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Peace Jam Northwest Records, 2004-2011

Collection Overview

Title: Peace Jam Northwest Records, 2004-2011

ID: RG 257

Primary Creator: Peace Jam Northwest

Extent: 2.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


This collection consists of a wide array of materials generated by, and documenting the activities of, Peace Jam Northwest. Committed to creating "young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world," Peace Jam Northwest was based at OSU from 2004-2012.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection is comprised of annual reports, books, budgetary records, business cards, cds, contracts, correspondence, DVDs, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, a patch, photographs, sound recordings, a USB drive, and video recordings. Documenting conferences and other educational events coordinated by Peace Jam Northwest, the records include resource guides, handbooks, and other curriculum materials designed for use by mentors and small group session participants.

The photographs number about 30 prints and depict activities at various Peace Jam Northwest gatherings. Many of the images were prepared for display and include captions.

Made up of a combination of photos, audio, Powerpoint presentations, and graphics, the files on the 33 cds contain images of Peace Jam events, speeches by the Nobel Prize recipients, background music for events, information on program participants, SMILE camp, and flyer graphics.

The 41 video recordings on MiniDV cassette (38) and VHS cassette (3) document Peace Jam events, an interview with Rigoberta Menchu, poetry readings at the 2000 Dr. M. L. King Celebration, and a students of color panel.

The sound recordings include microcassettes (47) and cassette tapes (6) which feature interviews with and presentations by Leah Gross, Cessa Heard-Johnson, Delia Ramirez, David Kong, Becky Warner, Candace Watson, John Young, and others.

The 24 floppy diskettes contain transcripts of interviews and files about the AISES focus group, the Community Involvement Fair, a diversity summit, the logo for CSC, and racial subliminal messages at OSU.

Produced by the national Peace Jam organization, the 3 DVDs detail the program's history and involvement around the world.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Based at OSU from 2004 until 2012, Peace Jam Northwest served as an affiliate of the international education program Peace Jam Foundation (PJF). PJF formed in 1996 with the mission of creating "young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world." Through small group sessions at annual conferences, PJF integrates the teachings of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, who themselves attend the conference to interact directly with the participants. Among the laureates who have visited OSU for Peace Jam Northwest include: Jody Williams, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, and Adolfo Perez Esquivel. OSU was established as the Peace Jam Northwest affiliate in 2004. Administratively, the organization resided in the Student Media Dept. and later, the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. The University of Oregon currently hosts Peace Jam Northwest.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 30 photographs, 33 compact discs, 38 MiniDV cassettes, 3 VHS cassettes, 3 DVDs, 47 audio microcassettes, 6 standard audiocassettes and 24 floppy diskettes; 3 cubic foot boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Materials concerning Peace Jam can also be found in the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC).

Preferred Citation: Peace Jam Northwest Records (RG 257), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Peace Jam Northwest

People, Places, and Topics

Oregon Multicultural Archives
Peace Jam Northwest
University History

Forms of Material

Born digital.

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