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National Council to Repeal the Draft Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-085

Scope and Contents

Records include minutes, correspondence, auditor's reports, Congressional hearings testimony, lists of contacts and sponsors, state organization files, pamphlets produced by NCRD and by other groups, press releases, newspaper clippings, and newsletters.

Dates

  • 1969-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

None.

Copyright and Rights Information

None.

Historical

The National Council to Repeal the Draft (NCRD), organized in January 1969, with headquarters in Washington, DC, had as its objective the elimination of conscription. Over forty organizations representing labor, religion, politics, women, youth, and business joined forces with NCRD to end the system of compulsory registration, classification, and induction. With its broard power base, which included those radicals, liberals, moerates, and conservatives who agreed on draft repeal, the National Council to Repeal the Draft worked actively to get draft repeal legislation introduced and passed in Congress. Individuals particularly instrumental in the leadership of the NCRD were James E. Bristol, John Hancock, Charles Harker, Stewart Kemp, and Thomas C. Reeves. With the official end of the draft on June 30, 1973, NCRD closed down its Washington operation in July of that year, thus bringing to an end their effort to end conscription in the U.S.

Extent

11.75 Linear Feet ([29 boxes])

Overview

The National Council to Repeal the Draft (NCRD), organized in January 1969, worked to eliminate militaryconscription. Over forty organizations joined forces with NCRD to end the system of compulsory registration, classification, and induction. With a board power base the National Council to Repeal the Draft worked actively to get draft repeal legislation passed in Congress. With the official end of the draft on June 30, 1973, NCRD closed down its Washington operation in July of that year.

Arrangement

The collection is partially processed. A second accession, donated in 1981 remains in the original order.

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of National Council to Repeal the Draft, E. Raymond Wilson, 1981 [Acc. 81A-009] Partially processed by SCPC staff, 1980.

Separated Materials

Items removed: sound recordings, slides.

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 46.

Legal Status

Copyright to the National Council to Repeal the Draft records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Creator

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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