Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 0/12/1
Iowa State University
Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection, 1950-1998, n.d.


Descriptive summary

creator:

Iowa State University

title:

Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection

dates:

1950-1998, n.d.

extent:

1.47 linear feet (3 document boxes and 1 half-document box)

collection number:

RS 0/12/1

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Iowa State University Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection, RS 0/12/1, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Collection description

The collection (1950-1998, n.d.) contains news clippings, resolutions, statements, reports, and other information regarding the protests against the Vietnam War on the Iowa State University campus. The materials also include transcripts and reel-to-reel tapes of oral history interviews done by the Special Collections Department with key individuals from the protests including students, administrators, and citizens of Ames, Iowa. In addition, the collection contains Michael Swan's thesis (From Vietnam to Don Smith and Beyond: The Iowa State Daily and its Portrayal of a Radical Decade, 1965-1975) and six interviews.

 

Organization

The collection is divided into three series:

 

Description of series

Series 1 Subject Files 1950-1973, n.d.
extent: 0.42 linear ft.
description: This series contains news clippings, resolutions, statements, reports, and other information regarding the protests to the Vietnam War.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Bibliography

n.d.

1

2

Profile booklet

n.d.

1

3

McCaron Act – Emergency Detention Act

1950

1

4

Story County Grand Jury Special Report

1968

1

5

Moratorium Committee

1969

1

6

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) – Iowa State Chapter, statement

1970

1

7

Board of Regents, State of Iowa, statement

1970

1

8

Brief Candle

1970

1

9

Chronology

1970

1

10

Community Communication Project

1970

1

11

Draft Board – Ames, Iowa

1970

1

12

Faculty Committee for Peace and Democracy

1970

1

13

Government of the Student Body Resolution # 17 – Student Strike

1970

1

14

Government of the Student Body Resolution # 18

1970

1

15

Grinnell College

1970

1

16

Guide – Political Information

1970

1

17

Iowa State Daily

1970

1

18

March – Ames, Iowa

1970

1

19

March – Des Moines, Iowa

1970

1

20

News clippings

1968-1973

1

21

News clippings – May 1970

1970

1

22

President Parks – statements

1970

1

23

Senate Amendment to End the War S609

1970

1

24

Telephone contact lists

1970

1

25

Trial transcript of State of Iowa vs. Norman Burrell, Steve Ewoldt, James Platt, and Norris Yates

1970

1

26

Workshop – ISU-National Crisis

1970

1

27

Free Flowing

1974

VAULT

 

Film of student protests showing a person being taken to the Ames, Iowa city hall for fingerprinting

1970

 

Description of series

Series 2 Oral History Interviews 1970-1972
extent: 0.63 linear ft.
description: This series includes 35 interviews done by staff in the Special Collections Department to document the war protests in May 1970. Interviewees include members of the Iowa State University administration, faculty, student government, student activists, and local attorneys.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

2

1

Interviews participant lists

1970

2

2

Interviews correspondence

1970-1972

2

3

Interviews data sheet and purpose statement

1970

2

4

Administration, Selective Service Building – Pyle, Robert interview transcript

1970

2

5

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Bell, William G.

1970

2

6

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Govdale, Thomas G.

1970

2

7

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Hutchins, Edwin

1970

2

8

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Johnson, Claudia E.

1970

2

9

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Lawrence, Roger L.

1970

2

10

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Lawrence, Stuart

1970

2

11

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Layton, Wilbur

1970

2

12

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Lindt, David L.

1970

2

13

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Metzler, David E.

1970

2

14

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Sandeen, Art

1970

2

15

Iowa State University Administration and Faculty – Sharlin, Harold I.

1970

2

16

Attorneys – Bishop, James F.

1972

2

17

Attorneys – Jesse, Norman

1972

2

18

Attorneys – Johnston, Dan

1972

2

19

Students – Bennett, Sally

1970

2

20

Students – Bjornseth, R. L. and Bill Agustine

1970

2

21

Students – Brown, Clyde

1970

2

22

Students – Cott, Stewart

1970

2

23

Students – Ewoldt, Steve

1970

2

24

Students – Gross, Ralph

1970

2

25

Hannah, James V.

1970

2

26

Klomp, Jess

1970

2

27

Kundrat, Mary Ann

1970

2

28

Marks, Douglas

1970

2

29

Nelson, Robert

1970

2

30

Parkin, Jerry D.

1970

2

31

Patton, Kenneth R. and Julia A.

1970

3

1

Potts, Craig

1970

3

2

Rundle, John and Nancy Davis

1970

3

3

Schnoor, Gerald L.

1970

3

4

Shelton, Margery

1970

3

5

Stebbins, John C.

1970

3

6

Trembly, Robert

1970

3

7

Wagstaff, John F.

1970

VAULT

 

Reel-to-reel audio tapes of the interviews

1970, 1972

 

Description of series

Series 3 Manuscripts 1998
extent: 0.21 linear ft.
description: This series contains Michael Swan's thesis (From Vietnam to Don Smith and Beyond: The Iowa State Daily and its Portrayal of a Radical Decade, 1965-1975) and six interviews he conducted.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

From Vietnam to Don Smith and Beyond: The Iowa State Daily and its Portrayal of a Radical Decade, 1965-1975 by Michael Swan

1998

1

2

Oral History Interviews conducted by Michael Swan:
Green, Roger
Gogerty, Terry
Harl, Neil
Kunreth, William
Lifka, Mary Lou
Madden, Warren
Parks, W. Robert
Schwartz, James W.

1998