Records of the American Friends Service Committee:
Civilian Public Service, 1940-1947
Prison Service Committee, 1943-1947
Collection: DG 002
PART 4: PRISON SERVICE COMMITTEE
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399, U.S.A.
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Restrictions to Access
Yes [some boxes are stored off-site and must be requested two weeks in advance of visiting the SCPC.]
Yes [restrictions for Parts 1, 2 & 4 in place until the year 2020. Researchers using the contents of these Parts in any public format must disguise the identity of any individual conscientious objector. Researchers who wish to use the collection must agree to this stipulation.]
[Identification of item], in the Records of the American Friends Service Committee: Civilian Public Service [or Prison Service Committee] (DG 002), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright is retained by the American Friends Service Committee, the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Introduction to Collection
The Prison Service Committee was established by the AFSC on Dec. 1, 1943 to provide a spiritual ministry and practical assistance to some of the over 6000 men who were imprisoned for the sake of conscience. The work with conscientious objectors in prison led to an interest in working for basic improvements in the care and treatment of all prisoners and to the establishment of prison visitation programs throughout the country. James P. Mullin served as Secretary of the PSC in 1944-1945, followed by Arle Brooks in 1946, and John Magraw in 1947. The PSC was discontinued in June 1947.
Scope & Content Notes
Section 4 of the AFSC Collection comprises 5.83 feet of the total. These records are restricted until the year 2020. Researchers using the contents of this collection in any public format must disguise the identity of any individual conscienious objector. Researchers wishing to use the collection must sign a form agreeing to this stipulation.
Contents of the Collection