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Mary Stone McDowell Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-McDowell, Mary Stone


  • Creation: 1914, 1918, 1945-1955


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Stone McDowell, a graduate of Swarthmore College class of 1897, was a birthright Quaker school teacher whom the New York City Board of Education dismissed on charges of disloyalty based on her refusal as a Quaker to sign a loyalty pledge during World War I. Reinstated in 1923, she retired in 1943, and became a war tax resister, continuing her pacifist stance against military spending until her death in 1955.


1.0 linear ft. (12 linear in.)

General Note

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

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