Peter Pollack papers: 1965-2009 (bulk 1980-2005)
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Cranbrook Peace Foundation [series]

Cranbrook Peace Foundation records have been divided into eight subseries.

 
Audiovisual [subseries]

Audiovisual contains several VHS and audio tapes of the Annual Lecture, from 1993-1999, as well as two audio tapes from other events.

 
Videotapes (VHS tapes)
Box   1  
"Are Nuclear Weapons Immoral?" panel April 12, 1986

(at Metropolitan Methodist Church)

Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Deborah Prothrow-Stith) 1994
Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi) 1995
Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Sister Helen Prejean) 1996
Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Rabbi Harold Kushner) 1997
Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Jonathan Schell) 1998
Box   1  
Annual Peace Lecture (Senator George Mitchell) 1999
 
Audio tapes
Box   1  
Dr. Bochkov with Hal Youngblood September 25, 1985
Box   1  
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cranbrook Peace Lecture July 15, 1993
Box   1  
Ike Krasner and panel--Nuclear holocaust implications undated
 
Correspondence [subseries]

Correspondence files cover the years 1987-2005 and contains letters, faxes, and emails concerning CPF business.

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1987-2005, undated (10 folders)
Box   2  
Letters from early period of CPF 1988-1989

(includes letter from Senator Carl Levin)

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Memos to Board of Trustees 1987-2005
Box   2  
Nobel Prize Nominations 2001
 
Administration [subseries]

Administration contains files from the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the CPF, as well as agendas, memos, and minutes from the Annual Meeting of the CPF. Legal and tax documentation is included in this subseries as well.

Box   2  
Legal and Tax Documents 1988-2003 (scattered dates)
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Leadership and Governance 1987-2003
Box   2  
Youth Leadership Project (YLP) 2002-2004
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Meeting Agendas (Jackie Rubio, Felix Rogers, Robert Shank) 1995-1996
 
Annual Meeting

(includes memos, agendas, and minutes)

Box   2  
1987-1990
Box   2  
1991-1994
Box   2  
1995-1998
 
Board of Trustees
 
Agendas and minutes
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1990-1995
Box   3  
1996-1999
Box   3  
2000-2005
Box   3  
Roster 1995-2003 (scattered dates)
Box   3  
Membership Reports 1987-1994
Box   3  
Cranbrook Peace Foundation Focus Group 1995
Box   3  
Executive Director's Newsletter 1995-1996
Box   3  
Presentations undated
 
Grant Review Committee [subseries]

Grant Review Committee records contain proposals received by CPF, the rating system used to determine successful proposals, correspondence between the CPF and the grant applicants, as well as reports from the grantees to the CPF. This subseries also includes material on the Conflict Resolution Database, a project that was funded by the CPF and completed by outside consultants. In addition to the correspondence that pertains to the winning bid for the contract, there are also printed copies of the database contents.

 
Call for proposals
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Grant applications and related correspondence
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1989
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1990 (2 folders)
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1991 (2 folders)
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1992
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1993 (2 folders)
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1994 (2 folders)
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1995 (2 folders)
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1996
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1997
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1998
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1999 (2 folders)
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2000
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2001 (4 folders)
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2002 (2 folders)
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2003
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2004
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2005
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Reports from grantees 1993-2001
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Grant evaluation criteria 1995-1998
Box   4  
Blank grant applications and guidelines 1993-1998, undated
Box   4  
Conflict Resolution Database 1995 (1 folder)
Box   5  
Conflict Resolution Database 1995 (2 volumes)
 
Finance and Fundraising [subseries]

Finance and Fundraising files document the CPF's financial viability, as well as sources of funding for the foundation's endowment. The CPF fundraising letters, written by Felix Rogers can be found in this subseries. Correspondence related to the Chrysler Fund is also included.

 
Financial Reports

(some include related correspondence, minutes of finance committee)

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1988-1991
Box   5  
1992-1994
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1995-1996
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1997
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1998-1999
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2000-2004
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Non-violent conflict resolution proposal 1995-1996
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Chrysler Fund 1997-2002
Box   5  
Biographical sketches of board members 1998
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Correspondence regarding funding sources
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Drafts of fundraising materials
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Appeals for donations (fundraising letters) 1990-2004
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Letters of thanks to donors 1988-1997
Box   5  
Grant Requests from CPF 1987-1995 (scattered dates)
 
Newsletter [subseries]

Material in the Newsletter subseries includes drafts and correspondence pertaining to recruiting and arranging content for the foundation's newsletter; researchers will also find scattered issues of the printed final version of the newsletter from 1988 until 2005 in these files.

Box   5  
CPF logo--slides
Box   5  
Collected materials for CPF logo
Box   5  
Crane facts

(to appear in Newsletter)

Box   5  
Newsletter drafts and correspondence 1990-2004 (10 folders)
 
Printed newsletter issues
Box   5  
1989-1996
Box   5  
1997-2005
 
Annual Peace Award and Lecture [subseries]

Annual Peace Lecture contains planning and publicity materials for the annual lecture given by the foundation, as well as photographs from a small number of the lectures. The planning and publicity materials include correspondence, notes, Annual Lecture Committee memos and agendas, as well as printed material for the lectures. All lectures from 1988 until 2005 are represented; however, the lectures from 1993-2000 are better documented.

 
Planning and publicity materials
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John Kenneth Galbraith 1988
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Paul Warnke 1989
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Elie Wiesel 1990
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Oscar Arias Sanchez 1991
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Jean-Bertrand Aristide 1992
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1993 (4 folders)

(includes autographed copy of "Crying in the Wilderness")

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Deborah Prothrow-Stith 1994
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Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi 1995
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Sister Helen Prejean 1996
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Harold Kushner 1997
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Jonathan Schell 1998
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Senator George Mitchell 1999
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Pete Seeger 2000
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William Schulz 2001
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Dennis Kucinich 2002
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David Hamburg 2003
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Kathy Kelly 2004
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Related correspondence 2005

(Doctors Without Borders, represented by Darin Portnoy)

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Annual lecture reports 1988-2001
Box   6  
Felix Rogers' introductory speeches, notes 1988-2003
Box   6  
Annual Peace Lecture, assorted publicity 1990-1995
 
Photographs
Box   6  
Peace Lecture 1989
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Elie Wiesel portraits, Wiesel and Oscar Arias Sanchez receptions 1990-1991
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Peace Lecture 1994
Box   6  
Peace Lecture 1995
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Peace Lecture 1996
Box   6  
Pete Seeger, William Schulz 2000-2001
Box   6  
Peace Lecture undated
Box   6  
Programs 1989-2001
Box   6  
Evaluation
 
Miscellaneous [subseries]

Miscellaneous contains news clippings, material pertaining to the CPF website, documents about peace activities in which the foundation participated but are not directly related to the central operations of CPF, notes, brochures, and anonymous writings.

Box   6  
Notes 1995, undated
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News clippings 1988-2001
Box   6  
Website 2000
Box   6  
Miscellaneous peace activities 2001, undated
Box   6  
Writings
Box   6  
Brochures
Box   6  
Statements against the death penalty 1996
Box   6  
Photographs-- Youth/Conflict Resolution activities 2002, undated

(includes photos of PVC Players)

 
Posters
Oversize Folder   1  
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Annual Peace Lecture 1993

(autographed)

Oversize Folder   1  
Dennis Kucinich, "Let Us Declare Our Intent for Peace," 2002