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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Katherine Guins’ Peace and Social Justice collection (1941-2010; bulk 1970-1994) contains materials primarily related to peace and social justice organizations and activism in the East Lansing/Lansing, Michigan area. The majority of the records pertain to: the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Ingham County Branch; the Peace Education Center (PEC); Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND); and Urban Options. These records include newsletters, newspapers, newsclippings, meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, membership lists, conference materials, reports, leaflets, brochures, booklets, mailings, poems, stickers, button, and realia, such as an oversized fabric banner for the “Lansing Raging Grannies,” 3-D protest sign regarding the Syrian humanitarian crisis, and a paper maché bird-donation basket. Additional miscellaneous materials include mailings, brochures, newspapers and a few magazines and books pertaining mainly to women’s rights, civil rights, peace, social justice, the environment, Vietnam, Palestine, and Latin America.


  • 1941 - 2010
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1994

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site, except for Box 7. Please request 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.


From the Collection: approximately 6.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA