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IU Archives assists in grassroots reunion


1969 protest in Bloomington, Indiana

Over the summer, Indiana University Archives has been assisting alumni David G. Martin (BA 1973, PhD 2004) and Cathy Rountree (BA 1977, BS Nursing 1984) in their work to organize a reunion of their friends and classmates who hail from the New Left and anti-war movement of the 1960s and early 1970s.


The grassroots event will be held the weekend of August 3rd. Major figures of the Bloomington peace movement will be in attendance, including two of the “Bloomington 3”, IU students who were indicted under the Indiana Anti-Subversive Act for their political activism. The 3--Ralph Levitt (MA 1962), Jim Bingham (BA 1962), and Tom Morgan (BA 1966, MSW 1968)--were invited to speak at college campuses across the country regarding their fight against these charges, which were dismissed after years of legal entanglement.


Reunion attendees will meet in Dunn Meadow at 9 AM Saturday August 3 to frolic and will then make their way to the Monroe County Public Library for a town hall-style meeting and break-out groups. Staff of the University Archives will be on hand to meet with attendees and conduct oral histories. The day will culminate with an evening gathering at Max’s Place to hear musicians from the period, including one time IU student and “America’s Best Unknown Songwriter” Roger Salloom.

Organizer David  G. Martin says all interested parties are welcome: and