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Kenneth MacDonald papers

MS-1127
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1127

Description

The papers of Kenneth MacDonald document his perspective and involvement as a DC alumnus and lawyer representing several Dartmouth students in their College disciplinary hearings after the spring 1969 takeover of Parkhurst Hall. They include correspondence with Dartmouth administrators and faculty, as well as MacDonald’s clients; official statements, press releases, and memos from the College; official documents from both the students’ New Hampshire court hearings and their hearings with the College Committee on Standing and Conduct (CCSC); handwritten notes from the hearings; articles and clippings from newspapers and magazines; and other materials used for background research, including references to similar situations at Harvard and Columbia. Many documents are annotated by MacDonald, offering his perspective on the documents and explaining their relevance to the CCSC hearings. Public records of the events and individuals’ and the general public’s reaction are also included. Of note is MacDonald’s correspondence with history professor Harry N. Scheiber, who offers one “unofficial” viewpoint of the events from a faculty member’s point of view.

Dates

  • 1969 - 1994

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Extent

.50 linear ft. (1 box) : Types of Boxes (if noted in original UP DB):,1 5-inch boxes

Overview

Kenneth MacDonald, lawyer. Born in 1917. Dartmouth College Class of 1939. The papers document his perspective and involvement as a DC alumnus and lawyer representing several Dartmouth students prosecuted after the spring 1969 takeover of Parkhurst Hall, including correspondence, copies of newspapers and magazines, notes, official college statements and press releases and a copy of the official court transcript of the students’ hearings.

Formerly Known As

UP-79

Date Processed

2010/12/20

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
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