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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Committee to End Slave Labor in America Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Committee to End Slave Labor in America
Abstract Includes correspondence, flyers, reports.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1946

Eichel Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-131
Overview The Eichel Family papers provide a unique glimpse into the lives of conscientious objectors and peace activists from one family over two generations, from 1916 onward. Julius Eichel, David Eichel and Albert Eichel were all C.O.s during WWI. Julius Eichel and his wife Esther Eichel protested WWII. Their son Seymour Eichel also served time in prison for his refusal to serve in the military in the 1950s.
Dates: 1918 - 2008

National Council Against Conscription Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-052
Overview The National Council Against Conscription had its first official meeting on December 13, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nation Council Against Conscription worked to defeat various legislative measures which promoted universal military training and peacetime conscription, by lobbying Congress, public speaking, publishing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, corresponding with magazine and newspaper editors about their coverage of Universal Military Training, and producing...
Dates: 1944-1960