Indiana University Archives Exhibits

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Newspaper brief describing the results of the trial of seven individuals involved in the Ballantine lock-in two years earlier. All defendants were found not guilty of the charge of "Rout," a misdemeanor offense originally devised to curtail the…

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Newspaper editorial applauding the peaceful nature of and productive discussions that resulted from the Ballantine lock-in.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations Jan/June 1969."

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Newspaper editorial appealing for financial assistance for the owners of The Black Market in the wake of its firebombing.

Taken from IU Archives' reference file "Black Market Fire - Dec. 26, 1968."

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Newspaper article describing the events of the night of May 8, 1969. That night over 100 African-American students "locked in" student leaders and administrators in Ballantine Hall to force serious discussion of the fee hikes planned for the…

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Newspaper article describing the police investigation into the fire that destroyed The Black Market. Arson was quickly determined as the cause of the fire, with several members of the Ku Klux Klan arested in the aftermath.

Taken from IU Archives'…

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Newspaper article describing the proceedings of the trial of seven individuals facing misdemeanor charges related to their participation in the Ballantine lock-in two years earlier.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations…

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Letter to the editor of the Indiana Daily Student in reaction to its previous editorial requesting student donations to help compensate the owners of The Black Marke fter the fire. Opinions varied widely on the proper course of action to take in…

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Newspaper editorial criticizing Indiana Governor Edgar Whitcomb for his hard-line stance against campus demonstrators.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations Jan/June 1969."

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Newspaper article describing the court proceedings for those individuals accused of starting the Dec 26, 1968 Black Market fire. Both men were ultimately convicted of arson.

Taken from IU Archives' reference file "Black Market Fire - Dec. 26,…

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Newspaper article documenting court activity regarding the trial of nine people indicted by the Grand Jury for their participation in the Ballantine lock-in.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations - Ballantine Lock-in"
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