Featured Collection: Denison University

Published on October 10, 2017

Denison University provides a variety of collections and materials related to Vietnam era student activism. Included in Denison’s submissions are Student Life photos of protest activities on campus, University President correspondence files, Public Relations press releases, alumni reflections on campus climate, yearbooks, and student publications regarding campus unrest and student activities during the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to Vietnam era/anti-war protest materials, Denison has contributed collections representing a wide spectrum of student constituencies and interests, including materials related to gender equity and identity, civil rights, anti-racism, Native American activism, and environmentalism.

Featured Collection


Image: Students at Apartheid Protest, 1986

Collection: Writing Our Story: Black Student Protests at Denison (digital collection)

Dates: 1970-1989

Description:  A digital collection of materials documenting Black student protests at Denison University. This project contains digitized special collection and archival materials to highlight the development of the Black Student Union and Black Studies Center. Writing Our Story also complements the existing special collection and archive materials by providing oral narratives from students, faculty, and staff that participated in periods of Black student empowerment protests, the Black Student Union, and the Black Studies Center at Denison University. We hope that this project will enable people to understand the historical nature of Black student protests and the variability of racial dynamics at Denison University.

Url: https://digitalcommons.denison.edu/writingourstory/

Primary contact: Sasha Griffin (bio)


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