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Lew Ayres Collected Papers


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Lew Ayres was an actor known for his role in All Quiet on the Western Front. Ayres registered as a conscientious objector (CO) during World War Two. Ayres asked for non-combatant/medical service but was sent to a Civilian Public Service (CPS) camp in Oregon for two months. Later, Ayres was granted a spot on a medical unit.

Primarily contains newsclippings from 1942 when Ayres became a conscientious objector.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of Lew Ayres.

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