Conrad Wilson collection
Scope and Contents
This collection is primarily correspondence to and from Conrad Wilson during his time as a conscientious objector during World War II.
- American Field Service (Organization)
The collection is open for research use (if there are restrictions indicated it here)
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)
Biographical / Historical
Conrad Wilson (1921-2005) was raised a Quaker in Pennsylvania. He was enrolled in Middlebury College and then the University of Pennsylvania. He left the latter due to World War II. He applied for conscientious objector status and was granted alternate service through the Civilian Public Service, first as part of a camp draining old-growth cypress swamps in Maryland, and then as at a mental hospital in Middletown, Connecticut.
He was released from the Civilian Public Service to volunteer for the American Field Service, an ambulance corps started during World War I. He served as a driver in both Italy and Germany.
He returned and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1947, and married Barbara Copp in 1951. They had two sons, William and Alexander. They later moved to Vermont, where Wilson was a member of Putney Friends Meeting.
1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
This collection is primarily correspondence to and from Conrad Wilson during his time as a conscientious objector during World War II. His mom encouraged him to save his letters from her, and she saved all the letters he sent. Included in the letters from his mother are photostat letters from Conrad.
This collection has three series, which maintains the arrangement of the gift. These series are: Letters from Conrad Wilson, Letters to Conrad Wilson, and Record of Work.
Gift of Alex Wilson, July 2021
Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff, completed May 2022
- Conrad Wilson collection
- Mary A. Crauderueff
- May, 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Find It at the Library
Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting reproductions from Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US