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Photograph depicting a meeting between members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, school administrators and student leaders. The meeting was in response to demands issued by African-American students who staged the Ballantine…

Photograph depicting a meeting between members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees, school administrators and student leaders. The meeting was in response to demands issued by African-American students who staged the Ballantine…

Newspaper article discussing the various reactions to and opinions about the Ballantine lock-in. While some students were supportive of the action, others felt that it had gone too far.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student…

Newspaper editorial applauding the peaceful nature of and productive discussions that resulted from the Ballantine lock-in.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations Jan/June 1969."

Statement issued by faculty members and administrators who were present during the Ballantine Lock-in. They state that at no time was violence threatened against them, and the meeting was in fact beneficial for all parties.

Taken from the IU…

Letter from Bloomington Mayor John Hooker to Monroe County Prosecutor Thomas Berry. Hooker wanted a Grand Jury investigation into the so-called "Ballantine lock-in" to determine whether any crime took place, in order to levy charges against the…

Newspaper photograph depicting Indiana University Acting Chancellor John Snyder smiling with a student at the end of the Ballantine lock-in.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student Demonstrations 1969"

Newspaper photograph depicting Indiana University students gathering in the lobby of Ballantine hall while administrators were being locked-in by African American students elsewhere in the building.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file…

Newspaper photograph depicting Indiana University Acting Chancellor John Snyder emerging from Ballantine hall after African-American students had "locked in" negotiators for a number of hours.

Taken from the IU Archives' reference file "Student…

Newspaper article describing the readiness of police to intervene during the Ballantine Lock-in should it have been deemed necessary. No police entered the building, and the students disbanded on their own at the end of the meeting.

Taken from…