Guide to the Protest and Activism on Campus Collection
RG 9.2

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Title
Protest and Activism Collection
ID
RG 9.2
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1933-present
Extent
2.75 linear feet 3 document boxes, 1 half document box, 1 flat box, digital objects
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives July 2004

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Restrictions revised in May and October 2011 by Sarah Pinard and Abby Lester. Entered into the Archivists' Toolkit by Dylan Emmons in 2013. 2011, 2013

Conditions Governing Access note

Administrative records are closed for 20 years from the date of creation. Partially restricted or restricted folders are labeled as such and are usually restricted for 75 years from the date of creation or death of the individual(s) mentioned. The Archives reserves the right to deny photocopying. Student signatures and names may not be photocopied. See Archivist for further information.

Acquisition note

This is an artificial collection created by the Archives. Also includes accessions 2010-004, 2012-016 and 2017-001.

Processing Information note

Finding aid created July 2004 by Sarah Crossley and Abby Lester. Restrictions revised in May and October 2011 by Sarah Pinard and Abby Lester.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of pamphlets, flyers, clippings, press releases, correspondence, etc. related to the various social and political protests and activism on the Sarah Lawrence College campus dating from the 1930s liquor on campus debate to the Westlands Sit-In of 1969 to the issues of the 21st century, such as AIDS and Labor protests. Most of the material revolves around larger social and political issues, yet some are specific to the Sarah Lawrence community, such as the faculty reappointment boycott in the 1970s. Box 3 contains the Harambe Flag used during the 1989 Westlands Sit-In. The collection will continue to grow as more material on current issues becomes available.

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Related Materials

See also

For additional information on various student groups involved in the protests activities, see the Student Groups Collection. For additional information about the 1969 Sit-In see the Alumni Relations and Alumni Association Records. For additional documentation on the New York Blood Center Bloodmobile see the Committee on Student Life.

Separated Materials note

Restricted material has been removed and housed separately in Box 2. Many documents that contain relevant information and are able to have restricted portions redacted have been photocopied and placed in the unrestricted file.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sarah Lawrence College. Harambee.
  • Sarah Lawrence College. Institute for Community Studies.
  • Sarah Lawrence College.

Genre(s)

  • Broadsides
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Subject(s)

  • Social action -- United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box

"A Brief History" - Student Activism undated 

1

Admitted Students Day Grafiti April 1992 

1

AIDS Ride (Boston to New York) 2000 

1

Balance of Power Film May 2010 

#BlackOutSLC 2015 

Blood Drives 2006-2013 

Box

Campus Security Protest April 1989 

1

Civil Disobedience - "Operation Alert" Protest May 1960 

1

Committee on Diversity April 2010 


    Box
Text   1
    Oversize
Graphic materials   Folder

Box

Diversity Coalition 1997 

1

Domestic Violence Awareness Day April 2001 

1

Earth Day April 1981 

1

Ecology and Energy Conservation circa 1980s 

1

Election Recess for Political Activity May-October 1970 

1

Ethnic Studies Campaign 2005-2006 

1

Faculty Reappointment Boycott undated, circa 1970s 

1

Ferguson 2014 

Box

Financial Aid Protest and Rally 2013 

1

Finding Common Ground: An Institutional Memory of Student Activism Film April 30, 2012 

