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Series IV: Protest and Activism Photographs

These photographs consist of black-and-white photographic prints, negatives, and contact sheets depicting student protest activities at Columbia from April 21, 1967 to April 21, 1969, with the overwhelming majority of items dating from April and May, 1968 - the period of the most sustained and significant student protests at Columbia.

The images depict protest activities around the campus, scenes of the occupation in a number of Columbia buildings, and the aftermath of these occupations, as well as many of the Columbia individuals who were prominently involved in the student protests. These individuals include SDS student leader Mark Rudd, Columbia President Grayson Kirk, Vice President David Truman, Columbia College Dean Henry Coleman, and Assistant Dean Michael Platt. Faculty members who figured prominently in events, such as Michael Sovem (Co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Joint Faculties of Columbia and later President of Columbia), Alan Westin (also Co-chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Ad Hoc Faculty Group Steering Committee), and Immanual Wallerstein (Ad Hoc Faculty Group Steering Committee), as well as Archibald Cox and other members of the Cox Commission, which was formed in early May, 1968 to investigate the causes of the protests, are also featured in these images.

Prints, negatives, and contact sheets are arranged chronologically and housed together in two archival photo binders. Two sets of negatives are 120 mm format, while the rest of the items in the collection are 35 mm format. Duplicate copies of some prints and numerous duplicates of some contact sheets have been retained, but they are foldered and housed separately in one manuscript box.

Apart from the 1967 and 1969 rolls, the prints and contact sheets were originally housed in 15 large manila envelopes, which were dated on the outside, while the negatives were housed in 65 protective sleeves, which were labeled "Protest" and also bore dates, along with A, B, C, ...markings in some instances (e.g. "4/48/68-A "); these additional notations are on the inventory listing, when applicable.

A few of the negative sleeves also had brief descriptive hand-written notes about the subjects of the photos. In addition, many of the negatives and contact sheets had themselves been dated, presumably by their photographer. These dates and notes have been used to date the items and to organize and describe the collection. They have been compared with dates in the select chronologies of events depicted.

The University Photographer for the Office of Public Affairs during these years was Manny Warman, but the negatives cannot be definitively attributed to him. Some negative sleeves had names noted on them, along with dates and other information, and these may be the names of photographers; this information is noted as follows:

"Phil": rolls 12, 18,23,24,29,30,38,39,40,41,51,5455,58 "Goldstein": rolls 12,21,27,34,43,63 "O'Stearle": roll28 "Heller": roll 29 "Erica": roll 36

"Bob Noble": rolls 69, 70 "Eckenberg": roll 73

Protest against Marine Recruiting, 1967 April 21

Binder 2*Roll74

(negatives and prints)

Protest against Marine Recruiting, 1967 April 21

Binder 2*Roll 75

(negatives and prints)

Protest against Marine Recruiting, 1967 April 21

Binder 2*Roll 76

(negatives)

Protest against Marine Recruiting, 1967 April 21

Binder 2*Roll 77

(negatives)

Protest, 1967 April 21

Binder 2*Roll 78

(negatives)

Demonstrators-Low Library and Hamilton Hall; Dean Henry Coleman of Columbia College, 1968 April 24

Binder 1*Roll 1

(negatives)

Press Conference-Grayson Kirk, David Truman, 1968 April 24

Binder 1*Roll 2

(negatives)

Low Library; President's OfficeÀ, 1968 April 24

Binder 1*Roll 3

(120 mm negatives)

Demonstrators-Low Library, Hamilton Hall, College Walk; Dean Coleman, 1968 April 26

Binder 1*Roll 4

(negatives)

Demonstrators-Low Library and Low steps, 1968 April 26

Binder 1*Roll 5

(negatives)

Mark Rudd Press Conference; campus shots, 1968 April 27

Binder 1*Roll 6

(negatives)

Demonstrators around campus, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 7

(negatives)

Demonstrators-Low Library; Alma Mater; H. Rap BrownÀ, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 8

(negatives)

Shots around the campus, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 9

(negatives)

Mark Rudd and Other Student Protestors Speaker, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 10

(negatives)

Faculty (after meetingÀ); Press Conference: Alan Westin and Immanuel Wallerstein; Outside Shots around campus, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 11

(negatives)

Demonstration Aftermath inside a building, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 12

(negatives)

Press Conference: Grayson Kirk, David Truman; Dean Henry Coleman, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 13

(negatives)

Faculty; Westin and Wallerstein; Outside Hamilton Hall; College Walk, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 14

(negatives)

Faculty after meeting, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 15

(negatives)

Outside Hamilston Hall, Low Library, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 16

(negatives)

Faculty and Majority Coalition outside Low Library, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 17

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library windows, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 18

(negatives and contact sheet)

Demostrators outside Low Library windows; Police, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 19

(negatives and contact sheet)

Outside Low Library-Majority CoalitionÀ, 1968 April 28

Binder 1*Roll 20

(negatives and contact sheet)

Demonstrators outside Low Library and outside Low Windows, 1968 April 29

Binder 1*Roll 21

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library and outside Low Windows, 1968 April 29

