1966 Feb. 25
Smithfield Monthly Meeting of Friends (Smithfield, R.I.) . Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Rhode Island - Deliberations to build consensus on U.S. involvement in the war in Vietnam. The Committee urges friends to write individually to congressman and the president "regarding issues of concern to us as Friends. We strongly believe that each letter carries real weight; we see this work as an individual responsibility if the Quaker ideal is to live on." Committee approves funds fo... more
2004 Aug. 2
Crowe, Frances, 1919-
United States - Topics Crowe addresses: her transition from a full-time mother and homemaker when the war in Vietnam escalated to a draft counselor; she began this work by taking a class on the draft at the Central Committee for Country (CCC); she visited draft centers and noticed a lack of draft counseling, so decided to host sessions her own in her home; during the first year in operation (1968-1969... more
United States - Topics addressed by Jessop: growing up in Guilford, Connecticut; his awareness of the war in Vietnam during high school; working at a United Church of Christ conference center summer before college; meeting a man there who refused induction and ended up serving three years in prison; determining that he would not serve if called; attending Trinity College; deciding to leave Trinity during ... more
2006 Feb. 5
Gardner, Thomas N.
United States - Topics Gardner addresses: growing up in a Navy family, father a dentist in a uniform; as a child wanting to someday join the Navy; by end of high school he started shifting away from wanting a military role to wanting a role in diplomacy at the State Department; racism in Florida in 1960s; attending University of Virginia and getting involved in civil rights and anti-war movements; joi... more
2007 Jan. 19 – 2007 Jan. 20
Holtzman, Jay H.
United States - Topics addressed by Holtzman: growing up in Philadelphia in a Jewish family with a strong emphasis on education; attending LaSalle University and going to medical school; joining the Berry Plan while in medical school to avoid being drafted, but not realizing that he was enlisting even though service would be deferred until after residency; becoming more active in the anti-war movemen... 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