Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Michael S. Foley Collected Papers, 1965-2001

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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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 this collection of papers.
Creator
Foley, Michael
Title
Michael S. Foley Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1965-2001
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
4.5 linear feet [papers only]
Abstract
Michael S. Foley is the author of Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (2003), and of Dear Dr. Spock: Letters About the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor (2005). This collection contains material gathered primarily his dissertation and subsequent book on draft resistance in Boston, M
assachusetts, during the Vietnamese Conflict of 1961-1975.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Michael Foley, 2005
[Acc. 05A-063]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, 2006; this version of the finding aid created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2009. Finding aid revised by Andrew Ciampa, June 30, 2010.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Michael S. Foley Papers (CDG-A), 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
Boston Draft Resistance Group Collected Records (CDG-A)
Charles Fisher Collected Papers (CDG-A)


Historical Background
Michael S. Foley is the author of Confronting the War Machine: Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War (2003), and of Dear Dr. Spock: Letters About the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor (2005). This collection contains material gathered primarily his dissertation and subsequent book on draft resistance in Boston (Massachusetts) during the Vietnamese Conflict of 1961-1975. His interviews with many of the most important figures related to this topic, along with questionnaires filled out by many resisters, provide valuable source material for future scholars. It should be noted that audiocassettes for all of the interviews listed below have been removed to the Audiovisual Collection [see audiocassettes #0733-0805]. Also removed was a mini-audiocassette (2.25"x1.5") [audiocassette #0806] from an undated Draft Reunion of Boston Draft Resistance people and New England Resistance activists.

Collection Overview
The collection contains correspondence with participants in the Boston Draft Resistance Group (BDRG), that Foley contacted for research in his dissertation, and later book, Confronting the war machine: draft resistance during the Vietnam War (Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003). In addition to the correspondence questionnaires and transcripts of interviews with former members of the BDRG are included in the collection.

Items removed:

Audio cassettes of interviews, 0733-0806

Arrangement of Collection
This collection consists of 11 boxes arranged first by correspondence; then a series of transcripts of interviews of BDRG members, between 1997 and 2001, organized alphabetically by the last name of the interviewee; questionnaires used by Foley for the interviews, organized by an internal numbering system; some Boston Support Committee records; and a set of reference files covering the BDRG, local Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts issues during the Vietnam war, and items by or about BDRG members.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Biographical information
Correspondence re: his dissertation, 1996 (November - December)
Correspondence re: his dissertation, 1997 (January - April)
Correspondence re: his dissertation, 1997 (May - October)
Correspondence with Selective Service System, 1998 - 1999 [2 letters]
Writings: mss. "Draft Resisters and Draft Dodgers" (Introduction)
Notes on early war resistance
Database of names [short version for distribution]
Interviews master file: contact information
Transcript of interview with Ira Arlook, 1998 (August 12
) [no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with Bill Bischoff, 1998 (January 5
)
Transcript of interview with Rev. Jack Bishop, 1997 (December 11
) [includes letters sent to him while at Church of the Epiphany, ca. 1967]
Transcript of interview with Rick Bogel, 2001 (August 22
) [no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with Bob Bruen, 1997 (August 13
)
Transcript of interview with Dan Brustein, 1997 (December 30
) [includes writings etc. by him]
Transcript of interview with Noam Chomsky, 1997 (May 20
)
Transcript of interview with Ramsey Clark, 1998 (January 6
) [includes notes from March 13, 1996 conversation with him]
Transcript of interview with David Clennon, 1997 (June 12
)
Transcript of interview with Bill Clusin, 1997 (June 17
)
Transcript of interview with Michael Colpitts: documents [no interview]
Transcript of interview with Rev. William Sloane Coffin, 1997 (August 28
) [includes other material by/about him]
Transcript of interview with William C. Dowling, 2001 (August 2
)
Transcript of interview with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 1997 (October 15
)
Transcript of interview with Ellen Dubois, 2000 (November 30 [27?]
) and 1997 (June 11)
Transcript of interview with Larry Etscovitz, 1997 (August 12
)
Transcript of interview with Janine Fay, 2000 (December 1
)

