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May Day Rally and Yale collection

Call Number: RU 86
Scope and Contents
The materials consist of correspondence, press releases, oral history transcripts, objects, and printed material documenting Yale student involvement in the 1970 May Day rally in New Haven, Connecticut and published materials collected by the donor as a stringer for the "New York Times" related to Yale's student strike, the anti-war movement, and the Black Panthers trial in New Haven. Also included are publications related to anti-war activities nationally. Some posters and broadsides in Accession 1971-A-004 that were originally located in box 2 are now located in box 6.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Black Panther "solidarity" shirt and silk screen banner gift of Ms. Karla Forsythe, 2013. Films of May Day activities from the New Haven Green gift of Michael Stickrod, 2016. Gift of Ben Krasney, 2018. Accession 2020-A-0022 was donated by Henry Lawrence, Class of 1968.
The records are arranged by accession.
Circa 1969-1974
21.11 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 51 audiocassettes, one compact disc, 2 film reels and 157 megabytes)
Language of Materials