This letter from Richard Booth to Local Board #1 of Olathe, Kansas, is similar to many other letters from conscientious objectors during World War II. In the letter, Booth argues that being drafted into the armed forces against one's beliefs, is in "direct violation" of the Constitution, as well as his beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness.
Creator: Booth, Richard Stanley
Date: August 23, 1943
Item Number: 216562
Call Number: Governor's records, Schoeppel, Correspondence, Box 49
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216562
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
Thematic Time Period - World War II, 1939-1945
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters