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Charles Kegley papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kenton Daniels in April 1995; Revised for the Web by Brian Leszcz in March 1997
2 record storage boxes, 2 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Although a respected instructor, Professor Kegley was known for his international work; from 1960 onward, he actively participated in a variety of overseas projects. His lengthy Peace Corps association began in 1962 when he became the assistant project director for the first group of trainees heading for Ecuador (Ecuador I) at the Puerto Rico training facility. For a time, he also worked for A.I.D. on a university contract in East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania). In the summer of 1966, largely due to his efforts, Kent State became the site of a ten week Peace Corps training school for programs in Venezuela and Bolivia. Lauded as an innovative project, the volunteers comprised the, "...first group of blue collar workers that a university has attempted to train for Peace Corps" (July 6, 1966). Only a few had college backgrounds, and some were high school dropouts. Twenty-two staff members, including twelve instructors from KSU, provided classes in language, technical studies, area studies, American affairs, world affairs, communism, and health education. Professor Kegley served as the project's director, and, after its completion, he continued to function as the university's representative to the Peace Corps. Throughout 1967 he pushed to make KSU the training center for another Latin American program, but his efforts were never realized.

In 1970, Professor Kegley became a training director for a Peace Corps program in El Salvador; it was an "in-country" assignment. However, on May 20, 1970 he officially resigned in order to head up the fifty-two member University Commission to Implement a Commitment to Nonviolence (Kegley Commission). Soon after the tragedy of May 4, 1970 President Robert I. White asked him, as commission chairman, to diligently pursue, "...means for reopening the university and retaining a non-violent atomosphere" (May 20, 1970). For materials related to Professor Kegley's role in this commission see Boxes 102-104, May 4th Collection.

Throughout the sixties and into the seventies, in addition to his personal and professional committment to Peace Corps, Charles Kegley was also extremely active in the area of international education at KSU. The late 1960's was an active time at KSU for international programs. Special linkages were established at the University of the Americas in Mexico City (1967), the University of Louvain in Belgium (1967), Sung Kyan Kwan University in Seoul Korea (1968), at the University of Ibadad in Nigeria (1969), and Pahlavi University in Iran (1969). During the academic year of 1969-70, KSU had approximately four hundred students and ten faculty members studying and teaching abroad. As a cooordinator, director, and liasion, Professor Kegley played an important role throughout this period of expansion. Until March 1970, his international program work was done through the Office of International Studies; after March, the office changed names to the Center for International and Comparative Programs (C.I.C.P.).


Scope and Content

The materials in this collection are wide ranging in terms of subject matter. A large portion of the Peace Corps material is comprised of correspondence between Professor Kegley and Peace Corps officials in Washington, between Professor Kegley and volunteers, and between Professor Kegley and Peace Corps officials in Venezuela and Bolivia. Additionally, reports on the summer training program of 1966 and biographical sketches of trainees are included. The material covering Charles Kegley's international education work encompasses correspondence, brochures, reports, papers, budget plans, meeting minutes, and schedules.


