C. Thomas Busch papers, 1968-1972 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/6/MSS 189
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The C. Thomas Busch collection contains numerous copies of Master Plan III which was the third in a series of Illinois Board of Higher Education plans to deal with the rapidly expanding public and private college system of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In addition to the plan itself, this collection also contains reviews of public hearings, major criticisms of Master Plan III presented by Illinois Universities and committee interviews that voice particular concerns of various contingents in Illinois universities. This collection also contains information on Southern Illinois University's Vietnamese Studies Center including the original budget proposal from AID to SIU and copies of filed material such as VSC committee members, resumes from VSC employees, and information inquiries from U.S. military officials. The Busch collection also contains numerous Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinoisan, and Chicago Tribune articles regarding the Vietnam War and the resulting campus protests, and there is an extensive collection of photographs from the student protests of January and May 1970.