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Philadelphia War Tax Resistance Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-182

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, administrative files, court records, financial records, minutes of meetings, periodicals, and reference files of the Philadelphia War Tax Resistance.

Dates

  • 1967-1992

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The Philadelphia War Tax Resistance was an outgrowth of A Quaker Action Group, which was an associate member of the War Resisters League and of the Society of Friends. As part of a national movement known as War Tax Resistance, the local group became known as Philadelphia War Tax Resistance/War Resisters League in 1975. It was one of 190 centers for the national organization. The organization, using money donated by war tax resisters, created the Alternative Fund, which made loans to community organizations that shared its nonviolent values.

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet (8.5 linear ft.)

Overview

The Philadelphia War Tax Resistance was an organization that advocated nonviolence in order to end war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation, as well as promoted nonpayment of taxes that funded war and defense. This collection includes correspondence, administrative files, court records, financial records, minutes of meetings, periodicals, and reference files.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Philadelphia War Tax Resistance, 1995 [Acc.95A-036].

Related Materials

  1. A Quaker Action Group (DG 074)
  2. War Resisters League (DG 040)

Related Materials

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Separated Materials

  1. Periodicals (Philadelphia War Tax Resistance Newsletter and others)
  2. Photographs

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 is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Amanda Cardillo on June 22, 2012.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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