Murray Polner Papers, 1963-1988
Collection: DG 113
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Murray Polner Papers
Language of Materials
Materials in English
4.75 linear feet [papers only]
Polner is an author and editor of books and periodicals on social history, public policy, and Jewish concerns. This collection chiefly relates to his research on Vietnam veterans for his book No Victory Parades and on the question of amnesty for When Can I Come Home? The collection also include audiotapes of oral histories of American Jews who were conscientious objectors or who resisted serving in the military during World War II or the Korean War. There is additional material from Polner's research about the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II and information about the Vietnam war, conscientious objection, and constitutional rights of GIs.
Restrictions to Access
Alternate Form of Material
Gift of Murray Polner, 1978; 1981 [Acc. 81A-130]; 1983; 1988 [Acc. 88A-109]; 2004 [Acc. 04A-059]
This collection remains unprocessed and is in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Kathy Sun, November 2012.
[Identification of item], in the Murray Polner Papers (DG 113), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Online Catalog Headings
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As of January 2014 Murray Polner has also donated papers to the following institutions:
Jewish articles and books to the American Jewish Historical Society, New York, New York
American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio
Present Tense (a magazine Polner founded from 1973-1990), includes magazine correspondence are at the Center for Jewish History, New York, New York
Materials on Daniel Berrigan and Philip Berrigan (derived from the book Disarmed and Dangerous), to DePaul University and Cornell Uuniversity libraries
Vietnam War era book collection, Vietnam War Collection, Texas Tech University .
Baseball: Papers relating to the book Branch Rickey: A Biography and other baseball materials. to the Baseball Hall of Fame library, Cooperstown, New York
Books for teachers Polner co-published and wrote-Education Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Polner is an author and editor of books and periodicals on social history, public policy, and Jewish concerns. He is also an educator at various colleges and universities.This collection chiefly relates to Polner's research on Vietnam veterans for his book No Victory Parades and on the question of amnesty for When Can I Come Home?, including correspondence (1963-1972), mss. of both books, transcripts of taped interviews, questionnaires, research notes, articles by Polner and others, copies of legal briefs, and newsclippings. The collection also include audiotapes of oral histories of American Jews who were conscientious objectors or who resisted serving in the military during World War II or the Korean War. There is additional material from Polner's research about the evacuation of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II and information about the Vietnam war, conscientious objection, and constitutional rights of GIs.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 2 [Acc. 78A-007]
Additional Mail June 12, 1970
Additional Mail May 25, 1970
Additional Mail November 18, 1969
Psychiatry World War II
Box 3[Acc. 78A-007]
Box 4 [Acc. 78A-007]
No Victory Parades
Mail December 24
Box 5 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 6 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 7 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 8 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 9 [Acc. 78A-007]
Box 1 [Acc. 2013-038]
1963 (August) - 1972 (December)
1974 (August) - 1991 (September)
1991 (November) - 1999 (June)
2000 (April) - 2004 (April)
2004 (May) - 2005 (March)
2005 (April) - 2006 (July)
2006 (August) - 2006 (July)
2006 (August) -2007 (August)
2007 (September) - 2008 (July)
2008 (August) -2008 (December)
2009 (January) - 2010 (February)
2010 (March) - 2011 (October)
2011 (November) - 2013 (January)
Box 2 [Acc. 2013-038]
Box 3 [Acc. 2013-038]
Box 4 [Acc. 2013-038]