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Fonds RC0834 - McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies fonds

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McMaster University Centre for Peace Studies fonds

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RC0834

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  • 1984-2007 (Creation)

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14 boxes of moving images and sound recordings
187 audio reels
195 audio cassettes
92 VHS cassettes
7 compact discs
3 U-Matic cassettes
2 Beta cassettes
1 mini data cartridge tape
1 box of textual records

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McMaster University (1887-)

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McMaster University was founded in 1887 in Toronto, Ont. and named after Senator William McMaster who had bequeathed sufficient funding to endow an Christian institution of higher learning. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted the institution to relocate in 1930. Until 1957 the Governors of the University were elected by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec. In that year, the University became a non-denominational institution.

The head of McMaster University was given the title of Chancellor until 1950 when George P. Gilmour was given the title of President and Vice-Chancellor and a new Chancellor, E. Carey Fox was chosen. Gilmour had been Chancellor of McMaster University since 1941. Since 1950 seven presidents have headed McMaster University: George P. Gilmour, 1950-1961; Henry G. Thode, 1961-1972; Arthur N. Bourns, 1972-1980; Alvin A. Lee, 1980-1990; Geraldine A. Kenney-Wallace, 1990-1995; Peter J. George, 1995-2010; Patrick Deane, 2010-present.

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The fonds consists of recordings of prominent speakers and theorists in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies. Many, but not all, of the recordings were done at McMaster University. The topics covered are wide-ranging, and there is enormous diversity within each series. A small selection of some of the more well-represented topics includes post-secondary education in El Salvador, the arms trade, violence in Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Central America, women and violence, nuclear disarmament, trade unionism in South Africa, and human rights in Guatemala. Some of the speakers are Noam Chomsky, Chief Ovide Mercredi, Ursula Franklin, Mubarak Awad, Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Joseph Rotblat, Gwynne Dyer and Gene Sharp.

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There has been one accrual (85-2010) acquired in June of 2010 from Centre for Peace Studies.

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There are five series in the fonds as well as a large quantity of items not identified by series. The first and largest series is the Peace & Conflict Radio Project which was conducted between July 1987 and May 1988. The second series is Nonviolence in Violent Contexts, which occurred in June 1989. The third series is the Science for Peace, which ran concurrently with the Peace & Conflict Radio Project (roughly from June 1987 to June 1988). The fourth series is the Crimes of the Official Terror Network, which was conducted in June 1988. The fifth series is the Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures, beginning in March 1989. The finding aid however, is not arranged by series but by format: cassette tapes, VHS tapes, reels, and other formats. Dates in the finding aid are done as yy/mm/dd. The finding aid describes boxes 1-14. Box 15 contains unidentified audio cassettes. Box 16 contains VHS cassettes (duplicates and unidentified). Box 17 contains minutes and other documents.

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RC0834

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