This guide suggests useful resources for studying civil rights issues and the history and impact of student movements and/or campus protest. It focuses on resources available through Western Libraries' Heritage Resources programs and the Western Libraries. Please contact us or the Western Libraries' Research Desk if you have questions or need assistance finding more information.
Western Libraries provides access to a wide variety of article and research databases (a WWU log-in is required). Follow this link to the Libraries' online guide to Databases A-Z and/or ask staff at the Libraries' Research Desk for assistance.
You may find it useful to search the catalog (Onesearch) using some of the following subject search terms (you can also narrow results by adding a geographic location, e.g. Student movements--Washington (State) OR Student movements--Washington (State)--Bellingham):
Consult with your instructors about recommended readings and ask us if you need help finding a specific title or type of resource. Here are some select titles relevant to local campus history:
Vertical File Folders
We have vertifical files on various topics related to Campus History. For students researching protests on campus we have two folders:
We also have files for each of the presidents which may include information about student movements during their administration
Viet Cong Flag
We have the flag that was made and showcased in front of the Viking Union Building in March 1969 along with an accompanying folder of information describing the incident and administrations response.
Western Libraries Heritage Resources provides for responsible stewardship of and access to unique and archival resources in support of teaching, learning and resarch at Western Washington University and beyond. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management work together to document the culture and history of Western, the local community and Pacific Northwest region, and to promote public and scholarly access to holdings.