Jack Bollens Collected Papers, 1958-1981
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Bollens, Jack (1928-2009)
Jack Bollens Collected Papers
Language of Materials
Materials in English
5 linear inches [papers only]
A conscientious objector who worked in the peace movement in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Alternate Form of Material
Gift of Mary Jean Ryan, on behalf of Bollens family, 2009 [acc. 09A-030]
Processed by Anne Yoder, 2011
[Identification of item], in the Jack Bollens Collected Papers (CDGA), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Center for War/Peace Studies (CDGA)
World Without War Council, Midwest (DG 128)
John Charles Bollens born in Detroit (Michigan) on May 20, 1928. Was a conscientious objector; did alternative service in a Detroit public hospital. Graduated with a B.A. from Heidelberg College (Tiffin, Ohio) and with a B.D. from Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri). Ordained as a United Church of Christ minister, but eventually left the ministry. Worked actively in peace movement from ca. 1957-1971. Director of AFSC’s Peace Education program in the Midwest and in New England from 1957-1964. Senior staff member of Center for War/Peace Studies (later called Center for Global Perspectives) from 1964-1967, then became Executive Director of the Midwest Chapter of the World Without War Council from 1967-1971. Died on February 1, 2009.
This material documents primarily Bollens' work and involvements in the 1960s and 1970s, through 1981.
Photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Writings & notes
Efforts for AFSC (as Director for Peace Education, Chicago Regional Office for Illinois & Wisconsin)
Efforts re: "Conscience, War and the Churches" Action Consultation, Chicago (Illinois), January 26-27, 1970
Efforts for World Without War Council
Efforts for World Without War Council: American Initiatives Program (as director)
Efforts for World Without War Council: Peace Interne Program
Efforts for World Without War Council: Futures Committee
Efforts for/re: National Peace Training Program
Efforts for/re: Turn Toward Peace
Outline for "A New Radicalism"
This file last updated
August 21, 2015