Acquisition Information

Professor Charles F. Kegley donated these papers to the Kent State University Archives in 1994.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1965.
  2. Peace Corps: Correspondence: December 1965.
  3. Peace Corps: Correspondence: January 1966.
  4. Peace Corps: Correspondence: February 1966.
  5. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1966.
  6. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1966.
  7. Peace Corps: Correspondence: May 1966.
  8. Peace Corps: Correspondence: June 1966.
  9. Peace Corps: Correspondence: July 1966.
  10. Peace Corps: Correspondence: August 1966.
  11. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1966.
  12. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1966.
  13. Peace Corps: Correspondence: November 1966.
  14. Peace Corps: Correspondence: December 1966.
  15. Peace Corps: Correspondence: January 1967.
  16. Peace Corps: Correspondence: February 1967.
  17. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1967.
  18. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1967.
  19. Peace Corps: Correspondence: May 1967.
  20. Peace Corps: Correspondence: June 1967.
  21. Peace Corps: Correspondence: July 1967.
  22. Peace Corps: Correspondence: August 1967.
  23. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1967.
  24. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1967.
  25. Peace Corps: Correspondence: November 1967.
  26. Peace Corps: Correspondence: December 1967.
  27. Peace Corps: Correspondence: January 1968.
  28. Peace Corps: Correspondence: February 1968.
  29. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1968.
  30. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1968.
  31. Peace Corps: Correspondence: May 1968.
  32. Peace Corps: Correspondence: June 1968.
  33. Peace Corps: Correspondence: July 1968.
  34. Peace Corps: Correspondence: August 1968.
  35. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1968.
  36. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1968.
  37. Peace Corps: Correspondence: January 1969.
  38. Peace Corps: Correspondence: February 1969.
  39. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1969.
  40. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1969.
  41. Peace Corps: Correspondence: July 1969.
  42. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1969.
  43. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1969.
  44. Peace Corps: Correspondence: November 1969.
  45. Peace Corps: Correspondence: January 1970.
  46. Peace Corps: Correspondence: February 1970.
  47. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1970.
  48. Peace Corps: Correspondence: May 1970.
  49. Peace Corps: Correspondence: July 1970.
  50. Peace Corps: Correspondence: August 1970.
  51. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1970.
  52. Peace Corps: Correspondence: October 1970.
  53. Peace Corps: Correspondence: November 1970.
  54. Peace Corps: Correspondence: December 1970.
  55. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1971.
  56. Peace Corps: Correspondence: April 1971.
  57. Peace Corps: Correspondence: May 1971.
  58. Peace Corps: Correspondence: September 1971.
  59. Peace Corps: Correspondence: November 1971.
  60. Peace Corps: Correspondence: March 1972.
  61. Peace Corps: Summer Training Program: 1966.
  62. Peace Corps: Summer Training Program: 1966.
  63. Peace Corps: Training Report: June 1967.
  64. Peace Corps: Final Program Report: July-October 1970.
  65. Peace Corps: Final Program Report Continued: July-October 1970.
  66. Peace Corps: Final Program Report Continued: July-October 1970.
  67. Peace Corps: Final Program Report Continued: July-October 1970.
  68. Peace Corps: Final Report/El Salvador Training: 1970.
  69. Peace Corps: Final Report/El Salvador Training Continued: 1970.
  70. Peace Corps: Biographical Sketches: 1966.
  71. Peace Corps: Handwritten Notes
  72. Peace Corps: General Provisions: 1966.
  73. Peace Corps: Contract: 1966.
  74. Peace Corps: Jack Vaughn Interview: May 15, 1966.
  75. Peace Corps: Physical Education Programs: 1966.
  76. Peace Corps: Cost Proposal for Volunteer Training: 1966.
  77. Peace Corps: Goals: 1966, 1970.
  78. Peace Corps: Training Program Schedule: 1966.
  79. Peace Corps: Recruiter Biographies: 1966-1968.
  80. International Programs: "Aims of the University" (KSU).
  81. International Programs: Persia.
  82. International Programs: Work Study Program/Antioch College.
  83. International Programs: Board of Regents: Recommendations and Coclusions: June 1966.
  84. International Programs: International Congress Calender: 1970.
  85. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Gayhurst House Project/Study Program: 1969.
  86. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Faculty Listing: February 24, 1969.
  87. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Center for International and Comparative Programs (C.I.C.P.)/Proposal: April 15, 1969.
  88. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Survey of Overseas Programs: October 3, 1969.
  89. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Sam Biedler (Committee Chairman) Correspondence: October 1969-February 1970.
  90. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Committee Meeting Minutes: November 1969-February 1970.
  91. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Letters to Committee: January-February 1970.
  92. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Correspondence: April 1968-February 1970.
  93. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Ohio College Association Conference: October 11, 1969.
  94. International Programs (Office of International Studies): "Future Trends in University A.I.D. Relations.": November 11, 1969.
  95. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Roy Wegner Correspondence: December 1969-February 1970.
  96. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Bulletins: January 1970.
  97. International Programs (Office of International Studies): "International Activities and Programs at KSU.": January 26, 1970.
  98. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Asian Studies: February 1970.
  99. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Committee on International Programs Retreat: March 7, 1970.

