David Eisenman Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates)
Digital surrogates from the David Eisenman papers and audio recordings (1966-74) contains digitized newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, published articles, article drafts, academic papers, reports, thesis and audio recordings, concerning the Special Educational Opportunities Program - SEOP (Project 500), especially the September 1968 disturbances at the Illini Union. Topics cover the evolution of the crisis, treatment of students by the disciplinary system, university- community relations, and coverage of the incident by media, especially the Chicago Tribune. Audio recordings relate Eiseman's first-hand accounts of the protests by African American students against their placement in sub-standard housing in the first weeks of the program.
Audio recordings are available on-line at the Oral History Projects website at: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slcold/researchguides/oralhistory/project500/Eisenman_tapes/