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Michael Ferber Collected Papers

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

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Ferber turned in his draft card to William Sloane Coffin, Jr., who delivered it, along with 280 others, to the U.S. Justice Department in October 1967. In January, 1968, Ferber was indicted on conspiracy charges, along with Coffin, Dr. Benjamin Spock, and others. Although declared guilty, the decision was reversed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in July, 1969, on grounds that the "Boston 5" were denied a fair trial. He was supported by the Defense Committee.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

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Collection Inventory

Miscellaneous.
Box 1
Media coverage, 1968-1969.
Box 1
Efforts re: the draft; report/s, circa 1967-1970.
Box 1
Trial; court case, circa 1968.
Box 1
Tax resistance, 1967-1973.
Box 1
Speaking engagements, 1967-1968.
Box 1
Writings (published), circa 1967-1970.
Box 1
Reference material, circa 1967-1969.
Box 1
Reference material: return of draft resister Bruce Beyer, 1977.
Box 1
Reference material: prison information for draft resisters, circa 1968.
Box 1

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