Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc. Records, 1966-1991

Collection: DG 229


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 records.
Creator
Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc.
Title
Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates
1966 - 1980
Call Number
DG 229

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
4 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
The Delaware Draft Counseling and Educational Service (DDCES), was organized in early 1969 with offices in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. It provided men who had been drafted by the Selective Service System with information about the draft and their options within that system. The DDCES also provided information on the draft, individual rights under Selective Service laws and how to file for deferments and alternatives to the draft. With the end of the draft and beginning of registration in 1980, DDCES provided education, counseling, and services on how to establish conscientious objection status. DDCES staff co-operated with other local and Philadelphia-area peace organizations such as CCCO, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Pacem in Terris. The organization ended some time in the mid to late 1980s.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
Yes; Draft counseling records are restricted until 2057.
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Ernie Mabrey 2005 [Acc. 05A-041]; Winifred Kerner, 2007 [Acc. 07A-063]; Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 2008 [Acc. 08A-038]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc. Records (DG 229), 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 Delaware Draft Counseling and Educational Service (DDCES), was organized in early 1969 with offices in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. An initial seminar for those interested in draft counselor training was held in November of 1968, and co-sponsored by the Council of Churches of Wilmington and New Castle County (Delaware). The organization was incorporated in Delaware in 1970. It provided men who had been drafted by the Selective Service System with information about the draft and their options within that system. The DDCES also provided information on the draft, individual rights under Selective Service laws and how to file for deferments and alternatives to the draft. When registration for men at 18 years of age became law in 1980, DDCES provided education, counseling, and services about the Selective Service System requirements and how to establish conscientious objection status. DDCES staff co-operated with other local and Philadelphia-area peace organizations such as CCCO, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Pacem in Terris. DDCES' relationship with Pacem in Terris was sometimes strained over differing tactics and direction. Draft counselor Barbara Kerner lead DDCES through the 1980s and the organization's demise.

Collection Overview
This collection includes the administrative files of the Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc. and general reference material about conscientious objection and draft resistance during the Vietnam war. Also included are counseling files from various men who consulted the DDCES about their draft status. These files are restricted. The collection also contains the files of draft counselor Barbara Kerner.

Items removed:
Draft Information Center Newsletter (Philadelphia) -Periodical collection

Arrangement of Collection
This collection is unprocessed. The major portion of the records (Acc. 08A-038] are arranged in boxes 1-9. Box 10 contains the records of Ernie Mabrey 2005 [Acc. 05A-041and the files of Barbara Kerner [Acc. 07A-063].



Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. and Papers
The Draft
Local Draft Contacts and Clippings
University of Delaware Films, 1971
Senate Reports and Bills on Health and Military, 1979
Drafting Bills, 1979
Youth and the Needs of the Nation, 1979
Applicants for Fundraising Job, 1980
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Budget, March 1980
Old Medical Standards
Counseling and Law Sources (portfolio)
Classification Forms – General Suggestions (portfolio)
Occupational IIA and Hardship IIIA (portfolio)
Surviving Songs and Aliens (Aliens)
 
Box 2
Medical Standards (portfolio)
Student Deferments (portfolio)
Conscientious Objectors – Alternative. Service and I.A.O (portfolio)
Travel Regulations, Canada Emigration, and Refusal Induction (portfolio)
Notes on Draft Cases (portfolio)
Draft Proposals
Vietnam
Rescinded Local Board Memorandums
Legal Aspects of Selective Service and Info Packets
Local Board Statistics and Selective Service Systems Bulletins
 
Box 3 *Restricted Files
LB3 Forms on Drafted Men
LB4 Forms on Drafted Men
LB5 Forms on Drafted Men
Forms of Drafted Men who Refuse Induction
Forms of Drafted Men who were still students 1971
Forms of Drafted Men not in Del LB
Draft Forms of 3 rd Lot and More (A-G)
Draft Forms of 3 rd Lot and More (H-M)
Draft Forms of 3 rd Lot and More (N-Z)
Draft Forms of High Lottery Numbers, Rescinded, and Inducted
Draft Forms: IY
Draft Forms: I – O
Draft Forms: II – A and Students
Draft Forms: Inducted

Box 4 *Restricted Files
Draft Forms: No Action Taken by DDC and ES
Draft Forms: Done, I – A, CO – 18, IIII – A
Draft Form Lists and Notes
Draft Forms: Craig’s Cases
Unexplained Draft Forms: (A-H)
Unexplained Draft Forms: (J-Z)
Draft counseling records, 1979-1985
 
Box 5
Annual Reports and Fund Raising Letters
Peace Committee / Newark Meeting, 1966 – 1967
Draft – Congress Record, 1967
Old Training Notes, Memos, Sample Forms, 1967 – 1969
Richmond Draft and Conscription Conference of Friends, 1968 (October)
Incorporating File: Certification and Bylaws, 1970
Salisbury Workshop, 1970 (February)
Working Sheets for Questionnaire
Taxes – Exemption Letter, Tax Returns
Budgets and Treasury Reports
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1969
 
Box 6
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1970
Taxes, 1971
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1971
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1972
 
Box 7
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1973
Treasury Correspondence, 1968 – 1972
Treasurer’s Records, 1980s
 
Box 8
Counseling Logistics and Guides
Military Counseling Notebook
Amnesty, 1972 – 1974
Amnesty, 1973 – 1974
Resistance Experiences
JROTC
News Releases and Bulletins from American Friends Service Committee, Selective Service System, and Canadian Coalition of War Resistance
Mailings
Draft Repeal Action, 1969 – 1971
Draft Repeal, 1973
Erik Whitehorn Case, 1968 -1969
Medical Service Standards of Medical Fitness, 1960 (December)
Medical Referrals
 
Box 9
Conscientious Objection Literature
Registration
Immigration to Canada, 1969 – 1970
Guide to Alternative Service, 1970 and 1972
Memos and Briefs, 1970 – 1972
Curriculum Guide to the Draft, 1972 (February)
Recruitment
Regional Prep of Counselors, 1980
Medical Checklists
Religious Booklets [2 folders]
Organizing in High School


Box 10
Acc. 05A-041
Miscellaneous Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. publications

Acc. 07A-063 [Files of Barbara Kerner]
Newspaper clippings
Letters of protest
1990-1991
Reference material on other organizations
School contacts
Ads and press releases, 1980 (November)
- 1981 (January)
Material from talks
Miscellaneous Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc.literature [2 folders]
Reference file on registration
Notes on Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. plans, 1980
Correspondence with CCCO on personnel manual
Draft registraton, organizing counseling, 1980s
Past publicity
Past events, 1981
Kerner correspondence with the Selective Service System

Draft counseling records, 1979-1985 (removed to Box 4 with other restricted items)



This file was last updated on June 15, 2010.