University of Illinois

The University of Illinois has submitted 15 collections for Project Stand. Of particular significance is the number of collections from student groups for the period of 2000-present, which to date is a mostly under-represented time period in the project. The submitted materials provide examples of recent student protest movements and activities and are reflective of an active, multi-faceted, and outspoken student body. Examples include materials from Black Students for Revolution, the Campus Union for Trans Equality and Support, Peoples Alliance for Central America, the Illinois-Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the feminist magazine, Pandora’s Rag. Also included are several collections related to environmentalism, including the Prairie Alliance Archives.


University of Illinois Collections

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Image: Drums Newsletter 1967

Collection: Black Student Association Publications

Dates: 1967-1974

Description: Black Student Association Publications, including Drums (November 1967 – October 31, 1969) and The Black Rap (March 17, 1969 – 71), Yombo (1971-74) and Irepodun yearbook (1972-73), published by the Black Student Association, containing feature articles, editorials, poetry, book reviews, cartoons, photographs, announcements and advertisements about the University, Champaign-Urbana, police, Vietnam, racism, Black events, education, employment opportunities, and white society.


Primary contact: Jessica Ballard (bio)