This collection contains materials documenting student unrest on the campus of Colorado State University from 1965 to 1971. Protests, sit-ins, building take-overs, and arson are covered in the collection, as well as the official university administration response. Materials include press releases, flyers, newspaper clippings, and reel-to-reel tapes.

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  • BSA demands, live KCSU broadcast 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-09
    Part 1: A live broadcast by KCSU, the university's radio station, at the Administration Building during a demonstration and sit-in by the members of the BSA and MACE.
  • Minority recruitment discussion 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-09
    Paul Chambers, Black Student Alliance, and Joe Angell, Vice President of University Affairs discuss, minority recruitment outside of the Administration Building, where a group is assembled.
  • CSU enrollment 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1971
    An unidentified administration spokesperson discusses the recommendation to decrease student enrollment from 23,500 to 20,000.
  • Chamberlain response to BSA/MACE demands 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-14
    Executive Vice President of Colorado State University, Ray Chamberlain, reads a response to the BSA/MACE demands, including minority recruitment. In the response, Chamberlain discusses William Morgan's preparations for ...
  • Chamberlain's BYU statement 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1970-02-03
    President Adrian "Ray" Chamberlain responds to the request by members of the Black Student Alliance to stage a protest during an upcoming CSU-Brigham Young University basketball game. Discourse with students follows ...
  • Chamberlain's response to student strike vote 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-12-05
    President Adrian "Ray" Chamberlain responds to the student vote to strike against paying an eight dollar athletic fee.
  • Black Student Alliance/Mexican-American Committee for Equality demands meeting 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-09
    President William Morgan and members of the administration meet with Paul Chambers and Manuel Ramos in response to the BSA/MACE list of demands and initial meeting with the State Board of Agriculture.
  • Statement by Bernard Marschner 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1968
    Vice President for University Affairs, Bernard Marschner discusses the procedures that William Morgan specified for the Human Rights Committee in addressing issues of civil rights at Colorado State University. An unidentified ...
  • Lauren Watson of the Denver Black Panthers 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-15
    Part 1: Lauren Watson, leader of the Denver Black Panthers, discusses the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) student strike at an SDS rally, racism at Colorado State University, and the lack of diversity in the institution.
  • State Board of Agriculture (SBA) statement of intent to recruit minority students to CSU 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-25
    The State Board of Agriculture (SBA) announces its intention to recruit minority students to CSU. President William Morgan reads the statement. Paul Chambers of the Black Student Alliance and Manuel Ramos of the Mexican ...
  • Black Student Alliance/State Board of Agriculture meeting 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-08
    A delegation of members of the BSA and MACE organizations, including Paul Chambers and Manuel Ramos, are meeting with the State Board of Agriculture and President William Morgan. The purpose of their meeting is to reiterate ...
  • William Morgan's response to BSA/MACE demands 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-16
    CSU President William Morgan presents his administration's response to the list of demands and engages in a discussion with Black Student Alliance (BSA) member Paul Chambers regarding different organizations' support of ...
  • Minority Recruitment Task Force meeting 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-04-10
    Part 1: President William Morgan and Vice President of University Affairs, Joseph Angell and members of the BSA and MACE discuss minority recruitment and the list of demands by the Black Student Alliance and Mexican-American ...
  • Athletic budget deficit press conference 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1969-01-13
    Football coach, Milo "Mike" Lude and Director of Athletics, Perry Moore, answer questions regarding the athletic budget deficit and athletic programs in a press conference.
  • "Beer-In" 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date Recorded:1968-10-18
    Film footage (no audio) of the State Board of Agriculture meeting with Doug Phelps, president of the Associated Students of Colorado State University, regarding issues of student control and 3.2 beer in the Lory Student ...
  • Memorandum to President William E. Morgan from the Task Force on Demands of MACE and BSA 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Black Student Alliance; Colorado State University. Mexican-American Committee for Equality
    Date:1969-04-23
    Memorandum to President William E. Morgan from the Task Force on Demands of MACE and BSA addressing Morgan's reply to their list of demands.
  • Paul Chambers and Manuel Ramos letter to William Morgan 

    Contributor:Chambers, Paul; Ramos, Manuel
    Date:1969-04-16
    A letter to CSU President William Morgan written by Paul Chambers and Manuel Ramos listing demands for change in Colorado State University's treatment of minority students.
  • Text of demands presented by the Black Student Alliance, April 7, 1969 

    Contributor:Colorado State University. Black Student Alliance
    Date:1969-04-07
    A paper listing demands for equality in course offerings, the need to increase the percentage of minorities attending and employed by CSU, and an end to discrimination against the black students.