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Students/Alumni Records (University Of Maine). Kaliss (Tony) Student Political Protest Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0010-004

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information curated by Tony Kaliss during his time as a student at the University of Maine including on the subjects of student unions, general left caucus, anti-war marches, protests, and sit-ins, University President Libby's speech on rights, Justice Department visits, labor related activities, California grape boycott, Penobscot Shoe Co. strike, and Doug's shop and save strike.

The records include material from various student union and general left caucus meetings, copies of various student publications, posters for events, planning information, University of Maine memorandums regarding student activities, and correspondence between Kaliss, the University Coalition to end the War in Vietnam, and President Winthrop C. Libby. Also, includes a copies of speech given by Libby on rights and limitations and material regarding a committee tasked with reviewing the University's disciplinary code.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1968-1972
  • Creation: 1968-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and sensitive information will be redacted before release.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

Biographical / Historical

Box 1 Folder 1 includes a background document written by Tony Kaliss on the materials in this record group and an autobiographical profile. In summary, the material was gathered by Kaliss during his time as an undergraduate and graduate at the University of Maine where he was "an active participant in some of the student protest activities that took place at UMO, activities similar to those taking place across the country on college campuses". The materials are more of a snap shot of student protest activities not a comprehensive record. There is material on protests regarding the Vietnam War, tuition, dormitory rules, labor disputes, and miscellaneous student political activities.


1 boxes

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Physically the records are arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was gifted to Special Collections by Tony Kallis in 2016 as accession #2016-06-01.


Accruals from Tony Kaliss are not anticipated.

Related Materials

Tony Kaliss papers on relations of Indian Tribes of Maine with the Province of Massachusetts, 2015-0927.

University of Maine student political activity collection (1966-1978), SpC MS 558.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Revitt, April 2018, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. Material rehoused into appropriate archival folders and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.

University Of Maine. Kaliss (Tony) Student Political Protest Papers
Matthew Revitt
April 13, 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States