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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel A. Seeger Collected Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1958-2008

Kathleen Norma Smith Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Smith, Kathleen Norma
Abstract Collection consists of photocopies of materials relating to Smith's application for discharge from the U.S. Army based on conscientious objection to war.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1974

Roland F. Smith Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Smith, Roland F.
Overview Papers of Roland F. Smith documenting his service in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during WWII, as well as family papers.
Dates: 1939-1946, 1981,1987-1990; 1981; 1992

Lee Stern Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1936-1992

Steve Trimm Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-232
Overview In 1968 Steven Wayne Trimm was convicted for refusing induction into the armed services and served four years prison. Trimm fled to Canada in 1969 where he lived underground until 1974. Two years later he received clemency from the U.S. government under the Earned Re-entry Program and was pardoned. Steve Trimm is the author of Walking Wounded: Men's Lives During and Since the Vietnam War (1993) and other publications. Since the 1970s Steve Trimm has also been active with various peace and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1963-2008

Charles C. Walker Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Walker, Charles C.
Abstract Collection consists of biographical material about Charles Walker, correspondence (1975) "from somewhere in India" newsletters, pamphlets, and reports.
Dates: 1957-1983

Norman J. Whitney Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-061
Overview Norman Jehiel Whitney (1891-1967) was a Quaker teacher, writer and devoted peace worker. From 1919-1957 he helped establish, and directed for many years, the Syracuse Peace Council. He left Syracuse in 1957 to work for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in peace education. Whitney's major peace work was in the area of counseling conscientious objectors to war (COs), particularly those in Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. In 1941 he helped establish the New York State Board for...
Dates: 1938-1967

David Thoreau Wieck Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Wieck, David Thoreau
Abstract Includes prison correspondence, 1943-1946, and post-prison writings.
Dates: 1942-1969; Majority of material found within 1943-1950

Denny Wilcher Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Wilcher, Denny
Overview This collection documents the experiences of Wilcher (and his friends), while in Civilian Public Service, and after he left CPS and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Federal Prison Camp.
Dates: 1941-1946

Jayne Tuttle Wilhelm and Paul A. Wilhelm Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Wilhelm, Paul and Jane Tuttle Wilhelm
Overview Paul A. Wilhelm (1916- ) served in three Civilian Public Service Units: Camp 3, Patapsco, Md.; Camp 52, Powelsville Maryland; and Camp 49, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) State Hospital. He registered as a Baptist conscientious objector but became a Quaker after his marriage to C. Jayne Tuttle in 1943.
Dates: 1934-1978