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Lansing Area Peace Council records

Identifier: MSS 245

Scope and Contents

The majority of the material in this collection is comprised of anti-war movements and local peace actions from the Lansing Area Peace Council, dating from 1950 to 1996. There are also folders containing information and resources for topics such as Student Movements at MSU, 1964-1968; Mobilization, April 15, 1967; The Trial of the Catonsville Nine; and the World Council of Churches. The collection includes newsletters, signed petitions, pamphlets, news releases, flyers, personal correspondence and numerous newspaper clippings from the Michigan State News and The State Journal.


  • Creation: 1950-1996
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1965-1975

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Libraries Special Collections' reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Lansing Area Peace Council was founded in January of 1970 in response to the rising militarism in the United States. The Peace Council consisted of many groups and individuals in the Lansing Area all working for peace and social justice through research, study, and non-violent direct action. Their primary goal was to help end the war in Southeast Asia and reorder priorities at home to create a just, humane society. The Peace Council focused on four leading issues including draft repeal, tax resistance, military-industrial complex, and ending the Viet Nam War. Its annual activities involved publishing a monthly newsletter, circulating anti-war literature and films, and coordinating anti-war actions. When the war came to an end, the Lansing Area Peace Council sent out a final newsletter in March of 1973 stating that the council had closed its doors.


1 Linear Feet (28 folders) ; 27 X 14 x 32 cm.

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Angeli in July 2013.

Finding Aid for the Lansing Area Peace Council records
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Finding aid prepared by Katie Angeli
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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