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Irene L. Kettunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, 1969-1970
- Schubert, Irene L. Kettunen
- Irene L. Kettunen Schubert Black 14 Collection
- 1969-1970 (inclusive)19691970
- .70 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Accession Number 10405
- Collection of materials concerning the dismissal of fourteen black players from the University of Wyoming's football team.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Collection contains materials collected by former University of Wyoming employee Irene Schubert regarding the dismissal of 14 black players from the University of Wyoming’s football team in October 1969. The players wanted to wear black armbands to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which operates Brigham Young University. On October 17, 1969, the day before the football game with Brigham Young, the players met with coach Lloyd Eaton regarding the armbands and Eaton dismissed them from the team for violating team rules regarding political activities.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection includes armbands, audiotapes of meetings, biographical data of the dismissed players, statements and press releases, photographs of demonstrations, newspaper clippings from around Wyoming and the country, issues of the student publication "Free Lunch" and other protest newsletters, and miscellaneous other materials.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Item description, Box Number, Folder Number, Accession Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at https://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~46~46.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Race relations
- University of Wyoming--Race relations
Form or Genre Terms
- Audio tapes
Titles within the Collection
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