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Collection Details


Collection Name: World War II Conscientious Objectors
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Description: The narrators, including eight students of Union Theological Seminary in New York City who were jailed in 1940 for refusing to register for the draft, discuss their opposition to war and the draft; their family backgrounds, education, and involvement in socialism, pacifism, civil rights, and the labor movement; and their activities in Congregational and other churches. The women narrators discuss their husbands' protests and ministries, their own involvement in pacifist and other political movements, the women's movement, and their own intellectual development.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 17
Broad Subjects: Sociology; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Civil rights and socialism; Draft; History; Labor movement; New York; New York, NY; Oral history; Pacifism; Peace; Peace movements; Prisons; United States; War; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
Other Subjects: Union Theological Seminary
Collection Code: OHC0000431