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Committee on Militarism in Education Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-009


Includes minutes of the executive committee, annual reports, correspondence (1925-1940), financial records, form letters, articles and manuscripts, pamphlets, CME periodicals and other publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Subject files provide state-by-state coverage of the U.S. Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Citizens Military Training Corps (CMTC) and Civilian Conservation Corps, and congressional anti-conscription campaigns. Correspondents include Devere Allen, Eunice B. Armstrong, Henry A. Atkinson, Roger N. Baldwin, Charles F. Boss, Jr., Ellen Starr Brinton, Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, Carrie Chapman Catt, George A. Coe, Dorothy Detzer, Rose Dabney Forbes, Edwin C. Johnson, William Heard Kirkpatrick, Winthrop D. Lane, Frederick J. Libby, Alfred D. Moore, Laura Puffer Morgan, Ray Newton, Mildred Scott Olmsted, Kirby Page, Florence M. Pharo, Jeannette Rankin, Norman Thomas, Wellington H. Tinker, Walter W. Van Kirk, Oswald Garrison Villard, Kenneth E. Walser, E. Raymond Wilson, Theresa L. Wilson, Andrew S. Wing, and Robert Wohlforth.


  • 1925-1940


Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1925 by John Nevin Sayre, Norman Thomas and E. Raymond Wilson to abolish compulsory military training in colleges and universities, and all military training in public high schools. Other executive members were Roswell P. Barnes, Tucker P. Smith, Edwin C. Johnson, and George A. Coe. Ceased operation in 1940.


48.25 Linear Feet (48.25 linear ft.)

Alternate Form Available

Entire collection excluding newspaper clippings: Available on microfilm (67 reels). Available on interlibrary loan from Swarthmore College Peace Collection.

Bibliographic References

Guide to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 2nd ed., p. 19.


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