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David Eisenman Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates), 1966-1974

Digital surrogates from the David Eisenman papers and audio recordings (1966-74) contain 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/

The David Eisenman Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates), 1966-1974 are managed by the University of Illinois Archives and do not feature precise descriptive information for each item. Discover their contents by browsing the folders and files. For more information, contact an archivist at illiarch@illinois.edu.