Jayne Tuttle Wilhelm and Paul A. Wilhelm Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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Paul Alexander Wilhelm, of St. Louis (Missouri), met C. Jayne Tuttle, of Helena (Montana), at the New York World's Fair in 1940. From that meeting flourished a correspondence and courtship that lasted until and beyond their marriage on April 16, 1943. Paul received his draft notice in 1941, and registered as a conscientious objector. He served in three CPS units from 1942-1944. The wedding took place while he was in service in Powellsville (Maryland); their first home was in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), established while he was still in service at the Philadelphia State [Mental] Hospital. Paul was trained as an architect and took an interest in how CPS camps were built and arranged. His time working at the mental hospital led him to a lifelong interest in improving the care and treatment of mental patients, especially through the National Mental Health Foundation (a direct outgrowth of the CPS mental hygiene program). Paul's career included service on the Philadelphia Human Rights Commission, studying the challenges of racial desegregation in Philadelphia during the 1950s. Janye's career was as an illustrator and an art teacher in Plainfield (New Jersey) and at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. Paul grew up as a Baptist, and Jayne as an Episcopalian, but they both joined the Religious Society of Friends soon after their marriage. They had two children, Mark and Carolyn.
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Gift of Paul Wilhelm, 1978-1982
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Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 2002
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includes letter from his father
most removed to Oversize Graphics and Oversize Documents collections