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May 4 Collection -- Boxes 48, 48A
Updated January 2017; August 2018
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1990
Bulk Dates: 1971-1976
Extent: .66 cubic feet (2 document cases)
Physical Location: 12th floor; oversized materials are shelved in map case
Historical Note: The Center for Peaceful Change (CPC) was created in 1971 as a living memorial to the victims of the Kent State shootings of 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 commemoration activities during the years immediately following the 1970 shootings.
The Center changed its name to the Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) in 1994; the name changed again to the School of Peace & Conflict Studies in 2017. It houses the university's peace and conflict studies program.
Scope and Content: The materials in this collection focus largely on the creation of the CPC and the initial years following its inception in 1971. Included are correspondence, flyers, newspaper clippings, programs, proposals, schedules, and other documents related to or created by administrators of the CPC. Also included are assorted songs and poems related to May 4, and speeches given during the CPC's Lectureship in Peaceful Change.
Related Materials: See also the Paul Keane papers.
Sponsor: Digitization of this collection was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
May 4 Collection - Box 48
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May 4 Collection - Box 48A
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