Progressive Student Network records, 1981-1987

Finding Aid prepared by Ron Antonucci, August 1995; Revised July 2016

1 half-sized record storage box, .5 cubic feet, 11th floor


The records of the Progressive Student Network (PSN) were given to the Department of Special Collections and Archives of Kent State University by Jonathan Smuck. PSN held its inaugural conference at Kent State University in November 1980. According to a circular distributed at the 1983 conference, the first gathering was attended by 400 students from 40 different universities around the country. The Kent chapter became known as the Progressive Student Alliance, or Kent PSA. The organization stood in opposition to militarism and the Reagan administration's foreign and domestic policies. The bulk of the materials date from 1981 to 1984

Folder -- Contents
  1. Banner: "Financial aid for education free from military registration," undated
  2. Banner: "Stop the draft, Remember Kent & Jackson! SCARD Chicago Circle," undated
  3. Conference materials, 1983
  4. Flyers, undated
  5. Pins (2): "PSN," undated
  6. Publications, 1981-1987 
  7. Request Forms: Program funding, 1983-1984
  8. Request Forms: Space allocation, 1982