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Jack Bollens Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Bollens, Jack

Scope and Contents

This material documents primarily Bollens' work and involvements in the 1960s and 1970s, through 1981.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1958-1981


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use


Biographical note

John Charles Bollens was born in Detroit (Michigan) on May 20, 1928. Bollens was a conscientious objector and did alternative service in a Detroit public hospital. He graduated with a B.A. from Heidelberg College (Tiffin, Ohio) and with a B.D. from Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri). Bollens was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister, but eventually left the ministry. He also worked actively in the peace movement from ca. 1957-1971. John Bollens was director of AFSC’s Peace Education program in the Midwest and in New England from 1957-1964. He was a senior staff member of Center for War/Peace Studies (later called Center for Global Perspectives) from 1964-1967, then became Executive Director of the Midwest Chapter of the World Without War Council from 1967-1971, and Died on February 1, 2009.


0.42 linear ft. (5 linear inches.)


Jack Bollens was a conscientious objector who worked in the peace movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Jean Ryan, on behalf of Bollens family, 2009 [acc. 09A-030].

Separated Materials

Photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.

Legal Status

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

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