Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection

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).

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0002
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 2, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Pamphlet asking for participants to show support for the Black 14 by wearing an armband in solidarity with the players on October 17, 1969

Pamphlet handed out to students at the University of Wyoming asking for support of the Black 14 by asking participants to wear armbands on Wednesday October 17, 1969. 

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0006
Citation
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 6, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0104
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Photograph of Black 14 protesters at the University of Wyoming campus, October, 1969.

Protestors in support of Black 14 on UW campus, holding signs and wearing black armbands, in solidarity on day of football game against BYU.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0093
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Photograph of Black 14 protesters at the University of Wyoming campus, October, 1969.

Protesters, wearing armbands and hatbands, in support of Black 14 on UW campus on day of football game against BYU.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0102
Citation
Protesters, wearing armbands and hatbands, in support of Black 14 on UW campus on day of football game against BYU. Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Photograph of Black 14 protester at the University of Wyoming campus, October, 1969.

Protester in support of Black 14 on UW campus on day of football game against BYU.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0103
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Photograph of Black 14 protester holding sign at the University of Wyoming campus, October, 1969.

Protester in support of Black 14 on UW campus on day of football game against BYU, holding sign against LDS church.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0105
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Photograph of Black 14 protesters at the University of Wyoming campus, October, 1969.

Protesters in support of Coach Eaton on UW campus, in front of the UW dorms, on day of football game against BYU. 

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0109
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0122
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Protesters in support of Black 14 on the University of Wyoming campus, October 1969

Protester in support of Black 14 outside UW ticket office on day of football game against Brigham Young University. 

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0108
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Protesters in support of Black 14 on the University of Wyoming campus, October 1969

Protestors in support of Black 14 on UW campus, holding signs and wearing armbands, in solidarity on day of football game against BYU.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0120
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Proposed statement of facts from Black 14 athletes, October 1969.

Type printed statement from Black 14 athletes stating the facts of their experience interacting with Coach Eaton, and the controversy that followed October 16th. 

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0012-14
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Anonymous letter to Editor of Casper newspaper regarding Black 14, October 20, 1969.

Anonymous letter to the Editor of a (presumably Casper) newspaper, calling for all citizens to recognize the dangerous and un-American actions of Coach Eaton. The writer also directly addresses Coach Eaton, telling him his treatment of the Black 14 is unconstitutional.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0031
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 10, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Release from Black Student Alliance giving details of the peaceful protest to take place at the BYU-Wyoming football game, February 3, 1970.

Printed release handout from the University of Wyoming's Black Student Alliance, giving details of the peaceful protest planned to occur at the BYU-UW game, and asking for participants to join protesting the LDS' racist actions.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0015
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 8, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0076
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 15, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Letter from Riverton, WY citizen showing strong support for Coach Eaton and dismissing the Black 14's actions, October 25, 1969.

Letter from a Riverton, WY citizen showing strong support for Coach Eaton's decision to dismiss the Black 14, and repremands their actions, going so far as to call the group themselves bigoted for wishing to protest against a religious institution.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0020
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 10, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0121
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 7, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Revelations #1, October 21, 1969

First newsletter issued by the Committee for the 14.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0145
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 9, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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Revelations #8, October 30, 1969

Newsletter discussing different groups of support for the Black 14, including 4 black track athletes that withdrew from the University and went home in solidarity.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0158
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 2, Folder 9, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0036
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 10, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0016
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 8, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0014
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 8, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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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.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0017
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 8, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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"Organization Chart of the University of Wyoming" presenting the hierarchical structure from 1969

An "Organization Chart" of the University of Wyoming from 1969 showing the branches of the University's departments that fall under either Academic, Business, or Student Affairs, all of whom fall under the President and the Board of Trustees.

Resource Identifier
ah10405_0070
Citation
Irene L. Kuttunen Schubert Black 14 Collection, Collection No. 10405, Box 1, Folder 15, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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