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Faculty 45, March 15, 1970

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One of the most sought out facets of University history is campus unrest and the events of Spring 1970.  March 15 marks the 45th anniversary of the “Faculty 45” incident.  On that day, 45 faculty members were arrested after holding a sit-in in Acting President Peter Regan’s office to protest presence of Buffalo police on campus.

Diefendorf Annex, September 1970

Diefendorf Annex, September 1970

University Archives has several items regarding the “Faculty 45” and campus unrest including:

  • 45 rpm record of “Hayes Hall Blues.”  This song was written about the faculty 45 by Charlie Keil and Michael Frisch in order to raise legal defense funds.
  • Trial transcript and other legal documents.
  • Notes and clippings
  • Flyers
  • Tear gas canister, buttons, strike flags, and banners

Interested in more resources?

Campus Unrest collections in University Archives

Flashback: Campus Unrest at UB by the UB Reporter

Timeline of Campus Unrest at UB

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