Guide to the Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers 1970
Archives 278

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Romberg, Harold
Title
Regents President's (Harold Romberg) Protest Papers
ID
Archives 278
Date
1970
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

[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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Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Portions of the collection may be subject to copyright.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

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.

Processing Information note

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

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Office of the President: Glenn Terrell Records 1967-1976 ( Archives 205).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Board of Regents
  • Washington State University

Personal Name(s)

  • Romberg, Harold -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Folder

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. 

1

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. 

2

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. 

3