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New York Yearly Meeting collection on conscientious objection

 Collection — othertype: SC-223
Identifier: SFHL-SC-223


This collection contains papers concerning conscientious objection collected by New York Yearly Meeting. Folder 1 contains a small amount of correspondence regarding COs in 1914 from Ulysses DeRosa, a member of New York Yearly Meeting (Orthodox); folders 2 and 3 contain largely correspondence, 1939-1946, concerning work with COs by the subcommittee on Conscientious Objectors of the New York Yearly Meeting Committee on Peace and Social Order, Joint Work-Camp Committee, and the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors which centralized the work of advising; folder 4 contains letters, 1939-1940, from Quakers affirming their membership in the Society of Friends and their belief in the peace testimony; folder 5 contains material concerning registration and draft issues, 1948-1970.


  • Creation: 1914-1970


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

New York Yearly Meeting, through groups such as the combined Peace and Service Committee of the two New York Monthly Meetings and other organizations including the American Friends Service Committee and the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors, sought to provide advice to conscientious objectors facing draft into military service.


.1 linear ft. (.1 linear feet (5 folders.))

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--New York Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1997.

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