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Alumni Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UAOH

Scope and Contents

Alumni Oral History Collection consists of files dated 2016. Topics include the interviewees' involvement in Black Student Services (now Black/African American Cultural Center), Black Student Alliance, Mexican-American Committee for Equality and the United Mexican-American Students. The collection contains born digital video and PDF files.

Dates

  • 2016

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

In 2016, Coordinator for Digital and Archives Services Mark Shelstad interviewed several Colorado State University alumni who were heavily involved in student activism in the 1960s or who directed student services offices on campus that formed in the wake of the 1960s protests.

CSU saw an increase in student protests in the late 1960s. Protests covered civil liberties and civil rights, women's rights, control of student resources by students, and government war policies and actions. The Black Student Alliance (BSA) formed in the autumn of 1968 to oppose racial segregation and advance civil rights; the Mexican-American Committee for Equality (MACE) formed concurrently. (MACE later became the Union of Mexican-American Students). The BSA and MACE established joint demands and presented them to CSU administration in 1968, and their continued protests influenced CSU establishment of Project GO to provide Black and Hispanic students with financial aid and academic support at CSU. Seeing a need for further support of diverse students at CSU, several student services offices were established in the 1970s which formed the Advocacy Group in 1979 (now the Student Diversity Programs and Services). These included Black Student Services and El Centro/Chicano Student Services among others.

Extent

11 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Alumni Oral History Collection contains three oral histories of Colorado State University alumni captured in 2016. Topics include the interviewees' involvement in Black Student Services (now Black/African American Cultural Center), Black Student Alliance, Mexican-American Committee for Equality and the United Mexican-American Students, as well as efforts to oppose racial discrimination, and increase the number of people of color attending the university. The collection contains born digital video and PDF files.

Acquisition

Alumni Oral History Collection was created by Archives staff from interviews collected by Coordinator for Digital and Archives Services Mark Shelstad in 2016.

Online Materials

All files are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website.

Related Collections

This collection's oral histories directly relate to incidents covered by the Collection on Student Unrest. They also topically relate to the Records of Project GO, the Records of Black/African American Culture Center, and the Records of El Centro.

Processing

Permissions were acquired from all interviewees. Digital files were backed up.

Title
Guide to the Alumni Oral History Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Clarissa J. Trapp
Date
Copyright 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844