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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Ralph Di Gia
RLIN number: NXCP87-A90
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early political education; father's influence on political outlook; 1930s student anti-war demonstrations; registration as conscientious objector during World War II draft; trial, appeal and sentencing for refusal to comply with draft board orders; involvement with War Resisters League; Danbury prison: organizing conscientious objectors, work and hunger strikes against censorship of mail, racial segregation in dining room, parole restrictions; Lewisburg prison: resentment of conscientious objectors by fellow inmates; ideas about non-violent protest and pacifism.
Extent: Transcript: 122 leaves, Tape: 2 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Di Gia, Ralph, 1914-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1914
Speaker occupation: Conscientious objector
Age at speaking: 67
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Safir, Benjamin
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Conscientious objectors; North America; Pacifism; Prisons; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
Topics discussed - Other terms: Di Gia, Ralph, 1914-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018691-14134