Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Jack Bollens Collected Papers, 1958-1981

Collection: CDGA

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
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Bollens, Jack (1928-2009)
Jack Bollens Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
Call Number

Language of Materials
Materials in English
5 linear inches [papers only]
A conscientious objector who worked in the peace movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Usage Restrictions
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Mary Jean Ryan, on behalf of Bollens family, 2009 [acc. 09A-030]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, 2011
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jack Bollens Collected Papers (CDGA), 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
Center for War/Peace Studies (CDGA)
World Without War Council, Midwest (DG 128)

Historical Background
John Charles Bollens born in Detroit (Michigan) on May 20, 1928. Was a conscientious objector; did alternative service in a Detroit public hospital. Graduated with a B.A. from Heidelberg College (Tiffin, Ohio) and with a B.D. from Eden Theological Seminary (Webster Groves, Missouri). Ordained as a United Church of Christ minister, but eventually left the ministry. Worked actively in peace movement from ca. 1957-1971. Director of AFSC’s Peace Education program in the Midwest and in New England from 1957-1964. Senior staff member of Center for War/Peace Studies (later called Center for Global Perspectives) from 1964-1967, then became Executive Director of the Midwest Chapter of the World Without War Council from 1967-1971. Died on February 1, 2009.

Collection Overview

This material documents primarily Bollens' work and involvements in the 1960s and 1970s, through 1981.

Photos were removed to the Photograph Collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Biographical information
Miscellaneous involvements
Writings & notes
Efforts for AFSC (as Director for Peace Education, Chicago Regional Office for Illinois & Wisconsin)
Efforts re: "Conscience, War and the Churches" Action Consultation, Chicago (Illinois), January 26-27, 1970
Efforts for World Without War Council
Efforts for World Without War Council: American Initiatives Program (as director)
Efforts for World Without War Council: Peace Interne Program
Efforts for World Without War Council: Futures Committee
Efforts for/re: National Peace Training Program
Efforts for/re: Turn Toward Peace
Outline for "A New Radicalism"

This file last updated August 21, 2015