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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 6: May 1970 Disturbances, SIU RiotsAdd to your cart.
In May 1970, Carbondale experienced many disturbances caused by the SIU riots. Busch collected copies of Statements for Trial by many of those arrested and witnesses to the events.  Most of the information comes from Statements for Trial as well as some Police Brutality Reports collected by the ACLU.  Also included in the collection are the actions taken by SIU after the riots, such as the Presidential Hold on Registration, threats of Trespass Action, and files on student political activity.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chronology of events, Carbondale, Illinois, 1970 May 1-22Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 6Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 6-7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 6: J&Bs, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Happy Daze, Statement for Trials, 1970 May 8Add to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Police brutality report, ACLU, 1970 May 8Add to your cart.
Includes 215 Freeman
Folder 10: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 8-9Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Statements from Marion Jail, 1970 May 8-9Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 508 North Bridge, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Curfew violations, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dairy Queen, Holden Hospital, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 304 West Mill, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 400 South Lincoln Police Brutality report, ACLU, 1970 May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 10Add to your cart.
Folder 19: McDonald's Statements for Trial, 1970 May 11Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 11Add to your cart.
Folder 21: University Drugstore, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 11Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Jail observations at Carbondale and Murphysboro, 1970 May 11-12Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 12Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 14Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Statements from raid on Pleasant Valley Trailer #71, 1970 May 15Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Statements for Trial, 1970 May 15Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dairy Queen, Statements for Trial, 1970 May 18Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Kenneth Foote, Statements for TrialAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Statements for Trial, guilty pleas, 1970 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Statements for Chicago Justic Department, 1970 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Mark Maikoski and Harold Busch, Statements for TrialAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Trial schedules, 1970 May-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Signed retention agreementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Miscellaneous statements for trialAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Interested in appealAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Police harrassmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Disorderly conduct statements for trialAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: National Guard statements and testimonyAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: National Guard statements and testimonyAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: SIU - Presidential hold on registration, 1970 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: SIU - Threats of trespass action versus specific individualsAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Army, Marine Corps Reserves:  requests by summer school students to alternate training dutyAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: SIU- files on student political activityAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Fox Eastgate TheaterAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: NARC Raids, 1970 June 16Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Miscellaneous legal notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Educational materialsAdd to your cart.

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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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