Guide to the Young Friends of North America, Committe on Conscription Collection, 1968-1969 AIS.1969.17

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription Records
Creator
Young Friends of North America. Committee on Conscription.
Collection Number
AIS.1969.17
Date
1968-1969
Extent
0.5 linear feet  (1 box)
Abstract
The Young Friends of North America, whose members were between the ages of 18-30, established a Committee on Conscription in the fall of 1968. The Committee on Conscription facilitated communication among members who were involved with draft resistance. The Committee also collected information from members who have resisted the draft since the 1940's and from those who were imprisoned for draft resistance. This collection contains photocopies of memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, brochures, broadsides, pamphlets, a newsletter and membership and mailing lists.

Preferred Citation

Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription Records, 1968-1969, AIS.1969.17, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Young Friends of North America, whose members were between the ages of 18-30, established a Committee on Conscription in the fall of 1968. The Committee on Conscription facilitated communication among members who were involved with draft resistance. The Committee also collected information from members who have resisted the draft since the 1940's and from those who were imprisoned for draft resistance.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains photocopies of memoranda, minutes, questionnaires, brochures, broadsides, pamphlets, a newsletter and membership and mailing lists. Organizational data includes background information on the founding, purpose and scope of the Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription and membership and mailing lists. Draft Non-cooperators Files contain lists and completed questionnaires of members and those who were troubled as to whether or not they should participate in the draft and then decided to become non-cooperators. The questionnaires contain names, addresses, employment information, hometowns, Friends' involvement and details of draft cases. Memoranda include notes for meetings, data for pamphlets and lists of persons who elected not to participate in the draft.

The records in this collection are copies, the originals are in the possession of David Morrison. See also related collections - Records of the Western Pennsylvania Academic Council on Problems of War and Peace (ais196805) and Records of the Draft and War Resistance Movement (ais196818).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 1969

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David Morrison on October 1, 1969.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Michael O'Malley in January 2003.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Young Friends of North America. Committee on Conscription.

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- Social conditions

Subject(s)

  • Associations
  • Asylum, Right of -- History
  • Conscientious objectors -- North America -- History
  • Draft -- United States -- History
  • Draft resisters -- United States -- History
  • Quakers -- North America -- History
  • Social action
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Conscientious objectors
  • War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History
  • War -- Religious aspects -- Church of the Brethren
  • War -- Religious aspects -- Mennonite Church
  • War -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends
  • Youth and peace -- History

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Previous Citation

Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription Records, 1968-1969, AIS.1969.17, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.

Young Friends of North America, Committee on Conscription, Records, 1968-August 1969, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh.

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Organizational Information 11

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  Folder
Draft Non-cooperators Files 02-05

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  Folder
Lists of Draft Non-cooperators 6

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  Folder
Minutes 7

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  Folder
Promotional Brochures and Broadsides 8

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  Folder
Young Friends of North America Newsletter, April 1969 9

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  Folder
Memoranda 10

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