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Center for Peaceful Change records, 1971-1987
May 4 Collection -- Boxes 48, 48A
2 document cases, .66 cubic feet, 12th floor
The Center for Peaceful Change (CPC) was created in 1971, as a living memorial to May 4, 1970. The center, initially, was an independent unit that housed the school's peace studies program (or integrative change, as it was known then) with a focus on study, research, and public service. Its May 4 committee sponsored the annual candlelight vigil, as well as other May 4 activities, during the years immediately following the 1970 shootings.
The Center changed its name to the Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) in 1994. It houses the university's conflict studies program and is attached to the department of political science.
Scope and Content
This collection includes papers donated to the collection by the Center for Peaceful Change. Included in the collection are flyers, photocopies of newspaper articles, schedules, programs, and other papers relating to Memorial activities. A great many songs and poems are included, as well as the Lectureship in Peaceful Change speeches of George Wald, Norman Cousins, and Peter Davies. Of particular interest is the correspondence, which includes notes from the parents of Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, and William Schroeder. The majority of the correspondence is to or from Michelle Klein and Amy Shaw, the 1974 and 1975 Committee Chairwomen. One other interesting piece in this collection is Allison Krause's residence hall form.
Folder -- Contents
- Artists for Justice
- Committee Lists
- Conference Materials
- Correspondence, 1971-1973
- Correspondence, 1974
- Correspondence, 1975-1987
- Correspondence, undated
- Lectureship in Peaceful Change
- Library support of Center, 1971
- Meeting Announcements
- Memorial scheduling
- Poetry, speeches, songs
Folder -- Contents
- Miscellaneous flyers
- The CPC Review Newsletter, undated
- Clippings: Ohio and National (folder 1 of 2)
- Clippings: Ohio and National (folder 2 of 2)
- American Report: November 12, 1971
- Clippings: Daily Kent Stater, 1972-1975
- Focal Point: April 16-May 15, 1974
- Peaceful Change Studies
- KSU News Services, Press Releases
- May 4 Talk: Dr. Raghbir S. Basi