The Eberly Family Special Collections Library provides primary source materials for researchers from Penn State and around the world. Below are several archival collections relevant to research into civil rights, diversity and social justice.
Finding aid: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/2907.htm
Multi-layered compilation of documents, sound recordings, and visual images documenting the activities of the Montgomery Improvement Association, photographs and surveillance tapes of sit-ins, the Selma March, the Poor People's Campaign, oral histories of the white activists, and films of African-American activists.
Detailed Finding Aid: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/6312.htm
This collection consists of New Left pin-back lapel buttons, posters, stenciled t-shirts, and bumper stickers bearing protest messages.
Publications addressing the injustice of war, democracy and free speech, women's rights, human rights, racial equality, and gay and lesbian liberation, primarily from the 1960s, with a few pamphlets from the earlier women's suffrage and labor movements
Art illustrator and photojournalist Robert Joyce worked for the National Guardian. This collection consists primarily of professional, black and white photographs documenting acts of social disobedience including Civil Rights Movement sit-ins, riots, Cold War peace demonstrations, and anti-Vietnam War protests.
Walker was the president of Penn State from 1956-1970. He collected these materials in 1986 while writing a manuscript on the student disturbances that occurred while he was president. Information covers the administration's reaction to protests, demands, and demonstrations. Types of materials include court documents, correspondence, news clippings, personal file notes, manuscript drafts, and manuscript notes.
Detailed Finding Aid: https://www.libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/6352.htm
Compiled by a Penn State rhetoric professor and filmmaker, this collection of 75 anti-war protest and political campaign posters focuses on student activism at Berkeley, California, and upstate New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s.