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00:00:04 - Factors involved in fueling campus demonstrations

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Partial Transcript: We're with Jack Hall, Vice President of the Medical Center at the University of Kentucky, dealing with the campus disturbances at UK in 1970.

Segment Synopsis: Dr. Jack B. Hall discusses his experiences as the Dean of Students at the University of Kentucky during the student protests in 1970. He describes some possible factors that contributed to fueling the demonstrations on campus. Some of these factors were President Nixon's announcement of the invasion of Cambodia, and lack of student due process.

Keywords: Activists; Cambodia; College students; Due process; President Richard Nixon; Protests; Student leadership; Student rights; Students' needs; University administration; University of Kentucky; Vietnam War

Subjects: College administrators; College campuses; College discipline; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Administration.

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:07:25 - Student demonstrations on campus / burning of the ROTC building

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Partial Transcript: What type of activities occurred on the campus after, uh, the announcement of President Nixon that troops were going into Cambodia?

Segment Synopsis: Hall discusses the different types of activities student activists did on campus, ranging from small rallies to setting fire to campus property. He explains under what circumstances he had to disperse rallies. He describes the burning of the ROTC building that ended one of the major rallies.

Keywords: Activism; Board of trustees; Buell Armory; Destruction of property; President Richard Nixon; ROTC Building; Student Center; Student government; Student protests; Violence

Subjects: Campus violence; College campuses; College students; College students--Political activity.; Fires; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Safety measures.; Universities and colleges--Security measures

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:13:19 - Protective measures imposed on campus

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Partial Transcript: Uh, the following day, May 6th, President Singletary imposed a 5 o'clock curfew for campus. Uh, do you recall the purpose of that curfew?

Segment Synopsis: Hall shares about steps taken by University of Kentucky President Otis A. Singletary and Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn. Some of these measures included implementing curfews and sending the National Guard to campus. He describes individuals who came to campus to instigate problems with the students and testify with them in federal court.

Keywords: Curfews; Destruction of property; Dr. Otis A. Singletary; Governor Louie B. Nunn; National Guard; Police; Student protests; University administration; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Campus violence; College administrators; College campuses; College students; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Safety measures.; Universities and colleges--Security measures

GPS: University of Kentucky ( Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:18:05 - Relationship between students and administrators / reasons for protective measures

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Partial Transcript: Was there any pressure from state officials, that you're aware of, on university officials to handle the situation in a particular manner?

Segment Synopsis: Hall shares about the internal pressure to handle the situations on campus as best he could. He describes administrators' relationships with students after the protests when the National Guard left. He explains how every official involved in handling students during demonstrations were instructed to not harm them.

Keywords: Activists; Conflicts; Curfews; Education; Governor's office; National Guard; Police; Protests; University administration; University officials

Subjects: College administrators; College campuses; College environment; College students; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Safety measures.; Universities and colleges--Security measures

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:23:25 - Examples of conflict and property damage / professors demand to remove police forces

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned, uh, possible physical harm. Were there any substantiated cases of, of, uh, injury to either, uh, police or National Guard forces on campus or students?

Segment Synopsis: Hall shares about specific instances of police and student conflict during the week of protests. He discusses use of billy sticks on students while police forces were on campus. He describes property damage caused by student protesters. He remembers the petition created by the Worker Association of University Professors for the removal of the National Guard and State Police from campus.

Keywords: Conflicts; Destruction of property; Education; National Guard; Petitions; Physical confrontations; Police; Professors; Protests; Staff; University administration; Worker Association of University Professors

Subjects: Campus violence; College campuses; College students; College students--Political activity.; College teachers--Political activity; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Universities and colleges--Safety measures.; Universities and colleges--Security measures

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:28:12 - Demands for closing the school / student arrests

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Partial Transcript: There's also a recommendation by the UK Faculty Senate that the school be closed. Now, we've already mentioned that the school was not closed.

Segment Synopsis: Hall discusses the university Faculty Senate's call to close the school during the protest. He explains reasons why the university remained open and how the Board of Trustees tried to continue responding to requests during this time. Hall describes arrests of students and how they were handled.

Keywords: Arrests; Board of trustees; Faculty Senate; Fines; Jail; National Guard; Police; State laws; University administration; University of Kentucky; University policies

Subjects: College administrators; College campuses; College students; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Safety measures.; Universities and colleges--Security measures

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:32:08 - Personal thoughts about the protests

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Partial Transcript: What do you feel then were the, the important results of this week, week and half of demonstrations or confrontation here at the university?

Segment Synopsis: Hall reflects on his personal thoughts about the protests and what was gained, if anything, from them. He explains his thoughts about the protests that occurred in May 1970. He clarifies that no individual person or group was covertly followed or infiltrated by university staff.

Keywords: Activist groups; Activists; Freedom of speech; Police; Protests; Relationship with students; University administration

Subjects: College students; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Faculty.

GPS: University of Kentucky (Lexington (Ky.))
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:36:17 - Reflections on decisions made during protests

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Partial Transcript: Are there any comments that you would like to make, um, of your own that I may not have touched on? That deals with the subject?

Segment Synopsis: Hall discusses his thoughts about decisions made by University of Kentucky administrators during the time of the protests in 1970. He talks about various activist groups on campus, and how emotional this time was for everyone.

Keywords: Activist groups; Campus community; Communication; Dean of Students; Protests; University administration; University presidents

Subjects: College administrators; College students; College students--Political activity.; Student protesters; Universities and colleges--Administration.