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Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Peace Association of Friends in America Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-027
Overview The Peace Association of Friends in America was organized in 1867 by Orthodox Friends in the New York, Baltimore, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Western and Iowa Yearly Meetings in reaction to the Civil War, with its mission being to convince Friends and others that war was unchristian, inhumane and unnecessary.

Charles C. Price Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Price, Charles C.
Abstract Includes papers documenting Charles C. Price's work for peace, world federalism, and environmental protection.

Channing B. Richardson Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Richardson, Channing B.
Abstract Correspondence includes letters responding to requests for support of conscientious objector status applications written by former students and/or Quaker acquaintances. He wrote letters on their behalf to various draft boards.

Bayard Rustin Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Rustin, Bayard

Lawrence Scott Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-090
Overview Lawrence Scott was a construction engineer, Baptist clergyman, and Quaker activist. He worked as an activist against the testing of nuclear weapons and biological weapons research. He was the supervisor for the Friends Mississippi Project, project director of the Appeal and Vigil at Fort Detrick in Maryland, executive secretary of the Peace Action Center and a founder of A Quaker Action Group.

Daniel A. Seeger Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Seeger, Daniel A.
Overview Seeger is best known for the 1965 Supreme Court court case regarding his conscientious objector claim without belief in a Supreme Being as grounds for C.O. status.

Lee Stern Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-170
Overview Lee Stern (1915-1992), was a Quaker pacifist, conscientious objector to war, involved in peace groups and organizations, and a teacher of nonviolence.

Edward Thomas and Margaret Loring Thomas Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Thomas, Edward-Margaret Loring Thomas
Overview Edward Thomas was a chemist and chemical patent lawyer in New York City. His wife Margaret Loring Thomas had been active in settlement work and a teacher of home economics before marriage. Both were activist, pacifist Quakers.

Universal Peace Union Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-038
Overview The most colorful and important peace organization to rise from the the Civil War was the Universal Peace Union (UPU). This militant band grew out of reaction against compromising tactics which the American Peace Society adopted during the Civil War.