Penn History

The 1969 College Hall Sit-In

The Sit-In in Photos

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Penn students along with others from Temple, Swarthmore, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Drexel protest against the University City Science Center on February 18, 1969. Published in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
Penn students along with others from Temple, Swarthmore, Villanova, Bryn Mawr, and Drexel protest against the University City Science Center on February 18, 1969. Published in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/19/1969)
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Sociology lecturer Phillip Pochoda (left) and student leader Ira Harkavy (right)

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/19/1969): "Joe Mikuliak (left), leader of the College Hall sit in, tells President Harnwell to 'cut his jive and tell us straight, yes or no to our demands.'"

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Published in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/19/1969)

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/20/1969): "Students distribute white arm bands which identify supporters of the demonstration."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/20/1969): "The Rev. Edward Sims thanks demonstrators for their support."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/21/1969): "Students Caucus at meeting with trustees."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/21/1969: "A weary campus guard mans his post. Guards have been stationed in College Hall on a 24 hour basis since the demonstration began to maintain security and protect records."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Halls filled at plenary recesses."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Speakers won a thoughtful hearing."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Studying had to be done."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Clean-up time came regularly."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "A session with vice provost Russell."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "A session with vice provost Russell."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Dr. Davies explained research policy."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Dr. Ghandi defended moderate stance."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Ira Harkavy addresses a plenary."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Feature in The Record, 1969

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Daily Pennsylvanian (2/24/1969): "Jubilant students proclaim their victory as they accept the trustees' six proposals."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "Demonstrators cheer in College Hall 200 as the agreement with the Trustees is announced."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center
1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center

Caption in Pennsylvania Gazette (Mar 1969): "The happy demonstrators leave College Hall on a snowy night."

1969 College Hall sit-in to protest the University City Science Center