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2008 Commencement Schlafly Protest Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WUA-01-wua00142

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  • 2008 May

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0.50 linear feet

Biographical or Historical Information

During the University's 147th Commencement ceremony, May 16, 2008 six individuals received honorary degrees: Chris Matthews (also commencement speaker), Quincy Jones, Lee Seng Tee, Phyllis Schlafly, Egon Schwarz, and Jessie L. Ternberg.  Various members of the Washington University community, including students and faculty from departments across the university, organized a protest against granting the honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly. These activities took place both in the day preceding the commencement ceremony and during the ceremony.


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Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by the Women and Gender Studies Department in June 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Catherine Cook in June 2008.

2008 Commencement Schlafly Protest Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 November 4: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

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