Activists and Authorities: the May 1970 Protests at North Carolina State University
This collection contains a variety of items relating to the events leading up to the Peace Retreat at NC State, including the conversion of the school from State College to the liberal arts NC State University; the term of John T. Caldwell as chancellor of the university and his opinions about the Vietnam War and the role of education; the momentous election of Cathy Sterling as student body president in 1970; and, of course, the Peace Retreat itself.
The items contained in this collection include photographs, issues of The Technician (NC State's student-run newspaper), speeches written by Chancellor Caldwell, and more! They provide a vivid snapshot of life on NC State's campus during the university's transition to a liberal arts school and to university life during the 1960s and 1970s.
- Nathan Johnson, Hayley Moll, Samantha Smith, and Lauren Roland