Skip to Main Content

Campus Unrest: Home

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2024 11:55 AM

Image ID UA_90B_6                     Photo by Philip Segal

Protesting students confront Erie County Sheriff Deputies on February 26, 1970.  

Once referred to as the Berkeley of the East, the University at Buffalo has a rich history of activism among its students, faculty and staff.  Throughout the 1960s and into the early 1970s, protesters fought for Civil Rights and greater student participation in university governance.  They also protested against the Vietnam War and the Buffalo Police occupation of campus.

This guide seeks to help researchers access the University Archives' many collections related to Campus Unrest at UB.  Through its timeline and photographs, the guide also seeks to provide context to this often-tumultuous time in university history.

Profile Photo
William Offhaus
420 Capen Hall