May 4 – August 31


Western Oregon University proclaimed May 14-18, 2001 as Peace Week.  The campus celebrated with various activities on campus from peace poetry readings and music performances to internationally acclaimed speakers. The Library participated in the celebrations with three exhibits or displays throughout the month of May.

Flat Case, 3rd Floor: Peace Buttons:  May 4 – 31, 2001

The peace artifacts in this display are from the collection of Lotte Larsen, a retired librarian at Western’s Library. Since the 1980s she has collected protest items and presented numerous papers at scholarly conferences on the history and uses of the peace symbol.

Cutaror: Lotte Larsen, retired WOU Librarian

3rd Floor: Poster Display: May 10 – May 24, 2001

Posters and paintings from Art Department students address the topics of peace and violence in a visual presentation.  Layers of imagery with color, text and form are captured in these powerful visual statements.

Curators: Diane Tarter & Suellen Johnson

Lobby: Mandala Reproduction:  May 14 – August 31, 2001


In Fall 2000, the Smith Fine Arts Series sponsored a dance performance and sand painting by Tibetan Buddhist monks. The creation of the sand mandala promotes peace and healing of the earth. On display is a reproduction of one of their sand paintings in celebration of the campus Peace Week,
May 14-19, 2001.

Curator:  Janeanne Rockwell Kincanon