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Finding Aid for Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest Collection, 1961-1991

3/5/1248

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Collection Overview

Title: Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest Collection, 1961-1991
Creator: Siggelkow, Richard A.
Extent: .21 linear feet(1 half manuscript box)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Collection contains miscellaneous material Richard Siggelkow kept while researching for his book, Dissent and Disruption: A University Under Siege, Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1991. Also included are personal correspondence, essays, and clippings regarding his role as Dean of Students later Vice President for Student Affairs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 3/5/1248, Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest Collection, 1961-1991, University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Received from Richard Siggelkow circa 1990s.

Terms of Access

The Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest Collection, 1961-1991 is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, June 2011.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Richard A. Siggelkow received his B.A. (1941), M.A.(1948), and Ph.D.(1953) in Education from the University of Wisconsin. He came to the University at Buffalo in 1958 as Dean of Students. In 1967 he was promoted to Vice President for Student Affairs and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1983. Dr. Siggelkow also was a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.

Prior to his service at UB he had been assistant dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin from 1956 to 1958 and associate director of the University of Wisconsin Teacher Placement Bureau from 1949-1956. He also taught history and social studies at the secondary school level from 1945 to 1947.

During World War II he rose from the rank of private in the Field Artillery to a major during his active duty period. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as colonel. He was awarded the Bronze Star during his 38 months of service in the European and African Theaters of Operations during the war and took part in eight battle campaigns.


Historical Note

As Vice President for Student Affairs, Richard Siggelkow was intimately involved in the years of campus unrest at the University at Buffalo, particularly 1966 through 1970. Issues of academic freedom, recruitment by the Selective Service and Dow Chemical Corporation, the Vietnam War, as well as demands for a more democratic administration of the University that would include faculty and students, caused protests on campus. A timeline of events during the crucial year 1969-1970 is available here .


Scope and Content Note

Collection contains miscellaneous material Richard Siggelkow kept while researching for his book, Dissent and Disruption: A University Under Siege, Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1991. Also included are personal correspondence, essays, and clippings regarding his role as Dean of Students later Vice President for Student Affairs.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:


Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Academic Freedom, 1962-1969

Includes materials on a disputed 1962 lecture series entitled,"A Political Spectrum of a Contemporary World," including visits by Sir Oswald Mosley (Fascism) and Dr. Henry Aptheker (Communism) as well the "open campus" policy for all job recruiters; Buffalo Alumnus, 1962; three issues of The Gazette: State University of New York at Buffalo, 1967-1969; transcript of a news clipping; a manuscript; and a memo from President Meyerson proposing a Faculty committee on academic freedom.

1.2 Academic Freedom - Publications Task Force, Sub Board I, 1966-1973

Concerns the constitutional rights of campus newspapers.

1.3 Feldman Report: "Special Report: Student Demonstration", August 15, 1966
[28 pages plus 6 enclosures]

Concerned the Selective Service test given to determine student deferrals from the draft. From the report: "This particular demonstration [May 1966] grew out of the pressures brought to bear on the Administration by an ad hoc group naming themselves the Graduate Faculty Committee on the Selective Service (GFCSS). Finding fault with the Selective Service System in its relation to the academic community, this group inadvertently focused attention on the lack of student and faculty involvement concerning administrative affairs, while trying to change current university policy."

1.4 Dow Chemical Corporation recruitment, 1967
1.5 Handbook, University of Buffalo Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), circa 1968
[36 pp.]
1.6 The Buffalo Nine booklet, 1969
[16 pp.]

Concerns the arrest, trial and sentencing of draft resisters.

1.7 Student Affairs Staff Call-in Log marking events of student demonstrations following sentencing of Buffalo Nine defendants, March 19-20, 1969
1.8 Photograph of Buffalo Police at Rotary Field, University at Buffalo, circa 1970
1.9 Blueprint of University at Buffalo Main Street Campus, 1970
1.10 Bennis, Warren G., Resignation letter from Acting Executive Vice Presidency, March 9, 1970
1.11 Reports and Chronologies, March 13-19, 1970

Includes some by Prof. Dean Pruitt.

1.12 Essay, “Anatomy of a Disruption - State University of New York at Buffalo,”, July 7, 1970
1.13 Testimony of Richard Siggelkow concerning student unrest before the Temporary State Commission to Study Causes of Campus Unrest [New York], 1970
1.14 Correspondence, faculty survey for Siggelkow book, 1987-1989
1.15 WBFO, Letter from William Siemering to Richard Siggelkow on WBFO's role in the Spring 1970 campus unrest, 1991
1.16 Notebook - student disciplinary hearing, undated

Contains handwritten notes, no author apparent.

II.     Student Affairs, 1966-1981

Contains materials reflecting Richard Siggelkow's service as Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs.

Arrangement is alphabetical.

Box-folder Contents
1.17 Clippings, 1970 1975
1.18 Correspondence, 1966-1978

Includes policy memos and personal.

1.19 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report on Richard Siggelkow, 1981

Regarding access to foreign student records.

1.20 Graduate Course Outline, "Blacks, Racism and Minority Groups in Higher Education," CED #620, September 1970
1.21 Essay, “Student Government and the Administrative Dilemma” by R.A. Siggelkow, 1961
1.22 Essays, “Changing Students"”, by Richard Siggelkow, 1959 1966-1967 1977
1.23 Essays on Student Retention, 1977 undated

No authors but one may be by Siggelkow.

1.24 Student Affairs at the Crossroads, excerpts, 1972

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subjects

Campus violence--New York (State)--Buffalo
College administrators--New York (State)--Buffalo
Riots--New York (State)--Buffalo
State University of New York at Buffalo--History
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
Student protesters--New York (State)--Buffalo
Student-administrator relationships--New York (State)--Buffalo

Associated Material

Related Resources

Additional University Archives' Campus Unrest collections:

3/1/289, American Association of University Professors. Buffalo Chapter records, 1926-1973
3/1/1217 , American Association of University Professors. Buffalo Chapter. Secretary's Files, 1968-1989 (bulk 1968-1972)
3/5/33 , Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo Records, 1965-1990
3/5/351, Campus Unrest: Oral History Interviews, 1967
3/5/570m, Support Your Campus Police Treasurer's Records, 1967-1968
3/5/779, Faculty 45 Files, 1969-1972
3/5/825, Campus Unrest: Clippings, 1964-1975
3/5/821, Paul Krehbiel Campus Unrest Collection, 1968-1970, 2000
3/5/897 , Campus Unrest: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan, Social Psychology Department, 1967-1972, 1975
3/5/974, Campus Unrest: Individuals' Collections, 1969-2004
9/0/251, Broadsides: Collection, 1963-
9/1/64, Graduate Student Association records, 1963-1970
9/4/247, Student Coordinating Council and Polity Minutes, 1967-1972; Student Senate Minutes, 1967-1972
11/2/66, University Information Services. Campus Unrest Subject Files, 1964-1973
11/2/235, University Information Services. Campus Unrest Subject Files, 1969-1970
12/1/74, Faculty Senate Records, 1952-1969
16/4F/133 , Bruce Jackson Papers, 1964-1971
16/4F/134 , Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt Collection, 1969-1970
16/8F/1064 , Charlie Keil Papers
22/6F/205, Theodore Friend papers, 1968-1973
34/9/1071 , Charles Haynie Papers, 1963-2002
MS 46 , Fred F. Harcleroad Student Unrest Collection, circa 1964-1972
MS 82 , Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo Records, 1953-1978 (bulk 1967-1974)
CD-ROM 5/3, Campus Unrest Images