Swarthmore College Peace Collection


John M. Swomley Jr. Papers, 1940-2002

Collection: DG 226


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
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Swomley Jr., John M. (1915- )
Title
John M. Swomley Jr. Papers
Inclusive Dates
1940-2002
Call Number
DG 227

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
13 linear inches/feet [papers only]
Abstract
John M. Swomley, Jr.; minister in the Methodist Church; served as Director of the National Council Against Conscription, editor of Conscription News, and as National Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation; active with the American Friends Service Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union; campaigned against universal military training; author of books on militarism and the Cold War.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of the Fellowship of Reconciliation; 2010 Fred Whitehead (Acc. 10A-084)
Processing Information
Processed by Anne M. Yoder (Archivist), 2007
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John M. Swomley Jr. Papers, 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
Fellowship of Reconciliation Records (DG 013)
National Council Against Conscription Records (DG 052)


Historical Background
John M. Swomley, Jr. is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He holds degrees from Dickinson College and the Boston College University School of Theology, an M.A. from Boston University, and a Ph.D in political science from the University of Colorado. In 1982 he was presented with an honorary degree from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
 
His writings include American Empire: The Political Ethics of 20 th Century Conquest (1970); Religion: The State and the Schools (1968); The Military Establishment (1964); America, Russia, and the Bomb; The Road To War; The Peace Offensive and the Cold War; and Press Agents of the Pentagon. He authored numerous short pamphlets and magazine articles, which have appeared in Christian Century; Commercial and Financial Chronicle; Progressive; Nation; The Christian Advocate; and Intercollegian. He served as editor of Current Issues from 1960 to 1970, and as editor of Conscription News.
 
Swomley is a minister of the Methodist Church, and worked as a Professor of Social Ethics at the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri from 1960 to 1984. He served in the capacity of visiting professor in Manila, Philippines (1973); at United Theological College near Salisbury, Rhodesia (1977); and in the Facultad Evangelico de Teologia in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1969). In 1966 he was invited to address the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Government in the House of Commons regarding the Vietnam War.
 
After World War II, Swomley formed the Committee Against Jim Crow in Military Training and Service to bring about the desegregation of the Armed Forces. From 1944 to 1952 he worked as Director of the National Council Against Conscription directing a nation-wide campaign against universal military training. In 1956 he organized the first South-wide strategy meeting of militant black leaders with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy, which was the spiritual forerunner of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. From 1960-1964 Swomley served on the Methodist Church’s General Conference Commission to Study the Relation of Nuclear War to the Christian Faith. He helped organize the National Council to Repeal the Draft in 1969. At Wounded Knee in 1973, at the request of the American Indian Movement, he negotiated (unsuccessfully) with the Department of Justice for non-violent settlement. He participated in research, speaking, and debate for labor organizations in their 1978 campaign against the “Right to Work” amendment to Missouri Constitution.
 
Swomley served as the Chairperson of the Church-State Committee; President of the Methodist Peace Fellowship; Executive Secretary of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (1953-1960); President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Christian Ethics (1964-1970); and President of Americans for Religious Liberty. In 1976 he helped organize and served as Executive Director pro-tem of the Committee on Militarism in Education. In 1993 he founded the American Committee on Korea and served as its Executive Secretary. He was a member of the American Friends Service Committee Working Party on Non-Violence; the American Political Science Association; the American Society of Christian Social Ethics; the Commission on Religious Liberty of the National Council of Churches; the General Board of Christian Social Concerns of the Methodist Church; the National Council of Churches’ Committee to Study the Rights of Conscience; and the Women’s Rights Committee.
 
In 1975 Swomley received the ACLU’s Patrick Murphy Malin award for outstanding service to the cause of civil liberties in Missouri, and in 1976 he was selected by the United Nations Day Committee to receive the award of Kansas City’s World Citizen of the Year.

Collection Overview
These files were separated out from the records of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in 2007. His voluminous reference files were sorted through and duplicates and material already available at the SCPC were discarded. Much of what is in the Swomley papers references in efforts over many years to stop mandatory universal military training (UMT), especially in the United States.

