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War Resisters League

 Organization

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Devere Allen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-053
Abstract

Author, editor, journalist and lecturer; advocate of internationalist pacifism; influential member of the Socialist Party in the 1930s; genealogist; recorder of Rhode Island history and lore; named Harold Devere Allen.

Dates: 1809-1978; Majority of material found within 1910-1955

Ann Morrissett Davidon and William C. Davidon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-144
Abstract Ann Morrissett Davidon (1925-2004), was a writer, editor, educator, pacifist and peace activist through her entire life. William Cooper Davidon(1927- 2013), was a professor of physics at Haverford College and (retired 1994), pacifist, peace activist. The two were married in 1963 and both continued to be very active in peace, pacifist, anti-Vietnam War, and social justice organizations. They advocated and practiced war-tax resistance. In 1971, William Davidon was named an "unindicted...
Dates: 1949-

Jessie Wallace Hughan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-251
Abstract

Jessie Wallace Hughan (December 25, 1875 – April 10, 1955) was an American educator, social activist, and a radical pacifist. During her college days she was one of four co-founders of Alpha Omicron Pi, a national sorority for university women. She also was a founder and the first Secretary of the War Resisters League, established in 1923. For over two decades, she was a perennial candidate for political office on the ticket of the Socialist Party of America in her home state of New York.

Dates: 1870-1998

Abraham Kaufman Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Kaufman, Abraham
Overview

In October 1928, Kaufman became the first paid employee of the War Resisters League, eventually becoming its Executive Secretary through 1947. He co-founded the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1997

David McReynolds Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-134
Abstract David McReynolds (1929-2018), was an activist with the War Resisters League, the Socialist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America. He was an editor of Liberation magazine in the 1950s and a leader of the WRL from the 1950s until his retirement in 1999. McReynolds ran for Congress twice and for President of the U.S. twice, including a run in 2000. McReynolds has attempted to integrate anti-war and pacifist philosophy with Socialist economics. David McReynolds was openly gay and...
Dates: 1943 - Date

A. J. Muste Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1920-1967

War Resisters League Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-040
Overview The War Resisters League is a pacifist organization whose members are against all war. Witnessing the establishment of the War Resisters' International in Europe in 1921, and sensing a need for a similar organization in the United States, Dr. Jessie Wallace Hughan established the War Resisters League as an independent organization. The War Resisters League membership pledge, which has remained essentially unchanged since its inception, reads: "The War Resisters League affirms that war is a...
Dates: 1923-1994

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Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 6
Civil disobedience -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
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Peace movements -- History -- Sources 2
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Antinuclear movement -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Ballistic missiles -- United States 1
Civil disobedience 1
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Connecticut -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 -- Sources 1
Conscientious objection 1
Conscientious objection -- History -- Sources 1
Draft resisters -- History -- Sources 1
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Educators -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Harrisburg Seven Trial, Harrisburg, Pa., 1972 1
Journalists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Labor leaders -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Lecturers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources 1
Nonviolence -- History -- Sources 1
Nonviolence -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Pacifism 1
Pacifism -- History -- Sources 1
Pacifism -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Religious aspects -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- Pennsylvania -- Main Line -- History -- Sources 1
Periodical editors -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Physicists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Polaris (Missile) 1
Socialist parties -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Socialists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 1
War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History -- Sources 1
War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Women and peace -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Women political candidates -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
World War, 1914-1918 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 1
World tomorrow (Periodical) 1
Young democracy (Periodical) 1
Youth and peace -- History -- Sources 1
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