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Lew Ayres Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Ayres, Lew

Scope and Contents

Primarily contains newsclippings from 1942 when Ayres became a conscientious objector.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1942

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Lew Ayres was an actor known for his role in All Quiet on the Western Front. Ayres registered as a conscientious objector (CO) during World War Two. Ayres asked for non-combatant/medical service but was sent to a Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in Oregon for two months. Later, Ayres was granted a spot on a medical unit.


0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of Lew Ayres.

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