The University of Maine Archives has two main collections related to student activism: the Student Political Activity Collection, and The Kaliss (Tony) Student Political Protest Papers.
The collection contains material concerning student political activity on the University of Maine campus at Orono during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. It includes materials about Students for a Democratic Society, Young Workers Liberation League, General Left Caucus, Vietnam War protests, student strike in May 1970, position papers, and correspondence.
The material was gathered by Tony Kaliss during his time as an undergraduate and graduate at the University of Maine where he was an active participant in some of the student protest activities that took place at UMO. The materials are more of a snapshot of student protest activities not a comprehensive record. The records include material on the subjects of student unions, general left caucus, anti-war marches, protests, and sit-ins, University President Libby’s speech on rights, Justice Department visits, labor related activities, California grape boycott, Penobscot Shoe Co. strike, and Doug’s shop and save strike.