Columbia University Commencement, June 1968

Title

Columbia University Commencement, June 1968

Description

Items relating to Richard Hofstadter's commencement speech at Columbia University, June 1968: (1) statement, issued by student protesters, condemning Hofstadter for his support of the university administration's response to demonstrations on campus; (2) announcement, by the Columbia Strike Committee, of a "counter-commencement" to be held as an alternative to the official, university-sponsored graduation ceremony at which Hofstadter spoke; (3) an image, from The New York Times, depicting students leaving the ceremony just before Hofstadter began to deliver his remarks; (4) program from Columbia University rommencement, with full text of Hofstadter's remarks; and (5) letters to Hofstadter, from the sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the art historian Meyer Schapiro, praising his speech.

Creator

Unknown; Edward Hausner/The New York Times; Richard Hofstadter; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Meyer Schapiro

Source

Box  27: Columbia 1968; Box 23: Lectures and Speeches; and Catalogued Correspondence; Richard Hofstadter PapersRare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York

Publisher

Benjamin Serby; The New York Times

Date

May/June 1968

Rights

Estate of Richard Hofstadter

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Text; digital reproductions of black-and-white photographs

Files

Statement Condemning Hofstadter, May 1968
Announcement of Counter-Commencement
Protesters Walking Out of Commencement Ceremony
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (cover page)
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (page one)
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (pages two and three)
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (pages four and five)
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (pages six and seven)
Commencement Speech, Columbia University, 1968 (pages eight and nine)
Letter from Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Letter from Meyer Schapiro

Citation

Unknown; Edward Hausner/The New York Times; Richard Hofstadter; Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Meyer Schapiro, “Columbia University Commencement, June 1968,” Richard Hofstadter at 100, accessed December 18, 2018, https://richardhofstadter100.omeka.net/items/show/139.

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