Skip to main content

Joseph C. Osborn Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Osborn, Joseph C


Collection includes biographical information, correspondence, information about Osborn's academic work at Purdue University, 1936-1942, and about his draft orders and conscientious objection status; and information about Osborn's time in Civilian Public Service and CPS reunions in 1983 and 1986.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1936-1986

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph C Osborn (he preferred not to use a period after his middle initial); born 1911; member of the Society of Friends (Quakers); conscientious objector to World War II; performed alternate service as a smokejumper in Civilian Public Service Camp 103 (near Missoula, Montana); later, Osborn was a professor of mechanical engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; died 1993.


0.29 linear ft. (3.5 linear inches.)


Collection is arranged chronologically.

General Note

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

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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 Swarthmore College Peace Collection Library

500 College Avenue
Swarthmore 19081-1399 USA US
610-328-8544 (Fax)