Box 2
Transcript of interview with Michael Ferber, 1997 (February 10
) [includes material by/about him; no consent form included]
Transcript of interview with Connie Field, 1997 (June 17
)
Transcript of interview with Mark Gergon [oral history consent form only; no interview transcript]
Transcript of interview with Alexandra Harmon, 1997 (October 14
) [oral history consent form only; no interview transcript]
Transcript of interview with Harold Hector, 1997 (April 9
) [includes 1968 flyer]
Transcript of interview with Hilde Hein, 1998 (September 18
)
Transcript of interview with Gary Hicks, 1997 (December 7
) [includes photocopy of photograph]
Transcript of interview with Robert Hohler [oral history consent form only; no interview transcript]
Transcript of interview with Dick Hughes, 1998 (January 7
) [includes material by/about him and correspondence]
Transcript of interview with Bill Hunt, 1997 (October 31
)
Transcript of interview with Alex Jack, 1997 (March 21
) [no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with Rev. J. Michael Jupin, 1997 (December 28)
Transcript of interview with Louis Kampf, 1998 (September 10)
Transcript of interview with Sue Katz, 1999 (March 2
) [includes 1997 letters/reminiscences]
Transcript of interview with Joel Kugelmass, 1997 (June 16
)
Transcript of interview with Penney Kurland Lagos, 1999 (February 21
)
Transcript of interview with Paul Lauter, 1998 (June 12)
Transcript of interview with Howard "Chick" Marston Jr., 1997 (December 13
) [includes material about him]
Transcript of interview with Bliss Matteson, 1997 (August 29
)
Transcript of interview with Allegra May, 1997 (August 12
)
Transcript of interview with John McDonough, 1998 (June 3
)
Transcript of interview with John Mendelsohn, 1997 (December 19
)
Transcript of interview with Ray Mungo, 1997 (June 13)
Transcript of interview with David O'Brien, 2001 (July 3) [includes material about him]
Transcript of interview with James Oestereich, 1997 (December 20
) [includes material about him; no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with John Phillips, 1997 (August 29
) [includes material by him]
Transcript of interview with Rosemary Poole, 2000 (December 4
) [no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with Hilary Putnam, 1997 (December 18)
Transcript of interview with Neil Robertson, 1997 (August 24
)
Transcript of interview with Jannick von Rosenvinge, 1997 (October 8
)
Transcript of interview with Larry Rossini, 1997 (September 5
)
Transcript of interview with Steve Shalom, 1997 (May 18
)
Transcript of interview with Peter Schenck, 2000 (December 2
)
Transcript of interview with John Sisson Jr., oral interview consent form; trial transcripts [no interview transcript included]
Transcript of interview with Robert Schapiro, 1997 (August 13
)
Transcript of interview with Susan Starr, 1997 (August 4
)
Transcript of interview with Nan Stone, 1997 (March 28
) [no consent form included, but gave verbal permission to quote from interview]
Transcript of interview with David Stoppelman, 1997 (December 8
)
Transcript of interview with Barrie Thorne, 1997 (October 28
) [includes correspondence]
Transcript of interview with Dan and Olene Tilton, 1997 (June 16
)
Transcript of interview with John Van de Kamp, 1998 (June 9
)

Box 3
Transcript of interview with Chris Venn, 1997 (June 12
)
Transcript of interview with John Wall, 1998 (June 26
) [includes material about him as federal prosecutor in Spock/ Boston Five Case]
Transcript of interview with Xenia Williams, 1997 (August 28
)
Transcript of interview with Tim Wright, 1997 (August 25
)
Transcript of interview with Michael and Naomi Zigmond, 1997 (December 29
)
Transcript of interview with Howard Zinn, 1998 (July 6
)

Box 4
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: supplementary comments, #1-12
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 13-24
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 25-36
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 37-48
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 49-60
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 61-72
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 73-84
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 85-96

Box 5
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 97-108
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 109-120
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 121-132
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 133-144
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 145-156
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 157-168
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 169-180
Boston Draft Resistance During the Vietnam War: A Questionnaire: # 181-185

Box 6
Boston Support Committee; misc.
Boston Support Committee; correspondence
Boston Support Committee / Defense Fund: financial records, 1968 - 1969
Boston Support Committee: financial records, 1970
Boston Support Committee: record (form) re: draft resistance indictees
Boston Support Committee: draft resistance by William Francis Curry
Boston Support Committee: personal statements of draft resisters
Boston Support Committee: mailing lists; names and addresses of supporters
Boston Support Committee: MIT Faculty Advisory Group
Boston Support Committee: Boston Area Faculty Group on Public Issues / Boston University Faculty Commission on Social Issues
Boston Support Committee: MIT Support Group / MIT Resistance / MIT Committee to End the War in Vietnam
Boston Support Committee: New University Conference [org.]

