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Paul Kriese papers

Special Collections and Archives

Paul Kriese papers

Special Collections and Archives

Paul Kriese papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Paul Kriese papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1968-1972
Bulk Date(s): 1970
Author: Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Campion, December 2022
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Elizabeth Campion using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2022
Origination: Kriese, Paul, 1943-
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th and 12th floor (May 4 Collection, Box 82)
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0221
Abstract: This collection consists mainly of correspondence, publications and bulletins gathered or created by Kriese, in response to the May 4, 1970 Kent State Shootings.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Paul Kriese

Dr. Paul Kriese was born August 15, 1943, in Buffalo, New York. He earned his M.A. in Political Science from Kent State University in 1972 and was present during the events surrounding the May 4, 1970 Kent State Shootings. Kriese was active in promoting change while maintaining peace, leading to the establishment of the Committee for Non-Violence. He went on to the become the first chairman of the Training Committee, for the Committee for Non-Violence. Kriese is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science and a chair member of the Department of Arts and Culture at Indiana University. The Committee for Non-Violence is not to be confused with the University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Non-Violence. The Committee for Non-Violence is a distinct group with overlapping charges.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, publications, and bulletins.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is divided alphabetically into folders by subject.

Separated Material

General clippings about the Kent State Shootings and related topics have been removed from this collection and will be integrated into the May 4 Clippings, Magazines, and Journal Articles collection.

Related Material

Further information concerning the Committee for Non-Violence can be found in the B. Earle Roberts papers.

Preferred Citation

Paul Kriese papers. May 4 Collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Paul Kriese donated this collection to Special Collections and Archives in July 1986.

Controlled Access Headings
The following are found in this collection:

Kriese, Paul, 1943- -- Archives
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
Kent State University. Committee for Non-Violence
Kent State University. Center for Peaceful Change
Friends Peace Committee (Kent, Ohio)
Nonviolence -- Ohio -- Kent -- History -- 20th century
Kent State University -- History -- 20th century
Kent (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century
College teaching
Universities and colleges -- Administration
College teachers
Material Types:
Notes (documents)
Publications (documents)

Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 82 / Folder 1
Artifact: Armband, Undated
Physical Description: Teal armband with red andn blue paint depicting a sun rising.
Box 82 / Folder 2
Center for Peaceful Change, January 27, 1972, Undated
Scope and Content
Includes documents related to structural redesign and system-wide recommendations.
Box 82 / Folder 3
Committee for Non-Violence, May 17, 1970-December 1971, Undated
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence, leaflets, recommendations and various lists of contact information.
Box 82 / Folder 4
Notes, 1970
Scope and Content
Includes handwritten notes related to various New York Times articles, along with a draft schedule of "Think Week."
Box 82 / Folder 5
Organization Charts, Undated
Physical Location: Filed in the map case.
Scope and Content
Six pencil drawn organizational charts for administrative units at Kent State University.
Box 82 / Folder 6
Proposal: A Proposal for the Development of a Group Relations Prototype for Research, Teaching and Community Intervention at Kent State University, Undated, but likely 1971
Box 82 / Folder 7
Publication: America's Changing Culture by Philip E. Slater, June 1970
Box 82 / Folder 8
Publication: Gentle Strength, November 4, 1971
Scope and Content
Volume 4, Number 8, publication from the Bay Area Nonviolent Community.
Box 82 / Folder 9
Report: Friends Peace Committee, September 1970
Scope and Content
Report on the training done at Kent State University May 19-31, 1970. Presented by the Friends Peace Committee Training Team: Ellen Deacon, Margaret DeMarco, Chuck Noell, and Simeon White.
Box 82 / Folder 10
Resolutions: Faculty Senate, May 14, 1970-June 11, 1971
Box 82 / Folder 11
Speech: Robert I. White, President, Kent State University, February 2, 1970
Scope and Content
Speech delivered to the Akron Torch Club, titled "Regents and Trustees: Order, Not Chaos."
Box 82 / Folder 12
Statement: The Rights of Students, September 1970
Scope and Content
A statement of ten issues facing Kent State University School.
Box 82 / Folder 13
Statement: To Subcommittee, Select Committee to Investigate Campus Disorders, January 21, 1971
Scope and Content
Statement by Richard W. Taylor, Professor of Political Science, regarding HB 1219.
Box 82 / Folder 14
Study Summary: R. H. Goettler and Associates, Inc., October 1, 1969
Scope and Content
Summary of Kent State University student prepared by R. H. Goettler and Associates, whose research was to determine the attitudes and opinions of incoming freshmen, undergraduate students, and faculty.