Lansing Area Peace Council records
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.
- 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.
Processed by Katie Angeli in July 2013.
- Michigan State University -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Peace movements -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Sources.
- Peace movements -- Michigan -- Lansing -- Sources.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Michigan -- East Lansing -- Sources.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Michigan -- Lansing -- Sources.
- Finding Aid for the Lansing Area Peace Council records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Finding aid prepared by Katie Angeli
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA