Register of the Fellowship of Reconciliation records

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Title: Fellowship of Reconciliation records
Date (inclusive): 1942-1946
Collection Number: XX105
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes (8.3 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, and memoranda, relating to pacifist activities and conscientious objectors in the United States during World War II.
Creator: Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fellowship of Reconciliation Records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Conscientious objectors -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors


Container List

box 1

a. Legal service to conscientious objectors.


b. National Committee on Conscientious Objectors (NCCO) - minutes, correspondence and memos.


c. National Service Board for Religious Objectors (NSBRO) - reports, memoranda, forms, etc.


d. Philadelphia Council for Conscientious Objectors - correspondence.


e. Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors, N.Y. - correspondence, reports, memoranda, forms, etc.


f. Miscellaneous community boards to counsel conscientious objectors.

box 2

a. American Friends Service Committee - correspondence, reports, memoranda.


b. Amnesty - miscellaneous materials printed in N.Y. Committee for Amnesty for all Objectors to War and Conscription.


c. Anti-war organizations - correspondence, reports, memoranda, etc.


d. Army cases dealing with conscientious objectors - correspondence, memoranda, reports, forms, etc.


e. Baptist Church contacts.


f. Brethren Service Committee.

box 3

Bulletins concerning various organizations of conscientious objectors.

box 4

a. Civil Public Service (CPS) Camp Papers - bulletins, reports, and pamphlets.


b. Congressional Record - excerpts.


c. Fellowship of Reconciliation - bulletins, minutes, etc.


d. "Grapevine" prison news exchange. Cleveland, Ohio.


e. National Legislation of Interest to Religious Groups - bulletins.


f. "Michigan Reporter for Conscientious Objectors." October, December, 1944.


g. Miscellaneous newsletters pertaining to conscientious objectors.


h. "News Notes" - printed by the Northern California Service Board, Berkeley, California - scattered issues.


i. "Open Forum" - printed by the American Civil Liberties Union. ca. 1944-46.


j. "Pacific Citizen." July 8, 1944

box 5

a. Committee on Demobilization (COD) Interviews - Sacramento, California and vicinity.


b. Same - San Jose, California and vicinity.


c. Same - San Francisco, California and vicinity.


d. COD - social work.


e. Same - cooperatives.


f. Same - correspondence.


g. Same - demobilization work.


h. Civil Service Bulletins (California).


i. Christian Church contacts.


j. Miscellaneous church material.


k. Churches (non-pacifist) - official statements of support of conscientious objectors.


l. Same - local and national contacts through service board.


m. Same - contacts with the California Methodist Church.


n. Civilian Defense.


o. Civilian Public Service camps - camp relations.


p. Same - conferences.


q. Same - detached (Bubonic plague).

box 6

a. Same - Camp #21, 31, 35, 37, 43, 51, 56, 59, 60, 76, 107, 134, 148.


b. Same - general matters.


c. Same - government camp.


d. Civilian Public Service finances.

box 7

a. Civilian Public Service - miscellaneous printed materials.


b. Same - "Releases" and "Walkouts" and miscellaneous data.


c. Civilian bonds.


d. Committee for Non-violent Revolution.


e. Friends for Civilian Public Service materials.


f. Congregational Church contacts.


g. Civilian Public Service - miscellaneous correspondence.


h. Same - correspondence with French, Mead, and Jacob.


i. Civilian Public Service - correspondence - A-F.

box 8

a. Same - G-Z.


b. Same - out of state, A-Z.


c. Same - California, A-Z.


d. Job opportunities.


e. Minutes of meetings of couselors to conscientious objectors.

box 9

a. "The Reporter." July 1942-June 1946.


b. Demobilization - reports on committee meetings.


c. Same - research bulletins of the National Service Board.


d. Same - Interagency Demobilization of Committee bulletins. January-June 1946.


e. Deposits - records of financial deposits, 1944.


f. Episcopalian Church contacts.


g. Fellowship of Reconciliation - miscellaneous pamphlets, booklets, and leaflets.


h. Financial efforts on behalf of Civilian Public Service - statistical information.


i. Same - special routing of contributions.


j. Same - stamps and contributions.


k. Same - records of financial statements.

box 10

a. Financial help - miscellaneous materials.


b. Financial charts.


c. Furlough jobs.


d. Individual draft cases - A-D.


e. Same - E-H.


f. Same - biographical files of conscientious objectors - A.

box 11

Same - B-C.

box 12

Same - D-F.

box 13

Same - G-L.

box 14

Same - M-Q.

box 15

Same - R-V.

box 16

a. Same - W-Z.


b. Interagency Demobilization Committees - job bulletins.


c. Interpretation Committee Reports.


d. Job information.


e. Letters pertaining to financial matters.


f. Loan Fund materials.


g. Lutheran Church contacts.


h. Men coming to N. California.


i. Mental Hospitals.


j. Methodist Church contacts.


k. Miscellaneous printed material.


l. Mutual Aid Fund.


m. National Service Board Communications.

box 17

a. Northern California Service Board - financial approaches.


b. Same - financial expenses and accounts.


c. Same - employment problems.


d. Same - associate volunteer counselors.


e. Same - publications (mimeographed).


f. Same - draft survey.


g. Same - volunteer workers.


h. Same - general information.


i. Same - statistics.

box 18

a. Same - Organization #1 (1942).


b. Same - Organization #2 (1943).


c. Same - mailing lists.


d. Same - news notes.


e. Same - IA objectors and weapons.


f. Same - Board of Directors.


g. Northern California - projected work.


h. Pacifism - miscellaneous material.


i. Pamphlet materials.


j. Parolees.

box 19

a. Peace Strategy Board.


b. Personnel - secretaries.


c. Presbyterian Church contacts.


d. Prison cases.


e. Probation cases.


f. Property information - north of San Francisco, California.


g. Service Board - minutes.

box 20

a. Same - correspondence.


b. Unitarian Church contacts.


c. "Washington Merry-go-Round."


d. Washington - Oregon contacts.


e. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.


f. Working file - revised manual.


g. World Peace Newsletters. 1944-45.


h. World Organization for Peace - miscellaneous material.