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Letter regarding 1960s riots at Brigham Young University

Letter regarding 1960s riots at Brigham Young University

Dates: 2006

Letter to BYU Broadcasting from C. LaVar Rockwood describing two riots that took place at Brigham Young University in the 1960s. The first occurred at the old football stadium and was protesting the shortening of the Christmas vacation. The second took place at Helaman Halls shortly after two dorms had been converted to house women and was known as the "panty raid." Ernest L. Wilkinson was involved in resolving the "panty raid."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Rockwood, C. Lavar, 1928
  • Call Number: UA 1293
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: UA 1293; Letter regarding 1960s riots at Brigham Young University; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 1293, LTPSC.
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Transferred from the Harold B. Lee Library Administrative offices, August 2006.
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Wilkinson, Ernest L., 1899-1978; Education; Social Life and Customs; Sports and Recreation; Student Life
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University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).
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Letter regarding 1960s riots at Brigham Young University
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Biographical/Historical note

C. LaVar Rockwood served as Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator of Student Activities in the 1960s.

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