Box 7
Reference: misc.
Reference: misc. anti-draft/war groups
Reference: Arlington Street Church (Boston, MA): sanctuary given to draft resisters; draft card turn-in on 1967 (October 16
) (and 30th anniversary commemorating this event); etc.
Reference: Boston Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA)
Reference: Committee of Religious Concern for Peace
Reference: draft resistance at Boston University School of Theology
Reference: "An Open Letter to the Movement from Cambridge Iron and Steel" (a corp. of movement people)
Reference: Concord Area Resistance Summer (CARS), 1968
Reference: anti-war / anti-draft movement at Harvard University
Reference: Medical Resistance Union
Reference: anti-war activity / controversy at the Parish of the Epiphany Church, etc. in Winchester (MA), 1967
Reference: Prisoners' Information and Support Service (P.I.S.S.) [includes memoir material from men sent to prison]
Reference: Progressive Labor Party
Reference: The Resistance (national org.)
Reference: The Resistance, Boston
Reference: New England Resistance
Reference: New England Resistance
Reference: Selective Service System [see also Foley correspondence, 1998 - 1999]
Reference: Students for a Democratic Society
Reference: Students for a Democratic Society: Guide to Conscientious Objection, 1965 - 1996 editions

Box 8
Reference: indictment of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), 1969
Reference: Vietnam Summer, 1967
Reference: cases/ statements / reminiscences of war / draft resisters
Reference: statements by draft resisters
Reference: draft resister David Mitchell
Reference: questionnaire for draft resisters by Beverly Houghton, circa 1968 (and letter of criticism by Charles Fisher)
Reference: reflections by resister Michael Ferber, 1977, 1997
Reference: reminiscences of Reverend John Boyles, 1997
Reference: statements on the war and the draft by Benjamin Spock, William Sloane Coffin, and Martin Luther King
Reference: draft card burning by Benjamin Spock and 4 others (as reported in The Atlanta Constitution and the Chicago Tribune), 1967-1968
Reference: trial of Dr. Benjamin Spock and 4 others (The Boston Five)
Reference: coverage of Spock trial in law reviews
Reference: media coverage of Catonsville Nine
Reference: clergy support for anti-war movement and Christian resistance
Reference: debate re: draft card burning
Reference: draft deferment of actor George Hamilton, 1966
Reference: draft dodging in/to Canada
Reference: articles re: media coverage of draft resistance
Reference: draft resisters indicted in Boston (lists), 1968 - 1969
Reference: GI resistance and outreach
Reference: presidential memos and opinions re: the draft, 1969 - 1970 [photocopies from the National Archives]

Box 9
Reference: White House memos, etc. re: the draft, ca. 1965 - 1968 [photocopies from LBJ Library and Museum]
Reference: sanctuary given to draft resisters by churches
Reference: tax resistance
Reference: ultra-resistance (destroying draft files, etc.) [includes Suzi William]
Reference: violence against draft resisters
Reference: women and the draft resistance movement
Reference: draft resistance, 1997 [includes speech re: Chicano resistance by Lorena Oropeza]
Reference: Mss. "Arlington Street Church Oral History Project" by Stanley Moss, 1995
Reference: Article "Government Use of the Draft to Silence Dissent to War," by Morgan Arant Jr, 1992
Reference: Article "The Limits of Moral Protest..." by Gerard de Groot, 1995
Reference: Mss. paper "Nuremberg Law and American Courts" by Beverly Woodward [from Spock collection at ?]
Reference: Mss. thesis "The Origins, Impact, and Legacy of the Anti-Vietnam War Movement in America" by Mark Niedergang, 1986
Reference: Booklet The Resistor
Reference: MIT final report "Review Panel on Special Laboratories," 1969 (October)

Box 10
Reference: Mss. dissertation "Resisting the Draft: An Ethnography of the Draft Resistance Movement" by Barrie Thorne, 1971 (p. 1-196)
Reference: Mss. dissertation "Resisting the Draft: An Ethnography of the Draft Resistance Movement" by Barrie Thorne, 1971 (p. 197-394)
Reference: Mss. "Satyagraha and the Pentagon Confrontation" by Lawrence Etscovitz, 1969
Reference: Mss. (term paper) "A Selective Approach to Draft Resistance Propaganda..." by Charles Knight, 1968
Reference: Mss. "The Speech Not Given" (partial) by Staughton Lynd, 1969
Reference: booklet The University-Military Complex: A Directory and Related Documents by NACLA, undated

Box 11
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement (misc.)
Reference: Articles re: anti-war / anti-draft movement in Boston Free Press
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement by Boston Globe, 1965
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement by Boston Globe, 1966
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement by Boston Globe, 1967
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in Boston Globe, 1968
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in Boston Herald Traveler, 1967 - 1968
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in Los Angeles Times, 1967 - 1968
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, 1966
Reference: Articles re: anti-war / anti-draft movement in New Left Notes
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in New York Times
Reference: Articles re: the anti-war / anti-draft movement in The Old Mole, 1968 - 1969
Reference: Media coverage of anti-war / anti-draft movement in Record American, 1967 - 1968
Reference: Articles re: anti-war / anti-draft movement in Respond newsletter, 1967 - 1968



 



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