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Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources

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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Center on Conscience and War Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-025
Overview Organization still in existence that was formed to aid conscientious objectors in World War II.

Committee for Amnesty for All Objectors to War and Conscription Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Committee for Amnesty...
Overview On January 12, 1946, the Committee for Amnesty for All Objectors to War and Conscription was established to seek an amnesty for "all objectors to war and conscription," which included men under army court-martial for their stance against war. The Committee's most widely publicized work was the sponsorship of picketing demonstrations at the White House in May and December 1946 calling for amnesty, but the organization also promoted its objectives through lobbying of Congressional and other...

Committee to End Slave Labor in America Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Committee to End Slave Labor in America
Abstract Includes correspondence, flyers, reports.

Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-048
Abstract The Federal Council of Churches organized its Committee on the Conscientious Objector under its Department of International Justice and Goodwill in 1941. The Committee was interested in all aspects of conscientious objection, especially religious life in Civilian Public Service camps. Among the Committee's projects was the organizing of a program of visitation to CPS camps.

Henry LeRoy Finch Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-195
Overview Henry Leroy (Roy) Finch Jr. was a pacifist, conscientious objector to World War II, philosopher and writer.

Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-060
Abstract The Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors was a non-sectarian, free advisory service for conscientious objectors to war and military service. The MBCO was set up to provide counseling and legal aid in metropolitan New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and established by the United Pacifist Committee in 1940. The group disbanded in 1980.

A. J. Muste Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-050
Overview A.J. Muste (1885-1967), was ordained a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, but later (1917), he became a member of the Society of Friends. During World War I, Muste's refusal to abandon his pacifist position led to his forced resignation from the Central Congregational Church in Newtonville, Massachusetts. Muste's involvement as a labor organizer began in 1919 when he led strikes in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts. He became the director of the Brookwood Labor College in...