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C. Thomas Busch papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Master Plan III

Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU Riots

Co-ordinating Task Force

Illinois Board of Higher Education

American Civil Liberties Union

May 1970 Disturbances, SIU Riots


C. Thomas Busch papers, 1968-1972 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: C. Thomas Busch papers, 1968-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 189

Primary Creator: Busch, C. Thomas

Extent: 3.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Arranged in six series: (1) Master Plan III, (2) Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU Riots, (3) Coordinating Task Force, (4) Illinois Board of Higher Education, (5) American Civil Liberties Union and associated items, and (6) May 1970 Disturbances.

Subjects: Busch, Thomas C., Illinois Board of Higher Education., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Vietnamese Studies., United States - History - Military, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Corporation records., Photographs, Records (documents)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

C. Thomas Busch was a student at SIU between 1966 and 1970, and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Student Advisory Committee for Master Plan III.  He also served on Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon’s Committee to Study Campus Unrest in 1970 and as a spokesman and organizer for Co-ordinating Task Force (CTF).

Subject/Index Terms

Busch, Thomas C.
Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Vietnamese Studies.
United States - History - Military
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 cubic ft.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property  and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Related Materials: C. Thomas Busch photograph collection PH 189

Preferred Citation: [Item], C. Thomas Busch papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Combined MSS 189 and MSS 190 into one C. Thomas Busch papers


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Master Plan III],
[Series 2: Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU Riots],
[Series 3: Co-ordinating Task Force],
[Series 4: Illinois Board of Higher Education],
[Series 5: American Civil Liberties Union],
[Series 6: May 1970 Disturbances, SIU Riots],
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Series 2: Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU RiotsAdd to your cart.

Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU riots are the subject area that makes up the bulk of the collection.  Busch seems to have had a specific interest in student activism regarding the Vietnam War.  His collection includes an extensive number of photographs from the student protests of January and May 1970.  Daily Egyptian staff photographers took these pictures, but the newspaper no longer has these pictures in their archives.

This series also contains information on the SIU’s Vietnamese Studies Center.  The VSC began with a grant of one million dollars in the fall of 1969 from the Agency for International Development (AID).  The Center was developed to study Vietnamese culture for the purpose of aiding in the “post-war” reconstruction” of that nation.  This grant and VSC itself inspired campus protests in 1970, which finally culminated in the closing of SIU on May 12, 1970.  Busch saved a copy of the original budget proposal from AID to Southern Illinois University 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.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Daily Egyptian, 1970 May 14Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Southern Illinoisan, 1970 November 3Add to your cart.
Folder 31: News clippings - Campus UnrestAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: News clippings - Kent State UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: "Seven Days in May", 10 photographs, taken by Daily Egyptian photographersAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: "Seven Days in May," 10 photographs, taken by Daily Egyptian photographersAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: "Seven Days in May," 10 photographs, taken by Daily Egyptian photographersAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: "Seven Days in May", 10 photographs, taken by Daily Egyptian photographersAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: "Seven Days in May," 11 photographs, taken by Daily Egyptian photographersAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Letter to Deborah Lindrud from Congressman Kenneth Grey, 1970 May 20Add to your cart.
Folder 39: 21 sheets of negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: 2 unlabeled photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Action Party informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: "Position Paper on Tuition and financial Aids study committee", Thomas Busch (3 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 43: IBHE report on tuition and financial aidAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: "Some things we need and some things we do not need in sex education," Delbert Oberteuffer, Ph.D., 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Chicago America Today, news clippings about student protests, 1970 May 6Add to your cart.
Folder 46: news clippings, Southern Illinoisan, about SIU riots, 1970 May 8-20Add to your cart.
Folder 47: news clippings, Southern Illinoisan, views and opinions from the town of Carbondale, 1970 May 8-20Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Daily Egyptian, 1970 May 12-13, 15Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Southern Illinois University, closureAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Campus unrestAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: jail procedure, rights, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Action party, 1970 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: The Killings at Jackson State, October 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Honors Day Address, Harvey GardinerAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Daily Egyptian, 1970 April 28, 30, May 1Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Daily Egyptian clippings about student governmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Co-ordinating Task ForceAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Daily Egyptian, 1970 May 14Add to your cart.
Folder 59: AID grant, Vietnamese StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: news releases, SIU, Vietnamese StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Vietnamese StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: biographical information, Vietnamese StudiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Security reportsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Financial Aid and Tuition, December 1, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Financial Aid and Tuition, December 1, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Student Government/Student Senate: Joint statement on rights and freedoms of students", October 2, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Legal Aid Clinic, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Joint taskforce on governance, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Report on Alexander Heard, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Joint committee on campus disorders, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Women's hours, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Student governmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: newslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: news articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Misc. Articles, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Daily Egyptian; Southern Illinoisan May 1970, May 1970Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Master Plan III],
[Series 2: Vietnam, Student Activism, and the SIU Riots],
[Series 3: Co-ordinating Task Force],
[Series 4: Illinois Board of Higher Education],
[Series 5: American Civil Liberties Union],
[Series 6: May 1970 Disturbances, SIU Riots],
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