Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Murray Polner Papers, 1963-1988

Collection: DG 113


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Polner, Murray
Title
Murray Polner Papers
Inclusive Dates
1963-1988
Call Number
DG 113

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
4.75 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
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.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Murray Polner, 1978; 1981 [Acc. 81A-130]; 1983; 1988 [Acc. 88A-109]; 2004 [Acc. 04A-059]
Processing Information
This collection remains unprocessed and is in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Kathy Sun, November 2012.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Murray Polner Papers (DG 113), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendents), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Related Collections
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


Historical Background
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

Acc. 78A-007
Acc. 2013-038
Acc. 2014-027

Box 1 [Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous
Joel Siegle
Doves
Concord Institute
D.C. Harnetsky
Miscellaneous

Box 2 [Acc. 78A-007]
Additional Mail June 12, 1970
Additional Mail May 25, 1970
Additional Mail November 18, 1969
Psychiatry World War II
The Haunted
Hawks
Doves

Box 3[Acc. 78A-007]
Vets
Combat
Miscellaneous


Box 4 [Acc. 78A-007]
No Victory Parades
Miscellaneous
Mail December 24

Box 5 [Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous

Box 6 [Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous
Non-violence
Amnesty
Miscellaneous

Box 7 [Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous

Box 8
[Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous
Correspondence

Box 9 [Acc. 78A-007]
Miscellaneous

Acc. 2013-038

Box 1 [Acc. 2013-038]
Correspondence
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]
Writings
1950-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1995
1996-1999

Box 3 [Acc. 2013-038]
Writings
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Box 4 [Acc. 2013-038]
Writings
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013

Box 1 [Acc. 2014-027]
Writings

1960s-1990s [4 folders]
Writings, Articles July 2012-





This file was last updated on June 3, 2014.