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This collection highlights items from the University Archives related to student culture at Fitchburg State College during the 1960s and 1970s. These documents provide a local narrative that corresponds to the popular histories and timelines of the era to provide understanding of the impact and participation of the civil rights movement, free speech movement, protests against the war in Vietnam, the sexual revolution, feminism and counterculture. This collection is made possible by a Fitchburg State University, Center for Teaching & Learning Innovation Grant awarded in February 2012 to Kate Jewell (History) and Kate Wells (Library). Archival documents were chosen and analyzed by students of HIST 3120, Post-War America as representative of campus issues that corresponded to issues of national significance. Students were asked to pursue hands-on research with archival collections as a whole and to engage with the University's history in a way that enhances knowledge of historical contexts. The items chosen to for this digital collection represent the highest level of successful student work.

 
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