See also newsletter Facts on File.

Arrangement of Collection
Material is arranged in four series: A: Biographical Information (which includes his writings); B: Public Witness & Involvements; C: Correspondence; and D: Reference Material.





Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES A: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Box 1
Biographical information
Honors & awards
Subject file list, 1953
Speaking engagements: speeches given (transcripts)
Statements
Sign-on letters; letters to the editor; testimony
Correspondence with government officials
Writings on U.M.T./ conscription
Statement re: U.M.T., 1946
Writings: published, 1945-1959
Writings: published, 1960-1969
Writings: published, 1970-1979
Writings re: J. Nevin Sayre, 1977-1979
Writings: published 1980-1989
Writings: published, 1990-1999

Box 2
Writings: published, 2000-
Bibliography of published writings, 1940-2002
Manuscript evaluations
Writings: reviews of his book
Writings: unpublished
Strategy discussions re: U.M.T, 1943-1946
Work re: Conscription News [org. & periodical], 1944-1947
Commendation of work & of Conscription News

SERIES B: PUBLIC WITNESS & INVOLVEMENTS
Box 2 (cont.)
Involvement with Methodist Federation for Social Action [MFSA.] [includes accusation re: being Communist front], 1946-1954
Involvement with Methodist Federation for Social Action [MFSA]: controversy re: Jack McMichael & Communism, 1945-1947
Involvement with Methodist Federation for Social Action [MFSA]: controversy re: Jack McMichael & Communism, 1948
Involvement with Methodist Federation for Social Action [MFSA]: controversy re: Jack McMichael & Communism, 1949
Involvement with Methodist Federation for Social Action [MFSA]: controversy re: Jack McMichael & Communism, 1950-1951, undated
Involvement with the American Friends Service Committee [AFSC], 1949-1950
Involvement with the National Council Against Conscription [NCAC]., 1950s
Involvement (as President) with the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU], 1971, 1982
Involvement with Methodist Peace Fellowship, 1972-1985
Work as professor at St. Paul School of Theology [includes student evaluations of course taught, 1982]
Efforts as editor of “Facts for Action,” 1997-1998

Box 3
Correspondence re: U.M.T. etc., 1944-1946
Correspondence etc. on polls re: U.M.T., 1945-1946
Correspondence re: U.M.T./ conscription
Correspondence re: U.M.T./ conscription
Correspondence re: U.M.T./ conscription in other countries
Correspondence re: endorsements in favor of U.M.T
Correspondence re: opposition to U.M.T. by educational groups
Correspondence re: opposition to U.M.T. by farm groups
Correspondence re: opposition to U.M.T. by labor groups
Correspondence re: opposition to U.M.T. by local groups
Correspondence re: opposition to U.M.T. by religious groups

Box 4
Lists of anti-U.M.T./conscription groups
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Anti-Conscription Committee
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Church of the Brethren
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Citizens Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription Now
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Committee to Postpone Action on Peacetime Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Greater Boston Committee Opposed to the Present Enactment of Peace Time Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Greater Philadelphia Committee Against Peacetime Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Michigan Council to Oppose Peacetime Military Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups Oregon Committee Opposing Peacetime Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups: Washington State Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in California
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Connecticut
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in the District of Columbia & Florida
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Illinois
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Indiana & Iowa
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Massachusetts
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Michigan & Minnesota
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Missouri & Nebraska
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in New Jersey & New York
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in North Carolina & North Dakota [includes statement by Ernest Bromley]
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Ohio
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Oregon
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, & Texas
Anti-U.M.T. groups: in Washington, West Virginia, & Wisconsin

SERIES C: CORRESPONDENCE
Box 5

General correspondence, 1940-1947
General correspondence, 1948-1949
General correspondence, 1950
General correspondence, 1951
General correspondence, 1952
General correspondence, 1953
General correspondence, 1954
General correspondence, 1955 (Jan.-June)
General correspondence, 1955 (July-Dec.)
General correspondence, 1956

