A. Belden Fields Papers, 1965-2009 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/18/35
Acquired: 06/17/2005. 06/20/2005; 05/09/2008; 8/01/2008; 09/22/2009; 08/23/2010
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of A. Belden Fields, instructor (1965-70) and professor of political science (1970-2000), contains correspondence, reports, memorandums, articles and speeches, announcements, fliers, press releases, news-clippings, and data regarding Police Training Institute agreements with Blackwater USA and Triple Canopy, Inc. (2006-08), Citizens for Racial Justice (1968-69), the effects of student activism (1970), the hiring practices of the University of Illinois (1967-69), Project 500, the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (1968-69), John Hirschfield's editorials (1974), the Champaign Police use of force policy (2009), his academic research, his protest re: CIA recruitment on campus (1990), his objection to the appointment of John Hirschfield to the National Advisory Committee on Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility (1992), socialism and the far left in France, labor issues concerning cultural diversity and a living wage (1992, 2005), political developments in Nicaragua and Central America, and a statement to the University concerning Iraq (2002). Correspondents include faculty and administration at the University and other institutions, as well as national policy actors, including the NAACP, Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander, Senators Paul Simon and Paul Wellstone, presidential candidate Ross Perot and Bill Clinton's presidential campaign staff.