This ceremonial mace was carried by UNT President Calvin Cleave Nolen (1971 – 1979) during formal processions like graduation. Nolen’s mace features an embedded quarter from each year the University had changed its name through the 1970s.
A sweatshirt worn by members of the Mexican American Student Organization (MASO). The attached button refers to the United Farm Workers (UFW) Delano Grape Strike and Boycott (1965 – 1970), led by Latino activist Cesar Chavez.
In the early morning hours of March 10, 1974 a crowd of NTSU students gathered outside Bruce Hall to watch their fellow students run naked on campus as part of a “streaking demonstration.” Suddenly, Denton city police officers, assisted by the campus Department of Public Safety, arrived to quell what they deemed a “riot” with clubs and bug spray. Despite bystanders’ protests that the event was a peaceful demonstration, 48 students were physically restrained and arrested for “disregarding a police officer.”