and ephemera from social and political movements on Emory University’s campus, including the anti-war, conservative, women's, LGBT, and environmental movements.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Campus social and political action collection, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Emory University Archives staff.


Collection Description

Administrative History

Emory University students and faculty both participated in and reacted to the major social and political movements of the twentieth century. From Communism in the 1930s to the Gulf War in the 1990s, the University faced contemporary issues of politics, war, equal rights, and the environment. The 1960s and 1970s were a particularly active time on campus for social and political action, with some students protesting the wars in Korea and Vietnam as well as the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, while others organized a pro-Vietnam War rally held at the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium called Affirmation Vietnam. During this period, students also participated in such social movements as the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the LGBT movement. Emory faculty and administration responded to national events, such as the shootings and Kent State and Jackson State, and managed campus unrest.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of fliers, publications, and ephemera gathered from social and political movements on Emory University’s campus, including the anti-war, conservative, civil rights, women's, LGBT, and environmental movements. The majority of the material consists of fliers and promotional material related to the anti-war effort at Emory and in the Atlanta-area and its related causes, such as the protests against ROTC and the events at Kent State and Jackson State, as well as the responses of such conservative groups as the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend our Commitment in Vietnam and the Emory Conservative Coalition. Additionally, the collection documents the response of faculty and administration to unrest on campus.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Finding Aid Note

Originally kept as subject files in Series 1000.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Anti-war movement, 1967-1972
1 2 Assorted causes, demonstrations, and events, 1968-1972
1 3 Central American Network, 1984
1 4 Civil Rights movement, circa 1969-1970
1 5 Communism on campus, 1930-1935
1 6 Conservative responses (Ad Hoc Committee to Defend our Commitment in Vietnam; Emory Conservative Coalition; Young Americans for Freedom), 1964-1970
1 7 Elections, campaigns, and politicians, 1962-1973
1 8 Emory-specific demonstrations (tuition, dorms, campus dining), 1968-1969
1 9 Environmental movement, 1970-1972
1 10 Ground Zero; Emory Waging Peace, 1982
1 11 Gulf Crisis, 1991
1 12 International issues, 1969-1974
1 13 Labor movement, 1970-1971
1 14 LGBT movement, 1970-1971
1 15 Religious and spiritual groups, circa 1971
1 16 Response to Kent State and Jackson State shootings, 1970-1971
1 17 ROTC and campus complicity, 1970
1 18 University Centers for Rational Alternatives, 1969
1 19 University policies and responses to student protests, 1967-1970
1 20 Walk for Development Against Hunger, 1971
1 21 Women's Rights movement, circa 1970-1971
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