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Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers
1970

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

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. The collection was processed by Michael Cardinal in October of 2009, under the supervision of University Archivist Mark O'English.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 1 box
Linear feet of shelf space: .25

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT

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.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Portions of the collection may be subject to copyright.

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers (UA 278)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

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CONTAINER LIST

Folder  Description
 
1Letters 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.
2Institutional 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.
3Public 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.