KU Twelve Incident
Gail J. Hamilton was one of twelve students involved in the "KU Twelve Incident." During the commencement ceremony on May 19, 1980, twelve members of the Academic Freedom Action Coalition displayed a banner protesting the University of Kansas' policy prohibiting the display of banners in certain public spaces. The twelve students were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct; their charges were eventually dropped. A KBI investigation found evidence of police brutality against two university officers involved in the incident. This collection contains newspaper clippings, scrap books and a KBI report concerning the "KU Twelve Incident."
- Creation: 1980 - 1983
- Hamilton, Gail J. (Person)
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No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
Scope and Contents
Includes information relating to the KU Twelve Incident (May 19, 1980): newspaper articles, legal documents, correspondence, Kbi report and miscellaneous documents.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Gail Harshaw, 2009
- Guide to the Gail J. Hamilton Collection
- KU Twelve Incident
- Finding aid prepared by brch, 2012 Finding aid encoded by brch, 2012
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- Preferred citation
Gail J. Hamilton Collection, PP 497, University Archives, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries