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1940 Apr. 12

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to family

Pasadena (Calif.) - Written during Foote's trip to the western United States, 1939-1940, and filed with his journal. Getting to know the Beardsleys [Helen Marston Beardsley] better: "I think 'Cousin Helen' is one of the more remarkable people I know. She is very quiet and calm, but, my what a lot she has to her." Had luncheon with a Congregational minister, Allan Hunter, a close friend of ... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1945 Apr. 28

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Letter from Caleb Foote to Mrs. Ralph Mitchell

Berkeley (Calif.) - Thanks for her comments on his analysis of the FOR, be he still thinks there are serious organizational issues with pacifists.

Caleb Foote Papers

1941 Dec. 28

Foote, Eleanor T. C. Foote

Letter from Eleanor T. C. Foote to Caleb Foote and Arthur Foote

Awbury (Pa.) - None of the family would wish Caleb to go against what his conscience dictates, "I have feared all along that a person of your temperament would be inclined to go to extremes." does not wish to go into the pros and cons of how he should use his abilities, since she knows his sisters have done so. "I think going to prison for conscience sake is a little like the case of ... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1943 July 23

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

United States v. Caleb Foote Affidavit of facts by Caleb Foote

San Francisco (Calif.) - Foote's statement of his background and basis of his pacifist beliefs.

Caleb Foote Papers

1907

Cousin Edgar Evans with Agnes and Ellie Cope

Casual image of Evans, with hat, seated with the Cope girls on a porch.

Caleb Foote Papers

1941 July 12

Foote, Eleanor T. C. Foote

Letter from Eleanor T. C. Foote to Caleb Foote

Southwest Harbor (Me.) - Sympathizes with Caleb's struggle to find his particular niche in this sorry old world, but he is no alone: "all my life I have had to live so far below the ideals I would have liked to set for myself." Compromise and life.

Caleb Foote Papers

1944

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Notes on conscription? CPS and democracy

United States - Analysis of the problem of conscription and coercion in a democratic society and the issues of Civilian Public Service. "Because conscription, like slavery, is a contradiction of ends and means and because it tends to destroy both conscriptor and conscript, the state -- or pacifist movement -- which employs conscription as a means is destroying itself."

Caleb Foote Papers

1944 June 9

Tatsuno, Dave M., 1913-2006

Letter from Dave M. Tatsuno to Caleb Foote

Topaz (Utah) - Getting ready to leave Topaz relocation center for his brother-in-law's farm at Springville, Utah, though he was just thinking of applying to return to the west coast. His brother just passed his pre-induction physical and Dave had his in May: "I shall not have to take another life as I was qualified 4F." Even in Topaz they are seeing signs that the West Coast is openin... more

Caleb Foote Papers

1935 Oct. 15

Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006

Constitutional flexibility

Cambridge (Mass.) - Essay written for English A-1 (Harvard) on conservative opposition to reform and the strict interpretation of a conservative Supreme Court.

Caleb Foote Papers

1943 Aug. 2

War objector sentenced

San Francisco (Calif.) - Newspaper clipping on trial of Caleb Foote as conscientious objector. Appeared in San Francisco Examiner.

Caleb Foote Papers