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Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Murray Polner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-113
Abstract Polner was an author and editor of books and periodicals on social history, public policy, and Jewish concerns. This collection chiefly relates to his research on Vietnam veterans for his book No Victory Parades and on the question of amnesty for When Can I Come Home? The collection also include audiotapes of oral histories of American Jews who were conscientious objectors or who resisted serving in the military during World War II or the Korean War. There is additional material from...
Dates: 1963-1988

Channing B. Richardson Collected Papers

 Collection — Othertype CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Richardson, Channing B.
Abstract

Correspondence includes letters responding to requests for support of conscientious objector status applications written by former students and/or Quaker acquaintances. He wrote letters on their behalf to various draft boards.

Dates: 1968-1972

Rosika Schwimmer Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Schwimmer, Rosika
Abstract

Rosika Schwimmer was a suffragist and feminist leader from Hungary who worked internationally. She founded several Hungarian societies for the advancement of trade unionism, land reform, feminism, female suffrage and pacifism and worked to promote peace during World War I. She helped to form a number of U.S. and international peace groups, including the Emergency Peace Federation, the Henry Ford Peace Expedition, and the Woman's Peace Party. She received the World Peace Prize in 1937.

Dates: 1914-1948

SCI International Voluntary Service (U.S.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-148
Abstract

This organization was stablished around 1956 by Robert Stowell and others as an American affiliate of Service Civil International with the goals of voluntary service, self-discipline, and international friendship. The group operated approximately 87 workcamps between 1954 and 1974. SCI provided placements and alternative service for conscientious objectors. SCI suspended operation in the mid-1970s, but was revived in the mid-1980s by a group of former SCI volunteers.

Dates: 1954-1976

John M. Swomley, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-226
Abstract

John M. Swomley, Jr.; minister in the Methodist Church; served as Director of the National Council Against Conscription, editor of Conscription News, and as National Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation; active with the American Friends Service Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union; campaigned against universal military training; author of books on militarism and the Cold War.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-2002

United Pacifist Committee Collected Records

 Collection — Othertype CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-United Pacifist Committee
Dates: 1938-1947

War Resisters League Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-040
Abstract The War Resisters League is a pacifist organization whose members are against all war. Witnessing the establishment of the War Resisters' International in Europe in 1921, and sensing a need for a similar organization in the United States, Dr. Jessie Wallace Hughan established the War Resisters League as an independent organization. The War Resisters League membership pledge, which has remained essentially unchanged since its inception, reads: "The War Resisters League affirms that war is a...
Dates: 1923-2013

Norman J. Whitney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-061
Abstract Norman Jehiel Whitney (1891-1967) was a Quaker teacher, writer and devoted peace worker. From 1919-1957 he helped establish, and directed for many years, the Syracuse Peace Council. He left Syracuse in 1957 to work for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in peace education. Whitney's major peace work was in the area of counseling conscientious objectors to war (COs), particularly those in Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. In 1941 he helped establish the New York State Board for...
Dates: 1938-1967