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Lawrence Peace Center records

Call Number: RH MS 1417


This collection consists of correspondence, minutes of the Lawrence Peace Center's Steering Committee, newsletters, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings belonging to the Lawrence Peace Center, an organization that focused on anti-war movements regarding the Vietnam War. Also included are letters addressed to politicians and anti-war voting information.


  • Creation: 1964 - 1981


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Lawrence Peace Center

The Lawrence Peace Center was a corporate expression group of the Quaker faith opposed to war. The group maintained that all human life is sacred. Although the group's main focus during the late 1960s and early 1970s was the Vietnam War, the Peace Center also worked toward peace education and combating racism and pollution.

During the Vietname era, the Lawrence Peace Center worked toward seeking peace for the entire Indo-China region. The group held annual meetings, vigils, and wrote letters to politicians. The Lawrence Peace Center was affiliated with the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization founded in 1917.

In 1977, the organization became the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice and remains active to this day.


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 1417

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Anne Moore, 1975, 1983.

Processing Information

Previously shelved at RH MS 186


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Lawrence Peace Center records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1417, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States