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Conscientious Objectors Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-2018-049

Scope and Contents

The Conscientious Objectors Collection (1942-1953; undated) contains material associated with conscientious objectors who were part of the Civilian Public Service (CPS) as well as in non-combatant roles during World War Two; and part of 1-W Service during the Korean War era. Included are issues of the "The Peacemaker", "Amnesty Bulletin" published by the Committee for Amnesty for all Objectors to War and Conscription, "From Washington" branch letters, issues of "Conscription News", and other publications. Also included are letters addressed to William F. Garber detailing experiences at CPS camps; a document entitled, "Socialism and the War"; a document entitled "The Way Out" by Fenner Brockway"; a complete roster of CPS Camp 21; an issue of "The Conscientious Objector (Vol. VII, No.8) and other documents related to conscientious objectors and various objectors' related causes.

Dates

  • 1942-1953; undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

By definition from the Selective Service System "a conscientious objector is one who is opposed to serving in the armed forces and/or bearing arms on the grounds of moral or religious principles". During World War Two and the Korean War, conscientious objectors were assigned to non-combatant roles or as laborers in Civilian Public Service (CPS) camps in lieu of conscription or military service.

Extent

1 box

.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains material associated with conscientious objectors who were part of the Civilian Public Service (CPS) as well as in non-combatant roles during World War Two; and part of 1-W Service during the Korean War era.
Title
Inventory of the Conscientious Obejctors Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Clemons
Date
2019-11
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747
310-243-3895