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John Mathews collection of political protest drawings and ephemera

Identifier: MS-1335

  • Staff Only


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.


  • 1968 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


3 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


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.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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