Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Roy Finch Papers, 1940-1969

Collection: DG 195


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
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Finch, Roy
Title
Roy Finch Papers
Inclusive Dates
1940-1969
Call Number
DG 195

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
1.25 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Henry Leroy Finch, Jr., known as Roy Finch was a philosopher, pacifist, and conscientious objector to World War II. He served in Civilian Public Service Camp no. 37 (Coleville, CA) and at state hospitals in Trenton, NJ and Williamsburg, VA. After World War II Finch was an editor of magazines, including Alternative and Liberation. He was also involved with, and then dissociated from, the American Forum for Socialist Education. Finch was later affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and War Resisters League.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Annie. Finch, 1998 [Acc. 98A-001], [Acc. 98A-024]
Processing Information
Unprocessed; finding aid by Eleanor A. Fulvio, July 2009
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Roy Finch Papers (DG 195), 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

Related Collections
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013)
War Resisters League Records (DG 040)


Historical Background
Henry Leroy Finch, Jr., known as Roy Finch was a philosopher, pacifist, and conscientious objector to World War II. He served in Civilian Public Service Camp no. 37 (Coleville, CA) and at state hospitals in Trenton, NJ and Williamsburg, VA. After World War II Finch was an editor of magazines, including Alternative and Liberation. He was also involved with, and then dissociated from, the American Forum for Socialist Education. Finch was later affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and War Resisters League.

Collection Overview
This collection is comprised of correspondence, administrative files, flyers and handbills, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, and periodicals regarding pacifist and conscientious objection activities. Correspondents include Dave Dellinger, Sidney Lens, A.J. Muste, and Denny Wilcher. Collection contains no information regarding Finch's work as a philosopher.

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





Detailed Description of the Collection

Acc. 98A-001
Acc. 98A-024

Box 1
Peacemakers (unlabeled)
Mailing lists 2
Liberation
CPS surveys
Chicago conferences, 1943 (April) – 1946 (February)
Mel Most (Jack Jones)
Alternative letters
Civil defense – War Resisters League
Roy manuscripts, Liberation – minutes, etc.

Box 2
Pacifist publications
CPS protests
War Resisters League
War-time personal record
War Resisters Leagueminutes
Committee for Nonviolent Revolution publications
Walk for Peace – War Resisters League
Committee for Nonviolent Revolution correspondence
Cuba
War Resisters Leaguecorrespondence
Myers, Jerry

Box 3
Olson, Karl
Sattler, William
Fuber, Hal
Snyder, George
Cole, George
Taylor, Richard
Lewis, Norman
Swift, David
Mather, Jimmie, 1933 – 1938
Selected – mailing lists 1
Library letters, etc. – back file
War Resisters League letters, etc.


Acc. 98A-001


Box 1 [Acc. 98A-001]
Wilcher, Denny
Dellinger, Dave
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous Personal CPS letters
Witigensten Sociology

Box 2 [Acc. 98A-001]
Fellowship of Reconciliation-General
Miscellaneous Pacificism Organizations
Cuba-Libertarians
Liberation-Minutes
American Forum
Miscellaneous
DG 195 Material from refile box-1999


Acc. 98A-024

Box 1 [Acc. 98A-024]
Roy Finch Correspondences 1940s
Roy Finch Correspondences 1971, 1981-1995 scattered
Roy Finch Correspondences 1959-1963 with Jack Jones and Others



This file was last updated on February 2013.