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Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Service, Inc. Records

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

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The Delaware Draft Counseling and Educational Service (DDCES), was organized in early 1969 with offices in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. An initial seminar for those interested in draft counselor training was held in November of 1968, and co-sponsored by the Council of Churches of Wilmington and New Castle County (Delaware). The organization was incorporated in Delaware in 1970. It provided men who had been drafted by the Selective Service System with information about the draft and their options within that system. The DDCES also provided information on the draft, individual rights under Selective Service laws and how to file for deferments and alternatives to the draft. When registration for men at 18 years of age became law in 1980, DDCES provided education, counseling, and services about the Selective Service System requirements and how to establish conscientious objection status. DDCES staff co-operated with other local and Philadelphia-area peace organizations such as CCCO, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Pacem in Terris. DDCES' relationship with Pacem in Terris was sometimes strained over differing tactics and direction. Draft counselor Barbara Kerner lead DDCES through the 1980s and the organization's demise.

This collection includes the administrative files of the Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services, Inc. and general reference material about conscientious objection and draft resistance during the Vietnam war. Also included are counseling files from various men who consulted the DDCES about their draft status. These files are restricted. The collection also contains the files of draft counselor Barbara Kerner.

This collection is unprocessed. The major portion of the records [Acc. 08A-038] are arranged in boxes 1-9. Box 10 contains the records of Ernie Mabrey 2005 [Acc. 05A-041and the files of Barbara Kerner [Acc. 07A-063].

Records show involvement with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Newark (DE) Meeting peace committees.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these records.

Gift of Ernie Mabrey 2005 [Acc. 05A-041]; Winifred Kerner, 2007 [Acc. 07A-063]; Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College 2008 [Acc. 08A-038].

For the catalog record for this collection and to find materials on similar topics, search thelibrary's online catalog.

This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by Wendy E. Chmielewski, June 2010.

Draft Information Center Newsletter (Philadelphia) removed to the Periodical collection.

Publisher
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

None.

Copyright to the records created by this organization 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

Draft counseling records are restricted until 2057.

Collection Inventory

Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. and Papers.
Box DG 229: 1
The Draft.
Box DG 229: 1
Local Draft Contacts and Clippings.
Box DG 229: 1
University of Delaware Films, 1971.
Box DG 229: 1
Senate Reports and Bills on Health and Military, 1979.
Box DG 229: 1
Drafting Bills, 1979.
Box DG 229: 1
Youth and the Needs of the Nation, 1979.
Box DG 229: 1
Applicants for Fundraising Job, 1980.
Box DG 229: 1
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Budget, March 1980.
Box DG 229: 1
Old Medical Standards.
Box DG 229: 1
Counseling and Law Sources (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 1
Classification Forms – General Suggestions (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 1
Occupational IIA and Hardship IIIA (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 1
Surviving Songs and Aliens (Aliens).
Box DG 229: 1
Medical Standards (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 2
Student Deferments (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 2
Conscientious Objectors – Alternative. Service and I.A.O (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 2
Travel Regulations, Canada Emigration, and Refusal Induction (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 2
Notes on Draft Cases (portfolio).
Box DG 229: 2
Draft Proposals.
Box DG 229: 2
Vietnam.
Box DG 229: 2
Rescinded Local Board Memorandums.
Box DG 229: 2
Legal Aspects of Selective Service and Info Packets.
Box DG 229: 2
Local Board Statistics and Selective Service Systems Bulletins.
Box DG 229: 2
LB3 Forms on Drafted Men.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

LB4 Forms on Drafted Men.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

LB5 Forms on Drafted Men.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Forms of Drafted Men who Refuse Induction.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Forms of Drafted Men who were still students, 1971.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Forms of Drafted Men not in Del LB.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms of 3rd Lot and More (A-G).
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms of 3rd Lot and More (H-M).
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms of 3rd Lot and More (N-Z).
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms of High Lottery Numbers, Rescinded, and Inducted.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: IY.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: I – O.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: II – A and Students.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: Inducted.
Box DG 229: 3
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: No Action Taken by DDC and ES.
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: Done, I – A, CO – 18, IIII – A.
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Form Lists and Notes.
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft Forms: Craig's Cases.
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Unexplained Draft Forms: (A-H).
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Unexplained Draft Forms: (J-Z).
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Draft counseling records, 1979-1985.
Box DG 229: 4
Scope and Contents

