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Documenting Ferguson Collection


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Announcements and clippings



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Title: Documenting Ferguson Collection, 2014-2015Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:2014-2015

ID: WUA/06/wua00429

Primary Creator: University Archives - Washington University in St. Louis

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet


The Collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1. Announcements and clippings

Series 2. Flyers

Series 3. Newspaper

Date Acquired: 06/20/2016. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Documenting Ferguson Collection consists of posters, newspapers, handbills, and flyers advertising various Ferguson-related protests and events at Washington University and surrounding areas following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014.

Collection Historical Note

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white Ferguson police officer. The disputed circumstances of the shooting of the unarmed man sparked existing tensions in the predominantly black city, where protests and civil unrest erupted. The events received considerable attention in the U.S. and elsewhere, attracted protesters from outside the region, and generated a vigorous debate about the relationship between law enforcement and African Americans as well as created a national dialogue about police use of force doctrine in Missouri and nationwide.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Material acquired by University Archives in 2014 and 2015

Acquisition Method:

Accession number WUA2015-098. Material acquired by University Archives in 2014 and 2015.

Accession number LH2016-005. Donated by Makiba Foster, June 20, 2016

Related Materials: Documenting Ferguson

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid created by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Announcements and clippings],
[Series 2: Flyers],
[Series 3: Newspapers],

Series 2: FlyersAdd to your cart.
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Folder 2: Flyers, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Flyers advertising various Ferguson-related protests and events at Washington University and surrounding areas.  Also includes flyers distributed at various protests and events.

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