Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Midwest Committee for Military Counseling Records, 1977-1996

Collection: DG 187





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
Midwest Committee for Military Counseling
Title
Midwest Committee for Military Counseling Records
Inclusive Dates
1977-1996
Call Number
DG 187

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1.75 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
The Midwest Committee for Military Counseling was founded in 1976. The MCMC provided counseling, training sessions and public education. Staff worked with counselors, attorneys, community groups and religious bodies on behalf of potential recruits to the military and people on active military duty. The MCMC ceased operation in 1995 or 1996.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Midwest Committee for Military Counseling, 1996 [Acc. 96A-015]
Processing Information
This collection remains unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Wendy Chmielewsk, October 2011.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Midwest Committee for Military Counseling Records (DG 187), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

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



Historical Background
The Midwest Committee for Military Counseling was founded in 1976 as an outgrowth of the Midwest Office of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (which had closed in 1976) and its predecessor, the Midwest Committee for Draft Counseling. The MCMC provided counseling, training sessions and public education. Staff worked with counselors, attorneys, community groups and religious bodies on behalf of potential recruits to the military and people on active military duty. The MCMC ceased operation in 1995 or 1996.

Collection Overview
This collection is unprocessed and contains files sent from the Midwest Center for Military Counseling

Items removed:
Photographs
Bumper stickers
Posters


Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was donated.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Miscellaneous records [9 folders]

Box 2
Miscellaneous records [9 folders]

Box 3
GI Hotline
ACLU v. Chicago
Act 134
Amnesty
Details for Vietnam AWOL's (the "Carter pardon") 1977 (April)
Korean war memo
Asbestos
ROTC/JROTC
MD draft
GI outreach
Vet center
Agent orange
Recent agent orange stuff 1987 (September)
Aptitude tests
Chaplains
Equal Access - Erie, Pennsylvania 1987 and Chicago
Sexism in the military
Ford Clemency
Youth and military law conference, 1978

Box 4
MCMC office procedures (hard copy of the 'procedures')
Draft Counsellor's training notebook [2 folders]
Fund appeals [4 folders]
2 miscellaneous folders

Box 5
Miscellaneous files [6 folders]



This file was last updated on October 13, 2011.