Manuscript/Archive , Print in French

Johns Hopkins University "May 1968" protests collection

  • Production: 1968 May.
  • 0.71 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (14 x 13.5 x 6.5 inches))
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Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Leaflets (printed works)
  • Posters
  • History.
Summary
  • The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. At the height of its fervor, it virtually brought the entire advanced capitalist economy of France to a dramatic halt.This collection contains posters, protest leaflets, and tracts from these student protests in May 1968.
  • This is an artificially assembled collection containing posters, protest leaflets, and tracts documenting the French student protests in May 1968.
Other information
  • Processing Information: Processed by Jordon Steele, April 2015. Additional processing by Annie Tang, November 2015.
  • Cite as: [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Restrictions: Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
  • Items from accessions 2014-15.MS.034 and 2014-15.MS.061 were purchsed from LarsiArt, Ltd. in 2014 and 2015. See series for any additional information about acquisition.
  • Historical information: The volatile period of civil unrest in France during May 1968 was punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes as well as the occupation of universities and factories across France. At the height of its fervor, it virtually brought the entire advanced capitalist economy of France to a dramatic halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself momentarily ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly left France for a few hours. Although the events sometimes turned violent, they also had artistic and festive aspects with numerous quasi-improvised debates and assemblies, songs, imaginative graffitis, posters and slogans. "May 68" had a resounding impact on French society that would be felt for decades to come. It is considered to this day as a cultural, social and moral turning point in the history of the country.
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 908394716
  • OCLC: 908394716