Special Collections and Archives

Progressive Student Network records

Special Collections and Archives

Progressive Student Network records

Progressive Student Network records, 1981-1991


Finding Aid prepared by Ron Antonucci, August 1995; Revised February 2018

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

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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. 

BOX 1
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, 1983-1991
  4. Correspondence, 1988-1990
  5. Flyers, undated
  6. Minutes, 1988-1991
  7. News and Press Releases, 1991
  8. Pins (2): "PSN," undated
  9. Publications, 1981-1987 
  10. Request Forms: Program funding, 1983-1988
  11. Request Forms: Space allocation, 1982