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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

Student Activism at Georgetown

This guide will introduce researchers to history of student activism on campus.

Secondary Sources

A History of Georgetown University by Robert Emmet Curran. This three-volume set explores many facets of Georgetown's history in great detail, including student activism. Curran's footnotes are particularly useful in tracking down archival material to study. This set has not been digitized but is available in the Library and in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.

Swift Potomac's Lovely Daughter: Two Centuries at Georgetown through Students' Eyes edited by Joseph Durkin, S.J.: A number of essays in this book recount student experiences with the protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The book has been digitized and is available in Digital Georgetown by using the link in the title.

Georgetown at Two Hundred: Faculty Reflections on the University's Future edited by William C. McFadden. This book contains essays from the faculty perspective, including perspectives on addressing diversity in the curriculum and interracial education. This book has been digitized and is available in Digital Georgetown by using the link in the title.

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