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John Mathews collection of political protest drawings and ephemera

MS-1335
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1335
The collection contains 23 children drawings, posters, student newspapers, flyers, banners, pamphlets and ephemera related to some of the political and civil rights protests during 1968 and 1969. The drawings depict the riots in Washington, DC that followed Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968 through the eyes of children, ages 8 to 16, who lived in the neighborhoods most affected by the turmoil. Norman W. Nickens, the assistant superintendent, instructed his teachers to have the students use a variety of creative forms to express their feelings. Forms included discussions, compositions and drawings.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

3 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

The collection contains 23 children's drawings depicting the aftermath of the race riots in Washington, DC in 1968, as well as posters and ephemera related to a variety of protests in the late 1960s.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA