On Audio: UCLA Campus Rally in Support of Kurt von Meier - 1967


Highly popular among his many students, the non-renewal of Kurt's teaching contract at UCLA in 1967 created a storm of protest. Found among the unlabeled reel-to-reel tapes in the Archives of von Meier is this recording of a campus rally in his support.

Kurt makes some remarks to the assembled students, who are then urged by another speaker to confront the school administrators; at that point the recording ends. The recording documents an inflection point in his teaching and professional career. Find additional information about Kurt's dismissal here.