Austin History Center

Peace Through Pie Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Stovall, Luanne L
Title: Peace Through Pie Records
Inclusive Dates: 2008-2010
Abstract: Peace Through Pie is an event established by the grassroots organization ServeaDream in 2009 to embrace Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality by rekindling the pie social, an age-old tradition of celebrating community the gathering of family and friends to share a piece of pie. The collection consists of marketing materials, newspaper clippings, forms and flyers and photographs that were used to conduct and promote the event.
Identification: AR.2010.018
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The vision of Peace Through Pie is to rekindle the pie social as a way to affect positive social change and cultivate the dream of a better community for everyone.

In 1995 Luanne Stovall began serving pie to friends and family to bring them together on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In 2008 she established the ServeaDream Steering Committee and invited members of Sweet Home Baptist Church to plan the first community Pie Social in Austin, Texas. On January 17, 2009 the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Clarksville hosted the first Dream Pie Social that raised $1000 for a wheelchair ramp. The money was raised through proceeds from the Dream Pie contest, Silent Pie Auction, donations and the sale of pie buttons. In January of 2010 a second Dream Pie social was hosted at the Sweet Home Baptist Church and featured music from the Sweet Home Choir, The Gospel Stars, a Dream Pie contest, Silent Pie Auction, pie-making demo, fundraising for the Sweet Home Restoration Fund, and "Tell Us Your Pie Stories", an oral history of treasured pie memories. The 2010 event was dedicated to Pauline Brown, a longtime Clarksville resident who died in the previous summer.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of marketing materials, newspaper clippings, forms, flyers and photographs that were used to conduct and promote the Peace Through Pie event. The forms file contains the silent auction bid sheets, pie competition entrance forms, judging forms and the winner's certificate. Included in the marketing materials are 2009 press releases, posters, flyers, newspaper advertisements and programs as well as information about the Peace Through Pie cookbook featured on CBS's The Cooking Channel. Biographical material about Pauline Brown is included along with photographs of the 2010 Social that was dedicated to her. There are also interview release forms from 2008 for an oral history project associated with the "I Have a Dream Pie" campaign but the actual oral history interviews were not included in the donation.


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Brown, Pauline.
Stovall, Luanne L.
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church.
Clarksville (Austin, Tex.)
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Peace Through Pie Records (AR.2010.018). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2010/037

Donation Date: 2010

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Peace Through Pie Records, 2008-2010

Box Folder
1 1 Auction bid sheets, circa 2009-2010
2 Forms and flyers, 2010
3 Interview release forms, 2008
4 Marketing materials, 2009-2010
5 Newspaper clippings, 2010
6 Pauline Brown, 2009-2010
7 Photographs, circa 2010