United States . Office of the Provost Marshal General
Washington (D.C.) - Regarding the administration of the Selective Service Act of 1917. Includes statistics and tables on various aspects of its implementation. Most likely collected for W. E. B. Du Bois' proposed book "The Black Man in the Wounded World".
2006 Apr. 11
United States - Topics addressed by Boody: attending George Williams College in Chicago; meeting his future wife and admitting to her that he had not registered for the draft; deciding to register before getting married; by 1965 understanding that it was only a matter of time before he'd get drafted; not taking his job very seriously during this time; getting fired in 1966 and then drafted by the Army... more
United States - Topics addressed by Lembcke: getting a deferment while in college and then an extra two years of occupational deferment as a teacher; considering when he first became aware of the war in Vietnam; attending a student leadership conference his last year of college and hearing someone from Students for a Democratic Society speak; reflecting that his father died the same day Bobby Kennedy ... more
2004 Aug. 24
United States - Topics Goss addresses: his involvement in the anti-war movement while attending Rutgers in the mid-1960s; his background as a native of Newark, New Jersey ; the changing demographics of Newark which included large minority and poor populations--populations that had a difficult time getting out of the draft; his efforts to get out of the draft including a brief enrollment in law school and two ... more
United States - Topics Hoogstraten addresses: opposition to the war during high school; increased anti-war activity during last year in school; his experience the day of the lottery and his number, 56; the period of waiting before he was called up for active service; efforts to find a legitimate medical reason to be dismissed; day he received induction letter and advice from draft counselor to make a scene at inducti... more