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Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-060
Abstract

The Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors was a non-sectarian, free advisory service for conscientious objectors to war and military service. The MBCO was set up to provide counseling and legal aid in metropolitan New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and established by the United Pacifist Committee in 1940. The group disbanded in 1980.

Dates: 1940-1980

United Pacifist Committee Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-United Pacifist Committee
Dates: 1938-1947

Norman J. Whitney Papers

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-061
Overview Norman Jehiel Whitney (1891-1967) was a Quaker teacher, writer and devoted peace worker. From 1919-1957 he helped establish, and directed for many years, the Syracuse Peace Council. He left Syracuse in 1957 to work for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in peace education. Whitney's major peace work was in the area of counseling conscientious objectors to war (COs), particularly those in Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps. In 1941 he helped establish the New York State Board for...
Dates: 1938-1967

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Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History -- Sources 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 2
Amnesty -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
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Civilian Public Service 2
Kaufman, Abraham 2
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 2
United Pacifist Committee 2
Whitney, Norman J. (Norman Jehiel), 1891-1967 2