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Finding Aid for the Student Protests, Paris 1968, 1967-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Student Protests, Paris 1968
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1969
    Collection number: 1204
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 3 oversize boxes.
    Abstract: In 1968, student dissatisfaction with university conditions in France resulted in riots. The unrest spread throughout Paris and to other parts of France. In June 1968, a graduate student in History at the Sorbonne was contacted by the UCLA Western bibliographer to collect material relating to the events leading to the protests of May and subsequent events in France. Materials consist of monographs, serials, newspapers, posters, flyers, political tracts, songs, and phonograph records collected in Paris during the period 1967-1969. Some items relate to student/worker partnerships, especially in regard to strikes taking place at French factories during the period. Many of the political tracts and flyers are unattributed and undated (although some have handwritten dates in the upper right-hand corner).
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    History

    By May 1968, student dissatisfaction with university conditions in France had reached its peak and resulted in riots. As other groups with similar grievances become involved, the unrest spread throughout Paris and to other parts of France. In June 1968, a graduate student in History at the Sorbonne was contacted by the UCLA Western bibliographer to collect material relating to the events leading to the protests of May and subsequent events in France. The collection contains the materials sent by the student over the next year and a half.

    Scope and Content

    Materials consist of monographs, serials, newspapers, posters, flyers, political tracts, songs, and phonograph records collected in Paris during the period 1967-1969. Most of the material deals with the period immediately before, during, and after the student protests in May-June 1968. Some items relate to student/worker partnerships, especially in regard to strikes taking place at French factories during the period. Many of the political tracts and flyers are unattributed and undated (although some have handwritten dates in the upper right-hand corner).

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Monographs (box 1)
    2. Serials (boxes 2-4)
    3. Information on various student groups (boxes 4-5)
    4. Information on the restructuring of teaching (box 6)
    5. Oversized material (boxes 7-9).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    College students--France--Political activity--Archival resources.
    Riots--France--Paris.
    France--Politics and government--1958-

    Related Material

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