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Collection Details


Collection Name: Columbia Crisis of 1968 Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/crisis.html
Dates Spanned: 1968-1968
Description: In this series of interviews, almost all conducted on the Columbia University campus in May, 1968, participants and observers -- student activists (conservative, independent, and radical), junior and senior faculty, administrators, supporting staff, and parents -- describe and discuss the many phases of the crisis that resulted in the occupation of five Columbia buildings by students April 23 and 24, the suspension of classes, fruitless negotiations, police intervention on April 30, a campus wide strike, a lesser eruption May 21-22, and the eventual restructuring of the University.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 39
Interviews: [41 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Education
ASP Subjects: College administrators; College students; College teachers; Columbia University, New York, NY; Negotiation; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; Peace movements; Police; Student movements; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000817