Box 6
General correspondence, 1957
General correspondence, 1958 (Jan.-June)
General correspondence, 1958 (July-Dec.)
General correspondence, 1959 (Jan.-March)
General correspondence, 1959 (April-June)
General correspondence, 1959 (July-Sept.)
General correspondence, 1959 (Oct.-Dec.)
General correspondence, 1960 (Jan.-March)
General correspondence, 1960 (April-Dec.)
General correspondence, 1961-1969
General correspondence, 1970-1979
General correspondence, 1980-1989
General correspondence, 1990-
General correspondence, undated

Box 7
American Friends Service Committee [AFSC], 1946-1960
American Friends Service Committee [AFSC], 1949-1953
American Friends Service Committee [AFSC]
American Indian affairs: federal prison, Tucson (AZ), 1942-1950
American Legion, 1944-1951
Baldwin, Hanson (New York Times military analyst)
Boss, Charles
Bristol, James ( Philadelphia F.O.R.)
Burlingame, Richard F., 1957
Cantrell, Lowell ( Boston F.O.R.), 1948-1949
Catholics & the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1949-1953
Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors [CCCO]
Chittum, John, 1948
The Church & peace: correspondence (mainly on the Christian youth conference), 1952-1953
Civil Liberties Clearing House
Collett, John: “Peace Now,” 1953
Commendations of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1952-1958
Communism & the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1947-1960
Conscientious objectors: A-Z (1943-1960)
Conscientious objectors & the Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1949-1955
Conscientious objectors: Michigan C.O. case, 1954
Conscientious objectors: studies

Box 8
Eisenhower, Dwight: correspondence with & about him, 1946-1956
Faulkner, Hugh, ca. 1954
Ferre, Nels, 1946-1954
Finlay, Elliot
Fort Detrick Vigil, 1959-1961
Fried, Christopher
Hall, Francis B., 1942-1955 [some written while imprisoned at Ashland as a C.O., 1944-1945]
Hawes, Frank & Francis Hawes [father & son], 1941-1953 [some letters written while Francis was imprisoned at Danbury as a C.O., 1942-1945]
Heifer Project: correspondence, 1953-1955
Japanese Americans, 1942-1945
Japanese Americans: Gordon Hirabayashi, 1944
Japanese Americans: Nise soldiers & resisters, 1944
John Birch Society
Johnson, Byron & Kay Johnson, 1954-1960
Kershner, Howard E. (Christian Freedom Foundation)
Kirschner, H. Don: reports on field in Iowa, 1942-1943 [includes comments re: Bayard Rustin]
Labor unions, 1957
Lawson Jr., James M., 1956-1960
Lens, Sid: proposal re: foreign policy, 1959

Box 9
Lester, Muriel, 1941-1960
Letters to U.S. President, Congress, & other officials, 1942-1960
McConnell, Jr., Ben H.
McCrackin, Rev. Maurice F.: correspondence re: refusal to pay income taxes for war, 1958
Mayer, Milton, 1947-1952
Mitchell, William: letters written while in federal prison ( Atlanta, GA), 1946-1947 [a C.O.]
Mosley, Don
National Council Against Conscription [NCAC], 1953-1960
National Council for Prevention of War [NCPW] & Frederick Libby, 1948-1953
National Service Board for Religious Objectors [NSBRO], 1949-1958
Nuclear information, 1946-1959
Olmstead, Frank
Peacemakers, 1948-1954 [includes memos re: F.O.R. relations]
Powell-Schuman sedition case, 1959
Rustin, Bayard, 1953-1955, 1960
Schuchardt, Irmgard ( Berlin, Germany), 1958-1960
Scott, Lawrence, 1957-1958
Seabury Conference, 1955
Sekiya, Paul
Shaw, Mark
Simon, Emily Parker ( Baltimore Peace Center), 1954-1960
Stapleton, Brian ( Ibadan, Nigeria), 1958-1959
Steere, Douglas
Stevens, Henry Bailey
Stone, Candace, 1951-1960
Swarthmore College Peace Collection (& Mary Cary), 1951-1960

