Peace Studies. Collection of the Peace Studies Program, 1970-Ongoing.

GACA Collection 258



Peace Studies.  Collection of the Peace Studies Program, 1970-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 258.  1 Records Center Carton and 1 cassette box.


ABSTRACT:
The Peace Studies collection contains history, curriculum, financial documents, reviews and reports, and committee information for the Peace Studies/Education program.  There is also information from other Peace Consortiums along with recordings from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lectures and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lectures.  The majority of the collection is from the 1970s with some information from the early 1990s as well.


ORGANIZATION NOTE:

“Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study which addresses the problems of war, social oppression and violence, and the challenges of implementing nonviolent conflict resolution and social justice. Peace Studies serves to focus knowledge from diverse disciplines to converge on the problems of violence and the challenges of finding peaceful solutions.”*  The Peace Studies program began in 1972 and was known originally as Peace Education.  Currently, there is a Peace Studies minor available, though in the past, a major was also offered.

*Taken from the Peace Studies website (http://gustavus.edu/peacestudies/), 23 November 2010.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture, begun in 1986, invites speakers to Gustavus to help commemorate King’s life and work and to keep alive an active concern for the issues he lived and died for.

The Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture, begun in 1983, invites speakers to commemorate the heroic service of Raoul Wallenberg in his fearless support of persecuted Jews during World War II.


SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection is divided into seven sections: history and curriculum, budgets and financial documents, reviews and reports, committee, peace consortiums, miscellaneous, and audio recordings.

  • History and Curriculum, 1970-77, 1993-95, and undated holds information on the proposals and program outlines for the department along with materials about classes, workshops, guest speakers, lectures, grants, faculty leaves, and a student questionnaire.
  • Budgets and Financial Information, 1974-77, 1985-98, and undated is composed of budgets, expense vouchers, receipts, and other financial documentation.
  • Reviews and Reports, 1974-76, 1992, and undated consists of reviews and reports from both on campus and from the outside about Gustavus’ Peace Education program.  These include reports given by Peace Education faculty to the Board of Trustees and the Faculty Meetings.
  • Committee, 1972-77 and 1992-95 is composed of meeting minutes, memos, and correspondence related to the Peace Studies/Education committee.
  • Peace Consortiums, 1973-77 and undated contains information about the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Minnesota Consortium of Peace Educators.
  • Miscellaneous, 1972-77, 1993-94, and undated has correspondence, papers, newsletters, and articles, materials from other conferences, and additional materials.  The “Busing in Boston” paper is from a Gustavus student trip to Boston, where they interviewed local leaders about the busing situation.
  • Audio and Video Recordings, 1984-Ongoing includes recordings on audio cassettes of lectures sponsored by the Peace Studies program, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture and the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Peace Studies.  Collection of the Peace Studies Program, 1970-Ongoing. GACA Collection 258.  Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


ACQUISITION:
Rod Davis, from the Peace Education Committee, transferred part of this collection during September 1986.


PROCESSED BY:
Adrianna Darden processed this collection and developed the finding aid during November 2010.


RELATED COLLECTIONS IN THE ARCHIVES:
MAYDAY! Peace Conference.  MAYDAY! Collection, 1981-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 70.

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Planning Materials, 1989-1991.  GACA Collection 241.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Peace Education.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Peace Studies.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Peace Studies -- Budget and Business.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Peace Studies -- Correspondence -- 1972-1994.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Students.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Curriculum.
Course of study -- Colleges -- United States.

 


GACA Collection 258

Box

Folder

History and Curriculum, 1970-77, 1993-95, and undated

Peace Studies/Education Proposals and Program Outlines, 1970-76 and undated

1

1

History, “Peace Education and the Evolution of Agapic Energy: A Report for IRPA 1975 Education Commission” by Bernard LaFayette, Jr., 1975

1

2

Classes and Workshops, 1974-77, 1993, and undated

1

3

Guest Speakers and Lectures, 1974-77, 1993, and 1995

1

4

Proposals and Reports for Peace Education Grants and Faculty Leaves, 1974-76, 1994, and undated

