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The strike against Columbia, protesting the violence that ended the building occupations, May 1968. From The Mortarboard 1975, p.11. Courtesy of Barnard College Archives.

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Mounted police called in to clear the buildings, April/May, 1968. Violence would break out against innocent bystanders watching the proceedings, leading to the greatest number of casualties that night. From: The Mortarboard 1975, p. 11. Courtesy of…

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in the middle of chaos, Martha Peterson was officially inaugurated as President of Barnard College on April 29, 1968 – the last full day of the student take-overs, and in the midst of the LeClair affair. Photograph by Joseph Gadzek Courtesy of…

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Students occupied five Columbia University buildings during April 1968, in protest of Columbia’s wartime activity, its poor relationship with the surrounding neighborhood, and its relationship with its students, particularly student protesters whom…

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Students on campus wearing Bermuda shorts, one of the era’s sartorial trends. Wendy Supovizt '63 in conversation with a woman wearing a kimono and Martha Kostyra Stewart '63, South Lawn, ca. 1960. Photography by The New York Daily News, Courtesy…

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The rules adopted by the Barnard Student Council, dictating limitations on Bermuda shorts. From student handbook of 1961-62.

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The rules adopted by the Barnard Student Council, dictating limitations on Bermuda shorts. From student handbook of 1961-62.

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Linda and her boyfriend, Peter Behr in one of many news articles about the “affair,” New York Daily News, March 12, 1968.

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There were some who supported LeClair, however.

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Scathing letters came to Martha Peterson, denouncing Leclair, the college and student behavior.
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