Box 10
Tatum, Lyle
Tax refusal, 1947-1961
Tenney Committee, 1951
Texas: correspondence with individuals, 1951-1954
Thompson, Dorothy, 1951
Trocmé, Andre & Magda Trocmé, 1951-1960
Trocmé, Magda: speaking tour, 1959-1960 -- correspondence
Trocmé, Magda: speaking tour, 1959-1960 -- schedules, arrangements, etc.
Trueblood, Kenneth (C.O.), 1958-1959
U.S.-Japan statement re: Mutual Security Pact, 1960
United Nations Committee on Human Rights, 1953
Uphaus, Willard: correspondence & writings; 1953-1960
Uphaus, Willard: correspondence & articles about him, 1950-1960
Uphaus case: correspondence with lawyer & N.H. officials, 1959-1960
Uphaus case: Defense Committee, 1959

Box 11
Uphaus case: Fellowship of Reconciliation releases, etc., 1959-1960
Uphaus case: misc. correspondence & releases, 1959-1960
Uphaus case: news clippings, 1959-1960
Vienna Youth Festival, 1959
Walker, Charles
War Resisters League
War Resisters’ International
Warner, Earle H.
Whitney, Norman J., 1948-1960
Will Jr., Herman, 1940
Will Jr., Herman, 1947-1960
Willoughby, George, 1956-1960
Wilson, E. Raymond
Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom [WILPF]
World Council of Churches
World Council of Peace, 1955-1957
Worley, Charles, 1943-1946 [written while in prison (in Tuscon, AZ) as a C.O.]
Worship services
Wyckoff, DeWitte

Box 12
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: general
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: Executive Committee & National Council, 1950-1952
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: involvement with the F.O.R. -- misc.
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: National Council members, 1953-1954
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: National Council members, 1957
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: F.O.R. national conferences, 1948-1953
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: F.O.R. fellowship groups, 1942-1947
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: I.F.O.R., 1951-1953
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: I.F.O.R., 1954-1956

Box 13
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: I.F.O.R., 1957-1960
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: I.F.O.R. -- East-West Commission, 1952-1956
Administrative F.O.R. correspondence: I.F.O.R. -- Nonviolence Research Project, 1958-1960
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Jim Antal
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Richard Deats
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Fellowship editors
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Alfred Hassler
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Alfred Hassler & Literature Department, 1953-1960
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: George Houser, 1942-1944 (June)
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: George Houser (Office of Action Projects, Cleveland OH), 1944 (July) - 1945 (Dec.)

Box 14
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: George Houser (Office of Action Projects, Cleveland OH; Racial- Industrial Department, New York, NY), 1946-1949
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: George Houser, 1954-1955 [re: Africa, future employment]
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Barton & Dorothy Hunter
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Mike Jendrzejczyk
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1943-1945
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1946
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1947
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1948-1949
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1950-1953
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: A.J. Muste, 1954-1959

Box 15
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: J. Nevin Sayre, 1940-1944
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: J. Nevin Sayre, 1945-1949
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: J. Nevin Sayre, 1950-1960
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Glenn Smiley (National Field Secretary), 1954 (April) - 1954 (Dec.)
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Glenn Smiley, 1955 (Jan.) - 1955 (May)
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Glenn Smiley (National Field Secretary, Boston MA), 1955 (June) - 1955 (Dec.)
National F.O.R. staff correspondence: Glenn Smiley (National Field Secretary), 1956-1961 [includes work in the South]

Box 16
Correspondence with regional secretaries: misc. local & regional field work, 1950s
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Midwest -- Albert Watson, 1948-1949
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Midwest -- Albert Watson, 1950-1954
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Midwest -- Paul Macy & others, 1954-1960
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Chicago -- Robert Kraft, 1948-1949
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Michigan, 1956-1957
Correspondence with regional secretaries: St. Louis, 1949-1959
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New York, 1953-1954
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New York -- Kent Larabec, 1955
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New York -- Kent Larabec, 1956
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New York City -- Theodore Walser, 1944-1950 [died Aug. 1949]