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. International Programs (Office of International Studies): Organization Name Change to .I.C.P.: March 9, 1970.
  2. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Programs: 1970-71.
  3. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Programs: July 1973.
  4. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Graduate Programs: March 1, 1972.
  5. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Ten Year Plan: 1970-80.
  6. International Programs (CICP): Punjab University: KSU Program Proposal: March 19, 1970.
  7. International Programs (CICP): Iran: KSU Program: 1970.
  8. International Programs (CICP): Iran: KSU Program Extension: November 16, 1970.
  9. International Programs (CICP): Mexico: KSU Program: December 16, 1970.
  10. International Programs (CICP): Cuernavaca, Mexico: KSU Program: 1970.
  11. International Programs (CICP): Puerto Rico: KSU Program: November 14, 1972.
  12. International Programs (CICP): British Study Center: KSU Program: November 11, 1971.
  13. International Programs (CICP): Africa: KSU Program: 1970-71.
  14. International Programs (CICP): Tel Aviv, Israel: Program Proposal: 1971.
  15. International Programs (CICP): Colombia: Newsletter: June 1973.
  16. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Brochures and Announcements: 1970-71.
  17. International Programs (CICP): International Students: Roster: April 7, 1971.
  18. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Budget Plans: May 6, 1970.
  19. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Budget: 1973-74.
  20. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Annual Report: September 1970-August 1971.
  21. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Annual Report: July 1972-June 1973.
  22. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Quarterly Report: Autumn 1973.
  23. International Programs (CICP): Study Abroad: Bulletin: October 22, 1971.
  24. International Programs (CICP): Area Programs: Criteria Checklist: January 25, 1971.
  25. International Programs (CICP): Staging Counsellor: Newsletter: 1973.
  26. International Programs (CICP): Asian Affairs: Conference: April 8-11, 1970.
  27. International Programs (CICP): Committee: Correspondence: May 1970-November 1971.
  28. International Programs (CICP): Committee: Meeting Minutes: April 1970-April 1972.
  29. International Programs (CICP): Committee: Meeting Minutes: May 4, 1970.
  30. International Programs (CICP): Area Studies: Meeting Minutes: October-November 1972.
  31. International Programs (CICP): Associate/Assistant Dean: Meeting: November 7, 1972.
  32. International Programs (CICP): Intercultural Research, Societies for: Committee: April 1973-October 1974.
  33. International Programs (CICP): Transnational Studies Center: Report: July 1973.
  34. International Programs (CICP): International Center Proposal: Proposal: May 4, 1970.
  35. International Programs (CICP): Leadership Development Center: Proposal: 1973.
  36. International Programs (CICP): United Nations: Educational Material: Autumn 1973.
  37. International Programs (CICP): International Education: Regional Council: April 1970.
  38. International Programs (CICP): Foreign Study and the World Minded Teacher: Report: August 1970.
  39. International Programs (CICP): Comparative vs. International Approach: Paper: 1970.
  40. International Programs (CICP): American Federation of Teachers: Summary Information: 1973.
  41. International Programs (CICP): Contrasting Socialist Models of Education: Proposal: July/August 1970.
  42. International Programs (CICP): President Olds: Presentation: December 3, 1973.
  43. International Programs (CICP): Ohio University: International Material: 1970.
  44. International Programs (CICP): Omicron Delta Kappa: Correspondence: 1973-74.
  45. International Programs (CICP): Janice E. Graham Resume: 1973.
  46. International Programs (CICP): Professor Adam Schaff: 1973.
  47. International Programs (CICP): Personnel Action: Charles Kegley: November 1973.
  48. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: March 1970-November 1971.
  49. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: January 1972.
  50. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: February 1972.
  51. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: March 1972.
  52. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: April 1972.
  53. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: May 1972.
  54. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: June 1972.
  55. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: July 1972.
  56. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: August 1972.
  57. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: September 1972.
  58. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: October 1972.
  59. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: November 1972.
  60. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: December 1972.
  61. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: January 1973.
  62. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: February 1973.
  63. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: March 1973.
  64. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: April 1973.
  65. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: May 1973.
  66. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: June 1973.
  67. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: July 1973.
  68. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: August 1973.
  69. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: September 1973.
  70. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: October 1973.
  71. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: November 1973.
  72. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: December 1973.
  73. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: January 1974.
  74. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: February 1974.
  75. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: March 1974.
  76. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: April 1974.
  77. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: May 1974.
  78. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: June 1974.
  79. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: July 1974.
  80. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: August 1974.
  81. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: September 1974.
  82. International Programs (CICP): Correspondence: October 1974.
 
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