Former University of Wyoming employee Irene Schubert gathered material related to the dismissal of the 14 black players from the University of Wyoming’s football team in October 1969. The collection includes armbands, audiotapes of meetings, biographical data of the dismissed players, statements and press releases, photographs of demonstrations, newspaper clippings from around Wyoming and the country, issues of the student publication Revelations and other protest newsletters, and miscellaneous other materials.
Additional content for this collection can be found in the "Inventory for collection.”
ASUW statement regarding Black 14, October 18, 1969
Resolution in support of Black 14 by the Student Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).
Protester at football game against Brigham Young University, October 18, 1969
Protester in support of Black 14 outside UW ticket office on day of football game against Brigham Young University.
Fans wearing "Eaton" armbands and hatbands, October 18, 1969
Incoming fans for football game against Brigham Young University wearing armbands and hatbands in support of Coach Eaton's firing of the Black 14.
Protesters in support of Black 14 on the University of Wyoming campus, October 1969
Protesters at UW picketing against firing of Black 14 and UW and Wyoming support for the action.
Revelations #1, October 21, 1969
First newsletter issued by the Committee for the 14.
Press release to University of Wyoming student newspapers by Committee for the 14 and Black Student Alliance, October 24(?), 1969
Press release by Committee for the 14 and Black Student Alliance outlining their views and a call for action regarding firing of the 14 Black football players.
Letter to Irene Schubert in support of Coach Eaton, October 25, 1969
Letter from Riverton, Wyoming, resident supporting Coach Eaton's actions and repudiating those of the Black 14.
Letter from UW BSA to University of New Mexico BSA, October 28, 1969
Letter from UW Black Student Alliance to University of New Mexico Black Student Alliance asking for support from Western Athletic Conference members schools for the Black 14 and against Brigham Young University and Coach Lloyd Eaton.
Resolution supporting Black 14 by UW College of Arts and Sciences, October 30, 1969
Resolution by the faculty in UW College of Arts and Sciences stating their position that Coach Eaton's firing of the players was unjust, unconstitutional, and unwise.
UW Chapter of AAUP letter stating resolution offering financial support to BSA Legal Defense Fund, December 1, 1969
Letter to members of the University of Wyoming Chapter of the American Association of University Professors stating resolution to campaign for funding for the Black Student Alliance - Legal Defense Fund.