Columbia University Archives

Joanne Grant research files, 1963-1968

Series I: Columbia University Student Uprisings, 1963-1968

This series contains materials that document the issues leading up to the uprising and provides a chronology of student, faculty, community and administrative involvement in the 1968 strike. The folders within each subseries are arranged alphabetically.

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Subseries I.1. Pre-uprising, 1963-1968

This subseries provides early documentation of anti-Vietnam War sentiment on Columbia University's campus including the official documentation of the Independent Committee on Vietnam as well as student responses to Columbia's class ranking and draft policies. Finally there are five spiral bound notebooks of handwritten notes taken before and during the student strikes.

Box 1 Folder 1 Draft Ranking--Student Responses, circa, 1963-1968

Box 1 Folder 2 National Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1963-1968

Box 1 Folder 3 to 4 Notebooks, 1968, (2 Folders)

Box 1 Folder 5 to 6 Vietnam--Independent Committee at Columbia University, 1965-1967, (2 Folders)

Subseries I.2. Uprising, 1966-1968

contains a compilation of fliers, SCC memoranda, meeting minutes, and statements, press releases, correspondence, and public statements documenting the student uprisings. A full chronology is followed by the materials of various student groups: the Strike Coordinating Committee, black students and students from Barnard College. Many of the student newsletters are addressed to Morris Grossner, a Columbia University student at the time and a leader in Columbia's chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). These materials are followed by letters of support and various other responses of those involved in the strike, as well as plans for the restructuring of the University. Also included are submissions, addressing racism, black students and the labor movement, by Columbia University students to the magazineChina Featuresin Peking.

Box 1 Folder 7 China Features--Submissions, 1968


Box 1 Folder 8 Student Uprisings, 1966-1967

Box 1 Folder 9 Student Uprisings, 1968 March-June (1 of 2), 1968 March-June

Box 2 Folder 1 Student Uprisings, 1968 March-June (2 of 2), 1968 March-June


Box 2 Folder 2 Barnard, 1968 April-May

Box 2 Folder 3 Black Students, 1968 April


Box 2 Folder 4 Administration, 1968 April-May

Box 2 Folder 5 Community, 1968 April-May

Box 2 Folder 6 Faculty, 1968 March-May

Box 2 Folder 7 Parents, 1968 May

Box 2 Folder 8 Students, 1968 April-May

Box 2 Folder 9 Restructuring of Columbia University, 1968 May

Strike Coordinating Committee

Box 2 Folder 10 Meeting Minutes, 1968 March - June, 1968 March

Box 2 Folder 11 Official Statements and Pamphlets, 1968 March-June

Box 2 Folder 12 Strike Education Committee, 1968 May-June

Box 2 Folder 13 Surveys--Anthropology Department, 1968 April