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In the Fall of 2022, Matt Jones’s Oral History Techniques class conducted a set of interviews documenting the stories behind the student unrest on Eastern Michigan University’s campus from 1966-1972. Jan Kaulins was the supreme justice on the student court at EMU during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jan was involved with the student unrest on campus, and ruled on important cases that were brought to the court, such as the Second Coming trials. He went on to graduate school at the University of Michigan after EMU.

Interview Date

Winter 12-6-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Student Activism, kent state, student court, Second Coming, protests

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Jan Kaulins, Oral History Interview, 2022