Records of the Free Statesman

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Records of the Free Statesman


  • 1967-1968 (Creation)


2 linear feet

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This newspaper was created by leftist students of St. Cloud State College, St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict to provide an alternative viewpoint to other existing campus news sources.

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The Free Statesman was an alternative independent newspaper published by students of St. Cloud State College, St. John's University, and College of St. Benedict from February 1967 through February 1968 and consisted of 24 editions. The newspaper was created by Leftist students who felt the official student newspapers at their respective schools did not represent their views. Topics include the termination of St. Cloud State professor Ed Richer, the Vietnam War and its protests, campus, local, and national political issues of the day, and area arts, theatre, and culture.

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Newspapers are arranged in chronological order.

Records are located at 1A.10a.

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There are no access restrictions.

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Permission to publish, quote, and reproduce must be secured from the copyright holder.

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  • English

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    Archivist's note

    Cathy Coats processed this collection in January 2015.

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