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Documenting Ferguson Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: LH-wua00429

The Documenting Ferguson Collection consists of posters, newspapers, handbills, and flyers advertising various Ferguson-related protests and events at Washington University and surrounding areas following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014.


  • Creation: 2014-2015


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


2.00 linear feet

1 Boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting of the unarmed man sparked existing tensions in the predominantly black city, where protests and civil unrest erupted. The events received considerable attention in the U.S. and elsewhere, attracted protesters from outside the region, and generated a vigorous debate about the relationship between law enforcement and African Americans as well as created a national dialogue about police use of force doctrine in Missouri and nationwide.


The Collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1. Announcements and clippings Series 2. Flyers Series 3. Newspaper

Method of Acquisition

Accession number WUA2015-098. Material acquired by University Archives in 2014 and 2015. Accession number LH2016-005. Donated by Makiba Foster, June 20, 2016

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Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.

Documenting Ferguson Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 October 22: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Local History Collecting Area

Miranda Rectenwald
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495