James McGinnis donated the records of the Institute for Peace and Justice to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-St. Louis at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on August 27, 1981.
The Institute for Peace and Justice was founded in the fall of 1970 as the Institute for the Study of the Development of Peace and Alternatives to War. A group of faculty and students at St. Louis University started the Institute with the intention of developing an experimental, inter-disciplinary curriculum on peace studies for the university. Its initial funding came from Project 21, a five-year grant from the Danforth Foundation for the development of an academic curriculum to meet educational needs of the next century. Director James McGinnis, in addition to his administrative duties, also coordinated the class curricula of member students, developed and taught peace education courses and prepared many of the teaching aids offered by the Institute.
As it shortened its title, the Institute for Peace and Justice expanded its staff. It also diversified its activities to include in-service teacher education . the development of textual aids for elementary and secondary schools, and conducting seminars for religious groups and workshops for non-students. Funding cutbacks caused the Institute to leave St. Louis University in 1975. It incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Missouri. The group opened its own office near St. Louis University and became a resource center for peace education literature and tapes.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Institute for Peace and Justice records (1970-1979), document the operation of the Institute from its inception and contain material on the development of peace education courses, workshops and seminars, including some reference material. The records also include literature and correspondence with affiliated peace groups and a small subjects file.
The collection consists of correspondence, staff notes, board and staff meeting minutes, curricula syllabi, evaluations and progress reports, memoranda, textual teaching aids, literature and some reference material.
The collection is divided into four series: (1) Organizational Records; (2) Subjects File; (3) Courses and Seminars; (4) Affiliated Groups.
SERIES 1 - ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS, 1970-1979, FOLDERS 1-20
The Organizational Records series includes board meeting minutes; staff notes; budget memoranda and correspondence; staff and committee meeting minutes; evaluations and progress reports; general literature; graduate school memoranda; and St. Louis University departmental memoranda. Arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 2 - SUBJECTS FILE 1971-1979, FOLDERS 21-26
The Subjects File series includes notes, source material; a master's thesis; and correspondence. Arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 3 - COURSES AND SEMINARS, 1971-1979, FOLDERS 27-53
The Courses and Seminars File series contains material pertaining to classes developed and taught by the Institute. The series contains notes, source material; syllabi; evaluations; teaching aids; programs and reports. Arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 4 - AFFILIATED GROUPS, 1970-1979, FOLDERS 54-63
The Affiliated Groups series contains material from peace activist groups associated with the Institute. It includes notes; correspondence; meeting minutes; programs; and literature. Arranged alphabetically.
BOX 1 (005462)
SERIES 1 - ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS
SERIES 1 - ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS
1. Board Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975
2. Budget Memos and Correspondence, 1974-1975
3. Budget Memos and Correspondence, 1975-1976
4. Catholic School Office, Meeting Minutes and Correspondence, 1973-1976
5. Curriculum Committee Memos, 1972
6. Evaluations and Progress Reports, 1970-1974
7. Events,, 1978-1979
8. General, 1970-1975
9. Graduate Assistantships, 1971-1973
10. Graduate Inquiries, 1974-1975
11. Graduate Proposal, 1971
12. Graduates, 1971
13. St. Louis University Departments, Role and Scope Statements, 1973
14. St. Louis University Education Department, 1972-1975
15. St. Louis University Termination, 1975
16. Staff Structure, na.
17. Staff Meetings, 1974-1975
18. Staff Meetings, 1975-1977
19. Staff Meetings, 1977-1978
20. Strategy Committee, 1974-1975
SERIES 2 - SUBJECTS FILE
21. Aggression, 1971
22. Catholic Church and Peace 51 1971-1972
23. Gandhi and Freedom, Master's Thesis by Jim McGinnis, 1974
24. Nature of Freedom, nd., 1971
25. Peace Education Specialization, 1975-1979
26. ROTC at St. Louis University, 1974
SERIES 3 - COURSES AND SEMINARS
27. The American System: A Radical Analysis, 1972
28. Archdiocese Teacher Training Project Evaluation, 1973
29. Educating for Peace and Justice, A Manual for Teachers, 1976
30. Education for Peace and Justice, 1974
31. Ethics of Development, nd.
32. Ethics of Development, nd.
BOX 2 (005505)
33. Ethics of Violence, 1971
34. Foundations of Peace, 1973
35. Foundations of Peace, 1974
36. Foundations of Peace, An Introductory College Course Manual in Peace Studies, 1973
37. Gandhi Seminars, 1971-1976
38. Lent: Responding to Jesus As He Suffers Today, 1979
39. Metropolitan College Courses, 1973
40. Middle Management Retreat, 1976-1977
41. Mutual, Self-Enhancing Education, nd.
42. Non-Violent Social Change, 1974-1975
43. Pacifism, 1971
44. Pacifism, 1974
45. Peace Education, 1975
46. The Role of the University in the Development of Peace, 1971
47. Summer Institute, 1973
48. Summer Institute, 1975
49. Summer Institute, 1976
50. Summer Institute, 1977
51. Sumner School Program, 1972
52. Talks, 1972-1973
53. Technology, the Environment and Peace, 1971
54. American Friends Service Committee, 1970-1976
55. Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, 1972-1975
56. Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, 1976-1979
57. Gandhi Peace Foundation, 1970-1977
58. Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, 1976-1977
59. Missouri Peace Study Institute, 1971
60. Religious Involved in Social Concerns, 1975-1978
61. St. Louis Catholics for Peace and Justice, 1971-1973
62. St. Louis Social Action Network, 1979
63. University of Missouri, 1971-1975
1. Aggression, f. 21
2. American Friends Service Committee, f. 54
3. Catholic Schools, f. 1-63, esp. f. 4
4. Catholics in St. Louis,- f. 1-63, esp. f. 6
5. Conscientious Objectors, f. 1-63
6. Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, f. 55
7. Education, f. 1-63, esp. 27-53
8. Gandhi, Mahatma, f. 23, 37
9. Gandhi Peace Foundation, f. 57
10. Institute for Peace and Justice, f. 1-63
11. McGinnis, James, f. 1-63
12. Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, f. 58
13. Missouri Peace Study Institute, f. 59
14. Pacifism,, f. 1-63, esp. 43, 44
15. Religions Involved in Social Concerns, f. 60
16. ROTC, f. 26
17. St. Louis Catholics for Peace and Justice, f. 61
18. St. Louis Social Action Network, f. 62
19. St. Louis University, f. 1-63, esp. 13-15, 26
20. Vietnam, f. 1-63
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