Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:
Alliance for Conscientious Objectors Records
American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service / Prison Service Committee Records
American Friends Service Committee Collected Records
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was set up in June 1917 as an outgrowth of and coordination point for the anti-war and relief activities of various bodies of the Religious Society of Friends in the United States.
American Union Against Militarism Records
Bent Andresen Collected Papers
Bent Andresen registered as a conscientious objector (CO) during World War Two and was sent to a Civilian Public Service in 1944. Andresen participated in a guinea pig project in which he and several other COs lived in a refrigerated room for three months to test the impact of a high-protein diet on cold-weather conditions. He went AWOL in 1945 and was sentenced to two years in prison. Andreson was involved in various peace and justice groups throughout his lifetime.
Bennett W. Andrews and Florence N. Andrews Papers
Bennett Andrews was an absolutist conscientious objector during World War II. He served a five year sentence Danbury Prison, a federal penitentiary, in Connecticut. There he worked in a number of positions in the prison. Bennett Andrews was released from prison on July 11, 1946 and received amnesty from President Truman in 1947. Florence Andrews (born in 1913) married Bennett on July 22, 1938. She was also a strong pacifist, who fully supported her husband's C.O. stance.
Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors Collected Records
Materials include releases and leaflets.
Harold Barton Collected Papers
John Beer Collected Papers
John Beer was a professor of the history of science and chemistry, as well as a Quaker peace and antinuclear activist.
Raymond Binford and Helen Binford Collected Papers
Raymond Binford served as President of Guilford College, High Point, North Carolina, for 16 years before taking a leave of absence to become the director of Civilian Public Service Camp #19 (Buck Creek Camp, Marion, North Carolina) during World War II.