Special Collections and Archives

Center for Peaceful Change, Records, 1971-74

Special Collections and Archives

Center for Peaceful Change, Records, 1971-74

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Center for Peaceful Change records, 1971-1987

May 4 Collection -- Boxes 48, 48A

Finding Aid

2 document cases, .66 cubic feet, 12th floor

Historical Note

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.

Box 48

Folder -- Contents

  1. Artists for Justice
  2. Booklets
  3. Committee Lists
  4. Conference Materials
  5. Correspondence, 1971-1973
  6. Correspondence, 1974
  7. Correspondence, 1975-1987
  8. Correspondence, undated
  9. Lectureship in Peaceful Change
  10. Library support of Center, 1971
  11. Meeting Announcements
  12. Minutes
  13. Memorial scheduling
  14. Poetry, speeches, songs

Box 48A

Folder -- Contents

  1. Miscellaneous flyers
  2. The CPC Review Newsletter, undated
  3. Reports
  4. Clippings: Ohio and National (folder 1 of 2)
  5. Clippings: Ohio and National (folder 2 of 2)
  6. American Report: November 12, 1971
  7. Clippings: Daily Kent Stater, 1972-1975
  8. Focal Point: April 16-May 15, 1974
  9. Peaceful Change Studies
  10. KSU News Services, Press Releases
  11. May 4 Talk: Dr. Raghbir S. Basi