The Resource Madison College student protest, April 1970 : Background paper to oral history interviews, Part of an oral history project, Jeremy Turner

Madison College student protest, April 1970 : Background paper to oral history interviews, Part of an oral history project, Jeremy Turner

Label
Madison College student protest, April 1970 : Background paper to oral history interviews, Part of an oral history project
Title
Madison College student protest, April 1970
Title remainder
Background paper to oral history interviews
Title part
Part of an oral history project
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Turner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This monograph reviews some of the factors and events surrounding academic unrest and general radicalism that were prevalent on American campuses during the 1960s and early 1970s. Mentions national campus involvment and support for the Civil Rights Movement; free speech (including the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the U. of Cal., Berkeley); anti-Vietnam War demonstrations; and general rebellion against college administrative authority as exemplified by such groups as SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the concept of Free Universities. Also records general factors and specific events leading to three protests that occurred at Madison College (Harrisonburg, Va.) in February and April, 1970. Reviews general factors such as the concept of "in loco parentis," the dress code, and other rules/regulations that governed women at that time at the college. Mentions other factors leading to change, including increased enrollment of men and the gradual change of the institution from a traditional Southern teachers' womens' college to a co-educational one. Reviews specific events precipitating the protests, namely the decision by the administration and President G. Tyler Miller to deny renewal of contracts to three liberal-minded faculty members, James McClung, Houston Rodgers and Rodger Adkins. Records attempts by students Jay Rainey, Louis Sword and others (Harambee student association) to reverse the decision culminating in three protests, the final one resulting in the arrest of twenty-eight students and two professors. Mentions the trial, involvement of the ACLU, appeals, and jail sentences of three protestors which were later commuted
  • Interviews were conducted with two former students involved in leading the protests, Jay Rainey and Lewis Sword, and Dr. John Wood, a faculty member (now retired), who was sympathetic to their viewpoints
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives;
Series volume
no. 11-1.
Label
Madison College student protest, April 1970 : Background paper to oral history interviews, Part of an oral history project, Jeremy Turner
Publication
Note
  • Oral history internship background paper
  • Forms part of: Madison College student protest, April 1970, an oral history project. For more details on individual interviews, all conducted by Jeremy Turner, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Jay Rainey (OCLC record #40218512). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Lewis Sword (OCLC record #40223456). Oral history interview [sound recording] / John Wood. (OCLC record #40224128)
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves 14-15
Control code
40218175
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
15 leaves

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