Philadelphia War Tax Resistance Records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes correspondence, administrative files, court records, financial records, minutes of meetings, periodicals, and reference files of the Philadelphia War Tax Resistance.
- Philadelphia War Tax Resistance (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Copyright and Rights Information
The Philadelphia War Tax Resistance was an outgrowth of A Quaker Action Group, which was an associate member of the War Resisters League and of the Society of Friends. As part of a national movement known as War Tax Resistance, the local group became known as Philadelphia War Tax Resistance/War Resisters League in 1975. It was one of 190 centers for the national organization. The organization, using money donated by war tax resisters, created the Alternative Fund, which made loans to community organizations that shared its nonviolent values.
8.5 Linear Feet (8.5 linear ft.)
The Philadelphia War Tax Resistance was an organization that advocated nonviolence in order to end war, racism, sexism, and human exploitation, as well as promoted nonpayment of taxes that funded war and defense. This collection includes correspondence, administrative files, court records, financial records, minutes of meetings, periodicals, and reference files.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Philadelphia War Tax Resistance, 1995 [Acc.95A-036].
- Periodicals (Philadelphia War Tax Resistance Newsletter and others)
Copyright to the Philadelphia War Tax Resistance Records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Amanda Cardillo on June 22, 2012.
- Economic conversion -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Peace movements -- History -- Sources
- Philadelphia War Tax Resistance
- War Resisters League
- War resistance movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
- War tax resistance -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- Sources
- War tax resistance -- United States -- History -- Sources
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