Box 17
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New England, 1950-1952
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New England -- Richard Hathaway, 1954-1955
Correspondence with regional secretaries: New England -- Robert E. Gussner, 1956-1959
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Memphis (TN) area -- Margaret McCulloch, 1948-1949
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Nashville (TN) area -- Robert Cannon, 1955-1956; Claud Nelson, 1954
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Southwest -- Glenn Smiley, 1946-1948
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Southwest -- Glenn Smiley, 1949
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Southwest -- Glenn Smiley, 1950 (Jan.) - 1951 (June)
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Pacific Southwest -- Glenn Smiley, 1951 (Aug.) - 1952 (Oct.)
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Pacific Southwest -- Wilson Riles, 1954
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Pacific Southwest -- Wilson Riles, 1955
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Pacific Southwest -- Wilson Riles, 1956-1958
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Pacific Southwest -- F.O.R. Youth Section (David McReynolds, et al.), 1952-1955

Box 18
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1944-1949
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1950-1951
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1950-1951 (staff reports)
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1952-1953
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1954-1955
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1952-1954 (staff reports)
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- re: elimination of the Far West office, 1955
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Far West -- Orval Etter, 1956-1957
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Northern California, 1957-1959
Correspondence with regional secretaries: Oregon, 1950-1957

SERIES D: REFERENCE FILES
Box 19

Subject file: American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU], 1946-1953
Subject file: Africa, 1950-1955
Subject file: air developments [re: Air Force etc.]
Subject file: American Friends Service Committee [AFSC], 1951-1955
Subject file: Armed Forces unification, 1947-1949
Subject file: arms aid to Europe & other countries; military assistance pact; etc.
Subject file: Army & Air Corps expansion & plans re: conscription, etc.
Subject file: Army brutality, 1945-1954
Subject file: Army mistakes & mismanagement
Subject file: Army morality, 1947-1954
Subject file: Army War College (National) & Air Force University
Subject file: Atlantic Pact; foreign policy, 1949
Subject file: Atlantic Union, 1949-1951
Subject file: atomic…, 1946-1947
Subject file: atomic bomb & testing, 1946 (July) - 1948
Subject file: atomic bomb chronology by Gladys Walser, 1905-1950
Subject file: atrocities [see also: army brutality]
Subject file: British National Service Act / British Conscription Act, 1959

Box 20
Subject file: cartoons & comic books
Subject file: caste system -- military
Subject file: casualties in armed services
Subject file: causes of war
Subject file: censorship
Subject file: chances of war
Subject file: Christians & Jews
Subject file: churches & militarism
Subject file: civil defense, 1955, 1960
Subject file: Civilian Conservation Corps
Subject file: conscientious objector problems, 1948-1954
Subject file: conscientious objector problems -- C.O.s & the law, 1940-1954
Subject file: conscientious objectors -- I-W men in units, 1953
Subject file: conscientious objectors -- statements, 1942-1944
Subject file: communism, 1952-1956
Subject file: communism & peace, 1944-1957
Subject file: Communist Party, 1951-1956
Subject file: conscription in Europe, 1952
Subject file: conscription & peacetime conscription
Subject file: conscription of women
Subject file: cost of war (human & economic)
Subject file: courts martials
Subject file: crime in the Armed Forces -- looting, 1945-1950
Subject file: Czechoslovakia

Box 21
Subject file: Dairy Goat Journal -- articles re: world affairs, etc.
Subject file: disarmament -- arguments for, 1946-1954
Subject file: disarmament -- Baruch Plan, 1946-1950 [re: disarmament discussions]
Subject file: disarmament -- efforts, 1958-1959
Subject file: disarmament -- U.N. discussions, 1946-1950
Subject file: disarmament -- U.N. records, 1946-1950
Subject file: discipline -- military
Subject file: doctors’ draft, 1950
Subject file: Draft -- conscientious objection
Subject file: Draft extension, 1946-1947
Subject file: Draft extension, 1946-1947 (cont.)
Subject file: Draft in peacetime
Subject file: Draft resistance
Subject file: Draft of eighteen-year-olds, 1942-1953
Subject file: Draft of women, 1943-1944
Subject file: editorials, 1945-1950
Subject file: editorials
Subject file: education
Subject file: effects of WWII -- delinquency, mental cases, etc.
Subject file: Egypt, 1951-1956
Subject file: Eisenhower, 1945-1957
Subject file: Europe -- feeding of small nations, 1944-1947

