Armistice Day Proclamation Flyer, 1935

Leaflets calling on students to protest the United States entering a war in Europe were circulated on college campuses throughout the United States, including the University of Minnesota. They called for student protests to coincide with dates related to WWI, such as the armistice. The national organizations that supported these protests included the Young Men and Women’s Christian Association as well as political, left-wing organizations.

The University administration constantly monitored student activism by collecting names of student protestors, and keeping hand-outs like this one, which was found in the files of President Lotus Coffman.

SourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP Box 22, Folder: Peace Plans, Strikes, etc., 1929 - 1939.RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at of MinnesotaTime Period1930s