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World War II conscientious objectors project

Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews by C. Arthur Bradley, 1988. 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.

Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).

Transcripts may be accessed from collection URL; transcripts and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives:

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1988

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 17 interviews (cassette and digital files), transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: David Dellinger, Elizabeth Dellinger, George Houser, Henry Houser, Homer A. Jack, Walter Jackson

Rights (Extant): Archives/Special Collections' materials are open to the public unless restricted by law or contractual agreement with a donor.


African American educators--Mississippi
Black power
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations
Civil rights and socialism
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights workers
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Congress of Racial Equality
Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)
Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Labor movement--Michigan
Peace movements
Race relations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements


Sound recordings


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