Boston Draft Resistance Group Collected Records
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the efforts of a Boston (Massachusetts) group to resist the draft in a collective manner and to educate the public about draft issues. The files originally belonging to Michael Ferber were donated by Michael Foley.
- Majority of material found within 1967-1969
- Boston Draft Resistance Group (Organization)
Language of Material
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research without restrictions.
Copyright and Rights Information
The Boston Draft Resistance Group (BDRG) was established on April 25, 1967 by members of the Harvard We Won't Go group. The BDRG had grassroots support due to its campus and community organizing. It was heavily influenced by Vietnam Summer and Students for a Democratic Society. The BDRG offered draft resistance counseling services; its mission was to use draft resistance as a way to organize opposition to the Vietnam War. It made special efforts to reach out to Boston's working class. The BDRG was also known for its efforts to resist the draft through "Early Morning Shows" and "Horror Shows." [source: Confronting the War Machine by Michael S. Foley]
0.42 Linear Feet (5 linear in.)
The Boston Draft Resistance Group offered draft counseling and organized opposition to the Vietnam War in the Boston (Massachusetts) area.
No particular arrangement, other than chronological, was necessary for these records.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Janet Essley, 2004 [Acc. 04A-094]; Michael Foley, 2006 [Acc. 06A-059]
Items removed: Newsletter to Periodical Collection
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, 2009.
- Boston Draft Resistance Group
- Conscientious Objectors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Draft resisters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- Sources
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Sources
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