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Howard Webb, Jr. Collection of Campus Unrest


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Howard Webb, Jr. Collection of Campus Unrest, 1967-1972 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Elizabeth Hartman

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Collection Overview

Title: Howard Webb, Jr. Collection of Campus Unrest, 1967-1972Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-8-F10

Primary Creator: Webb, Howard W., Jr. (1925-2003)

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into folders by topic or material type and described at the collection level.

Date Acquired: 08/01/1996

Subjects: College students - Political activity - United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Howard Webb, Jr. Collection of Campus Unrest is an overview of the nation-wide campus unrest, protests, demonstrations and assemblies, as well as the academic and administrative reform specific to Southern Illinois University Carbondale during and after the closing of the campus in May of 1970. The collection spans from 1967 to 1972, and consists of faculty correspondence, student protest flyers, speech transcripts, and newspapers, zines, and magazines.

Biographical Note

Howard W. Webb, Jr. received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa in 1953. He was a faculty member in the English Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1956 to 1990, serving as chairman of the department, 1968-1972.

Subject/Index Terms

College students - Political activity - United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Protest movements

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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.

Acquisition Source: Manuscript accession 1462 donated by Howard Webb Jr.

Separated Materials: The materials in this collection were separated from the rest Howard Webb's 1996 donation.  They were transferred to University Archives because the subject matter documenting university history.  The remainder of the 1996 donation is the Howard W. Webb, Jr. Papers in the manuscripts collection.

Related Materials: <span class="highlight0 bold">Howard</span> W. <span class="highlight1 bold">Webb</span>, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. For more information please see

Preferred Citation: [Item], Howard Webb, Jr. Collection of Campus Unrest, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed by Elizabeth Hartman, August 2013

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Campus Unrest, circa 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Beginnings of campus unrest and academic reform due to Vietnam War and social conditions.
Folder 2: Campus Unrest, Protests, circa 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Highlights campus protests; also includes articles on civil rights protests.
Folder 3: Chancellor Robert MacVicar - Correspondence, Editorials, circa 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Chancellor MacVicar and Howard Webb, Jr. as well as other faculty and campus-wide memos. Also includes editorials on Chancellor MacVicar.
Folder 4: Southern Illinois University Closing, 1970 MayAdd to your cart.
Correspondence and newspaper clippings concerning the closing of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings - Morris Resignation, Southern Illinois University closing aftermath, 1970 May-AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Reports and Faculty Minutes, 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Reports and Faculty Meeting minutes concerning the state and future of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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