Florida State University Faculty Action Caucus Files
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of FAC meetings, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and position papers documenting the activities of the FSU Faculty Action Caucus. Topics include application forms for admission, the Bryan Hall recruiting incident, student rights and responsibilities, and Vietnam.
- created: 1969-1972
- Florida State University Faculty Action Caucus (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Florida State University Faculty Action Caucus (FAC) was a campus organization formed in 1968 during the period of nationwide campus unrest. Its purpose was to provide an opportunity for concerned faculty and other members of the university to organize for cooperative action when emergencies occured on campus and in the Tallahassee community. During that period, there were occasional threats to the academic freedom and civil liberties of members of the university community. The FAC also provided a forum for meaningful dialogue between faculty, students, staff, and administration on subjects of mutual concern, and it proposed programs of reforms to enable the university to more fully achieve its mission.
Some of the issues documented in this collection which the FAC undertook were rights of African-American students, suppression of student academic freedom, personnel and health problems at FSU's Health Center, the student conduct code, questions on student application for admission forms, and the suspension of students protesting the presence of Marine Corps recruiters on campus.
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Language of Materials
Materials arranged alphabetically by topic.
Method of Acquisition
Given by Edward Keuchel in 2009.
Existence and Location of Originals
Portions of collection available online?: No
Processed by Burt Altman.
Genre / Form
- Academic freedom
- Freedom of speech.
- Student protests
- Student suspension
- Students--Legal status, laws, etc.
- Students--Political activity.
- Universities and colleges--Faculty
- Florida State University Faculty Action Caucus Files
- Burt Altman
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