Collection, 1916-


Collection, 1916-

Correspondence (1917-1980) including family correspondence between Julius Eichel, his brother David Eichel, and their parents, while the brothers were imprisoned as conscientious objectors during World War I; writings by Julius Eichel including descriptions of his prison experiences during World War I, statements of his philosophy of absolute conscientious objection, and articles for various periodicals of the War Resisters League; personal memorabilia of Eichel and his wife, Esther Eichel; material relating to William James Sidis, an absolutist conscientious objector who corresponded and worked with Eichel before and during World War II, including periodicals edited by Sidis for organizations he started and articles written about him after his death; material relating to the Absolutist War Objectors Association and its newsletter (1943-1947) the Absolutist (earlier Weekly Prison News Letter); and writings of other conscientious objectors, clippings, and mail from other organizations. Correspondents include Ernest and Marion Bromley, David and Betty Dellinger, William N. Doty, David Eichel, Eichel family, Harold Fackert, Paul Comly French.

3.25 linear ft.

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Bromley, Marion, -1996 (person)

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Graves, Anna Melissa, 1875-1964 (person)

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Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. (corporateBody)

War Resisters League (corporateBody)

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...

Eichel family. (family)

Julius, David and Albert Eichel (brothers) were absolutist conscientious objectors to war, as was Julius's wife, Esther and their son Seymour. They championed the right of the individual to be free from government oppression or interference. Raised in the Jewish faith but grounding their convictions in Socialism, David and Julius were imprisoned as conscientious objectors to World War I. The bulk of the collection is about Julius Eichel. From the description of Collection, 1916- (Swa...

Absolutist War Objectors Association (corporateBody)

Eichel, David (person)

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Doty, William N. (person)

Dellinger, Betty (person)

Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 (person)

American clergyman and reformer. From the description of The voice of God is calling : autograph poem signed, 1930 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269557327 John Haynes Homes (1879-1964) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1902 and Harvard Divinity School in 1904. He received honorary doctorates from Benares Hindu University, Rollins College, and Meadville Theological School. He served as...

Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974 (person)

Sidis, William James, 1898-1944 (person)

Sidis earned his Harvard AB in 1914. From the description of Midyear examination in Astronomy 4, February 7, 1912. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77074980 ...

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Man, Albon (person)

Albon P. Man, Jr.; conscientious objector to World War II; served time in prison, 1943-1945; took park in work strikes and hunger strikes to protest racial segregation and mail censorship. From the description of Papers, 1943-1965. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 67140006 ...

Eichel, Julius, 1896- (person)

Absolute conscientious objector and pacifist. From the description of Papers, 1917-1980. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 122577907 ...

Bromley, Ernest (person)

Lunde, Erling H. (person)

Erling Lunde was imprisoned as an absolutist conscientious objector during the first World War. Through his correspondence with his father, Theodore H. Lunde, atrocities against conscientious objectors, including fatalities, were publicized. From the description of Collection, 1918-1976, 1918-1920. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 28329196 ...

Eichel, Esther (person)

Lynd, Alice (person)

Alice Lynd was a graduate of Radcliffe College and the author of We Won't Go: Personal Accounts of War Objectors (1968). From the description of Letter of Alice Lynd, 1969. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 421927611 Staughton Lynd and Alice Niles Lynd, Quakers, authors, lawyers, and activists in the civil rights and peace movements, have worked individually and have collaborated on many labor and pacifist projects. Alice Lynd, draft counsellor, nursery school teache...

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