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Academic Affairs. Dean, College of Education. Peace and Reconciliation Studies (University of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-005-012

Scope and Contents

The records contain material created and curated by the University of Maine's Peace and Reconciliation Studies (formerly known as Peace Studies).

The record series Digital Photographs of Peace Studies Posters contains photograph images of posters promoting Peace Week events at the University of Maine and other special events organized by the Peace Studies Program. The photographs were taken by University Archivist Matthew Revitt in Hugh Curran's office.

The record series Course and Program records contains a copy of the Fall 2001, Volume 5, Issue #2 of the "Changing Ways/Building Skills" publication which was published twice annually by the University of Maine's Peace Studies Program, with support from the Division of Community and Family Health, Department of Human Services. The series also includes curriculum material for the Peace Studies courses: PAX 370 Building Sustainable Communities, PAX 398/598 (869) Earth Education through Film, and PAX 495 Global Ecovillages, material from an EcoPeace, Sustainability, Training, and International Affiliations (ESTIA) workshop and presentation, and reference material curated in support of the peer mediation program.


  • Creation: 1987-2016


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

Biographical / Historical

The University of Maine's Peace and Reconciliation Studies (formerly known as Peace Studies) was established in the 1987/1988 academic year, with a interdisciplinary, global perspective with the goal to infuse concerns for peace into the campus community and beyond. The program is currently a part of the College of Eduction and Human Development having formerly been in the Division of Lifelong Learning.

The program provided training in conflict resolution, campus mediation, maintained a lending library, and organized Peace Week events and special events on campus. Emily Markides served as the first interim director of the Peace and Reconciliation Program from 1988-1991 and then became the co-founder and president of ESTIA, the International EcoPeace Community in Maine, which served as an educational NGO cultivating EcoPeace: Permaculture, Ecovillages and Ecocities, and Ecological Design in Cyprus and Maine. Dr. Markides taught the courses PAX 370 Building Sustainable Communities and PAX 380 Eco-villages and Eco-cities: Models of Global Transformation.


1 box (Half size box)

19 image files

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The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the series: 1. Digital Photographs of Peace Studies Posters and 2. Course & Program Records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Folders 2-9 were transferred to Special Collections in April 2022 by Hugh Curran, Assistant Professor, Peace and Reconciliation Studies, 103 E Annex University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469. The photograph images of posters were taken in Professor Curran's office.

Folder 10-13 were previously in the "vertical" reference files maintained by Special Collections.

Related Materials

There is material regarding the Peace Program in the School of Social Work (University of Maine) Records, UA RG 006.004.004, Smith (David C.) Papers, UA RG 0011.047, and Nadelhaft (Jerome J.) Papers, UA RG 0011.038.

Related Materials

There is also material regarding the Peace Studies Program in the following record groups: School of Social Work Records, UA RG (0006.004.004), Smith (David C.) Papers (UA RG 0011.047), Nadelhaft (Jerome J.) Papers (UA RG 0011.038), and the Division of Marketing and Communications Records (UA RG 0006.012.010).

Processing Information

The records were processed in March & April, 2022 by Matthew Revitt, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and the creation of this finding aid. The material was rehoused into appropriate archival folders. Boxes and folders were numbered and titles added using information from ArchivesSpace.

University of Maine. Peace and Reconciliation Studies Records
Matthew Revitt
April 20, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States