Project STAND

Project STAND is an online clearinghouse where academic institutions can provide researchers a centralized access point to historical and archival documentation on the development and on-going occurrences of student dissent. Project STAND focuses on digital and analog primary sources that document the activities of student groups that represent the concerns of historically marginalized communities (e.g., African American, Latinx, LGBTQ, religious minorities, disabled, etc.). STAND will also highlight the work of others (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) who advocate for or support the interests of those communities.


Library Journal: Project STAND Highlights Student Activism Archives

The Academic Archivist

UC San Diego Library Joins Project STAND: Archiving Student Activism at Universities and Colleges across the Nation

Black Campus Movement Collection Development Initiative @ Kent State

From 1965-1972, academic institutions were deluged with demands for increasing black faculty hires, developing black studies programs/departments, and increasing the number of black student admissions, these national efforts were collectively known as the Black Campus Movement (BCM). One of the goals of the Department of Special Collections and Archives is to highlight the importance of preserving historic records regarding underrepresented groups from the Kent State community.

The Black Campus Movement Project (1960s-1970s) seeks to collect pertinent records on the role of the BCM at Kent State University.

Project has collected several videotaped oral histories.

Project Highlight (raw footage excerpt)