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American Civil Liberties Union: National Committee on Conscientious Objectors Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-022
Overview The roots of the NCCO began shortly after conscription in WWII was instituted. Little is known about the New York Office of the NCCO. It was headquartered at 31 Union Square West in New York City (NY) where the ACLU had its offices, and was likely set up in 1940, under the chairmanship of Norman Angell, and stayed in existence through 1945. In Washington (DC), the Temporary Committee for Legal Aid to Conscientious Objectors was formed in 1940. R. Boland Brooks had gone to NSBRO (National...
Dates: 1940-1946

American Union Against Militarism Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-004
Overview In 1915 a group of New York pacifists and near-pacifists organized the "Anti-militarism Committee" to combat the war spirit of the time. Activities included lobbying, publishing, a lecture campaign, and the establishment of a Civil Liberties Bureau. The most notable achievements were the work in the successful effort to avert war with Mexico in 1916 and the encouragement of opposition to peacetime conscription following World War I. The office was raided by the government and American Union...
Dates: 1915 - 1922

Center on Conscience and War Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-025

Organization still in existence that was formed to aid conscientious objectors in World War II.

Dates: 1940-2015

Julien D. Cornell Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-010

Julien Cornell (1910-1994) practiced law in New York City, with a special interest in civil liberties. During World War II, he handled many cases for conscientious objectors, as well as advising many other COs about their various problems with the legal system. He was considered an expert on legal issues regarding conscientious objection and Civilian Public Service, and was consulted by many lawyers throughout the country for his opinions.

Dates: 1940-1947

Allen S. Olmsted II Papers

Identifier: SCPC-DG-095
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Allen S. Olmsted papers is correspondence (1898-1977). Most of these are carbon copies of letters dictated by Olmsted and filed in subject transfer files at his law offices in Philadelphia and Media (Pennsylvania) [note: there are also many letters from Allen Olmsted in the papers of his wife, Mildred Scott Olmsted (DG 082)]. Correspondents include Brent Dow Allinson, Gertrude Baer, Emily Greene Balch, Roger Nash Baldwin, Witter Brynner, Joseph S. Clark, Sophia H. Dulles,...
Dates: 1898-1986

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Kaufman, Abraham 3
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 3
American Civil Liberties Union 2
Boss, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1888- 2
Butcher, Agnes Young, 1921-2005 2
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Civilian Public Service 2
Cornell, Julien D., 1910- 2
DeSilver, Harrison 2
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 2
Hill, Lewis K. 2
National Committee on Conscientious Objectors (U.S.) 2
Phillips, Randolph Godfrey 2
Tatum, Lyle 2
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 2
Willoughby, George, pacifist 2
Albert, Alfred, 1908- 1
Allinson, Brent D. (Brent Dow) 1
American Friends Service Committee. Committee on Rights of Conscience 1
American Legion 1
American Union Against Militarism 1
American Union Against Militarism. Civil Liberties Bureau 1
Angell, Ernest, 1889-1973 1
Angell, Norman, 1874-1967 1
Baer, Gertrude 1
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961 1
Barr, Allen H. 1
Borkholder, Philip L. 1
Brooks, R. Boland 1
Center on Conscience and War 1
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors 1
Curry, A. Stauffer (Abram Stauffer), 1913- 1
Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981 1
Doty, C. LeRoy 1
Eastman, Crystal, 1881-1928 1
Evans, Edward W. (Edward Wyatt), 1882-1976 1
Fangmeier, Robert 1
Forbes, Rose Dabney, 1864-1947 1
Forster, Clifford 1
Furnas, Paul J. 1
Gale, Zona, 1874-1938 1
Gregg, Richard Bartlett, 1885- 1
Hallinan, Charles T. 1
Harkness, Georgia Elma, 1891-1974 1
Heisler, Francis, 1895- 1
Hershey, Lewis Blaine, 1893-1977 1
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 1
Hoover, Warren W. 1
Hull, William I. (William Isaac), 1868-1939 1
Huston, Ora 1
Hutchinson, Dorothy H. (Dorothy Hewitt), 1905-1984 1
Joint Peace Committee of Providence and Chester Monthly Meetings (Society of Friends : Media, Pa.) 1
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931 1
Lape, Esther Everett, 1881-1981 1
Lazarus, Leonard 1
Longstreth, Walter C. 1
Lynch, Frederick, 1867-1934 1
MacAdam, Ruth E. 1
Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors 1
Mussey, Henry Raymond, 1875-1940 1
National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors 1
National Service Board for Religious Objectors 1
Nearing, Scott, 1883-1983 1
Newton, Ray 1
Olmstead, Frank 1
Olmsted, Allen S. (Allen Seymour), 1888-1977 1
Osborne, Winslow H. 1
Philadelphia Peace Council (1925-approximately 1932) 1
Philadelphia Peace Council (1937-ca. 1943) 1
Rankin, Belle 1
Reeves, George B. 1
Reeves, George B., 1905- 1
Sayre, John Nevin, 1884-1977 1
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948 1
Sherk, J. Harold 1
Tatum, Arlo D. 1
Thomas, Norman 1
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 1
Toney, Raymond J. 1
Van Kirk, Walter W. (Walter William), 1891-1956 1
Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 1
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940 1
Warbasse, James Peter, 1866-1957 1
Whitney, Norman J. (Norman Jehiel), 1891-1967 1
Will, Herman, 1915- 1
Yarrow, C. H. Mike 1
Yolton, L. William 1
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