The Vietnam protest movements in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota began slowly in 1966 and 1967, and grew to be among the most active anti-war movements in the rural upper Midwest. The movement peaked in 1970 with protests against the Kent State incident. Much of the anti-war activities in these two communities originated at the Moorhead State College campus.
This collection contains miscellaneous papers concerning anti-war protests in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Included are newsletters, handbills and flyers, underground newspapers, photographs, and news clippings. Topics include draft resistance, the anti-ballistic missile protest movement, Kent State protests, and FBI surveillance of anti-war activists. The organizations for which materials are preserved include the New American Movement, Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, and the local chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Most materials are in good condition.
Anti-war Display, “How MSC Tried to Stop a War,” by MSU student Chris Olson, 1982. Display materials include announcements of speakers, demonstrations, photographs, and miscellaneous protest material. File headings are: