Lawrence Peace Center records
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
- Lawrence Peace Center (Lawrence, Kan.) (Compiler, Organization)
- American Friends Service Committee (Organization)
- Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice (Lawrence, Kan.) (Compiler, Organization)
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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
RH MS 1417
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Anne Moore, 1975, 1983.
Previously shelved at RH MS 186
- Guide to the Lawrence Peace Center Collection
- Lawrence Peace Center records
- mg 2004; Finding aid prepared by lc. Finding aid encoded by lc.
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Lawrence Peace Center records, Kansas Collection, RH MS 1417, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas