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Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers, 1970
Overview of the Collection
- Romberg, Harold
- Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers
- 1970 (inclusive)19701970
- .25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- Archives 278 (collection)
- This collection is primarily comprised of letters addressed to Washington State University’s Board of Regents from alumni and community members alarmed by the student protests that occurred at Washington State University in 1970 in response to U.S. military operations in Southeast Asia and other issues.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Harold A. Romberg (d. Jan. 5, 2005) led Spokane's Andre-Romberg Agency (insurance) and served on WSU's Board of Regents from 1967-1979. He was President of the Board in 1970 when student protests occurred at Washington State University in response to U.S. military operations in Southeast Asia and other issues.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This small collection is primarily comprised of letters addressed to Washington State University’s Board of Regents from alumni and community members alarmed by the unrest. Other items in the collection include a list of student demands and Glenn Terrell’s response, printed materials by the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and the transcription of a speech about student unrest by the Reverend of the Pullman Presbyterian Church. The collection is broken into three short series: letters from the public, institutional letters, and public essays.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Portions of the collection may be subject to copyright.
[Item Description] Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers (UA 278)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
After MASC employee Pat Hall left in 1990, these papers were found in her workspace with no identification and provenance; it is likely, though not certain, that they had been separated out of University President Glenn Terrell's records. They were relabeled as UA1990-30 on September 3rd, 1990.
This collection was processed by Michael Cardinal in October of 2009, under the supervision of University Archivist Mark O'English.
Office of the President: Glenn Terrell Records 1967-1976 (Archives 205).
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||Letters from Public, May 6, 1970-June 13, 1970. Most letters are addressed to the WSU Board of Regents, Glenn Terrell, or Governor Daniel Evans, and written in response to May unrest.|
|2||Institutional Letters, May 1970. Glenn Terrell to the Board of Regents concerning May unrest; student demands; Glenn Terrell's response to student demands; letter from the Black Student Union to WSU administration; Ad Hoc Committee; News Bureau.|
|3||Public Essays. "I'm tired of the tyranny of spoiled brats," K. Ross Toole, Professor of History at University of Montana (undated); "What's wrong with the US," Paul B. Lowney (undated); sermon: "Campus...Community...Church...Confrontation," J. Edgar Pearson, Presbyterian Church of Pullman, May 10, 1970.|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
- Romberg, Harold -- Archives
- Washington State University
- Washington State University -- Board of Regents