Skip to main content

Draft -- United States -- History -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

National Council to Repeal the Draft Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-085
Overview

The National Council to Repeal the Draft (NCRD), organized in January 1969, worked to eliminate militaryconscription. Over forty organizations joined forces with NCRD to end the system of compulsory registration, classification, and induction. With a board power base the National Council to Repeal the Draft worked actively to get draft repeal legislation passed in Congress. With the official end of the draft on June 30, 1973, NCRD closed down its Washington operation in July of that year.

Dates: 1969-1973

New Jersey Council Against Conscription Collected Records

 Collection — Othertype CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-New Jersey Council Against Conscription

Allen S. Olmsted II Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-095
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Allen S. Olmsted papers is correspondence (1898-1977). Most of these are carbon copies of letters dictated by Olmsted and filed in subject transfer files at his law offices in Philadelphia and Media (Pennsylvania) [note: there are also many letters from Allen Olmsted in the papers of his wife, Mildred Scott Olmsted (DG 082)]. Correspondents include Brent Dow Allinson, Gertrude Baer, Emily Greene Balch, Roger Nash Baldwin, Witter Brynner, Joseph S. Clark, Sophia H. Dulles,...
Dates: 1898-1986

Philadelphia Youth Council to Oppose Conscription Collected Records

 Collection — Othertype CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Philadelphia Youth Council to Oppose Conscription

Resist Conscription Committee Collected Records

 Collection — Othertype CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Resist Conscription Committee

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

SANE, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-058
Abstract Materials from national offices in New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., including minutes (1957-1987), correspondence (1957-1987), memoranda, reports, statements, literature, releases, newspaper advertisements, financial records, membership lists, clippings, photos, slides, motion pictures, and sound recordings; material on coalitions in which SANE was involved including Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy and National Campaign to Stop the MX (1981-1984) and Arms Control...
Dates: 1957-1987

John M. Swomley, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-226
Overview

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

Vietnam Summer Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-067
Overview Vietnam Summer was a nationwide project designed to reach concerned citizens throughout the United States and to weld them into an organized and active constituency against the war in Vietnam. Martin Luther King, Jr., Benjamin Spock and others launched the project nationally on April 23, 1967. From headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. co-directors Richard R. Fernandez and Lee D. Webb coordinated the efforts of 500 paid staff members and over 26,000 volunteers in about 700 local projects. Vietnam...
Dates: 1967

Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-DG-068
Overview This group was originally named the Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women [WCOC], and then the National Committee to Oppose the Conscription of Women. It was formed in 1942 to protest the Austin-Wadsworth legislative bills and similar measures, which proposed that American women be drated into a civilian workforce for the duration of World War II. When the immediate threat of drafting women had passed, the group changed its name again, this time to the Women's Committee to Oppose...
Dates: 1942-1948