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Quakers and the Anti-War Movement during the Vietnam War (1963-1975)

Internship project by Guilford Senior Philip Kenlon '17 on resources available in the Friends Historical Collection relating to Quakers and Vietnam.


Underground G.I. Newspaper Collection Issues 1968-1975

During the Vietnam War, personnel from all branches of the U.S. military, who were opposed to the war, ran and published unauthorized newspapers. These newspapers informed members of the military about topics and issues relating to the conflict in Vietnam, along with topics and issues in the United States and throughout the world. The Underground G.I. Newspaper Collection is important because it shows that U.S. civilians were not the only ones who were involved in the anti-war movement.



This collection is available at the Quaker Archives in the library.

Quaker House Archives


The Quaker House Archives are from the Quaker Meeting House in Fayetteville, N.C., which was founded in 1969 during the Vietnam War. Members of the Meeting House assisted military personnel from Fort Bragg and other military bases in obtaining Conscientious Objector status and assisted them with various ways to get out of the military. Early in its history, the Quaker Meeting House was bombed, but was rebuilt and continued to help military personnel while also participating in trying to end the war in Vietnam.


The Quaker House Archives are available at the Quaker Archives in the library.