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Thom Higgins Papers, 1967-1977

Collection Overview

Title: Thom Higgins Papers, 1967-1977

ID: OGLMC/1292

Creator: Higgins, Thom L. (1950-1994)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/25/1994

Languages: English [eng]


1950-1994; Gay activist and former UND student who was suspended from the University in 1968 for his role in the publication of an underground newspaper, the Snow Job.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Thom Higgins Papers, 1967-1977, include materials related to the controversial underground newspaper, the Snow Job, UND student senate minutes, and university symphony and concert announcements. Also included are copies of an honors program newsletter publication In Which, and several newspaper clippings. The newspaper clippings document the Vietnam War, protests at the University of North Dakota, and Higgins' suspension.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Thom Higgins, St. Paul, Minnesota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 94-1965

Related Materials: UA 142 Underground Newspaper Collection, Box 1 Folders 2 and 21

Preferred Citation: Thom Higgins Papers. OGLMC 1292, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Student Relations Committee minutes regarding Higgins' role in the underground newspaper Snow Job, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Statement by a lawyer from the Legal Aid Society at UND in defense of Thom Higgins, ca. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Snow Job: a new campus tradition on a traditionless campus," an underground newspaper at UND. Copy of Vol 1, No. 2, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "UND Secret Justice" (cartoon for Snow Job), ca. 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs for symphony, band, and vocal performances at UND, 1967 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Program for the play MacBird (photocopy), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: In Which (publication of the UND Honors Program), 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: UND Interdorm Council, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Membership cards (photocopies), 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper clippings, 1967-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Clew (publication by T.C. Mits for the people of UND). Copy of no. 3, Feb. 19, 1968.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meeting Minutes from UND Student Senate and Student Activities Committee, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photograph of Thom Higgins at typewriterAdd to your cart.
1292-0001: Thom Higgins, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Dakota Student, 1967