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American Civil Liberties Union: National Committee on Conscientious Objectors Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-022
Overview The roots of the NCCO began shortly after conscription in WWII was instituted. Little is known about the New York Office of the NCCO. It was headquartered at 31 Union Square West in New York City (NY) where the ACLU had its offices, and was likely set up in 1940, under the chairmanship of Norman Angell, and stayed in existence through 1945. In Washington (DC), the Temporary Committee for Legal Aid to Conscientious Objectors was formed in 1940. R. Boland Brooks had gone to NSBRO (National...
Dates: 1940-1946

Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors Collected Records

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors
Dates: 1940-1946

Wilmer Brandt Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Brandt, Wilmer
Overview

Brandt was a conscientious objector to war, a Quaker, and interested in peace throughout his life.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1952-2007

Civilian Public Service Fund Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

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Identifier: QM-Phy-510
Scope and Contents

Records of contributions and related correspondence of the Civilian Public Service Fund Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite), 1941-1945.

Dates: 1941-1945

Civilian Public Service Personal Papers and Collected Materials

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-056
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1939-

Civilian Public Service publications

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Identifier: HC.MC-1236
Overview This collection consists primarily of the publications of conscientious objectors (COs) working at Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps in the United States during World War II, performing "work of national importance" in lieu of combat. Camps were established for various purposes, from firefighting in the rural West to caring for mental patients and the elderly. The publications cover areas across the United States, although are focused in the Northeast, Upper Midwest, and California. Two...
Dates: 1941-1946

Civilian Public Service Union Records

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Identifier: SCPC-DG-008
Abstract The Civilian Public Service Union was organized at the beginning of 1944 in the CPS camp at Big Flats, New York. Men at other camps and units quickly joined the group. CPSU, a union for "drafted workers conscientiously opposed to war," was formed to provide an organized means of communication and group action among men in all sections of CPS and to combat the waste and injustice of the CPS system itself. Ralph C. Rudd served as chairman from late 1944 until CPSU was dissolved in early...
Dates: 1944-1946

Committee to End Slave Labor in America Collected Records

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Committee to End Slave Labor in America
Abstract

Includes correspondence, flyers, reports.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1946

Dietrich Correspondence

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Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Dietrich correspondence
Abstract

Collection consists of correspondence between the two brothers and their letters to their parents and to Frank's wife, Christine; topics include war, peace, patriotism, daily life in the army and Civilian Public Service, and arguments about the use of military force and pacifist nonviolence in the face of Nazi Germany and expansionist Japan; Frank's letters from the Philippines offer descriptions of life there, and the challenges of wartime marriages and parenthood.

Dates: 1939-1946, 1988-1998; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Elkinton, Waring Family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-1239
Overview This collection includes information about multiple generations of the Elkinton and Waring families. It is concentrated on two generations: firstly, that of Howard West Elkinton (1892-1955) and Katharine Wistar Mason Elkinton (1892/3-1961), his wife, and secondly, that of their daughter, Theodora Elkinton (1927-) who married Thomas Waring (1921-2001). It is a story of life choices made by these Quakers: for Howard and Katharine Elkinton, to serve under the American Friends Service Committee...
Dates: 1815-2006

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Swarthmore College Peace Collection 21
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections 5
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 3
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 1
 
