Historical Archive
1970–1971
1970–1971
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1970–1971: Repression: Bruce Franklin

January 21, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Franklin admitted he had “made certain demands” on Lodge, but said “it is criminal not to take action …”
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January 27, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“President Richard Lyman of Stanford has proposed that Associate Professor H. Bruce Franklin of the English Department be suspended from all professional duties …”
February 16, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Statement from Professor Ian Watt, chairman of the Stanford English Department, pointing out that matters relating to the suspension and initiation of dismissal proceedings of Franklin are not in the Department’s control, and lamenting the possible loss of a valued colleague.
February 16, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Franklin says that he will teach his course on American Literature at 1:15 on Tuesday, February 16.
February 16, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“About 200 persons, mainly students, heard suspended Stanford English Professor H. Bruce Franklin describe the Chinese Communist revolution as ‘the greatest event in human history’ …”
February 17, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Franklin described faculty members designated to continue his course “completely unqualified” to do so.
February 26, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Franklin demanded a precise statement of charges against him.
March 10, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Judge Rhodes granted Stanford an injunction barring Franklin from the campus.
March 12, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Lyman “pledged that the Santa Clara County court order granted this week ‘would not be used by the University in a manner that would interfere with lawful, non-disruptive political activity.’”
March 15, 1971
Stanford Press Release
Franklin requested an Advisory Board hearing on charges that could lead to his dismissal from Stanford.
March 23, 1971
Stanford Press Release
“In the first case of its kind in Stanford history, President Richard W. Lyman has filed formal charges against Associate Professor H. Bruce Franklin with the Advisory Board …”
c. April 2, 1971
Stanford Press Release
(1) Franklin will be allowed on campus to gather evidence for his Advisory Board hearing, and other news of the Franklin case. (2) David Harris, accompanied by his wife Joan Baez, will speak on April 3 in Memorial Church.