Public History Graduate student Monica Davenport (‘14) created this website as a capstone research project. “Student Unrest at Florida State, 1968 to 1972,” a digital exhibition of primary source materials from the Strozier Special Collections and Archives, is an exploration of the student experience as represented through their words and pictures. It depicts a particular time in the university’s history: five years of activism, disorder, and protests. The main purpose of the exhibit is to highlight notable events during the brief period of unrest through photographs, publications, and documents that represent the student experience, and to inform and educate viewers as to a little-known part of FSU’s legacy.

    “Student Unrest at Florida State, 1968 to 1972” contributes to the existing historical research by displaying and interpreting primary documents that demonstrate the experience of many students during the period of unrest. Through this exhibit, the viewers will be able to immerse themselves in the student experience and gain a deeper and more thorough understanding of this milestone in FSU history.

   The exhibit contains photographs, publications, and documents that recorded the activities of students and demonstrate how they were reacting to the events happening around them. The numerous photographs are of notable figures on campus during the time, students gathered in protests and demonstrations, and Tally-Ho spreads. They provide visual supplements to the exhibit’s textual documents, which include student-produced publications such as newspapers, magazines, flyers, and pamphlets.

Questions or comments? Email Monica at md12@my.fsu.edu