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Alliance for Conscientious Objectors Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-088
Abstract The Alliance for Conscientious Objectors (AFCO), based in Seattle (Washington), was founded in 1970 by John Long and Paul Anderson, who served as its national coordinator. It changed its name in 1972 to represent a wider scope of purpose. During this time, conscientious objectors who performed two years of alternate service, the same period as those drafted into the military served, were not entitled to Veterans Administration benefits under the GI Bill of Rights. By 1974 AFCO had reached a...
Dates: 1970-1974

Brent Dow Allinson Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Allinson, Brent Dow
Abstract Collection includes undated typescript writings by Allinson, pamphlets by and about him, and a newspaper clipping discussing his court martial.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1918-1920

American Civil Liberties Union: National Committee on Conscientious Objectors Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-022
Overview The roots of the NCCO began shortly after conscription in WWII was instituted. Little is known about the New York Office of the NCCO. It was headquartered at 31 Union Square West in New York City (NY) where the ACLU had its offices, and was likely set up in 1940, under the chairmanship of Norman Angell, and stayed in existence through 1945. In Washington (DC), the Temporary Committee for Legal Aid to Conscientious Objectors was formed in 1940. R. Boland Brooks had gone to NSBRO (National...
Dates: 1940-1946

American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service / Prison Service Committee Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-002
Overview Organized to provide alternative service for conscientious objectors, who were assigned "work of national importance under civilian direction; the historic peace churches (Church of the Brethren, Religious Society of Friends and the Mennonite Church) band ed together to form the National Service Board for Religious Objectors (NISBRO) which coordinated the civilian public service (CPS) program; the American Friends Service Committee administered seventeen CPS camps and over thirty special...
Dates: 1940-1947

American Friends Service Committee Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-American Friends Service Committee
Abstract The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.
Dates: 1917-

American Union Against Militarism Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-004
Overview In 1915 a group of New York pacifists and near-pacifists organized the "Anti-militarism Committee" to combat the war spirit of the time. Activities included lobbying, publishing, a lecture campaign, and the establishment of a Civil Liberties Bureau. The most notable achievements were the work in the successful effort to avert war with Mexico in 1916 and the encouragement of opposition to peacetime conscription following World War I. The office was raided by the government and American Union...
Dates: 1915 - 1922

Bent Andresen Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Andreson, Bent
Abstract Bent Andresen registered as a conscientious objector during WWII, and was sent to a Civilian Public Service in 1944. Andresen participated in a "guinea pig project" in which he and several other C.O.s lived in a refrigerated room for three months to test the impact of a high-protein diet on cold-weather conditions. He went AWOL in 1945 and was sentenced to two years in prison. Andreson was involved in various peace/justice groups throughout his lifetime.
Dates: 1928-1991

Bennett W. Andrews and Florence N. Andrews Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-209
Abstract Bennett Andrews was an absolutist conscientious objector during World War II. He served a five year sentence Danbury Prison, a federal penitentiary, in Connecticut. There he worked in a number of positions in the prison. Bennett Andrews was released from prison on July 11, 1946 and received amnesty from President Truman in 1947. Florence Andrews (born in 1913) married Bennett on July 22, 1938. She was also a strong pacifist, who fully supported her husband's C.O. stance.
Dates: 1940-1950, 1979-1980

Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors
Dates: 1940-1946

Lew Ayres Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Ayres, Lew
Abstract Primarily clippings from 1942, when Ayres became a conscientious objector.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1942

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection 104
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 5
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 5
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 1
 
