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History and College Life : Black Student Activism

This guide presents select resources on Douglass and Rutgers Colleges' history. Originally created for the History and College Life seminar taught by Prof. Nancy Hewitt, Fall '12. .

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Logo of SNCC: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

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Image Gallery (downloadable images)

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African American student movements

African American college students

Black college students

Black power

College students

Civil rights



Political activity

Social justicie

Social movements

Social projets

Student movements 

Published Primary Sources

Caellian. Douglass College student newspaper. Index available for 1921-1955 only. SC/UA

Quair: Yearbook of Douglass College. 1922-2006  (with gaps) Douglass REF LD6597.Q8 and SC/UA

Rutgers Daily Targum 1869-  Rutgers College student newspaper. No index available. Recent issues availale online here. SC/UA

Scarlet Letter (New Brunswick, N.J.) 1871-  The yearbook of Rutgers College. SC/UA. 

New York Times Historical [Rutgers restricted]

Washington Post [Rutgers restricted]


Archival Collections

Records of the Rutgers Unversity Dean of Student Affairs Earle W. Clifford Jr., 1952-1973. 

Records of the Rutgers University Office of the President (Mason Welch Gross)

Rutgers Through the Years. Rutgers timeline through history listing major events at university.  See the decades for 1960 and 1970.

Rutgers Presidents, 1766-2012  provides a biographical sketch of the Rutgers Presidents. The collections of papers of each President are housed at the University Archives. 

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