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Archives & Manuscripts

Norman R. Morrison Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Morrison, Norman R.

Dates

  • 1965-1968, 1985

Creator

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Norman Morrison (1933-1965) became interested in the religious ideals and principles of the Society of Friends while studying in Scotland. In 1962, as a convinced Friend, he became the Executive Secretary of the Baltimore Monthly Meeting. Morrison was distraught as the pace of U.S military involvement and the bombing of civilians in Vietnam escalated; he chose to immolate himself in front of the Pentagon on November 2, 1965. His was one of only three such deaths in the United States, though many Buddhist monks in Vietnam used self-immolation as religious witness to attempt to end the war.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (5 linear in.)

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.
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