In spring 1968, Columbia’s campus seethed with student protest, mostly centered on the Vietnam war, but also on the university’s treatment of students and student opinion. At Barnard, that debate was realized most fully in the “LeClair Affair” over the college housing rules. This exhibit includes images before, during, and after the LeClair incident, charting some of the changes that the spring of 1968 wrought. It is the result of a collaboration between the Barnard College Archives and alumna Rona Wilk ‘91.
A series of images culled from the Photograph Collection presenting a view of student life at the turn of the century.
This exhibition was on display in the lobby of Lehman Hall from June-November 2009. Presented here are a few select items from the exhibit.
Discover details on the conservation of this 75-foot document.