William Marx Kantor Collected Papers
William Kantor was a World War I conscientious objector from Philadelphia.
- circa 1917-1920
- Kantor, William Marx (Person)
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Materials are in English.
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William Kantor was from Philadelphia. He enlisted in the U.S. military on November 2, 1917, but because of his stance as a conscientious objector he was held at Camp Meade and court-martialed there on July 2, 1918. Kantor was sentenced to ten years in prison and was detained as follows: July-September 1918 at Fort Jay; September 1918 - June 1919 at Fort Leavenworth; and June-November 1919 at Alcatraz. He was dishonorably discharged on November 8, 1919 at Alcatraz. Eight years of his sentence were remitted, by the order of the President.
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Photos of C.O.s and prisons (Camp Meade, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Douglas [Utah]) 1917-1920, removed to Photograph Collection; prison patches (3) from Fort Leavenworth and Alcatraz removed to Memorabilia Collection (CDG-A/B).
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Processed by SCPC staff. Checklist prepared by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999.
- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Kantor, William Marx
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Political prisoners -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States -- Sources
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