Growing Up Green: 1941-2015: Finding Our Voice (1970-1979)
Star Wars and Comic Books
These photographs show two issues of Marvel’s “Star Wars” comic book
series. Gift, Courtesy Shaun Seibel.
President Nolen’s Ceremonial Mace
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.
Mexican American Student Organization (MASO) sweatshirt
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.
Alternative newspapers published in Denton, Texas
Liberal Voice, April 3, 1970
Our Small Door, October 20, 1971
Arkwork Review, Fall 1979
On loan from Mike Cochran.
1974 “Streaker Riot”
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.”