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Student Activism History

Overview of primary and secondary sources available for researching the history of student activism and protests at Washington University in St. Louis, and the surrounding community.

Student Activism Resources at University Archives

This guide provides an overview of collections, files, and books related to student activism at Washington University available to researchers at University Archives.  Topics include Civil Rights, Black Power, Feminism, Environmentalism, Communism, Socialism, Academic Activism.  Also included are general resources about other college campuses from the early 1960s to present day.

A selection of these images are shown below. Most images are not online, but are available at University Archives.  However, a few images are available online here: https://wustl.box.com/s/w8szcay7ujocqxoqzaa3i1sessdvooke (Note the year is the first 2 numbers of the number string in the filename. For more information about the event, contact University Archives).

Images

Students and Chancellor Eliot

on campus 1970

SCAN

on campus 1949

SDS at WU

1968

Tunnel to South-40

1968

Students

1968

Finding Aids by Subject: Student Activism (Anti-Racist/Anti-War)

The full collection description is available by clicking each link below. All items listed are availble at University Archives:

Finding Aids by Subject: Student Activism (Gender and Sexuality)

The full collection description is available by clicking each link below. All items listed are availble at University Archives:

Findings Aids by Subject: Student Activism (Environmental)

The full collection description is available by clicking each link below. All items listed are availble at University Archives:

Related Books about activism at Washington University

Related Books about activism on other campuses

Related Books about activism and acedmia

Links to resources on current student activist groups (as of 2015)