Peace and Conscientious Objection
CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE RECORDS, 1926-1968, 7.0 feet.
Records of a membership organization (administered as an independent branch of the
Social Action Department of the National Catholic Welfare Conference) concerned with
"educating all Catholics as to their obligations of justice and charity in the cause
of international peace." Included are correspondence, minutes, publications, reports,
speeches, and other records documenting the annual conferences and other activities
of the Association's committees, subcommittees, officers, and secretariat.
[Connect to Catholic Association for International Peace Inventory]
CULLEN, MICHAEL D., PAPERS, 1942, 1953-[ongoing], 5.0 feet.
Papers of a religious educator who co-founded Milwaukee's Casa Maria Catholic Worker
House of Hospitality (1966) and destroyed draft records in the "Milwaukee Fourteen"
anti-war action in 1968, for which he served 9 months in federal prison before being
deported to Ireland. (He was readmitted to the United States in 1991.) Included are
correspondence, legal records (including case files from the office of his attorney,
James Shellow), manuscripts, photographs, press clippings, publications, and audiotape
recordings, largely relating to Cullen's social ministry, anti-war activism, and imprisonment.
Correspondents include Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Dorothy Day, James Groppi, and
[Connect to Michael Cullen Inventory]
DAY, DOROTHY-CATHOLIC WORKER COLLECTION, 1933-[ongoing], 218.3 feet (48.0 feet unprocessed).
Records of a faith-based, grassroots movement for peace and social justice through
nonviolent direct action, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in New York City
and represented today by more than one hundred loosely affiliated "houses of hospitality"
(including several in Australia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico) in which the poor
and homeless are welcomed as guests. The records document the efforts of Catholic
Worker volunteers to "live out" the Gospel message, interpreted as pacifist, personalist,
and profoundly radical. The collection includes the personal papers of Day, Maurin,
and others involved in the movement; records of the New York City and other Catholic
communities; photographs; audio and video tapes of interviews, talks, television programs,
and peace demonstrations; and a wide variety of publications.
[Connect to Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Inventory]
IN THE SPOTLIGHT DIGITAL IMAGE COLLECTION
A-Z Index: All Things Lincoln (Feb. 2009), Catholic Ladder Pictorial Catechisms (Jan.
2009), Celebrating Marquette's Presidents (Sept. 2011), Exploration & Discovery: Stamps
(Dec. 2008), Holy Rosary Mission - Red Cloud Indian School 1000th Image (Mar. 2010),
Marquette's Study Abroad Pioneer (May 2009), Mother Theresa: Discovering God in the
Poorest of the Poor (Oct. 2009), New in the M Club Hall of Fame (Nov. 2011), Over
Hill and Dale: Cross Country at Marquette (Sept. 2009), Presidential Campaign Visits
(Oct. 2008), Television Girl: Hildegarde! (Mar. 2009), The Civil Defense Projects:
Dorothy Day (Apr. 2009), Van Vechten's Portrait Archives: 250 Subjects and Growing
(Nov.-Dec. 2009), World War I at Marquette (Nov. 2008), Zablocki: Wisconsin's Mr.
Democrat (Jan.-Feb. 2010).
[Connect to In the Spotlight Collection]
JUSTICE AND PEACE CENTER (MILWAUKEE) RECORDS, 1971-1983, 1.7 feet.
Records of an advocacy and research organization, founded by the Capuchins in 1971
and later supported by nine religious communities, including general
administrative records, minutes of staff and board meetings, newsletters and other
publications, and subject files. The center closed in 1982.
[Connect to Justice and Peace Center (Milwaukee) Inventory]
KELLY, KATHY, PAPERS, 1977-[ongoing], 1.8 feet.
Correspondence, subject files, writings, and other records of a Chicago-based peace activist who cofounded Voices in the Wilderness/Voices for Creative Nonviolence in 1996, and has anchored its leadership team from the beginning. Kelly has spent much of her life promoting nonviolent initiatives for peace
and justice in war zones, for which she has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
[Connect to Kathy Kelly Inventory]
MILWAUKEE PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE RECORDS, 1981-2004, 5.4 feet.
Records of a peace organization (originally part of a national network) formed in
opposition to the United States government's support of the "Contras" in Nicaragua.
Included are correspondence, minutes, publications, reports, press releases and other
records documenting the group's nonviolent resistance to US military intervention
America, the Middle East, and elsewhere. James M. Barrett, formerly professor of Biology
at Marquette University, served for many years as coordinator and editor of its
[Connect to Milwaukee Pledge of Resistance Inventory]
MULLANEY, REV. ANTONY, MILWAUKEE FOURTEEN COLLECTION, 1968-1970, 0.3 foot.
Files of a member of the “Milwaukee Fourteen” concerning his involvement in this
Vietnam War protest action in Milwaukee, the trial, and his subsequent imprisonment.
Newspaper clippings, statements, and notes on prison conditions are included.
[Connect to Antony Mullaney Inventory]
PEACE VIDEOS COLLECTION, ca. 2000-[ongoing], 0.2 foot.
Documentaries on faith-based peace activism, selected to complement holdings in the
Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker Collection and other collections.
[Connect to Peace Videos Inventory]
SOCIAL ACTION VERTICAL FILES, ca. 1930--ongoing], 18.0 feet (unprocessed).
Published information by and about spiritually-motivated organizations and individuals active in peace and social justice movements.
VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS RECORDS, 1996-2005, 3.4 feet.
Records of a Chicago based campaign, initiated by a small number of peace activists, including Kathy Kelly, who remained
a coordinator until the end.
It utilized the means of nonviolent direct action, such as civil disobedience and
fasting, to oppose economic sanctions and war against Iraq. The group organized
over seventy delegations to Iraq which brought donations of medicine and toys to children
in hospitals in open violation of the US/UN sanctions and US law. The Treasury Department
responded by imposing a $20,000 fine. Refusing to pay the penalty as a matter of principle,
Voices in the Wilderness closed its doors in the summer of 2005, reorganizing under
the name Voices for Creative Nonviolence.
[Connect to Voices in the Wilderness Inventory
WINCHESTER, HAROLD P., PAPERS, 1942-1998, 0.3 foot.
Papers of a conscientious objector during World War II concerning his experiences
in Civilian Public Service camps in New Hampshire, including correspondence and drafts
thesis (apparently not completed).
[Connect to Harold Winchester Inventory]
ZABELKA, REV. GEORGE, PAPERS, 1943-1992, 0.3 foot.
Writings and limited correspondence of a diocesan priest from Michigan (1915-1992)
who served as chaplain for the men who dropped the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
later underwent a conversion to total pacifism, after which he engaged in lengthy
peace walks and spoke widely on the imperative of gospel nonviolence.
[Connect to George Zabelka Inventory]