Charles Bloomstein Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Overview and metadata sections
Charles Bloomstein (August 4, 1913 - October 28, 2002) was involved in a number of organizations that promoted civil rights, as well as peace, including CARE (as a staff person from 1948-1955), the NAACP, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the War Resisters League, the Albert Einstein Institution, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation (as director). He hoped to write books about CARE and about his close friend and colleague, Bayard Rustin, and this is reflected in his papers; unfortunately these works were never published. Bloomstein was a conscientious objector during World War II, and took part in Civilian Public Service (CPS) from June 1943 to June 1946. He was in CPS camps #46 (Big Flats, New York) and #59 (Elkton, Oregon), and also served as a human guinea pig, in medical experiments regarding malaria, at unit #115 (Boston, Massachusetts).
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of Charles Bloomstein.
Gift of the children of Charles Bloomstein, 2005.
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Processed by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, February 2006
- Bloomstein, Charles
- Gilmore, Robert Wallace, 1921-1988
- Harrington, Michael, 1928-1989
- Pickus, Robert
- Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
- Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
- Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
- Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Political activists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious Objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors -- Sources
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.
- Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
- Use Restrictions
includes 1997 address list
published and unpublished
includes plans for book
catalogued copy also in the Book Collection
There is no copy of chapter 9.