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Subject:
College students -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Political activity
Radicalism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students -- Political activity
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) -- La Crosse Chapter
Creator:
Finn, James E.
Description:
In Deccmber of 1966, Samuel G. Gates, President of Wisconsin State University -La Crosse, denied university recognition to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). This action provoked a heated public controversy and a legal contest which culminated in a rathcr oblique judicial decision. In addition, considerable confusion existed as to the exact meaning of university policies concerning the effects of non-recognition. The text of this paper consists of an account of the various aspects of this controversy. This essay was written primarily from documents pertaining to the events described therein. This material was supplemented by conversations with various university officials in regard to interpretation of university policies toward SDS. Every effort was made to provide an objective account of the SDS controversy based on the information gathered. The findings of the study may be described as descriptions of the various positions and actions of the participants in the controversy. Because of the nature of the topic and the author's desire to provide a factual account of the events described, no attempt was made to draw inferences or conclusions concerning any aspect of the controversy.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Subject:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse -- Students -- Research -- Periodicals
College students -- Research -- United States -- Periodicals
Journals
History
Creator:
Weihrauch, Benjamin
Description:
The goal of this project was to analyze the antiwar protest movement against the Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975 at Wisconsin State University-La Crosse. I used primary, secondary, and oral sources to identify the power and participation of WSU-L antiwar activities, how the movement organized to promote their cause, and the challenges and opposition it faced from the conservative and/or apathetic student body, administration, and pro-war proponents. My analysis also related the WSU-L antiwar movement to trends and movements that occurred on a national scale. Analysis indicated that the consistently small but dedicated group of WSU-L antiwar protestors was nonviolent, and though students did initiate some of their own antiwar activities, most of their prominent marches, rallies, and lobbying movements ran in conjunction with national events and trends.
Published as part of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 5 (2002)
Subject:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Students
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion
Creator:
Hartman, Kristin
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Frank, Barbara A -- Interviews
Sierra Club
Oral history
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- History
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- Membership
Environmentalism -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental policy -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Environmental education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Description:
Frank discusses growing up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where she became interested in environmental issues. She describes her work in environmental education and policy and details her involvement in such environmental groups as the Coulee Region Sierra Club, Coulee Region Environmental Education Development (CREED), the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education, and the Wisconsin Conservation Corps.
Subject:
Lazinger, Joel P -- Interviews
Peace Corps (U.S.)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
Peace movements -- Wisconsin
Government, Resistance to -- Wisconsin
Civil disobedience -- Wisconsin -- Madison
Student movements -- Wisconsin -- Madison
Colombia -- History
Madison (Wis.)
Description:
A typed transcript of the interview with Joel Lazinger, who discusses growing up in a patriotic Jewish family, serving in the Peace Corps in Colombia, and resisting the actions of the United States government in the Vietnam War. He describes anti-war rallies and demonstrations and the Army Math Research Center bombing at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
1 sound tape reel (approximately 120 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips ; 7 in. + 1 transcript (80 leaves ; 28 cm) + 2 audiocassettes.
Author:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Subject:
Goode, Nancy -- Interviews
Sierra Club
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- History
Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club -- Membership
Environmentalism
Oral history
Fund raising
Description:
Goode discusses environmental issues and her involvement with the Coulee Region Sierra Club in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She mentions members, meetings, fund raising activities, and the evolution of the club.
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Social aspects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Protests movements
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)-History
Student movements, Wisconsin
Creator:
Kenneth, Robert C.
Description:
As events and the people affecting them fade into the past, images often become blurred, ideas and emotions lose currency and depth. It is History's role to somehow capture the essences of a moment and preserve them as faithfully and objectively as possible. So often the happenings of our world are relegated to the "dustbins of history" before each variant facet is explored and recorded. Spans of hundredsor even thousands of years are constricted within terms such as "epoch", "era" or "period", and thus important data become forgotten -- or worse, only cursorily examined. In many vital ways, local history corrects the error, fills the gap and clarifies the ambiguity. This paper is an attempt at local history.
UW-L Seminar Paper