Box 22
Subject file: Far East, 1950-1951 [re: U.S. policy on China, etc.]
Subject file: fascism, 1951-1953
Subject file: flag ( U.S.)
Subject file: foreign policy, 1945-1950
Subject file: fraternities -- discrimination
Subject file: General George C. Marshall, 1940-1948
Subject file: General Holdridge
Subject file: German re-armament, 1950-1952
Subject file: Germany, 1944-1959
Subject file: Great Britain 1944-1957
Subject file: Greek-Turkish loan issue, 1946-1948
Subject file: Guatemala, 1954
Subject file: Hanson, Baldwin -- articles
Subject file: Hawaii -- martial law, 1948
Subject file: health & the military
Subject file: Hershey, Lewis B.
Subject file: history of conscription ; development of wars
Subject file: Hoover Commission, 1949-1950
Subject file: House Un-American Activities Committee, 1946-1948
Subject file: hydrogen bomb, 1950-1958
Subject file: hysteria/ Red Scare,1944-1949

Box 23
Subject file: imperialism, 1946-1950
Subject file: India
Subject file: Indo-China, 1954-1959
Subject file: industry -- profit from war
Subject file: industry -- militarism / military-industrial complex, 1945-1950
Subject file: industry -- militarism, 1944-1951
Subject file: International Abolition of Conscription proposal
Subject file: Iran, 1951-1952
Subject file: Israel, 1948-1955
Subject file: Italy, 1943-1950
Subject file: Japan -- defeat, occupation, conditions, etc., 1945-1960
Subject file: Japanese Americans, 1942-1945
Subject file: Korea, 1950-1953
Subject file: Krushchev, Nikita
Subject file: labor draft, 1944-1945
Subject file: labor opposition to peacetime draft, 1943-1949
Subject file: Latin America
Subject file: Loyalty oath, 1949; 1954-1955

Box 24
Subject file: MacArthur, Douglas, 1946-1955
Subject file: Middle East, 1948-1958
Subject file: militarism -- general
Subject file: militarism in the Church, 1955-1958
Subject file: militarization, 1949-1952
Subject file: militarization in education -- general
Subject file: militarization in education -- correspondence, 1940s
Subject file: militarization in education -- correspondence, 1950s
Subject file: military diplomacy, 1947-1951
Subject file: military manpower, 1946-1948
Subject file: military policy, 1946-1942
Subject file: military service regulations around the world, 1950s
Subject file: military spending ,1949-1956
Subject file: military use of public land, 1950-1958
Subject file: miscellaneous
Subject file: mismanagement in the Armed Forces, 1945-1952
Subject file: mobilization & re-armament, 1945-1952

Box 25
Subject file: National Guard, 1947-1959
Subject file: National Security Council, 1948-1949
Subject file: Navy, 1949-1952
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- attacks on
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- list annotated by André Gingerich
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- personnel: Carlyle Adams, 1946
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- project re: U.M.T. ads in newspapers
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- statements about, & media coverage of
Subject file: National Council Against Conscription [N.C.A.C.] -- charges re: being communist
Subject file: next war, 1946-1948
Subject file: No Conscription Council
Subject file: North Atlantic Pact, 1949
Subject file: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1949-1950
Subject file: nuclear weapons agreements, 1959
Subject file: nurses’ draft, 1945
Subject file: occupation forces & occupation policies, 1945-1947
Subject file: pacifism, 1944-1952
Subject file: peace / peace movement, 1938-
Subject file: peace talks, 1948
Subject file: peacetime conscription
Subject file: Pearl Harbor
Subject file: Poland, 1943-1956
Subject file: polls re: peace/war/conscription, 1943-1947

