Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Samuel Cooper was a Quaker and a conscientious objector during WWII. He was arrested and tried during 1942, but charges of delinquency were ultimately dropped and he was released.
This collection is comprised of five folders of materials related to Samuel Cooper's conscientious objection to WWII. The collection includes Cooper's correspondence with political leaders, court officials, organizations for religious objection, and his family members in the months leading to the war, during the period of his arrest and imprisonment, and for the remainder of the war.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December 2015.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- December 2015
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).
This folder contains correspondence written by Samuel Cooper in the years leading to WWII, in which he expresses his belief that the United States should remain neutral, and not become involved in WWII. Cooper's correspondence is addressed to political leaders, including Senators, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.Physical Description
This folder contains materials related to the Cooper's court proceedings. The court case, The United States vs. Samuel Cooper, took place in Cleveland, Ohio during 1942. Cooper was arrested for failing to register with the Selective Service, as part of the United States draft. Materials include court documents, correspondence related to the case, and newspaper clippings related to the case.Physical Description
This folder contains correspondence between Cooper and representatives of the National Service Board for Religious Objectors.Physical Description
This folder contains short essays written by cooper, as well as pamphlets and other publications, related to conscientious objectors, and the United States criminal laws and prison system.Physical Description
This folder contains Samuel Cooper's correspondence after his release from prison and the resolution of his case.Physical Description