Collection: Dartmouth College, Shockley incident records

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Dartmouth College, Shockley incident records May be restricted

Identifier: DA-23


Records include correspondence, forms and other printed matter, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1969 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Access to part of the collection (student records) restricted by federal law.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



Collection consists of records relating to the Shockley Incident, which occurred on Oct. 15, 1969, when a group of students prevented William Shockley from presenting a controversial scientific paper,"Offset Analysis Description of Racial Differences", to the National Academy of Sciences, which was holding its annual meeting at Dartmouth College. Includes letters to students regarding their hearings before the Committee on Standing and Conduct and letters from alumni and professors regarding the incident and the disciplinary action taken by the college. Also includes Brewster's correspondence regarding the incident.

Custodial History

Gathered as an artificial collection, primarily from the records of the Dean of the College.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA