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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 146, June 4, 1989 Memorial Fund, 1989-1995, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.
See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.Acquisition Information
Board member Roger Des Forges donated the collection in 2006.Terms of Access
June 4, 1989 Memorial Fund Collection, 1989-1995 is open for research.Copyright
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.Processing Information
Processed by Erin Verhoef, November 2006.Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The June 4 Memorial Fund was initiated in response to the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. As an independent, non-profit student/faculty organization, its purpose was to promote human rights for Chinese people living inside and outside of China. During the group's existence, they brought speakers to the University at Buffalo, held an annual commemorative event, and worked to advance public awareness of civil rights issues.
The collection includes administrative information, event planning, promotion and ephemera, as well as affiliate information and publications.
The collection is divided into three series:
Alphabetical and then chronological.
|1.1||Artwork and logo design, 1989-1995; includes stationary.|
|1.2||Brochure and newsletter, 1989-1995; includes "Global Petition Campaign" mailings.|
|1.6||Correspondence with China, 1989-1995|
|3.15o||Design for memorial, undated: sketch for proposed memorial to be constructed in Buffalo.|
|1.8-1.9||Legal, 1990-1995; includes tax and non-profit information.|
|1.10-1.11||Meeting minutes, 1989-1995|
II. Events, 1989-1995
Scope and content: Series includes documentation of events organized and attended by members of group. Twelve of the posters used during various commemorative events had water damage due to rain. The images from these posters were lifted and bound separately for preservation purposes.
Alphabetical and chronological.
|1.12||"China: Crisis of 1989 Conference," 1990|
|1.13||Proposed Jimmy Carter talk, 1990; includes invitation and planning notes.|
|1.14-1.18||Annual commemoration event, 1990-1995; includes schedule of events and flyers.|
|2.1||Fang Lizhi visit, 1992; includes photos.|
|2.2||Other events, 1989-1995|
|3.1-3.14||Posters, 1989-2003; includes annual commemoration events.|
|2.3||T-shirts and buttons, undated|
III. Other organizations 1989-1995
Scope and content: Series includes publications from affiliated organization and articles on Chinese history.
Alphabetical and chronological.
|2.4-2.5||Affiliated organizations, 1989-1995; includes information on China News Digest LISTSERV project.|
|2.6||Articles, 1989-1995; includes publicity for group and general Chinese political interest.|
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.