Charles Bloomstein Collected Papers
Charles Bloomstein (1913 - 2002) was involved in a number of organizations that promoted civil rights, as well as peace. He was a conscientious objector during World War II, and served in Civilian Public Service (CPS) for three years.
- Majority of material found within 1938-2002
- Bloomstein, Charles (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access Note
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Copyright and Rights Information
Charles Bloomstein (August 4, 1913 - October 28, 2002) was involved in a number of organizations that promoted civil rights, as well as peace, including CARE (as a staff person from 1948-1955), the NAACP, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the War Resisters League, the Albert Einstein Institution, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation (as director). He hoped to write books about CARE and about his close friend and colleague, Bayard Rustin, and this is reflected in his papers; unfortunately these works were never published. Bloomstein was a conscientious objector during World War II, and took part in Civilian Public Service (CPS) from June 1943 to June 1946. He was in CPS camps #46 (Big Flats, New York) and #59 (Elkton, Oregon), and also served as a human guinea pig, in medical experiments regarding malaria, at unit #115 (Boston, Massachusetts).
1.87 Linear Feet (1.87 linear ft.)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the children of Charles Bloomstein, 2005.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, February 2006
- Bloomstein, Charles
- CARE Inc.
- Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Gilmore, Robert Wallace, 1921-1988
- Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989
- Pickus, Robert
- Political activists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
- Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
- Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources
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- 2017: The file list was standardized in Summer 2017 by Mary Olesnavich in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace. Tessa Chambers added the notes in Fall 2017.
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