Elliston P. Morris Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Elliston Perot Morris Jr. born 1899, son of Marriott C. Morris; volunteer with the Quaker Reconstruction Unit for a year or more in France during/after WWI; graduate of Haverford College in 1922; conscientious objector to World War II: in 1942, he declined to register for the military draft, and was sentenced to prison for a year and a day; married to Anna Saylor; had four children; lived in Feasterville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; dedicated member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), as well as active in numerous community organizations, including the Southampton Volunteer Fire Company, the Bryn Gweled community, and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Association; died 1980.
This collection consists mostly of letters, newsclippings and other material that help to document Morris' stance as a conscientious objector during WWII, and his arrest and imprisonment in 1942 at Danbury prison.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository of these papers.
Gift of David Marriot Morris (son), September 2019 (acc. 2019-072)
Collection processed and finding aid produced by Anne Yoder, January 2020
One (8"x10") photo of Morris was removed to the Photograph Collection (collective CDGA box)
- Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Conscientious Objectors -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Feasterville -- History -- Sources
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious Objectors -- United States -- Sources
- Quaker conscientious objectors -- Pennsylvania
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research without restrictions.
- Copyright to the Elliston P. Morris Collected Papers created by Elliston P. Morris has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
- Use Restrictions
Letter added to website Conscientious Objection and the Great War: 1914-1920