Skip to main content

Russell Stetler collection

Identifier: HC.MC-844

Scope and Contents

This collection is devoted to Stetler's antiwar activities and the reactions of others (the Haverford student body, administration, and Board of Managers; the Philadelphia School Board, who had given Stetler a scholarship; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bertrand Russell; the Chinese Communist Party; and others involved in the antiwar movement). These documents are a collection of research materials for Sasan Mehrara's thesis on Stetler. Contents include handwritten interview and research notes as well as photocopies of articles, correspondence, court records, statements, and minutes. For this research, Mehrara's made use of documents held in archives at Temple University, McMaster University, Swarthmore College, and Haverford College.

Also included are notes related to Mehrara's thesis, correspondence by Mehrara with Stetler, and other documents related to Mehrara's writing of his thesis.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1994


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17). Please contact Special Collections with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Biographical / Historical

Russell Stetler was a Haverford student, Class of 1966, who was active in opposing the Vietnam War while on campus. He formed a committee devoted to raising money for medical supplies for the Viet Cong, circulated a petition, and was involved in related activities off of Haverford's campus as well.

Sasan S. Mehrara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He received his law degree from George Washington University in 1997 and is currently a partner in the real estate department of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, LLP.


0.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



Supporting materials for the Honors Thesis of Sasan Mehrara, including copies and typescript documents by Russell Stetler, interviews, sources, and Mehrara's notes.


The Russell Stetlet collection was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by Sasan Mehrara.

Related Materials

Thesis written from these materials, "Russell Stetler and the Student Anti-War Movement," is located in PG.

Processing Information

Processed by Jon Sweitzer-Lamme; completed 2013.


Russell Stetler collection, 1962-1994
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

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 repoductions from Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US