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Edgar R. Norton Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Norton, Edgar R.
Includes correspondence, notes and reminiscences, statement of conscience by Edgar Norton; correspondents include Harrop A. Freeman, Norman J. Whitney.


  • Majority of material found within 1945-1949
  • 1945-1949, 1960


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 linear inch)

Biographical / Historical

Edgar R. Norton; Edgar Richard Norton; Ted Norton; born 1928 in New York state; lived in Glens Falls, New York; member of the Society of Friends (Quakers); conscientious objector to the military draft, he received a four month prison sentence in 1949 for his failure to register; Norton was offered probation if he registered, but he refused; Norton was defended by Harrop Freeman; although Norton did spend time in jail, his indictment was dismissed on August 8, 1950.


Collection is arranged chronologically.

General Note

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