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Conscientious objectors

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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American Exiles, 1969 - 1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/2
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Information papers and correspondence, mainly with the American Refugee Project and the Union of American Exiles in Britain, on American servicemen who had deserted and sought political asylum in Britain to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War ("draft dodgers''). Other correspondents include Baroness Birk and Mark Carlisle [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office].

Dates: 1969 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conscientious objection in the First World War, 1914 - 1923, 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 1/2
Scope and Contents Includes: notes for a speech on "Democrats and Diplomats", 1915; cuttings of articles by AFB; AFB's court summons, 1916; press cutting on his third court martial trial at Chester Castle [1916]; typed copy of the prison newspaper [from Walton Prison, Liverpool, edited by AFB], 'The Walton Leader' and a small booklet about Conscientious Objector prison newspapers, "The C.O. Clink Chronicle"; flyer for the Resist the War Committee; open letter from AFB to the German Socialists with a covering...
Dates: 1914 - 1923; 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conscientious Objectors , c 1976-80

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/19
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Ms draft and typed copy of a memorandum by AFB, "The Opposition to the War", particularly on the role of the Independent Labour Party and the International Socialist movement in opposing the First World War.

Dates: c 1976-80
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conscientious Objectors , 1947 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 1/14
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the work of the Central Board for Conscientious Objectors, including: letter from Sir Francis Floud, recollecting his time as Chairman of one of the Appeal tribunals for conscientious objectors; issue of Objection Overruled by AFB, the ninth annual report of the Board; letter from Ellen Starr Brinton, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, on papers by AFB which were in the Collection; press cutting of an article by AFB in the Socialist Leader on the case of...
Dates: 1947 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conscientious Objectors , 1968 - 1972

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mainly with the Central Board for Conscientious Objectors Continuing Committee, with various researchers, on the reprint of the newsletter Tribunal and on the status of Italian Conscientious Objectors. Other correspondents include Lord Donaldson of Lymington, on a CBCO paper (enclosed) to be submitted to his committee on the age of majority for enlistment in the armed services, and [Clifford] Tony Smythe, General Secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties, on...
Dates: 1968 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conscientious objectors to taxes, 1965 - 1969

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 3/17
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Correspondence on people objecting to tax revenue being used for military purposes, with correspondents including Roy Jenkins, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord Bowles.

Dates: 1965 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence, 1976-02 - 1976-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 6/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Baroness Llewelyn-Davies, Government Chief Whip, House of Lords, on subjects including a letter from AFB to [? Michael Foot, Secretary of State for Employment] on his concerns about the Trade Unions and Labour Relations Bill and its restriction of the conscience clause to religious objectors, but not agnostics, atheists or humanists (2); Rayner Unwin, Chairman of George Allen and Unwin Limited; Dorothy Detzer Denny on AFB's autobiography ["Towards Tomorrow"] and her...
Dates: 1976-02 - 1976-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence C, 1965

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 5/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Terence Grier, Federal Secretary of the Canadian New Democratic Party, inviting AFB to address their federal Convention, July 1965; Margaret McKay on her campaign to secure a free pardon for her constituent, Michael John Davies; Harold Evans, Editor of the Northern Echo, on capital punishment and the Timothy Evans case; William Whitelaw, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour, on the disclosure of advice given to Service Departments by the Appellate Tribunal for...
Dates: 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Evidence to Imperial War Museum on Conscientious Objectors in the First World War, 1974

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 2/28
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Transcript of an Oral History recording done by AFB (ref 000476/04) on the anti-war movement 1914-18, in particular: AFB's work with the Independent Labour Party; the formation and objectives of the No-Conscription Fellowship; the distinction between absolutist and alternativist conscientious objectors; prison experiences; the influence of the Spanish Civil War on the pacifist viewpoint.

Dates: 1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Letters from well knowns", 1917 - 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FEBR 1/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Bertrand Russell on the change in public opinion over the Absolutists, looking forward to AFB's release from prison, 1917 and expecting more arrests of conscientious objectors, including himself; [John] Bruce Glasier [Independent Labour Party] on his own imminent death, his gratitude for AFB's brave and faithful testimony for the core principles of Socialism and his hopes for a new world order, 1919; Chris Massie on his admiration for AFB, sales of his book "Red and...
Dates: 1917 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Preston: Papers of Raymond Preston

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Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/PRE
Dates: 1893 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: Open, unless otherwise marked.
Found in: Downing College