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Seattle Draft Counseling Center Records, 1934-1982

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle Draft Counseling Center
Title
Seattle Draft Counseling Center Records
Dates
1934-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.21 cubic ft. ((4 boxes))
Collection Number
(Accession No. 3925-003)
Summary
Seattle Peace organization for draft, military, and alternate service counseling.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Draft Counseling Center was founded in 1969 to provide draft, military, and alternate service counseling. It continued until at least 1982. Reverend George Poor (of the Quaker faith) and Gretchen Parker were influential in the operations and success of the SDCC. The SDCC was a non-profit agency dedicated to providing information and counseling to any civilian with questions or problems concerning the Selective Service System, or any military personnel having problems with the military. They also encouraged draft education in the Seattle school system and gave workshops on draft counseling throughout Western Washington.

Irwin Hogenauer was a passionate activist against war and the draft. He was a conscientious objector during World War II and spent two years in a conscientious objector camp. After serving ten months of a two-year sentence for resistance to conscription, he was discharged early as a "non-cooperator." Beginning in 1947, Hogenauer was a war tax refuser and counselor, and he conducted workshops for training in nonviolence for the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the American Friends Service Committee. Hogenauer cared deeply about the individuals he was representing through his activism. He served as a resource, advocate, and pen pal for many drafted soldiers who were against war. Hogenauer wrote to the parents of soldiers to give them information about their sons, as well as to military officials to inquire about court decisions. Not only did he correspond with draftees and resisters, he also established relationships with other activists and nonviolent organizations, including the Chicago Nonviolent Training and Action Center.

Throughout his many years of activism, Hogenauer remained committed to nonviolence. In 1971, inspired by the nonviolent action occurring around the nation, he founded the Northwest Nonviolent Training and Action Center. Though NWNVTAC was declared defunct in 1972, Hogenauer continued to teach workshops in nonviolent action by request.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of this accession documents the Center's activities during the Vietnam War era. Most of the SDCC's material is ephemera used in its counseling centers, including religious pamphlets against the draft. The SDCC also collected court papers dealing with draft resisters and conscientious objectors. The accession also includes records of another organization, the Northwest Nonviolent Training and Action Center, and personal papers of Irwin Hogenauer, both of which document Hogenauer's draft resistance and nonviolent training activities.

