1970 Student Strike Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Michigan State University 1970 Student Strike records
0.25 Cubic feet , 9 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

In May 1970, Michigan State University students upset by the war in Vietnam, the Kent State University shootings, and Jackson State University shootings began to call for a student strike. Students called for protests, suspension of classes, as well as seminars on the issues.

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Scope and Contents note

The records consist of materials related to student demonstrations and strikes in May 1970. Topics of the protests included ROTC, and the war in Vietnam. Materials include newspaper clippings, copies of student flyers, as well as press releases. There are also copies of typewritten notes of timeline of events, damage to buildings, and class attendance. There is also a flyer about Bobby Seale in the Bulletins and Announcements folder.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

These records were originally transferred by the Music Department but the archivist could find no association with the music department. The materials were separated in order to make them more accessible.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Student strike, 1970.
  • Michigan State University. Students.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Press releases
  • Reports

Personal Name(s)

  • Seale, Bobby, 1936-


  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Student movements -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Student protesters -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Student strikes
  • Student strikes -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Bulletins and Announcements 

F.D. 1

Class Attendance Numbers 

F.D. 2

Daily Events Chronologies 

F.D. 3

Damage Report and Injuries Report 

F.D. 4

News Clippings 

F.D. 5

Press Releases 

F.D. 6

Public Statements 

F.D. 7

ROTC Vote 

F.D. 8

Strike Facts 

F.D. 9