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Amnesty -- United States -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Another Mother for Peace Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-102
Abstract Another Mother for Peace was a women's peace group born from the antipathy to the war in Vietnam, based in Los Angeles, California. The stated purpose of this non-partison, non-profit organization was "to educate women to take an active role in eliminating war as a means of solving disputes between nations, people and ideologies." AMP closed its offices in January 1986.
Dates: 1964-1978; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

CCCO/An Agency for Military and Draft Counseling Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-073
Abstract CCCO developed a nationwide network of military and draft counselors and attorneys to assist conscientious objectors. Most active during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the CCCO promoted such issues as amnesty, repatriation, and counter-recruitment.Operations were suspended in late October 2009. As of 2010, some of their counseling service has been taken over by the GI Rights Hotline.
Dates: 1948-2010

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...
Dates: 1945-1948

Families of Resisters for Amnesty Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Families of Resisters for Amnesty

Gold Star Parents for Amnesty Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Gold Star Parents for Amnesty

Joint Amnesty Committee Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Joint Amnesty Committee

Dwight S. Large and Frances K. Large Collected Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Large, Dwight S. and Frances K. Large
Abstract Papers of a married couple who worked for legal amnesty for Vietnam War resisters.
Dates: 1969-1976

League for the Amnesty of Political Prisoners Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-League for the Amnesty of Political Prisoners

Albon Man Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Man, Albon P.
Abstract Albon Platt Man Jr.,was called up for the draft during World War II, but failed to register because of his conscientious objection to war, and was sentenced to three years in prison in March 1943. He was later involvemented with the Committee for Amnesty, the CCCO, the War Resisters League, and other peace groups.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1965

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.
Dates: 1940-1980