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Demand Black Studies Center - 500 Students Storm Office of President at Scripps College
This San Bernardino local newspaper reported on the students' demonstration in which more than 500 students stormed the office of Scripps College President Mark Curtis on Mar 4th, 1969. Students were protesting his objections to the establishment of…

An Excerpt from Course Listings in the 1969-70 Scripps College Bulletin Catalogue Issue
Brief descriptions of courses concerning African American Literature offered at Scripps College in the fall of 1969, as listed in the Scripps College Bulletin.

Student Commencement Address
The commencement address discussed tension between youth and the older generations of the time. It urged graduating students to take action to enact change, while maintaining an open mind for progress in the future.

A Letter From The President
This letter served to inform Scripps alumnae of a new initiative to increase enrollment of minority students at the College. The administration particularly wanted to intensify efforts to enroll African-American and Mexican-American students.

Reckoning Day
On March 7, 1969, a large group of Scripps students and faculty met in the Clark Living Room to organize a picket demonstration in front of Balch Auditorium in support of the founding of the Black Studies Center. This 3.5-page student article, headed…

Claremont Officials Hide Negroes; Fear Unjust Reprisals for Blasts
In this article from the days following the bombings, Claremont Colleges Provost Mark Curtis is quoted describing how his administration had decided to move the 65 Black students at the Colleges to off-campus housing. Although there was no evidence…

Student Unrest Flyer March 30, 1969
The flyer was taken from the March 30, 1969 edition of the "This Week Magazine" and displayed around Scripps. It's display was in response either to civil rights protests at the time or to the ongoing struggle on the campuses to express issues that…

Letter to the Scripps Community from the Office of the President shortly after the campus bombings
Letter to the Scripps Community from the Office of the President shortly after the campus bombings

Window Smashing Marks Protest, Newspaper Article
An article about the vandalism of Bauer Hall in May 1970, published in the Scripps College Newspaper Collegiate.

Proposed Scripps Regulation Regarding Obstructive Demonstrations on The Scripps College Campus
Document outlining what types of protests are acceptable at Scripps College. The document notes that students have the right to protest but in non-obstructive ways. Document is a mimeograph hand edited with pencil.
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