Andresen, Bent, 1908-1991
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Bent Andresen registered as a conscientious objector during WWII, and was sent to a Civilian Public Service in 1944. Andresen participated in a "guinea pig project" in which he and several other C.O.s 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/justice groups throughout his lifetime.
Chiefly the personal papers of conscientious objectors assigned to Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps during World War II, such as correspondence, writings, memoirs, and reference material about CPS. Also included are records of or about various CPS camps and projects.
In October 1928, Kaufman became the first paid employee of the War Resisters League, eventually becoming its Executive Secretary through 1947. He co-founded the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors.
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
- Civil disobedience -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Environmentalists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
- Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 1