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.”

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