One explicit connection between Hogenauer and the SDCC was discovered in the collection. In a 1982 letter to the Port Angeles Peace Coalition of Port Angeles, Washington, Hogenauer wrote of a conversation he had with George Poor of the still functioning SDCC. He informed the Peace Coalition that the SDCC could not spare either of its two skilled draft counselors to visit and train the group. The group was invited to send someone from Port Angeles to attend the evening training classes held at the University Friends Meeting House in Seattle.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Seattle Draft Counseling CenterReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Organizational Features
1973-1980
1/2
Incoming Letters
1970-1981, n.d.
1/3
Outgoing Letters
1974-1981
1/4
Intra-Office Correspondence
1973-1981
1/5-6
Minutes
1969-1982
Newsletters
Box/Folder
1/7
The Advocate
1969
1/8-10
CounterDraft
1968-1971
1/11
Equity: A New York Metropolitan Draft Newsletter
1969-1970, n.d.
1/12
Miscellaneous
1949-1981
1/13
News Notes of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
1958-1968
1/14
Seattle Draft Counseling Center
1947-1981, n.d.
1/15
Selective Service Law Reporter
1973
Box/Folder
1/16-22
Pamphlets
1945-1981, n.d.
Subject Series
Box/Folder
1/23-28
Amnesty
1972-1977, n.d.
1/29-30
Anti-Draft Movement
1966-1980, n.d.
2/1
Attorney's Guide to Selective Service and Military Case Law
1970
2/2
Call, Order of (Memo re: Defense Based on Call out of order)
1968
2/3
Canada-General Material
1967-1969, n.d.
2/4
Civilian Work in Lieu of Induction: Approved Agencies
1968-1969
2/5
Classification Comparison under Old and New Law
1967
2/6
Conscientious Objector Claims; Letters in Support of
n.d.
2/7
Desertion, AWOL and Missing Movement; NLG Memo
n.d.
2/8
Doctor's Draft-General Materials
1967-1969
2/9
Draft Resistance
1965-1971
2/10
Homosexuality; Separation on Account of
1970, n.d.
2/11
How Can One Be Religious?
n.d.
2/12
How to Stay Out of the Army, by Conrad J. Lynn
1968
2/13
Implementation of Work Program
1972
2/14
Index of Administrative Publications
1968
2/15
Information of Draft Exemption for Ministers or Candidates for the Ministry
1967, 1969
2/16
Local Draft Board Members
n.d.
2/17
Mennonite; Pamphlet Regarding Conscientious Objection
n.d.
2/18
Military Service; Reference Material
1968
2/19
Mothers Against the Draft-Fathers Against the Draft (MAD-FAD)
1967-1971, n.d.
2/20
National and State Selective Service Headquarters' Addresses
1968, n.d.
2/21
Noncombatant and Conscience
1962
2/22
Occupational Deferments; Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors Memo
1965, 1968
2/23
Order to Report for Induction; Conscientious Objector Claims Thereafter
1967, n.d.
2/24
Personal Appearance Before Local Board
1952
2/25
Psychiatric Unfitness
n.d.
2/26
Report on the Conscientious Objector and the ROTC
1963
2/27
Seattle Public Schools
1979-1981
2/28
Selective Service Act of 1967
1967
2/29
Selective Service Decisions, Various
1971
2/30
Selective Service General Counsel's Check List
n.d.
2/31
Student Deferment
1968
2/32
Thinking Through the Basis of Conscientious Objection
1972, n.d.
Box/Folder
2/33
Financial Records
1970-1981
2/34-36
Regulations
1961-1971
2/37-39
Manuals
1972
2/40-41
Publications
1967-1970
2/42
Speeches and Writings
1980
2/43
Publicity
1975-1979
2/44
Conference and Convention Files
1979, 1982
2/45
Resolutions
1979
2/46
Forms
1954-1969, n.d.
Court Papers
Box/Folder
2/47
Armendariz vs. Hershey
1969
2/48
Babani adv. United States
1969
2/49
Brede vs. United States
1968
2/50
Brooks vs.Clifford
1969
2/51
Craycroft vs. Ferrall and Clifford
1969
2/52
Haughton adv. United States
1967, 1969
2/53
Mulloy vs. United States
1970
2/54
Murray vs. Vaughn
1969
2/55
Noyd vs. Bond
1969
2/56
Schurr adv. United States
1970
2/57
Seeger vs. United States
1965
2/58
Sigmon adv. United States
1968
2/59
Sisson adv. United States
1969
2/60
Ward adv. United States
1969
2/61
Welsh vs. United States
1970
2/62-63
Clippings
1934-1982, n.d.
Ephemera
Box/Folder
2/64
Draft Kit from the Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA
n.d.
2/65
Miscellaneous
1948-1982, n.d.
Box/Folder
3/1
Miscellany
1975-1980, n.d.

Northwest Nonviolent Training and Action CenterReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/2
Organizational Features
1970-1971, n.d.
3/3
General Correspondence
1971-1974, n.d.
3/4
Minutes
1970-1974, n.d.
3/5-7
Training Evaluations
1970-1972, n.d.
3/8
Conference and Convention Files
1970
Subject Series
Box/Folder
3/9
Honeywell Project
1971-1972
3/10
Nonviolence
1957-1967
3/11
Nonviolent Action in the Northwest
1960-1972, n.d.
3/12-13
Nonviolent Training
1956-1972, n.d.
3/14
Nonviolent Training - Manuals
1969, 1971, n.d.
3/15
Nonviolent Training - Sample Action Outlines of War Resisters League
1972
3/16
Peace Army
1950-1962, n.d.
3/17
Public Witness
1953-1974, n.d.
3/18
Research for Nonviolent Training
1941-1973
3/19
UW School of Social Work Training Program Evaluation
1970-1971, n.d.
3/20
World Peace Brigade
1961-1982, n.d.
Box/Folder
3/21
Newsletters
1972
3/22
Writings by Others
1961-1971, n.d.
3/23
Clippings
1960-1969
3/24
Ephemera
1947-1969, n.d.

Washington State Committee for Conscientious Objectors, 1948-1957, n.d.Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/25

Hogenauer, Irwin R. PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/26
Biographical Features
1968, 1973
3/27-28
General Correspondence, A-Z, Unidentified
1948-1977
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder
3/29
A Perspective on Violence
1968-1969
3/30
Miscellaneous
1959-1971, n.d.
Box/Folder
4/1
Leaflets
1961-1965, n.d.
Course Materials
Box/Folder
4/2
Free University: Nonviolence Course
1966
4/3
Nonviolence Seminar
1970, 1972
Subject Series
Box/Folder
4/4
Call to Resist
1958-1973, n.d.
4/5
Conscientious Objector Counseling
1960-1968
4/6
Disaffiliation with Selective Service
1961
4/7-8
Draft Counseling
1966-1981, n.d.
4/9
Projects, Material for
1960-1970, n.d.
Box/Folder
4/10
Notes
1964, n.d.