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David Thoreau Wieck Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Wieck, David Thoreau


Includes prison correspondence, 1943-1946, and post-prison writings.


  • Creation: 1942-1969
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1943-1950

Biographical / Historical

David Wieck was born in Illinois, attended Columbia University, and was a member of the American Student Union, and the Young Communist League (1935), which he resigned from due to his objection to undemocratic functions of the group. He was imprisoned after failing to obtain conscientious objector status from his draft board. Wieck participated in hunger strikes and the "Jim Crow" Strike of 1943, protesting unequal treatment of African-American conscientious objectors. He later protested the Korean and Vietnam wars.


0.21 linear ft. (2.5 linear in.)

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