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William Marx Kantor Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Kantor, William Marx


William Kantor was a World War I conscientious objector from Philadelphia.


  • Creation: circa 1917-1920


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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Biographical note

William Kantor was from Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. military on November 2, 1917, but because of his stance as a conscientious objector he was held at Camp Meade and court-martialed there on July 2, 1918. Kantor was sentenced to ten years in prison and was detained as follows: July-September 1918 at Fort Jay; September 1918 - June 1919 at Fort Leavenworth; and June-November 1919 at Alcatraz. He was dishonorably discharged on November 8, 1919 at Alcatraz. Eight years of his sentence were remitted, by the order of the President.


0.21 linear ft. (2.5 linear in.)

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquisitions information is unknown.

Separated Materials

Photos of C.O.s and prisons (Camp Meade, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Douglas [Utah]) 1917-1920, removed to Photograph Collection; prison patches (3) from Fort Leavenworth and Alcatraz removed to Memorabilia Collection (CDG-A/B).

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999.

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