Lansing Area Peace Council records Edit


MSS 245


  • 1950-1996 (Creation)
  • bulk 1965-1975 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    28 folders

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  • 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 author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Lansing Area Peace Council records, MSS 245, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Katie Angeli in July 2013.

  • 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.

  • 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, 2Student Movement at MSU, 1964-1968,3 2Mobilization, April 15, 1967,3 2The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,3 and the 2World Council of Churches.3 The materials include newspaper and newspaper clippings, newsletters, signed petitions, pamphlets, news releases, flyers, and personal letters. Throughout the folders there are numerous newspaper article clippings from the Michigan State News and The State Journal for which preservation copies were made.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by topic.