1

5

Peace Education Student Questionnaire, undated

1

6

“Peace Education: The Effect on the Gustavus Community” by Joel Fridgen, undated

1

23

Budgets and Financial Documents, 1974-77, 1985-98, and undated

Budgets, 1974-1976

1

7

Budget and Financial Documents, 1974-75

1

8

Budget and Financial Documents, 1975-76

1

9

Budget and Financial Documents, 1976-77

1

10

Budgets, 1985-93

1

11

Budget and Financial Documents, 1993-94

1

12

Budget and Financial Documents, 1994-95

1

13

Budget and Financial Documents, 1995-96

1

14

Budget and Financial Documents, 1996-97

1

15

Budget and Financial Documents, 1997-98

1

16

Expense Vouchers, undated

1

17

Reviews and Reports, 1974-76, 1992, and undated

Reports to the Board and Faculty Meetings, 1974-76 and 1992

1

18

Report to Ober Charitable Foundation, October 1974

1

19       

Review of Fall Semester, December 1974

1

20

Report by Burns H. Weston, 1976

1

21

Final Report by MARDAG Foundation, First Draft, undated

1

22

“Peace Education: The Effect on the Gustavus Community” by Joel Fridgen, undated

1

23

Committee, 1972-77 and 1992-95

Ad Hoc Committee on Peace Studies, Spring 1972

1

24

Peace Studies Committee, 1972-73

1

25

Peace Education Committee, 1973-74

1

26

Peace Education Committee, 1974-75

1

27

Peace Education Committee, 1976-77 and undated

1

28

Peace Education Committee, 1992-95

1

29

Peace Consortiums, 1973-77 and undated

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 1973

1

30

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 1974

1

31

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 1975

1

32

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 1976

1

33

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), 1977

1

34

Consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED), undated

1

35

Minnesota Consortium of Peace Educators, 1975

1

36

Miscellaneous, 1972-77, 1993-94 and undated

“Busing in Boston: A Report of Speech 200, Seminar in the Deliberation of a Public Problem,” January 1975  (includes interviews)

1

37

Correspondence, 1972-76, 1992-94, and undated

1

38

Hiring Contract for Charles Chatfield, 1974  (RESTRICTED)

Faculty List, Fall 1975

“Utilization of the Peace Education Program at Gustavus by Department,” August 1974-July 1976

Plans by Jon C. Romer, 1974

“Towards a Non-Violent Pedagogy: Some Preliminary Considerations” by Brady Tyson, 1975

1

39

“In Search of Dialogue on Peace” by R.O. Davis, undated

“Dream the (Impossible?) Dream,” undated  (about St. Peter schools)

1

40

Materials from Non-Gustavus Peace Conferences, 1973-77 and undated

1

41

Miscellaneous, 1994 and undated

1

42

Newsletters, Articles and Press Releases, 1973-76 and 1993

1

43

Posters from Lectures, c. 2000

Map

Case

Audio and Video Recordings, 1984-99

Box

Tape

Senator Gary De Cramer, “Farming for Failure: The Last Round,” 20 November 1985  (Audio Cassette)

2

1

Ignatia Broker, 13 May 1986  (Audio Cassette)

2

2

Teach-In “Crisis in the Gulf,” Abbas Medhi, 28 November 1990  (Audio Cassette)

2

3

David Dellinger, “From Yale to Jail,” 8 November 1993  (Audio Cassette)

2

4

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lectures

Vivian Jenkins Nelson, “Martin Luther King Jr.: A Theological, Psychological and Social Reformer for our Times,” 15 January 1986  (Audio Cassette)

2

5

John Wright, 1992  (Audio Cassette)

2

6

Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1993  (Audio Cassette)

2

7

Cornel West, 12 April 1994  (Audio Cassette)

2

8

Arun Gandhi, 16 January 1995  (Audio Cassette)

2

9

Michael Harper, 15 January 1996  (Audio Cassette)

2

10

Michael Harper, Poetry Reading, 16 January 1996  (Audio Cassette)

2

11

Bill Green, 1999  (Audio Cassette)

2

12

Taylor Branch, 2012  (DVD)

1

44

Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lectures

Theo Koetz, 1984  (Tape 1 of 2)  (Audio Cassette)

2

13

Theo Koetz, 1984  (Tape 2 of 2)  (Audio Cassette)

2

14

Dennis Brutus, 3 May 1986  (Audio Cassette)

2

15

Herb Frey, “Homelessness in America,” 5 May 1990  (Audio Cassette)

2

16

Steven Koblik, 18 October 1993  (Audio Cassette)

2

17

Fred Baron, 2 November 1998  (Audio Cassette)

2

18

Harvey Rosenfeld, 18 October 1999  (Audio Cassette)

2

19