Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Jayne Tuttle Wilhelm and Paul A. Wilhelm Collected Papers, 1934-1978

Collection: CDG-A


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 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 not the official repository for these papers/records.
Creator
Wilhelm, Jayne Tuttle (1917 - 1980) and Paul A. Wilhelm
Title
Jayne Tuttle Wilhelm and Paul A. Wilhelm Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1934-1978
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
12.5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
Paul A. Wilhelm (1916- ) served in three Civilian Public Service Units: Camp 3, Patapsco, Md.; Camp 52, Powelsville Maryland; and Camp 49, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) State Hospital. He registered as a Baptist conscientious objector but became a Quaker after his marriage to C. Jayne Tuttle in 1943.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Paul Wilhelm, 1982-1978
Processing Information
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne Yoder, January 2002; this finding aid revised by Eleanor Fulvio, August 2010
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Jayne Tuttle Wilhelm and Paul A. Wilhelm Collected 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

Civilian Public Service Personal Papers and Collected Materials (DG 056): Series III, Box 1-3 for CPS survey by Paul Wilhelm "Study of the Effects of Civilian Public Service on World War II Conscientious Objectors" restrictions apply
Fellowship of Reconciliation (DG 013): Section III, Series C, Box 13

Historical Background
Paul Alexander Wilhelm, of St. Louis (Missouri), met C. Jayne Tuttle, of Helena (Montana), at the New York World's Fair in 1940. From that meeting flourished a correspondence and courtship that lasted until and beyond their marriage on April 16, 1943. Paul received his draft notice in 1941, and registered as a conscientious objector. He served in three CPS units from 1942-1944. The wedding took place while he was in service in Powellsville (Maryland); their first home was in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), established while he was still in service at the Philadelphia State [Mental] Hospital. Paul was trained as an architect and took an interest in how CPS camps were built and arranged. His time working at the mental hospital led him to a lifelong interest in improving the care and treatment of mental patients, especially through the National Mental Health Foundation (a direct outgrowth of the CPS mental hygiene program). Paul's career included service on the Philadelphia Human Rights Commission, studying the challenges of racial desegregation in Philadelphia during the 1950s. Janye's career was as an illustrator and an art teacher in Plainfield (New Jersey) and at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. Paul grew up as a Baptist, and Jayne as an Episcopalian, but they both joined the Religious Society of Friends soon after their marriage. They had two children, Mark and Carolyn.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Jayne and Paul: biographical information, 1934-1978
Jayne and Paul: biographical information -- children Mark and Carolyn
Jayne and Paul: general correspondence received/sent, 1943-1945
Jayne and Paul: general correspondence received/sent, 1946-1978
Jayne and Paul: attendance at Conference on Education, Quaker Hill, Richmond (Indiana), July 14-15, 1945
Jayne and Paul: correspondence and efforts re: city planning / desegregation
Jayne and Paul (and Mark): correspondence and efforts re: draft resistance / draft counseling, 1969-1970
Jayne and Paul: correspondence and efforts re: peacetime conscription
Jayne and Paul: involvement [professional and parental] with Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania), 1965-1975
Jayne and Paul: miscellaneous writings / notes
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1940 (May-August)
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1940 (September-December)
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1941

 
Box 2
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1942
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1943 (January - April 15)
Jayne: letters to Paul, 1943 (April 19 - August 25)
Jayne: letters to/from family and friends, 1940-1975
Paul: financial records, 1940-1942
Paul: decision to be a conscientious objector, 1941
Paul: draft classification [includes letter from his father], 1942
Paul: CO service at Patapsco CPS unit #3 (Baltimore, Maryland), 1942
Paul: CO service at Powellsville CPS unit #52 (Salisbury, Maryland), 1942-1943
Paul: CO service at CPS unit #49 (Philadelphia State Hospital, Pennsylvania), 1943-1944
Paul: application to relief and reconstruction unit, 1943
Paul: letters to Jayne, 1940-1943, 1948
Paul: letters to/from family and friends, 1940-1943
Paul: letters to/from family and friends, 1944-1976
Paul: interest in the National Mental Health Foundation Inc., 1946-1947
Paul: involvements etc., 1945- (post-CPS)
Paul: writings -- Mss. re: the CPS Union, 1944
Paul: drawings re: CPS [most removed to Oversize Graphics and Oversize Documents collectcions]

 
Box 3 (1/2 box)
Paul and Jayne: reference material -- city planning / desegregation [2 folders]
 
Paul and Jayne: reference material -- conscription / draft resistance
Paul and Jayne: reference material -- peacetime conscription
Paul and Jayne: reference material -- miscellaneous [2 folders]
 


This file was last updated on June 26, 2012.