Box

FIST (Fight Israeli State Terrorism) 2000 

See also

Student Groups Collection

1

Free Tibet Protest Letter 1988-1989 

1

Fundraising for Nepal Relief Efforts 2015 

Hult Global Case Challenge 2013 

Box

Human Rights in the Americas 1982 

1

Hunger Strike May 1994 

1

IMF-WTO Protests 1999-2000 

1

Institute for Community Studies circa 1968 

Box

Rodney King Verdict Protest May 1992 

1

Japan Earthquake Relief 2011 

Box

Jones (Alwin) Protest 2017 

1

Labor Union Negotiations 2016 

1

"The Laughing Incident" 1993 

1

Lawrence Hospital Strike (Bronxville, NY) January 1965 

1

Liquor on Campus Debate 1933 

1

Helen Lynd on Student Disturbances May 5, 1969 

1

Lynd House Sit-in: Disbandment of Institute for Community Studies May 9-15, 1969  

1

Tony Martin Lecture: Protest Postering March 1995 

1

National Caucus of Labor Committees 1973 

1

National Student Strike undated 

1

National Student Strike March 1970 - March 1971 

1

National Student Strike - Scrapbook undated, April 1970 - May 1970 

2

National Student Strike - Protest Posters Spring 1970 


    Oversize
Graphic materials   Folder
    Flat-box
Graphic materials   5

Box

New York Blood Center Bloodmobile 2005-2006 

2

The Northern Student Movement 1962 

2

The OAR Report 1997 

2

The OAR Report: Newsletter 1997-1998 

2

The OAR Report: President's House Takeover April 1997 

2

The OAR Report: Frank Randall Tribute circa 1997 

2

OAR - Correspondence 1998 

2

Occupy Sarah Lawrence 2011 

2

Occupy Wall Street 2011 

Box

Pentagon Offense November 1981 

2

Petition to Oust/Censure Senator McCarthy November 1954 

2

Political Poll: Roosevelt/Dewey Campaign 1944 

2

Political Poll: Stevenson/ Eisenhower Campaign 1952, 1956 

2

Protest of Alex Garcia's Expulsion from SLC April 1987 

2

Protest at SLC Against Police Brutality April 1998 

2

Rwanda Sculpture Project 1994, 1997 

2

SAND (Students Advocating Nuclear Disarmament) 1987-1988 

2

Sarah Lawrence Anti-Sweat Shop Campaign undated 

2

Sarah Lawrence Labor Support Network (SLLSN) 2001 

2

Sarah Lawrence Students for Cuba - Pastors for Peace Caravan for Cuba 1994 

2

SLC Worker Justice 2012-2013 

2

Sarah Lawrence Worker's Strike November-December 1973 

2

Silent Vigil for Peace April 21, 1972 

2

Smoke Free Campus Policy Protest 2014 

Box

Student Demonstrations 1969, 1989 

2

Student Disruptions 1968 

3

Students Against the Rebrand 2015 

3

Sit-In April 28, 2000 

Existence and Location of Originals note

Housed in Office of the President: Michele Myers Papers

3

Student Protest at Columbia University 1968 

3

Students Against Sexual Harassment 2000 

See also

Student Groups Collection

3

Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness 1987-1989 

3

Teach-In for Survival March 1978 

3

Teach-In on Racism, Bias, and Exclusion April 8, 2004 

See also

Michele Myers Papers

3

Vietnam War 1973 

3

Vietnam War - Moratorium Day October 15, 1969 

3

War Board 1945-1949 

3

"Watch Your Step" (Play on landmines) November 2000 

3

Westlands Sit-In - All College Meeting - Progress and Organization Announcement by Esther Raushebush 1969 

Box

Westlands Sit-In - Articles by Jean Goldschmidt-Kempton '71 March 1969 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Chronological Documents December 1968-March 10, 1968 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Chronological Documents March 11, 1969- May 1969 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Documentary Film By Ariel Dougherty '69 March 1969 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Histories of the Sit-In and the "Tuition Problem" March 1969 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Newspaper Clippings March 1969 

3

Westlands Sit-In - Newspaper Clippings 1969-1973 

3
Half-box

Westlands Sit-In - Research Requests 1969 

4

Westlands Sit-In 1969 

4

Westlands Sit-In March 1989 

4

World Festival for Youth and Students (Havana ,Cuba) Summer 1996 

4

Ethnic Studies Campaign 2005-2006 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Hunger Strike May 1994 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Lynd House Sit-In: Disbandment of Institute for Community Studies 1969 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

National Caucus of Labor Committees 1973 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

National Student Strike 1970 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Pentagon Offense 1980-1981 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Sarah Lawrence Labor Support Network (SLLSN) 2001 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Vietnam War - Moratorium Day 1969 

RESTRICTIONS

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4

Westlands Sit-In 1969 

RESTRICTED

Folder is RESTRICTED indefinitely.

4
Flat-box

Haramble Flag used during the Westlands Sit-In 1989 

5