Skip to main content

Amherst College -- Student strike, 1969

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Moratoria Collection

Identifier: MA.00070

Clippings, printed matter, photographs and administrative records related to four separate moratoria held at Amherst College to protest and discuss race relations, the Vietnam War, the U.S. entry into Cambodia, and the College curriculum.

Dates: 1969-1970

John T. B. Mudge (AC 1971) Papers on Amherst College Moratoria

Identifier: MA.00398

This collection includes material collected by John T.B. Mudge during the moratoria, in which classes were officially canceled in order to allow campus-wide discussion of grievances and proposals related to the Vietnam War, racism, College governance, and coeducation, among others. This material primarily includes clippings, printed matter, photographs, and administrative records related to the first two of the four separate moratoria held at Amherst College from April 1969 to May 1970.

Dates: 1969-1971; 1993; Majority of material found in 1969

Moratorium, 1969

 File — Box 6, Folder: 9-10
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains correspondence and other materials of the many panels, committees, and events that Hawkins was involved in. Highlights include SCLC's SCOPE project (in which Martin Luther King Jr. participated), which includes an audiotape of speeches, newspapers, and more. Several Amherst College academic committees are included, such as the Task Force on Admission and Financial Aid.

Dates: 1969

Series 7: Moratoria, 1969, undated

Scope and Contents From the Collection: Correspondence, writings, research and lecture notes, speeches and other papers primarily related to the history of Amherst College and higher education, generated by Greene as professor of history and American Studies, 1952-1989. The collection includes Greene's undergraduate writings, manuscript drafts for his book America's Heroes: the Changing Models of Success in American Magazines (1970), occasional chapel talks delivered to Amherst College students,...
Dates: 1969, undated