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Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) to Glenn Dumke

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04929 Author/Creator: Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 August 1967 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 15.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04929 Author/Creator: Reagan, Ronald (1911-2004) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 August 1967 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.9 x 15.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Attacks the liberal mind set on college campuses (possibly with the University of California Berkeley in mind) by criticizing the "trash" on campuses and condemning "the excuse of academic freedom & freedom of expression." He also remarks that he would not permit Le Roi Jones (later named Imamu Amiri Baraka), the black activist and author whose critically acclaimed play "Dutchman" contained offensive content, to spend time in his home. Explains that the state of California should expect the same behavior from students and faculty as individuals expect from their families. Writes as Governor of California to the Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the California State College system.

Background Information: Reagan's criticisms of UC Berkeley's student peace activists and professors had been a key component of his gubernatorial platform in the election of 1966. From 1965-1971, Dr. Dumke was at the ...forefront of the efforts by the CSU opposing student and faculty strikes. See More

People: Reagan, Ronald
Dumke, Glenn S., fl. 1967 Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PoliticsEducationAfrican American HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsChildren and FamilyGovernment and CivicsPresidentVietnam War

Sub Era: The Sixties

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