Subject
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources 81
Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 47
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 33
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 25
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 18
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Conscientious objectors -- United States 15
Draft -- United States -- History -- Sources 13
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 12
Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 11
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors -- United States 11
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 10
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 10
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 10
Pacifists -- United States 9
Amnesty -- United States -- History -- Sources 8
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 8
War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History -- Sources 7
Nonviolence -- United States -- History -- Sources 6
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 6
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources 6
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Sources 5
Political prisoners -- United States -- History -- Sources 5
Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 5
War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources 5
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 5
Political activists -- United States -- History -- Sources 4
Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Conscientious objection -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Conscientious objection -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 3
Conscientious objection -- United States 3
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 3
Pacifism -- History -- Sources 3
Pacifism -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Peace -- Societies, etc. 3
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 3
Psychiatric hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 3
Selective conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States 3
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- Sources 2
Americans -- Canada -- History -- Sources 2
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Civil disobedience -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Conscientious objection -- Religious aspects -- Mennonites -- History -- Sources 2
Conscientious objection -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends 2
Conscientious objection -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 2
Conscientious objectors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Conscientious objectors -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 2
Counseling -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Draft resisters -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 2
Draft resisters -- United States 2
I-W service 2
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Sources 2
Jews -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Lawyers -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Legal aid -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 2
Methodist Church -- Clergy -- History -- Sources 2
Nonviolence -- History -- Sources 2
Peace -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends -- History -- Sources 2
Prison reformers -- United States 2
Prisoners -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Quaker conscientious objectors 2
Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources 2
Segregation -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Socialists -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc -- History -- Sources 2
United States -- Race relations -- History -- Sources 2
Veterans -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- Canada -- Sources 2
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Sources 2
War -- Religious aspects -- History -- Sources 2
Women and the military -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Women political activists -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 2
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Sources 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects 2
Actors -- United States 1
African American Quakers 1
African American civil rights workers -- History -- Sources 1
African American pacifists -- History -- Sources 1
African American soldiers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
African Americans -- Civil rights 1
African Americans -- History -- Sources 1
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- Sources 1
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 1
American Literature 1
Amnesty -- Congresses -- History -- Sources 1
Amnesty -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Antinuclear movement 1
Antinuclear movement -- Delaware -- History -- Sources 1
Antinuclear movement -- North Carolina -- Greenville -- History -- Sources 1
Ballistic missiles -- United States 1
Bible -- Children's use -- Congresses 1
Bible -- Study and teaching -- Congresses 1
Bible -- Theology -- Congresses 1
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Names
Civilian Public Service 34
American Friends Service Committee 15
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 9
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 8
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 8
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Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 6
Kaufman, Abraham 6
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 6
War Resisters League 6
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 5
Furnas, Paul J. 5
Willoughby, George, pacifist 5
Boss, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1888- 4
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 4
Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors 4
Tatum, Arlo D. 4
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 4
Whitney, Norman J. (Norman Jehiel), 1891-1967 4
A Quaker Action Group 3
Andresen, Bent, 1908-1991 3
Barr, Allen H. 3
Bromley, Ernest 3
Byberry State Hospital (Pa.) 3
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Philadelphia, Pa.) 3
Committee for Nonviolent Action 3
Cornell, Julien D., 1910- 3
DeSilver, Harrison 3
Ferber, Michael 3
Gara, Larry 3
Lazarus, Frieda Langer 3
Mygatt, Tracy D. (Tracy Dickinson), 1885-1973 3
National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors 3
Peacemaker Movement 3
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 3
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 3
Sayre, John Nevin, 1884-1977 3
Stern, Lee, 1915-1992 3
Tatum, Lyle 3
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 2
American Civil Liberties Union 2
American Friends Service Committee. Civilian Public Service 2
American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience 2
American Legion 2
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 2
Benson, Purnell Handy, 1913- 2
Brethren Service Committee 2
Bromley, Marion, -1996 2
Brooks, R. Boland 2
Butcher, Agnes Young, 1921-2005 2
Cary, Stephen G. 2
Civilian Public Service Union 2
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Big Flats, NY) 2
Committee for Amnesty for All Objectors to War and Conscription 2
Congress of Racial Equality 2
Corfman, Rex 2
Dellinger, David T., 1915-2004 2
Eichel, Julius, 1896- 2
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 2
Finch, Henry Le Roy 2
Freeman, Harrop A. (Harrop Arthur), 1907-1993 2
Friends Committee on National Legislation (U.S.) 2
Golden Rule (Ketch) 2
Gregg, Richard Bartlett, 1885- 2
Heisler, Francis, 1895- 2
Hill, Lewis K. 2
Hoover, Warren W. 2
Horton, Robert, 1900-1991 2
Hutchinson, Dorothy H. (Dorothy Hewitt), 1905-1984 2
Jack, Homer A. (Homer Alexander), 1916-1993 2
Kantor, William Marx 2
Lens, Sidney 2
Lunde, Erling H. 2
Lynd, Alice 2
Lynd, Staughton 2
Lyttle, Bradford 2
MacAdam, Ruth E. 2
Man, Albon 2
Mennonite Central Committee 2
National Committee on Conscientious Objectors (U.S.) 2
National Service Board for Religious Objectors 2
New York Bureau of Legal Advice 2
New York Bureau of Legal First Aid 2
Newton, Ray 2
Pacifist Research Bureau 2
Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.) 2
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Civilian Public Service Fund Committee 2
Phillips, Randolph Godfrey 2
Pickus, Robert 2
Prisoner Visitation and Support (1971-) 2
Reeves, George B., 1905- 2
Reynolds, Earle L. 2
Stanton, William Macy, 1919-1995 2
Swomley, John M., 1915-2010 2
United States. Selective Service System 2
Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 2
Wilhelm, Paul A. 2
Will, Herman, 1915- 2
Winchester, Harold P. 2
Witherspoon, Frances, 1886-1973 2
Ahimsa Farm 1
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