Subject
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources 18
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 13
Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources 12
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 7
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors -- United States 7
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 5
Conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Draft -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources 3
Society of Friends -- War relief and reconstruction 3
War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History -- Sources 3
Conscientious objectors -- United States 2
I-W service 2
International relief -- France 2
Nonviolence -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Pacifism -- United States -- History -- Sources 2
Reconstruction (1939–1951) 2
World War, 1939-1945 2
World War, 1939-1945 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources 2
African American civil rights workers -- History -- Sources 1
African American pacifists -- History -- Sources 1
African Americans -- Segregation -- History -- Sources 1
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 1
Amnesty -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Antinuclear movement 1
Charities -- France 1
Charities -- Germany 1
Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Communal living -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Conscientious objection -- Religious aspects -- Mennonites -- History -- Sources 1
Conscientious objection -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Conscientious objectors -- California, Northern -- History -- Sources 1
Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Cooking, American 1
Counseling -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Food service 1
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
International relief 1
International relief -- Germany 1
International relief -- Societies, etc 1
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Sources 1
Journey of Reconciliation, 1947 1
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 1
Liberation (New York, N.Y. : 1956) 1
Mennonites -- Charities 1
Mennonites -- Charities -- History -- Sources 1
Methodist Church -- Political activity -- History -- Sources 1
Nonviolence 1
Nonviolence -- History 1
Nuclear disarmament 1
Pacifism 1
Pacifism -- History -- Sources 1
Pacifists -- California, Northern -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Religious aspects 1
Peace -- Research -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Peace -- Study and teaching -- History -- Sources 1
Philosophers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Political prisoners -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Psychiatric hospital care -- History -- Sources 1
Psychiatric hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources 1
Psychiatric hospitals -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Psychiatric hospitals -- Virginia -- Williamsburg -- History -- Sources 1
Public radio -- California -- Berkeley -- History -- Sources 1
Quaker businesspeople 1
Quaker conscientious objectors 1
Quakers -- France 1
Quakers -- Germany 1
Quakers -- New York (State) -- Albany -- History -- Sources 1
Quakers -- Pennsylvania 1
Quakers -- Societies, etc. -- History -- Sources 1
Quakers -- Tennessee 1
Radicalism -- California -- Berkeley -- History -- Sources 1
Radicalism -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Reconstruction (1939–1951) -- Germany 1
Segregation -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Selective conscientious objection -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Simplicity -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Smokejumpers -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Social service -- France 1
Social service -- Germany 1
Society of Friends -- Delaware 1
Society of Friends -- Maryland 1
Society of Friends -- New Jersey 1
Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania 1
Soldiers -- Philippines -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Starvation -- Experiments 1
Sustainable agriculture -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Tax protests and appeals -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- Sources 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- United States -- Sources 1
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- Sources 1
Voluntary simplicity movement -- History -- Sources 1
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Sources 1
War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
World War, 1914-1918 1
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Names
American Friends Service Committee 10
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 5
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 4
French, Paul Comly, 1903-1960 3
Kaufman, Abraham 3
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Barr, Allen H. 2
Benson, Purnell Handy, 1913- 2
Boss, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1888- 2
Brethren Service Committee 2
Brooks, R. Boland 2
Cary, Stephen G. 2
Civilian Public Service Union 2
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Big Flats, NY) 2
Corfman, Rex 2
Cornell, Julien D., 1910- 2
DeSilver, Harrison 2
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.) 2
Finch, Henry Le Roy 2
Furnas, Paul J. 2
Haverford College 2
Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 2
Mennonite Central Committee 2
Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors 2
Peacemaker Movement 2
Stanton, William Macy, 1919-1995 2
Swarthmore College 2
War Resisters League 2
Whitney, Norman J. (Norman Jehiel), 1891-1967 2
Wilhelm, Paul A. 2
Winchester, Harold P. 2
Alexander, Howard W. (Howard Wright), 1911-1985 1
Alexander, Mary Alice 1
American Civil Liberties Union 1
American Forum for Socialist Education 1
American Friends Service Committee. China Program 1
American Friends Service Committee. Civilian Public Service 1
Andresen, Bent, 1908-1991 1
Angell, Norman, 1874-1967 1
Association of Catholic Conscientious Objectors 1
Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 1
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 1
Big Flats Defense Committee 1
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962 1
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971 1
Brandt, Willy 1
Brandt, Wilmer, 1920- 1
Branson, J. (Julia) 1
Break with Conscription Committee 1
Briggs, Franklin Humphrey, 1916- 1
Bromley, Ernest 1
Bromley, Marion, -1996 1
Butcher, Agnes Young, 1921-2005 1
Byberry State Hospital (Pa.) 1
Chicago Conference on Social Action (1943) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (China Unit) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Coleville, Calif.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Gulfport, Miss.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Lagro, Ind.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Medaryville, Ind.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Merom, Ind.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Missoula, Mont.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Powellsvile, Md.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Trenton, N.D.) 1
Civilian Public Service. Camp (Williamsburg, Va.) 1
Civilian War Services Conference (1943 : Chicago, Ill.) 1
Columbia University 1
Committee for Nonviolent Action 1
Committee to End Slave Labor in America 1
Congress of Racial Equality 1
Cooper, Samuel 1
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 1
Dellinger, David T., 1915-2004 1
Detzer, Dorothy, 1893-1981 1
Dietrich, Albert, 1914-2002 1
Dietrich, Christine 1
Dietrich, Frank, 1914-2009 1
Douglas, William O. (William Orville) 1
Dyer, Henry W. 1
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 1
Elkington, Peter W. 1
Elkinton family 1
Elkinton, Howard W. (Howard West), 1892-1955 1
Elkinton, Katharine Wistar, 1892-1961 1
Eller, Cynthia 1
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Committee on the Conscientious Objector 1
Food for Europe Fund 1
Frankel, Esther S. (Esther Strum) 1
Freeman, Harrop A. (Harrop Arthur), 1907-1993 1
Friends Civilian Public Service Cooking School 1
Fuson, Chester Garfield, 1881-1965 1
Fuson, Marian Darnell, b. 1920 1
Fuson, William Meeker 1
Golden Rule (Ketch) 1
Goldwasser, Martin 1
Gottlieb, Edward P. 1
Greene, Felix 1
Gregg, Richard Bartlett, 1885- 1
Guetzkow, Harold Steere 1
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