Fonds MS-10-7 - Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

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Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds

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MS-10-7

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  • 1962 - 1976 (Creation)
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    Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors

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25 cm of textual records

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(1970-1975)

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The Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors (NSCAAWO) was formed in 1970 with the primary objective of providing information and support for American draft-dodgers entering Canada. Known also after 1972 as the Halifax Committee to Aid War Resistors, the organization helped newcomers to integrate into Canadian society and provided employment and housing assistance. Richard Lind, a Dalhousie student, was NSCAAWO's primary contact and organizer. Dalhousie chaplain's office offered counselling services, and the committee mounted awareness and fundraising campaigns across campus. NSCAAWO maintained strong affiliations with the Halifax Friends (Quakers), who offered temporary accommodations, the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme, and the Canadian Coalition of War Objectors. The organization became inactive in 1975.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 1978 by Richard Lind, the director of the Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors.

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Fonds consists primarily of correspondence (1970-1974). Other materials include documents regarding American draft laws, Canadian immigration laws and counselling notes on immigrants. Administrative records (1970-1974) include press releases, financial documents and newspaper clippings.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Nova Scotia Committee to Aid American War Objectors fonds, MS-10-7, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2005
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