Box 26
Subject file: propaganda & propaganda analysis, 1940-1948
Subject file: propaganda -- military publicity/ public relations, 1946-1949
Subject file: propaganda -- military publicity/ public relations, 1950-1953
Subject file: Puerto Rico, 1945-1955
Subject file: Quakers, 1950-1954
Subject file: race relations, 1940s
Subject file: racial integration, 1943-1956
Subject file: racism in the Armed Forces
Subject file: recruiting, 1947-1950
Subject file: reserve force, 1947-1952
Subject file: Reserve Forces Act of 1955
Subject file: Roosevelt, Eleanor -- views re: the draft, etc.
Subject file: R.O.T.C. & conscientious objectors 1948-1959
Subject file: R.O.T.C. -- correspondence, 1947-1955
Subject file: R.O.T.C. -- critical appraisals, polls, studies, 1949-1959
Subject file: R.O.T.C. in high schools
Subject file: R.O.T.C. in specific colleges & universities, 1949-1959
Subject file: R.O.T.C. -- lists of units, government publications, etc., 1940-1955

Box 27
Subject file: science, 1945-1951
Subject file: Selective Service, 1950-1951 – Act of 1948
Subject file: Selective Service – background material, 1917-1940
Subject file: Selective Service – post-war extension of the Draft, 1946-1949 (correspondence, analyses, criticism)
Subject file: socialism, 1944-1954
Subject file: Soviet Union, 1946-1959 (includes Muste writings)
Subject file: speeches by military officers, 1945-1950
Subject file: statements by military officers, 1945-1952
Subject file: Swiss system of national defense, 1949-1952
Subject file: taxes & tax refusal, 1950s
Subject file: Truman & Marshall on conscription
Subject file: United Nations, 1944-1953
Subject file: Universal Military Conscription, 1958-1959
Subject file: U.M.T. [Universal Military Training]
Subject file: U.M.T., 1944-1948
Subject file: U.M.T., 1950-1955
Subject file: U.M.T. – conscription
Subject file: U.M.T. – conscription (cont.)

Box 28
Subject file: U.M.T – conscription (cont.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – conscription (cont.)
Subject file: Anti-U.M.T. groups: miscellaneous [includes denominational statements], 1944-1946
Subject file: Anti-U.M.T. groups: Chicago Committee to Oppose Peacetime Conscription
Subject file: U.M.T. – conscription in other countries
Subject file: U.M.T. – Fort Knox experiment
Subject file: U.M.T. – Fort Knox newspaper: Vol. I, Jan.-April 1947 [missing #5, 6]
Subject file: U.M.T. – Fort Knox newspaper: Vol. I, May-July 1947 [missing #18]

Box 29
Subject file: U.M.T. – Fort Knox newspaper: Vol. II, Aug.-Dec. 1947
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions (cont.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions (articles, etc.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions by American Legion
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions of soldiers
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions by military & veterans
Subject file: U.M.T. – opinions by military & veterans (cont.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by educational groups
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by educational groups (cont.)

Box 30
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by farm groups
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by labor groups
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by labor groups to peacetime draft, 1943-1949
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by local groups
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by religious groups
Subject file: U.M.T. – opposition by religious groups (cont.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – polls taken
Subject file: U.M.T. – polls taken (cont.)
Subject file: U.M.T. – polls: Gallup Poll
Subject file: U.M.T. – propaganda, 1947
Subject file: U.M.T. – statements by government & military officials
Subject file: U.M.T. – views of columnists
Subject file: U.M.T. – Coronet films, 1951

Box 31
Subject file: venereal disease, 1942-1951
Subject file: veterans, 1945-1952
Subject file: war – general, 1938-1953
Subject file: women, draft, recruitment, & war, 1942-1952 (articles, pamphlets, releases)
Subject file: women & war, 1942-1952
Subject file: women’s statement to oppose U.M.T., 1948
Subject file: work of other groups (opposing conscription & U.M.T.), 1944-1952
Subject file: world government, 1945-1959
Subject file: Yugoslavia, 1949-1952
 
 


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