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Iowa State University. Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 0/12/1

Scope and Content

The collection (1950-1998, undated) contains news clippings, resolutions, statements, reports, and other information regarding the protests against the Vietnam War on the Iowa State University campus. The materials also include transcripts and reel-to-reel tapes of oral history interviews done by the Special Collections Department with key individuals from the protests including students, administrators, and citizens of Ames, Iowa. In addition, the collection contains Michael Swan’s thesis (From Vietnam to Don Smith and Beyond: The Iowa State Daily and its Portrayal of a Radical Decade, 1965-1975) and six interviews.


  • 1950-1998, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research. Due to preservation concerns, no audiovisual material may be viewed in the reading room.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


1.26 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and 2 half-document boxes)


The collection is divided into three series:

Series 1: Subject Files, 1950-1973, undated

Series 2: Oral History Interviews, 1970-1972

Series 3: Manuscripts, 1998

Existence and Location of Copies

Oral history transcripts (Box 2) and 1/4 inch audio tapes have been digitized. Click on links for access.

RS 0/12/1. Iowa State University. Vietnam War Political Demonstrations Collection
March 19, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672