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Murray Polner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-113

Overview

Polner was an author and editor of books and periodicals on social history, public policy, and Jewish concerns. This collection chiefly relates to his research on Vietnam veterans for his book No Victory Parades and on the question of amnesty for When Can I Come Home? The collection also include audiotapes of oral histories of American Jews who were conscientious objectors or who resisted serving in the military during World War II or the Korean War. There is additional material from Polner's research about the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II and information about the Vietnam war, conscientious objection, and constitutional rights of GIs.

Dates

  • 1963-1988

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Biographical

Polner was an author and editor of books and periodicals on social history, public policy, and Jewish concerns. He was also an educator at various colleges and universities.This collection chiefly relates to Polner's research on Vietnam veterans for his book No Victory Parades and on the question of amnesty for When Can I Come Home?, including correspondence (1963-1972), mss. of both books, transcripts of taped interviews, questionnaires, research notes, articles by Polner and others, copies of legal briefs, and newsclippings. The collection also include audiotapes of oral histories of American Jews who were conscientious objectors or who resisted serving in the military during World War II or the Korean War. There is additional material from Polner's research about the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II and information about the Vietnam war, conscientious objection, and constitutional rights of GIs. Murray Polner died on May 30, 2019.

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet

10 items : 10 audio cassettes

Arrangement

This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Murray Polner, 1978; 1981 [Acc. 81A-130]; 1983; 1988 [Acc. 88A-109]; 2004 [Acc. 04A-059].

Related Materials

As of January 2014 Murray Polner has also donated papers to the following institutions: Jewish articles and books to the American Jewish Historical Society, New York, New York American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio Present Tense (a magazine Polner founded from 1973-1990), includes magazine correspondence are at the Center for Jewish History, New York, New York Materials on Daniel Berrigan and Philip Berrigan (derived from the book Disarmed and Dangerous), to DePaul University and Cornell Uuniversity libraries Vietnam War era book collection, Vietnam War Collection, Texas Tech University . Baseball: Papers relating to the book Branch Rickey: A Biography and other baseball materials. to the Baseball Hall of Fame library, Cooperstown, New York Books for teachers Polner co-published and wrote-Education Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Related Materials

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Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 59.

Legal Status

Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Processing Information

This collection remains unprocessed and is in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Kathy Sun in November, 2012.

Creator

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