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George Houser Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Houser, George


Collection is primarily correspondence between Houser and others regarding amnesty for war objectors (1945-1947), the Break With Conscription committee (1946-1947), correspondence with conscientious objectors (1942-1946), the Labour Pacifist Fellowship (Britain) (1945), Civilian Public Service strike (1946), the Peace Now Movement (1943-1944), and the Resist Conscription Committee (1948).


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1942-

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

George M. Houser (1916-); Methodist minister, civil rights activist, activist for the independence of African nations; served on the staff of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (1940s-1950s); with James Farmer, and Bernice Fisher, he co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1942 in Chicago; with Bayard Rustin, another FOR staffer, Houser, a white Methodist minister, co-led the Journey of Reconciliation, a form of non-violent direct action, a two-week interracial bus journey challenging segregation. -- Wikipedia.


0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear inches.)

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