[Restricted until 2057]

Annual Reports and Fund Raising Letters.
Box DG 229: 5
Peace Committee / Newark Meeting, 1966-1967.
Box DG 229: 5
Draft – Congress Record, 1967.
Box DG 229: 5
Old Training Notes, Memos, Sample Forms, 1967-1969.
Box DG 229: 5
Richmond Draft and Conscription Conference of Friends, 1968 (October).
Box DG 229: 5
Incorporating File: Certification and Bylaws, 1970.
Box DG 229: 5
Salisbury Workshop, 1970 (February).
Box DG 229: 5
Working Sheets for Questionnaire.
Box DG 229: 5
Taxes – Exemption Letter, Tax Returns.
Box DG 229: 5
Budgets and Treasury Reports.
Box DG 229: 5
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1969.
Box DG 229: 5
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1970.
Box DG 229: 6
Taxes, 1971.
Box DG 229: 6
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1971.
Box DG 229: 6
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1972.
Box DG 229: 6
Invoices – Banking and Contributions, 1973.
Box DG 229: 7
Treasury Correspondence, 1968-1972.
Box DG 229: 7
Treasurer's Records, 1980s.
Box DG 229: 7
Counseling Logistics and Guides.
Box DG 229: 8
Military Counseling Notebook.
Box DG 229: 8
Amnesty, 1972-1974.
Box DG 229: 8
Amnesty, 1973-1974.
Box DG 229: 8
Resistance Experiences.
Box DG 229: 8
JROTC.
Box DG 229: 8
News Releases and Bulletins from American Friends Service Committee, Selective Service System, and Canadian Coalition of War Resistance.
Box DG 229: 8
Mailings.
Box DG 229: 8
Draft Repeal Action, 1969-1971.
Box DG 229: 8
Draft Repeal, 1973.
Box DG 229: 8
Erik Whitehorn Case, 1968-1969.
Box DG 229: 8
Medical Service Standards of Medical Fitness, 1960 (December).
Box DG 229: 8
Medical Referrals.
Box DG 229: 8
Conscientious Objection Literature.
Box DG 229: 9
Registration.
Box DG 229: 9
Immigration to Canada, 1969-1970.
Box DG 229: 9
Guide to Alternative Service, 1970 and 1972.
Box DG 229: 9
Memos and Briefs, 1970-1972.
Box DG 229: 9
Curriculum Guide to the Draft, 1972 (February).
Box DG 229: 9
Recruitment.
Box DG 229: 9
Regional Prep of Counselors, 1980.
Box DG 229: 9
Medical Checklists.
Box DG 229: 9
Religious Booklets.
Box DG 229: 9
Scope and Contents

[2 folders]

Organizing in High School.
Box DG 229: 9

Miscellaneous Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. publications.
Box DG 229: 10

Newspaper clippings.
Box DG 229: 10
Letters of protest.
Box DG 229: 10
Untitled, 1990-1991.
Box DG 229: 10
Reference material on other organizations.
Box DG 229: 10
School contacts.
Box DG 229: 10
Ads and press releases, 1980 (November) - 1981 (January).
Box DG 229: 10
Material from talks.
Box DG 229: 10
Miscellaneous Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. literature.
Box DG 229: 10
Scope and Contents

[2 folders]

Reference file on registration.
Box DG 229: 10
Notes on Delaware Draft Counseling and Education Services Inc. plans, 1980.
Box DG 229: 10
Correspondence with CCCO on personnel manual.
Box DG 229: 10
Draft registraton, organizing counseling, 1980s.
Box DG 229: 10
Past publicity.
Box DG 229: 10
Past events, 1981.
Box DG 229: 10
Kerner correspondence with the Selective Service System.
Box DG 229: 10
Draft counseling records, 1979-1985.
Box DG 229: 10
Scope and Contents

(removed to Box 4 with other restricted items)

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