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1970–1971: Hospital Issues: Sit-In

April 9, 1971
Statement of Acting President William F. Miller
Miller’s statement explaining his decision to call in the police; followed by a hand written list of those injured; a list of those arrested; and a draft version of a press release.
April 10, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“More than 50 demonstrators, some swinging clubs, injured 13 police and caused an estimated $100,000 property damage to an administrative office area at the Stanford University Hospital late Friday, April 9, when Palo Alto police broke through barricades to end a 30-hour sit-in.” This document may be a draft of the April 11 Press Release.
April 10, 1971
$100,000 Hospital Riot Loss
Palo Alto Times coverage of the police break-up of the Stanford Hospital sit-in.
April 10, 1971
Savage Battle at Stanford Hospital
San Francisco Chronicle article on the police action to remove demonstrators from the Stanford Hospital.
April 11, 1971
Police Break Up Hospital Sit-In
Article by Ed Kohn published in a special Sunday edition of The Stanford Daily.
c. April 11, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Undated press release about the violence which occurred when police were called in to end the demonstration at the Medical Center.
April 11, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“More than 50 demonstrators, some swinging clubs, caused an estimated $100,000 property damage to an administrative office area at the Stanford University Hospital late Friday, April 9, when Palo Alto police broke through barricades to end a 30-hour sit-in.”
April 12, 1971
Sit-in at the Stanford University Hospital on April 8-9, 1971
A detailed memo to the Medical Staff and Students from John Wilson, Acting Dean, School of Medicine. Responds to the demands made to the medical center, discusses Sam Bridges case, and discusses the sit-in.
April 13, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“Using a search warrant, four Palo Alto police examined photographic files, desks, wastebaskets, and stacks of old newspapers at the Stanford Daily’s offices early Monday evening, April 12, seeking evidence related to Friday’s sit-in at the hospital."
April 14, 1971
Statements of Faculty Observers
Statements by 10 members of the Medical School faculty who observed the police action terminating the sit-in.
April 18, 1971
Grave Issue in Stanford Daily Search
San Francisco Chronicle article, on the police search of the Stanford Daily offices
But Why the Hospital?
Undated flyer by Venceremos giving its view of the hospital sit-in, police action, and hospital policy.
April, 1971
Police Unleashed
Articles on the police action to end the hospital sit-in and on the firing of Sam Bridges. in The Liberated Daily, published by the United Stanford Employees.
April 15, 1971
Assessment of Events
Issue of The Real News.
February 4, 1977
Stanford Press Release
“Palo Alto police use of a search warrant in the offices of The Stanford Daily was unconstitutional, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District ruled unanimously late Thursday, Jan 3.”