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Philadelphia Council for Conscientious Objectors Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Philadelphia Council for Conscientious Objectors

Dates

  • 1943-1952

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (3 linear in.)

Biographical / Historical

The Philadelphia Council for Conscientious Objectors was formed jointly by the American Friends Service Committee and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in May 1943 by Philadelphia area pacifists concerned with the needs of conscientious objectors and their families. It preceded the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors but overlapped it in functions. Council members offered character testimonials at court hearings for C.O.s. The Council's activities were suspended in 1952.

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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