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I-W service

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Beginning in 1952, conscientious objectors to the draft in the US would claim I-0 status; if they were drafted, they would enter I-W service, which included a number of alternative service programs, mostly with low-level jobs in health facilities. Note that I-W is "one-w"; the I represents the Roman numeral 1, not the letter I.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mennonite Central Committee Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) was formed when representatives of various Mennonite conferences met July 27-28, 1920, in Elkhart (Indiana), and pledged to aid hungry people, including Mennonites, in Russia and Ukraine.Since then thousands have served with MCC worldwide on relief, peace and development projects.

Dates: 1940-

Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section / U.S. Peace Section Collected Records

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Mennonite Central Committee-Peace Section

The Peace Section of the Mennonite Central Committee was established in January 1942, as successor to the Mennonite Central Peace Committee organized in 1939. It served as an agency for counseling on problems related to conscription and the draft, a representation to government, a center for study, research, and writing regarding the peace position, and a central agency for peace education.

Dates: 1942-