- 5.1 linear ft. (14 boxes)
- This collection contains the papers of Richard Warren Thompson (1949-1973), a Quaker from Kansas City, Missouri, who attended Westtown Boarding School and served with the American Friends Service Committee in Vietnam in 1972 and 1973. His papers illustrate his vibrant childhood and college years, Thompson being an outspoken advocate for peace and helping others. He was a Conscientious Objector and resisted the draft in Vietnam, and instead chose to live in Vietnam on his own terms, as a civilian generalist working in the Quang Ngai Rehabilitation Center. He died in November of 1973 in a tragic plane crash in Vietnam. This collection encompasses materials created by Thompson during his life, as well as correspondence and other materials created in his memory.
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