Forrest Jeffries wrote to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning difficulties faced by Jehovah's Witnesses in Scott City, Kansas, beginning in June of 1942. According to Jeffries' account, the Scott City Jehovah's Witnesses were threatened with violence and told to stop handing out their magazines. Jeffries and several other Jehovah's Witnesses were taken to jail in order to keep them safe from mob violence.
Creator: Jeffries, Forrest
Date: April 21, 1943
Item Number: 216560
Call Number: Governor's records, Schoeppel, Correspondence, Box 49
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216560
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 - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Agencies - Department of Justice
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 - Scott City
Places - Counties - Scott
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939-1945
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters