1942 Jan. 1
Freeman, Russ (Quaker)
Mendham (N.J.) - Caleb's statement about leaning toward the absolute position on the draft "falls into place with many of our previous discussion." Freeman quite discouraged about camp: "Some lads are finding out that they have never actually thought through the various angles of what this position means once the pressure is applied, and the usual and expected quota of letter from relat... more
1944 Aug. 4
Germfask (Mich.) - Disputes Foote's claim that Lapine was just an organization of radicals with a planned method of action and group-accepted tenets: "So far as I know this was never the case." Describes experiences at Lapine with others who had been transferred there from Mancos, Colo., unified only by that background and the administration's missteps. Many were non-cooperators, but "Man... more
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
California - From Foote's journal of his trip to the western United States, 1939-1940: trip northward from Sacramento north; irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley and Shasta dam;.Klamath Project; Tule Lake.
1940 Apr. 29
Cambridge (Mass.) - The American history class is already being taught by Mary Adams, but they need a teacher to stabilize Class V. If his central concern is getting his PhD, they may be able to work out a part-time position.
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
Chicago (Ill.) - From Foote's journal of his trip to the western United States, 1939-1940: unattractive drive into the city and the atrocious housing of the south side before arrival in affluent Lake Forest. "The whole spirit and philosophy of the place is dependent on money." Women in Chicago.
The Yanks Are Not Coming Committee
Red, white, and blue sticker from non-interventionist Yanks Not Coming Committee.
1945 Apr. 12
Thomas, Evan W. (Evan Welling), 1890-1974
New York (N.Y.) - Agrees with Caleb about the prison system and punishment. "Custodial institutions should not exist with the idea of punishment behind them... As I have grown older I recognize more than before the need for institutional care of some individuals. That may simply be due to the caution of older age and hardening of the arteries but I don't know what I would do in my own work if there were... more
1945 Feb. 14
Simpson, Elery E.
Tacoma (Wash.) - Explains briefly why he has accepted I-A0 classification: "Soon after I got in prison I could see I was accomplishing very little. It was just a protest against conscription which was a worthy enough cause but there were millions who were in need of help." Met a number of COs including Hartmann who was a "psycho" but had attracted a school of followers. "They held a voc... more