Penn State University


The Special Collections Library at Penn State has contributed materials for Project Stand encompassing student protest and dissent, political discourse and the politics of contemporary conflict, and gay rights advocacy efforts at Penn State. Collections include the Allan Zellman Student Protest Audio Collection, containing 4 hours of field recordings from student protests in 1969; the Thomas W. Benson Papers, containing the academic work and political poster collection of Dr. Thomas Benson, a long-time faculty member active in the study of political discourse and freedom of speech; and the Homophiles of Penn State Collection, including flyers, newsletters, and documentation on efforts to create a gay student rights organization at PSU during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Primary contact: Ben Goldman (bio)

Special Project: “Are we even on your list of priorities?”: Transnational Youth Activism and the Intergenerational Politics of Climate Change

This collection is an ArcGIS Storymaps digital exhibit featuring multimedia materials from the past three decades of global youth climate activism. The exhibit hosts blog posts, videos, photographs, social media content such as memes and twitter posts, TikTok videos, and other materials.

Primary Contact: Mark Ortiz (bio)