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Peter Bohmer Collection, 1964-1979Add to your cart. | Special Collections & University Archives

Title: Peter Bohmer Collection, 1964-1979Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0334
Extent: 1.76 Linear Feet
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Peter Bohmer was an assistant economics professor at San Diego State University during the 1960s.  During his time at SDSU, he was known for his activism, participating in many campus demonstrations.  In 1971, Bohmer was charged with unprofessional conduct and eventually fired by  Chancellor Glenn S. Dumke.  In December of 1971, a hearing was held behind closed doors in downtown San Diego to determine Bohmer's future with the university.  More than 100 people testified on Bohmer's behalf.  On December 19, he was cleared of all charges. However, he was not recommended for rehire and the university President, Donald Walker, immediately called for a new set of hearing based upon new evidence.  Bohmer was eventually recommended for rehire by Chancellor Dumke, but would never work at SDSU again.

In 1972, Bohmer was arrested and convicted of  staging a protest against the Santa Fe Railroad in Del Mar, CA.  He and several others placed timber on the railroad tracks, setting fire to it in order to protest the railroad's practice of shipping war materials through San Diego.  He was sentenced to Chino State Prison and ordered to undergo psychological observation for 90 days.  After his release from prison, Bohmer left California.  He returned to MIT to finish his doctorate.  He later went to Pennsylvania State University for further studies.  He eventually moved to Washington where he taught public administration.  He also married and had 3 children.

Author: Jennifer Hollander
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Acquired: 1983. 1986, 1989
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
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Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Peter Bohmer Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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