The following documents are intended to represent the history of various protests and student actions on the campus of Sarah Lawrence College. Given the large number of documents housed in the College Archives on these actions (approximately 5,000), the representation here is not comprehensive. To learn more about a specific student action and the SLC community’s response, please reach out to the Archives.

This online collection contains the original actions, demands, and various community responses to add historical context to the events and to make many of the documents more accessible. The documents are arranged chronologically in ascending order within each protest. The majority of the documents are from the Protest and Activism Collection, but there are others from the various collections within the College Archives. The collection from which the document came is noted in the metadata record for the item. To access finding aids for collections, such as the Protest and Activism Collection, see the Archives website. For additional information on the history of diversity at the College, see the Diversity Timeline.

NOTE: To protect the privacy of individuals, names have been redacted in the documents.


Browse the Protest and Activism Collection:


Dangers of a Single Narrative 2013

Teach-in on Racism, Bias, and Exclusion 2004

OAR Report 1997

Westlands Sit-in 1989

Lynd House Sit-in 1969

Westlands Sit-in 1969

Complete protest and activism collection online