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New York State Board for Civilian Public Service Collected Records


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

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The New York State Board for Civilian Public Service was formed to advise men how to deal with problems arising from conscientious objection and Civilian Public Service under the Selective Service Act of 1940. The Board was formed at the suggestion of Paul Comly French, Executive Secretary of the National Service Board for Religious Objectors. The New York State Board cooperated with the American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors, and its members were drawn from the entire state. Its successor organization was the New York State Committee for Conscientious Objectors.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.

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