Records, 1923-


Records, 1923-

The records of the War Resisters League include minutes of its executive committee, correspondence, literature, releases, mailings, and annual peace calendars. There are committee files, branch records, material about projects including publication of its newspaper The Conscientious Objector, and the files of administrators Abraham Kaufman, Ralph DiGia, David McReynolds, and Grace Hedemann. Correspondents include: Sidney Aberman, Devere Allen, Rex M. Corfman, Julius Eichel, Edward P. Gottlieb, George W. Hartmann, Ed Hedemann, Grace Hedemann, Ammon A. Hennacy, John Haynes Holmes, Jessie Wallace Hughan, Abraham Kaufman, Roy Kepler, Frieda L. Lazarus, David McReynolds, A.J. Muste, Tracy Mygatt, Frank Olmstead, Bayard Rustin, Igal Roodenko, and Wendy Schwartz.

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Olmstead, Frank Henry, 1858-.... (person)

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Lazarus, Frieda Langer (person)

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Mygatt, Tracy D. (Tracy Dickinson), 1885-1973 (person)

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Gottlieb, Edward P. (person)

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The War Resisters League (WRL) was established in 1923 through the initiative of Jessie Wallace Hughan. It began as an organization for men and women willing to sign a pledge refusing to support war of any kind. During World War II, it lent both moral and legal support to conscientious objectors, especially absolute pacifists who refused to participate even in civilian alternative service, often for reasons other than religious beliefs. In 1968, the WRL merged with the Committee for Nonviolent A...

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Kepler, Roy C. (person)

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Eichel, Julius, 1896- (person)

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Muste, A. J. (Abraham John), 1885-1967 (person)

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