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Esther S. Frankel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-097
The collection contains case files and occasional correspondence of Frankel relating to her work handling civil liberties and selective service litigation. It includes subject file material mostly relating to conscientious objection, and the men who resisted the draft either before being drafted or after.

Dates

  • 1948-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1967-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

The military draft records in this collection are restricted until the year 2030. Researchers using personal information from these files must disguise the identity of the individuals concerned, and must sign a form agreeing to this stipulation. Please contact SCPC staff for further information:

Copyright and Rights Information

The military draft records in this collection are restricted until the year 2030. Researchers using personal information from these files must disguise the identity of the individuals concerned, and must sign a form agreeing to this stipulation.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 linear ft.)

Abstract

Esther Strum Frankel was a New Jersey attorney in the firm of Frankel and Frankel (along with her husband, Leopold), a pacifist, and civil rights activist; member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, served as head its Human Rights Committee, especially active in its New Jersey branch; also involved with Women Strike for Peace and other reform movements relating to feminism and disarmament; specialized in civil rights litigation in the 1950s and Selective Service litigation in the 1960s.

Biographical note

Esther Strum Frankel was a New Jersey attorney in the firm of Frankel and Frankel (along with her husband, Leopold), a pacifist, and civil rights activist; member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, served as head its Human Rights Committee, especially active in its New Jersey branch; also involved with Women Strike for Peace and other reform movements relating to feminism and disarmament; specialized in civil rights litigation in the 1950s and Selective Service litigation in the 1960s.

Arrangement

Case files are organized alphabetically by the last name of the subject. Frankel's correspondence and case notes are organized chronologically. Box 7-12 contains general reference material on conscientious objection and other peace topics.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Esther Frankel, 1975 [Acc. 75A-155].

Related Materials

Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors Records (DG 060)
Related Materials For the catalog record for this collection search the library's online catalog.

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 30.


Guide to the Sources on Women in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, p. 95.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne Yoder, September 2004; This finding aid was prepared by Chloe Lucchesi- Malone, July 2009.
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Revision Statements

  • 2018: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Tessa Chambers added the notes in Fall 2017.

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Swarthmore College Peace Collection Library

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