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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


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Series 3: Co-ordinating Task ForceAdd to your cart.
Series III relates to the work of the the Co-ordinating Task Force, which was created on May 16, 1970 to "form a more effective power base towards resolving the issues which contributed to the closing of the university (CTF newsletter, May 15, 1970).  The task force worked to help students find adequate housing after the closing of Southern Illinois University on May 12, 1970 and served as an ideological meeting point for various organizations on campus.  This series includes newspaper articles, drafts for newsletter articles and copies of the newsletter.
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Folder 14: Co-ordinating Task Force Steering Committee, 1970 May 25Add to your cart.
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