Papers, 1898-1977.


Papers, 1898-1977.

Scattered correspondence (1920-1976), Olmsted's writings on treaties, peace, and related legal topics, memoranda and briefs, handbooks on conscientious objection, and board minutes of the many organizations with which he was involved. Includes minutes and memos of Rights of Conscience Committee of the American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia Peace Council, Joint Peace Committee of Providence and Chester Monthly Meetings, American Civil Liberties Union, and Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors; correspondence with German emigrés and American consular officials (1939-1942); and transcripts of Olmsted's dismissal hearing by the American Legion and correspondence with post officers (1922-1927). Subjects include freedom of speech, loyalty oaths, universal military training, conscientious objectors, and racial integration. Correspondents include Brent D. Allinson, Gertrude Baer, Roger N. Baldwin, Sophia H. Dulles, Edward W. Evans, Caleb Foote, Fred Fuges, Francis Heisler, Alan R. Howe, Dorothy H. Hutchinson, Esther Everett Lape, Herbert Monte Levy, Emily C.P. Longstreth, Walter C. Longstreth, Anne H. Price, Arlo D. Tatum, Lyle Tatum, George Willoughby, Richard R. Wood, and C.H. (Mike) Yarrow.

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