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Special Collections: Guide to the UMaine Student Political Activity Collection

Collection title: University of Maine Student Political Activity Collection
Collection number: MS 558
Dates of collection: 1966-1978
Size of collection: 1 box
Restrictions on access and use: This collection is kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice is required for retrieval.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material concerning student political activity on the campus of the University of Maine during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. It includes information about political groups such as the Students for a Democratic Society, Young Workers Liberation League and the General Left Caucus. It also contains position papers, correspondence, and newspaper clippings as well as material on Vietnam War protests and the student strike on the university campus in May 1970.

Contents of Box

Box 1


1-4       Materials dealing with student dissent, 1960’s and 70’s

5          Student paper: The SDS at Orono, 1965-70 by Kenneth Hodgkins

6-7       Statement on campus disorders

8          Materials dealing with student dissent, 1960’s & 1970’s; donated by Maine General Alumni Association (clippings)

9- 10    Clippings dealing with student dissent

11        Student paper: UMO student reaction to the Kent State killings

12        Students For a Democratic Society program for the University of Maine

13        Marsh Island Bugle, University of Maine History Department newsletter, nos. 5-11, 1968-1969

14        The Paper, 1970

15        Students for a Democratic Society Orono Free Press

16        General Left Caucus. A Student Reorientation

17        “Paine” News from Bangor, Maine

18        Students for a Democratic Society. Spark

19        The Maine Campus: selected issues with student dissent, 1967-74

20        Misc. papers on student revolution

21        Student paper: Student activism: a case study of SDS at UMO.

22        Farber, Jerry: The Student as Nigger

23        Misc. Materials. Student Issues… peace, drugs, ERA

24        “The not so Maine Campus;” issues with student dissent

25        Piscataquis Free Press; Maine Free Press, May 10, 1961- March 1, 1971

26        Materials dealing with student dissent, 1960’s & 70’s

27        Interview:  The Real Crisis on the Campus

28        Maine Peace Committee Newsletter, Dec. 1976



Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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