Witherspoon, Frances, 1886-1973
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Tracy Dickinson Mygatt (1885-1973) and Frances May Witherspoon (1886-1973) were prolific writers and absolute pacifists who worked together in movements for women's rights, world peace, civil liberties, and civil rights. Both women authored plays, articles, poems, sermons, and stories, individually and in collaboration. They were founders of the War Resisters League and later served as honorary chairs. Frances Witherspoon was a co-founder and Executive Secretary of the New York Bureau of...
Dates: 1835-1973; Majority of material found within 1911-1974
Abstract Holdings in Tamiment Library: about half the records of the New York Bureau of Legal Advice consist of case histories pertaining to selective service exemption, draft evasion, conscientious objector status, military imprisonment, military discharge, desertion, amnesty, civil liberties and deportations. One third of the collection consists of office files, administrative reports and correspondence, including extensive fundraising correspondence. The remainder of the collection is made up of...
- Subject: Civil rights -- United States -- History -- Sources X
- Amnesty -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Draft resisters -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 1
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- International organization -- History -- Sources 1
- Legal aid -- New York (State) -- History -- Sources 1
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Political prisoners -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Women and peace -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 1 ∧ less