Binder 1*Roll 22

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library Windows, 1968 April 29

Binder 1*Roll 23

(negatives)

Demonstrators and Faculty outside Low Library, 1968 April 29

Binder 1*Roll 24

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library, 1968 April 29

Binder 1*Roll 25

(negatives)

Demonstrators, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 26

(negatives)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 27

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside and outside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 28

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 29

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 30

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 31

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 32

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library windows; FacultyÀ, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 33

(negatives)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 April 30

Binder 1*Roll 34

(negatives)

Demonstrators outside Low Library and Butler Library, 1968 May 1

Binder 1*Roll 35

(negatives)

Demonstrators; Police; Demonstration aftermath, 1968 May 1

Binder 1*Roll 36

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstrators on Amsterdam Avenue and outside St. Paul's Chapel, 1968 May 1

Binder 1*Roll 37

(negatives and contact sheets)

Shots around campus, 1968 May 2

Binder 1*Roll 38

(negatives and contact sheets)

Shots around campus and off-campus, 1968 May 3

Binder 1*Roll 39

(negatives and contact sheets)

Mark Rudd, 1968 May 3

Binder 1*Roll 40

(negatives and contact sheets)

Night-time shots, 1968 May 3

Binder 1*Roll 41

(negatives and contact sheets)

Group watching David Truman on television, 1968 May 3

Binder 1*Roll 42

(negatives and contact sheets)

Archibald Cox and Columbia Faculty, 1968 May 5

Binder 1*Roll 43

(negatives)

Shots of strike around campus; Avery, Schermerhorn, 1968 May 6

Binder 1*Roll 44

(negatives)

Demonstrators around campus, 1968 May 6

Binder 1*Roll 45

(negatives and contact sheets)

Cox Commission: group photos, 1968 May 7

Binder 2*Roll 46

(negatives)

Cox Commission Members-Archibald Cox, Dana L. Farnsworth, Hylan G. Lewis, 1968 May 7

Binder 2*Roll 47

(negatives, contacts sheets, and prints)

Inside a classroom and demonstrators outside, 1968 May 7

Binder 2*Roll 48

(negatives and contact sheets)

Professor teaching on lawn; Demonstrators on Broadway and Low Library steps, 1968 May 8

Binder 2*Roll 49

(negatives, contact sheets, and prints)

Michael Sovern and Alan Westin-co-chairs of Executive Committee of Joint Faculties, 1968 May 8

Binder 2*Roll 50

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration speakers on Low Library steps, 1968 May 9

Binder 2*Roll 51

(negatives)

"Editor and Publisher" demonstration article, 1968 May 11

Binder 2*Roll 52

(negatives)

David Truman: Press Conference, 1968 May 17

Binder 2*Roll 53

(negatives)

Demonstrators off-campus and on campus, 1968 May 17

Binder 2*Roll 54

(negatives)

Night-time demonstration; Police Lines, 1968 May 17

Binder 2*Roll 55

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstration aftermath inside buildings, 1968 May 22

Binder 2*Roll 56

(negatives)

Grayson Kirk Press Conference; Deans Coleman and Platt; Demonstrators outside Hamilton and inside, 1968 May 22

Binder 2*Roll 57

(prints)

Demonstration aftermath; Empty classrooms, 1968 May 22

Binder 2*Roll 58

(negatives)

Grayson Kirk Press Conference; Demonstrators, 1968 May 22

Binder 2*Roll 59

(contact sheets)

David Truman Press Conference, 1968 May 23

Binder 2*Roll 60

(negatives and contact sheets)

Demonstrators outside Low Library; Dean Coleman addresses students, 1968 May 25À

Binder 2*Roll 61

(negatives)

Commencement and Demonstrations, 1968 June 4

Binder 2*Roll 62

(prints)

Anti-war demonstration outside Hamilton Hall, 1968 June 17

Binder 2*Roll 63

(negatives and prints)

Demonstration on Low Library steps, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 64

(negatives)

Demonstrations, administrators, police, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 65

(negatives)

Demonstration, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 66

(negatives)

Demonstrators on Low Library steps, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 67

(negatives)

Demonstrators on Low Library steps, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 68

(negatives)

Demonstrators on Low Library steps, 1968 September 18

Binder 2*Roll 69

(negatives)

Anti-war Demonstration, 1968 September 23

Binder 2*Roll 70

(negatives)

Protest-on campus, 1969 April 17

Binder 1*Roll 79

(negatives)

Protest-Terry, etc., 1969 April 17

Binder 1*Roll 80

(negatives)

Protest-Terry, etc., 1969 April 17

Binder 1*Roll 81

(negatives)

Protest-Terry, etc., 1969 April 17

Binder 1*Roll 82

(negatives)

Protest, 1969 April 21

Binder 1*Roll 83

(negatives)

Demonstrations outside Low Library and Hamilton Hall, undated

Binder 1*Roll 71

(negatives)

Columbia Demonstration; Barnard Demonstration, undated

Binder 1*Roll 72

(negatives)

Aerial views of campus, n.d

Binder 1*Roll 73

(120 mm negatives)

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