Affidavit from Homer Hunter of Coffeyville, Kansas, to U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle. The affidavit describes the treatment endured by Melvin L. Jackson, F. Jerry Molohan, and Homer W. Hunter during World War II. The three men, all Jehovah's Witnesses and conscientious objectors, describe the harsh treatment and threats of violence they faced from some members of the American Legion due to their religious beliefs.
Creator: Hunter, Homer
Date: March 22, 1943
This affidavit can be used in conjunction with other materials to demonstrate the difficulties that Jehovah's witnesses and other conscientious objectors faced during World War II.
Item Number: 216559
Call Number: Governor's records, Schoeppel, Correspondence, Box 49
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216559
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Schoeppel, Andrew F.
Curriculum - 11th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1930-1945 (Kansas_Benchmark 2) - Conscientious Objectors during World War II (Indicator 5)
Date - 1940s - 1943
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Schoeppel, Andrew F.
Military - Wars - World War II - Homefront - Selective Service - Conscientious Objectors
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Schoeppel, Andrew Frank, 1894-1962
Places - Cities and towns - Coffeyville
Places - Cities and towns - Sedan
Places - Counties - Chautauqua
Places - Counties - Montgomery
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939-1945
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Legal documents