The Vietnam War and Ball State University, 1964-1970 : a social history : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]
The purpose of this study is to delve into the psyche of Ball State's student body to discover its attitudes toward the Vietnam War. This paper will also explore the events and issues that sparked campus reactions to the war. The major source for this study is the Ball State student newspaper, known first as the Ball State News and after 1968 as the Ball State Daily News. This student paper contained great diversity of opinion, including the opinions of the editorial staff, faculty, Vietnam soldiers, administration, -and most importantly, the student body. With the help of this newspaper a chronological study of the events surrounding the Vietnam War at Ball State University can be detailed.